Sunday, 6 November 2011

Makes & Takes, Woman's Weekly, & Alice.

Yesterday was the AGM of Vicky Stampers and after we had dealt with the business side, so efficiently organised by the committee and chaired by Neet, we had some crafting to do. 
Neet set us up with us a series of make and take tables and we moved from topic to topic making some lovely useful craft quickies.
These corner bookmarks are an ideal quick thank you gift or perfect useful topper for a card. As you can see, from the top right hand one, they fit over the corner of the book page. There were other options which I didn't complete but we had a great afternoon, thanks to Neet.
We also made Tea Bag cards, another handy standby for mini thank you gifts.
The little pockets hold tea bags but could easily hold After 8 mints or a money gift, etc.
Don't Miss This!
Lynn gave us the shout out about this fabulous Woman's Weekly celebration magazine, which has a 38 page vintage copy insert of the first edition of the magazine from 100 years ago. It is fabulous for using in altered art so if you are interested rush out and buy one for only £1.25 .... it's a bargain!
A couple of pages from the inside.......
You'd pay so much to buy these as background papers! 
Curiouser and Curiouser!
The Tate Liverpool has just opened a new exhibition of Alice in Wonderland which highlights the story's influence on artists through the years. The exhibition also includes the scrap books of Lewis Carol which are on display for the first time ever. For all Alice fans it is a "must see". It runs until 29th January, 2012.

For full details check out the Tate Liverpool's web site.


Paul Browning said...

Wonderful make & takes Jo. Looks like you were certainly kept busy yesterday. Thanks also for the heads up about the woman's weekly magazine. I remember my Mum buying it when I was a youngster. Px

Annie said...

What lovely makes Jo and in such good company too :-) Thanks for the heads up with the womans elderly Aunt had them every week from a teenager and her hubby even carried a pic of her in his wallet with her holding a copy from before they married :-)
A x

Angie said...

Love that tea bag/aftereight book must have had a really fun day. Thanks for the info on the mag ...I must try and track it down. xx

Twiglet said...

He he - will dash out and buy a copy for Annie and me - we can ooh and ahh over it tomorrow on funday Monday! thanks Jo. x Jo

sam21ski said...

Glad you managed to fit a bit of arting in after you AGM.

Love the idea of filling the pouches with after eight mints!!

Thanks for the heads up re the mag, as you say, a bargain, just need to find a shop that stocks it now.

Sam xxx

famfa said...

Beautiful cards. Will look out for the mag.

Dotpat said...

Love your make and takes Jo, they are so pretty. Will have to see if I can get one of those mags

Lee said...

Gorgeous make n takes Jo,you always have a great time don't you.Must make some of those book marks,love them.have made Tea Bag Gift Holders they do make great little presents.Hope all well.Hugs xxx

hazel said...

I love your make and takes Jo and I must see if I can get the magazine.
xxx Hazel.

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hi Jo,
How's things in your part of the world? All well I hope.
The book corners are great we made some a while ago at our craft group in Brighouse. Love Dotty the angel, she's fab. Can't wait to see the table when it gets its new topcoat ;-)
Anne xx

Scrapcat 1 said...

Glad you had a great time thanks to neet's organisation. love the bookmarks and the tea bag holders.

Shoshi said...

Just spotted the ref. to the centenary issue of Woman's Weekly in your WOYWW post, Jo - unfortunately it's now last week's issue - I've been looking for it online but it doesn't seem to be available. Any idea how I might get my hands on a copy? It looks brilliant.

Glad you had such a great time with Neet!

Elizabeth said...

The teabag card is a fab make but it was the vintage Woman's Weekly pages that really took my eye in this post. Can't see my DH being keen to try Boileretted beef somehow:) Looks as though I've missed the edition too. Elizabeth x