Thursday, 25 July 2013

Summer School at Cedar Farm

Hiya Everybody,

Karen has sent me an email about the Summer School at Cedar Farm:

Hi Everyone,
Hope you are enjoying the beautiful weather!

Just to remind you that this afternoon will be the last class at Cedar Farm this term.  We recommence on Wednesday 4th September at 1pm.

Summer School is happening on Wed 14th & Thurs 15th August, 10-4pm each day for those who have booked and I look forward to seeing you then.

Enjoy the summer and see you soon

I hope you all have a fantastic Summer and keep crafting!

:) Misha

Monday, 27 May 2013

Cedar Farm Workshops

Hiya Folks,
Karen has updated us on some workshops going on:
Hope you are enjoying the rare bit of sunshine this weekend and long may it last!
A quick reminder that it is half-term now (yippee!!) so there will be no classes at Cedar Farm for 2 Wednesdays.  The next class will be on Wednesday 12th June 2013, starting at 1pm.

If, however, you are feeling deprived of classes then there is a full day workshop on Saturday 8th June 2013 at Cedar Farm from 10am – 4pm, cost £25.  There are still places available so just let me know if you would like to come along.

Hope to see you all soon

Get yourself there!
:) Misha

Thursday, 11 April 2013

New photos...

Hello Everyone,

I have a confession....

I had planned on putting a ton of photos on here block by block, but in some horrible freak accident, in my computer crash the Ruskin photos were all deleted!

Stop crying!

The good news is that I'm on the Higham Hall May weekend and will take a lot of photos then, block by block and will then commit to getting them uploaded....

Plus - I'm hoping there will be some new useless Ruskin lace waiting to be photographed, too!

:) Sorry!

:) Misha

Karen Quickfall Dates at Cedar Farm and Higham Hall

Hiya Folks,

Well, it appears that Karen has booked herself lots of dates!

If you are interested in some new dates, here you go...just in case you are interested - I'll be at the May weekend at Higham Hall pretending I'm living in Downton Abbey.....(I wish!):

Just to let you know that Wednesday afternoon classes start again at Cedar Farm next Wednesday (10th April).  We have a slight problem for the next 3 weeks in that the courses room has been booked by another class which won’t be finishing until 1pm.  They do know that we are supposed to start at 1pm but I would advise you not to get there earlier than 1pm.  We will continue until 4.15pm to make up for any shortfall.

I’ve also just been sorting out dates for weekends at Higham Hall and Day Workshops at Cedar Farm and have listed them all here for you!

 Weekends at Higham Hall  (book directly with Higham Hall)
10th – 12th May 2013
20th – 22nd September 2013
6th – 8th December 2013
14th – 16th March 2014
16th – 18th May 2014
19th – 21st September 2014
12th – 14th December 2014
Day Workshops at Cedar Farm
Sat 8th June 2013
Summer School – Wed/Thurs 14th/15th August 2013
Sat 5th October 2013
Sat 30th November 2013
Sat 14th December 2013
Sat 25th January 2014
Sat 22nd February 2014
Sat 29th March 2014
Sat 26th April 2014
Sat 21st June 2014

Get yerself booked on a course! Karen doesn't bite!

:) Misha

Friday, 22 February 2013

Ruskin Lace Day Workshop at Cedar Farm

Hiya Folks,

I have had an email from Karen that states that the next Ruskin Lace Day Workshop at Cedar Farm is on Saturday, 23rd March 2013.

The day is from 10am to 4pm.


Bookings are being taken so get back in touch if you would like a place and I will pass you on to Karen.

Yay for workshops!


One left for the Keswick group until October....I'm very sad!

:) Misha

Angie Creates Uselessness!

Hiya Folks,

Well, the winner for the most Useless Ruskin 2013 seems to have a fair contender - we have Angie Winter in the lead with her new mobile cover......

And she uses it!

I'll try to remember to get some photos of the back and of the phone in it - before it's black from use and falling apart!

She's a nut!

(I'm planning on stealing it - I'll force my phone into it!)

Or....she could make me one????  LOL!!! Do not do this Angie - I will not use it!

:) Misha

And another...

Hiya Folks,

I can't resisting one more brag by posting a better photo of my charity shop find - anyone know who made this? It's a good bit of work!


Follow up of 11th April 2013:
As a follow up to that and upon being presented with actual live evidence, it appears what I have here is needlelace! Bah! Foiled!

Nevermind - still incredibly cool!

And you are all still jealous!

:) Misha

Monday, 11 February 2013

Who's a Lucky Girl?

Hiya Everyone,

Get this - at our last Ruskin Saturday group I went on a stroll with my Mom to a charity shop in Keswick (Oxfam if you must know) and what was in a glass cabinet, but this little charmer. It is a piece of Ruskin lace in a powder puff - looks old - but HOW COOL IS THIS?

I feel like I've won the lottery! My Mom and I went back after lunch and I was bragging about it like a small kid with some sweets!

I'm too excited!

Anyone know the creator of this fine bit of work?

And, no, you can't have it!

:) Misha

Monday, 4 February 2013

Ciao Italians!

Ciao My Lovely Italians!

Well, well, well....I come on here after a long time and find I'm quite cool to Italians! Who knew? (I am a quarter Italian myself! Yay to Bergamo!).

Anyway - a little heads up to those in the UK - there is a class this Saturday, 9th February at Cedar Farm. 10-4 with the lovely Karen Quickfall - who puts up with all my craziness!

On another note we have one day left in the Keswick Ruskin Group. Then we are off again until October. Boo hoo!

How is everyone's work coming along?

Italians - if you have some Reticello for me to publish on the site - I'm more than happy to do so, since Ruskin seems to be a very near cousin!

:) Misha - off to do some Ruskin!