Sunday, 4 December 2011

Hangabouts & Vicky Stampers Party

I made a few more Hangabouts, in fact more than I can show here as a couple are for gifts. At last I have used the "Faces" fabric I bought in Germany last August as DH wanted one for HIS the zappers so he chose Marilyn with Charlie Chaplin on the other side. The middle one is Clarice Cliff Art Deco style. I have so many panels of fabric that it takes me so long to choose which ones to sew up to suit the recipient.
Charlie on the other side of Marilyn

If you'd like to make some of these for yourself nip back and see the photo instructions I posted last 28th December.

Yesterday we had a day full of fun at Vicky Stampers Christmas Party and those who couldn't attend really missed a great time. 
We had a craft challenge, set by Neet, to make 10 cards in an hour and some managed to complete all 10. I gabbed so much I only managed 6 but it was worthwhile fun.
After an excellent lunch of M&S buffet food we had some seasonal quizzes then Neet provided "Pass the Parcel" with gifts and forfeits. We all agreed that we haven't laughed so much for ages BUT I must admit I will have to settle with Neet next time we meet for making me have to get down on my hands and knees for my forfeit and bark "Jingle Bells" like a dog!!!! The photographic evidence is thankfully only on Vicky Stampers Group so I am pleased it is just for members viewing!  At least I won a lovely set of brads for doing it!
Lorraine's cards and I think those gnomes are still after me!
Secret Santa
Lynn came with a selection of more than a dozen Christmas Hats which she kept changing to suit each tune on the CD......Frosty, Rudolph, etc., ....

It was a really good day to set us all up in the mood for Christmas. Vicky Stampers is a wonderful group of crafters who get along so well and have so much fun. 
This photo was taken late on so some of the group, who travel from far and wide, had already headed home.
My friend Mo, (wearing lilac in the front row) gave me permission to show this beautiful beaded angel which she painstakingly made recently. It took her a couple of days to complete! 
The angel is a real keepsake treasure and I hope she has powers to watch over you and your family Mo!

Just a reminder that Rudolph and his sleigh will be arriving in a day or two... the last of my paper cut freebie templates! So keep popping in!


Paul B said...

Brilliant photos Jo! They record the day really well. You're right of course, it was a fantastic day & I'm glad to be one of the lucky few to have witnessed your barking performance :) Pxx

Ann B said...

Just a quick comment Jo as am about to start Sunday lunch. I am now the very pleased owner of two of the hang-abouts shown above (the two on the left) thanks so much for making them for me at quite short notice - you are a star. Brilliant day yesterday, I so enjoyed it, and am glad we got a group photo - I'll put on on my blog tomorrow as well.

Annie said...

What a lovely post Jo. It sounds like you all had a fab time.
A x

sam21ski said...

WOW JO what a fabulous post. How wonderful to be part of such a great group where everyone gets into the festive mood. Love all the makes especially that gorgeous angel, but I absolutely love that Charlie Chaplin, I think it must be the green!!!

Take care - Sam xxxx

Carola Bartz said...

Ten cards in an hour - now, that's a challenge. I'm not sure I could do that - probably not. It takes me forever to come up with a design I like. Those hangabouts are cute, what a great idea!!

Dotpat said...

What a fabulous post Jo, I have so missed seeing you all, it seems years. Hope at some point next year I can get over to you all. Love your hanging's they are brill. You are so clever

Lee said...

Oh Jo,what a Fab post full of Beautiful pics n wonderful creations,soooo interesting.Love the hangabouts,i think some of our quilting group have made similar.LOVE those dear lil gnomes.Hugs xxxx

Twiglet said...

What a great bunch - I bet you had a real giggle! Love the little angel.