…Creating on the Hill…

Life is about the people you meet and the things you create with them

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..Creative Painting for Beginners..

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..This year I wanted to create a mini course that covered the basics in Creative Painting from.. preparing the wood and applying the base coat…. to adding the details and embellishments..

I chose projects that were fun to create but also practical for your own home or to give as gifts..


Session 1..Wooden Sign with choice of theme..Love,Home,Friend Baby etc

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Session 2..Wooden Chunky Angel with Mixed media wings


Session 3..Wooden House Key Holder

…Creative Painting for Beginners
Saturday 7th,14th,21st February 1.30-4.30
3 taster Workshops on how to get started with Creative Painting
..step by step techniques…surface preparation…detailing…
£66 cost includes 3 x workshops ,all supplies and 3 wood kits

..e.mail thecraftshouse@hotmail.co.uk or telephone 0191 488508 if you would like to book onto this course



..we couldn’t have achieved this year without you all, David and I and our family say a BIG THANK YOU for your friendship, support and love..we look forward to a very Creative 2015..

Opening Times for Christmas/New Year

Last Day 2014…..Monday 22nd December 10-4.00pm

Closed fro Christmas and New Year

Re-open 2015……Monday 5th January  10-4.00pm


…Autumn @ The Crafts House..


Our Autumn @ The Crafts House workshops were held in September….a lovely time to create together

…I love this time of year..a burst of orange, yellow and reds….and purple

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..i wanted  creative Wishes for this workshop…

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..one of my wishes was that everyone would have FUN..

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…couldn’t have a autumn workshop without pumpkins

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… chunky owls made an appearance..

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…a mixed media diary… thought this would make a good gift but think we all might keep them for ourselves!!



…Autumn @ The Crafts House Workshops…

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…As you know the seasonal workshops on ‘the hill’ are a lovely way to get together and Create…a time to relax, breathe and enjoy each others company…


  • All kits, supplies and goodies included
  • 3 projects in 3 hours
  • Refreshments and goodies to munch

Workshop cost £22.00     .

All workshops will need to be prepaid in advance as spaces are limited.

Our workshops this year are on the following dates:

Thursday 25th September          1.00-4.00pm

Sunday 28th September              1.00-4.00pm


…Mixed Media Art Journaling…

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I’m really pleased to be starting our journal classes again in September…

The journal classes will give us a chance to explore mixed media journal art…

  • exploring different surfaces
  • mixing up the colours
  • layering and texture
  • doodle art
  • words and word-art
  • each session is self contained so you can join in at anytime
  • These classes will be limited to 8 spaces so each session will need to be booked/payed in advance.
  • All of the journal classes will cost £20 each and include all supplies and surfaces


Session 1

Saturday      13th    September         1-4pm            or

Sunday         14th    September        10-1pm

Session 2

Saturday      18th    October         1-4pm            or

Sunday         19th    October        10-1pm

Session 3

Saturday      15th    November         1-4pm            or

Sunday         16th    November        10-1pm

……time to get together and share the heART





..Christmas @ The Crafts House Workshops…

..I think i have mentioned before that the Seasonal workshops @ The Crafts House are my favorite

..getting together with crafty friends..eating cake (big part for me!!) and enjoying each others company..we are like minded people..we love to stick and glue,paint and prim,doodle and detail….we love to laugh,chatter and sing….I am very thankful for  the nicest crafting friends..

..here are some photos of the workshops and the crafts we made and my crafting friends..if your picture is not here its because some photos were wobbly and i know you would hate to see yourselves wobbly!!

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the tables laid…

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the kits are ready

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scones and cakes baked…

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Samples ready

and the fun began…..

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..everyone went home with their finished projects …

..thank you everyone for making Christmas @ The Crafts House 2013 such a wonderful time xx


Christmas Workshops


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…really enjoying gathering all the supplies and kits for the Christmas Workshops

..thank you to a lovely elf for locating and supplying one of the components …

I am pleased to announce that we have added another date to our workshops as they have booked up so fast

……Sunday 8th December……2-5pm

if you would like to book on to our Christmas Workshop let me know by e.mail or calling the “hill”..