First things first: this was the Crafternoon with the inaugural “Pimp Your Snack” contribution, as brought/invented by Ms O’Driscoll. Roll up, roll up it’s…. a GIANT Jaffa Cake!
Here are some regular Jaffa cake/GIANT Jaffa cake comparisons:
And my, was it delicious. Unfortunately though it was not possible to dunk it into a cup of tea.
So, once we’d all got over our shock and awe at this masterpiece, we got on with the task of the afternoon which was embroidering tote bags – luckily, I’d made them earlier.
First step: decide what you want to embroider. Lauren bought her locally famous Japanese embroidery books which have incredibly adorable designs in them:
And Andrea demonstrated the patterns available:
Here were the essential tools of the afternoon:
And then we got down to business!
It was a particularly successful crafternoon, because, for once, everyone finished! What good crafters we are. Here are the final masterpieces:
Jenny and Lauren’s babies-in-the-bath and valentine’s-terrier bags:
Courtney’s Hawaiian flower:
Jenny and Andrea’s walking dogs and Japanese circles:
Anna’s teapot (tea cup on the reverse!)
And Leah’s birdie in a tree (with pink buds, which should be noted!)
Now, it’s back out into the bitter cold with only the promise of February crafternoon to get us through the winter….