In the Craft room 21st December 2013 – Paint, Paella and Pino Grigio

This Saturday was our last session of the year so we decided have a bit of a do.

Starting later than normal, meeting up at 4pm, the group all had their baubles to finish off (some had them to start having missed the previous classroom session ) so out came the paints, glitter and gems

For those that are new to my blog, we started these baubles a couple of weeks ago in the craft room 7th December. They had started as some grunge board shapes I had picked up at the Harrogate Craft show back in October, and which we had painted up with acrylic paints and glitters and left to dry.

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Now it was the fun bit, decorating them with bling.

Using various spellbinder and tonic dies and card from the scrap box they  had a happy couple of hours dressing up their baubles taking inspiration from the couple I had managed to decorate before hand

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My Mum was chuffed to bits with hers, and she had every right to be, she had got the paint technique off really well.



And Jenna’s love the colours


and Jackie’s – finally we have bling


The table was then cleared and set, out came the wine glasses, it was time to relax and eat.

The night was tinged with sadness for Lisa though, for she had finally had  to have her beloved dog Amber put to sleep at lunch time and we not sure if she would be coming at all,  it would not have been the same without her though and we were glad when she finally managed to join us. It would have been a shame for her to have missed Jenna’s Paella,  which was amazing (Jamie Oliver’s recipe) and which was  followed by Jackie’s chocolate torte. Naughty but very very nice.

You may have noticed here that I  was not involved with the cooking, although I did wrap the melon slices we had for starters in parma ham.  This is because as Jenna and I share the house we also share the cooking, each having to cook three days  a week and taking it in turns to cook on Saturdays and yes you guessed it, it was Jenna’s turn to cook. Well planned or what.

It was a lovely night, good food (very good food), good company,it was really nice to just be able to sit and and relax, and chat over a glass of wine with people that have become such good friends over the last year (or so).


I would just like to say thank you to them for helping to make the craft room what it is and also to any and all of you who have followed and commented on my blog since I started it a few months a go.

Have a lovely Christmas

and here’s  to a creative New Year

All the best Julie



  1. Lisa

    Glad I made it too, looking forward to more crafty goings-on xx

  2. Mmm… we really like paella. My father-in-law comes directly from Spain and runs catering business which makes them. You won’t get better anywhere, not even with Jamie Oliver.

    Looks like you all had some fun! 🙂

    • OOh how lucky are you. I have always said that you can’t beat home made, but as we didn’t have an authentic Spanish recipe, ingredients or chef, you could be right on that one, But we would have to try your father in law’s to confirm. lol

      • If you’re ever out California way… give me a buzz!

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