Thursday, 9 April 2015

Raising a little cash :)

For the last couple of years I have been President of our little Playgroup and unless any more little people join our family, these will be my last few months! I wanted to do a little fundraiser on top of our show-bag & crafting efforts at the annual 'Shire on Show' here in Cranbrook, Western Australia.

I took a plain little white mini wardrobe and thought it would be really fun dressed up for a little girl and offered for sale in the form of a silent auction. That way, Mum (or Dad, Grannies etc) could offer me what they would like to pay for it and the highest bid, wins.
Some inspiration...

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My Painter in Residence wardrobe for Annie Sloan ;)
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So I painted her inside and out with Henrietta and a custom mix pale green, and made simple curtains with a stunning ikat print. I added some knobs as hooks and decoration and offered her up for auction!

I had six very generous offers, but the highest bidder and the winner was a lovely lady who only lives in the next town to us. She just happens to have a little bit of an obsession with Chalk Paint too, so we always have lots to talk about :)

Thanks to everyone who was involved, we made a great little profit to buy crafts and toys for our lovely little Playgroup

Monday, 6 April 2015

Farmhouse Platters - Seasonal Creative Worshops, Torbay, Western Australia

I was lucky enough to be asked to run a workshop at the very first Seasonal Creative and long table lunch meet on Sunday 15 March - brainchild of Artists Meleah Farrell and Leanne Fry :)
30 lovely ladies attended different sessions throughout the day, including my Farmhouse Platter workshop where they were able to shape & decorate beautiful hunks of raw wood in Chalk Paint, decorative paint by Annie Sloan.


There were some really beautiful platters produced in a rainbow of colours, ALL so very original and different to anything I would paint - that's the magic of a creative day like this!
An amazing long table lunch was provided, as well as delicious morning and afternoon tea all awash with local produce - such a fantastic day had by all! If you are local to Western Australia, please take a look at the Seasonal Creative FB page (link above) & keep and an eye on future dates :)

Photos courtesy of Meleah Farrell Photography
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