Saturday, 24 December 2011

Merry Christmas all you Dabblers out there!!!

best wishes

Lesley x

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Where has the time gone!!!!


Where has the time gone - life has been sooooooooooooo busy this last week. I said at Spondon Dabblers that I would organise a coffee get togther before Christmas (to give Tracey a rest) but haven't done so & then realised I hadn't got everyone's e-mail address and Christmas is nearly upon us!!

What about meeting for coffee in the New Year? When the razamataze has settled down and we all come back to earth with a bump.

Has anyone got any good ideas? Findern garden centre looks like a good venue or has anyone got another venue in mind?

Well if you fancy meeting up for coffee please let me know

best wishes

Lesley x

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Spondon Dabblers Friday December 16th

Hi Ladies
I hope that everyone is well and are well on the way to completing their Christmas shopping!!!   I returned from my hols in Florida just over 2 weeks ago and I am sorely behind with mine & as we had glorious sunshine I'd quite forgotten how dull. grey, cold and overcast England can be as we had bright days and sunshine every day for 3 weeks.
Are you ready for Spondon Dabblers this month? I hope you are as I'm looking forward to seeing everyone. We will be having little fuddle along side crafting so if everyone coming could bring a bit of something with them e.g. crisps, cakes, quiche etc.. It will mean we all can have a little nibble of something and our last craft night of the Year will go with a swing!!! 
Date and Times 
Spondon Dabblers have their next get together Friday, 16th December from 6.30 - 9.30pm
Spondon Village Hall, next to the Library.  If you need directions, please let me know.
Theme for the evening:
The theme for this week is a free for all. Well what I mean is that you can bring along anything that you wish to do. If you don't fancy doing any crafting at all, just come for a cuppa and a natter.
Other crafts
Don't forget, you don't have to do card making or scrapbooking to join in the fun of Derby Dabblers. If you knit, make jewlery, crochet or anything else please feel free to come along chat to everyone there whilst doing the crafting of your choice.
The price for the evening will be £3.00 for adults.
Show and Tell
Please bring along any cards or scrapbook pages or anything else that you may have done recently as everyone loves to look at what has been created but, be warned, you may need to tell everyone how you made it.
For Sale or For Swap
If you have any crafting items that you wish to sell or swap for something else, you are most welcome to bring them along to see if anyone on the night may want to purchase/swap with you.
If you have any items that you no longer use and they are taking up valuable space in your crafting area, please bring them with you on Friday night. There will be a FREEBIES table where you can put your unwanted items and I am sure that there will be others there that may be able to use them. If you know of a local school/nursery or charity that may make use of anything left on the table at the end of the evening, you will be welcome to take them along.
January 2012
We are hoping to have a Dabblers in January at Spondon, but I'm waiting for Anne to confirm the dates.
It would be really great if you could come along this Friday, even for an hour to say hello to everyone and its a great opportunity to pass on Christmas cards.
If you are thinking of coming along for the first time please do come and join us. It is a wonderful social evening, everyone is very welcoming and I am sure you will have a great night.Please feel free to bring a friend or two with you on Friday & don't forget your name badge, like I always seem to do.It would really be appreciated if you can let me know if you will be coming along to this get together so that we know how many we are catering for.
Hope to hear from you soon

Lesley x

Lesley Roulstone

Monday, 5 December 2011

Derby Dabblers Fuddle

Last week was the Derby Dabblers Christmas Fuddle. Fantastic turn out with lots of chatter in the room and quite a bit of creativity too.
First of all, here are a couple of photos of all the wonderful food that everyone brought with them, there was enough to feed an army.

So much home baking too and it was scrummy.
Cards were handed out, people caught up with whats been happening over the last month and there were cards made, colouring in done and quite a bit of stamping. I think that the group of ladies that made the following animals were really productive
Diane came armed with her Stampin Up owl punch and had a play. Fantastic penguins, rudolphs, snowmen, cats and owls.

There wont be a Derby Dabblers meeting in January, which is usual. Our next get together will be Friday 3rd February.
BIRTHDAY LIST - I have been asked to resurect the Birthday List. If you would like to join this, the idea is
  • you let me know when your birthday is, along with your home address.
  • I shall announce on here the birthday for the next month.
  • I shall let everyone on the list have a copy of it so that they have all the addresses.
  • All those people on the list will make and send a card to the birthday girls.
It will run for the whole of 2012 and we shall see how we go on.

CAKERERS - Could I have some volunteers for the February, and future, months please.

Wishing all those not going to the Spondon Dabblers next week, a very Merry Christmas.