Saturday, 27 April 2013

Upcoming workshops

Following on from the success of my Embellishment Workshop, I'm pleased to tell you about my upcoming workshops at The Garden Room, Braithwell.
4th June - 'Fathers Day' iPad / Laptop Case Workshop
16th July - Apron Workshop.
More details to follow.

I'm having a break in May to hopefully move house, but worry not. If you still want to be creative, Lindsey Jones of The Little Soap Shed will be hosting a soap making workshop on 21st May.

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Embellishment Workshop - Fully Booked

The Embellishment Workshop is now fully booked. But don't worry if you didn't get on this one, there are more to come. I've enjoyed working with Garden Room so much that we've almost finalised a series of different workshops to take us right through to next year!!

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Embellishment Workshop

I'm excited to tell you that I'll be hosting my 2nd workshop at Garden Room, Braithwell.

Here's the Embellishment Workshop info -

Embellish [em·bel·lish]
Verb. To make (something) more attractive by the addition of decorative details or features.

Join us on Tuesday 23rd April, I will teach you some of the techniques you can use to further enhance your own personal items.

In this workshop, I will demonstrate hand applique, machine applique, reverse applique, hand embroidery, free machine embroidery and couching; which can be applied in differing ways to a range of fabric items.

Maybe you could decorate a cushion, tablecloth, skirt, jacket or even the bag you made at our recent Recycled Bag Workshop (if you were unable to attend, please keep an eye out for future bag workshops). If you prefer, you could use the day to create a series of samples of each technique, which you can then apply to future projects.

Just bring along the item or material that you would like to embellish and any further fabrics, trims or buttons which you would like to use as decoration and we will take care of the rest. If you have your own sewing machine, please bring that along too.

Once you grasp the basic techniques, the possibilities are endless; all that you need is a little creative flair and there will be no stopping you.

So, why not join us for a fun day in a relaxed and informal setting where you will be given personal tuition to release your inner creativeness.

Only 3 places left, so don't hang around if you fancy coming along!!

Friday, 22 March 2013

Prize Giveaway

If you haven't already heard, I am running a little competition / prize giveaway to help promote my "Reggie and Olive" Facebook page.
To be in with a chance to win a free hand made gift, all you have to do is "like" and "share" my page (
At the end of the month, I will randomly select one of you to receive a gift.

Please spread the word.

Sunday, 17 March 2013

A date for your diaries

My next workshop will be held at Garden Room, Braithwell on 23rd April. More details to follow.

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Handmade Bag Workshop - Garden Room - 12th March 2013

A big thank you to all who attended my Handmade Bag Workshop. And a big thank you to Gina and Stevie of Garden Room for hosting and making it all possible.

Eight creative ladies attended on the day, with their unwanted jacket, and left full of food and cake and with their own unique creation.
I hope they enjoyed the day as much as I did.

Here are some photos of the day and the finished articles:

More photographs can be found at
Details of my next workshop will be posted as soon as we have finalised the details.
Hope to see you soon.

And we are back!!

Well, Hello.
Its been a while!
This little project seems to be interrupted by either illness or pregnancy, both of which are now firmly behind me :-)

Since I last updated you, my little family has increased by one more!!
Edith now has a little sister; Audrey Pearl Roebuck.
As you can see, their love for each other is mutual!!

Unrequited love
I'm determined to balance being a full time Mum, part time teacher and still have time for creative activities and I can report that I appear to be doing OK so far!

So, as I mentioned in my last update, I have been working towards running Hand Made Craft Workshops, in collaboration with local businesses.
I am proud to say that I have been approached to host a pre-arranged workshop at Garden Room, Braithwell, wit...h a view to running a series of workshops in the coming months.
Initially, in these workshops, I will teach a range of decorative techniques, which those in attendance will incorporate into a handmade item to take away with them at the end of the day.

Once the dates are set, I'll be creating events on this page, to keep you informed and hopefully see something that you might like to have a go at.
As always, thanks for your continued support. Please feel free to suggest this blog or the Reggie and Olive Facebook Page to anyone who you think might be interested.
I hope to see you at a workshop soon!