Christmas HubCrafts 2015
22nd November 2015
Once a month at my church, Cornerstone Church Kingston, we hold a crafting session called ‘HubCrafts’.
It’s a really fun meeting where lots of women get together for some quality craft time. We share our projects, have a natter, drink tea, and eat lots of cake!
This month we decided to have a Christmas special and do lots of Christmas-related craft. We normally just cover knitting, crochet and sewing, but this month some of the super-talented women at church shared some of their impressive hobbies!
As you can see… we had a great turn out!!
One of our members, Heather is amazing at crochet and brought along with her some Christmas-themed crochet that she had done – squares, figures, motifs! She even made the little Santa in the photo at the top of the post!
Jerusha and Fin ran sessions on screen printing and block printing which I didn’t get a chance to do, but looked like so much fun, and a great way to make homemade cool and modern cards.
A couple of the ladies were cake and cookie decorating – using piping techniques to neatly decorate little mittens, Christmas trees and candy canes.
I didn’t have a go at this either as I know how bad I am around biscuits – I’m pretty sure they’d be in my mouth before I can even ice them…
We also had the very talented Anja teaching people how to make beautiful little sewn flowers from fabric and beads. They looked so pretty when complete and we being made into brooches and hairpins!
Besides all of the lovely craft, there were plenty of homemade cakes to eat too. I mean, no craft session is complete without a good bit of cake. There were mince pies and ginger cake and lots of chocolate cake… it was hard to know what to pick!
You’re probably wondering what I was doing during this month’s HubCrafts…
Well, last week I made the mad decision to try and make homemade Christmas presents for my family this year. Lots of people – 5 weeks to go. I’m mad, I know.
Today I was crocheting a scarf for my Grandad. You’ll hear more about it in a different post, but it’s called the Sprapadelic Scarf by Elizabeth Pardue, and it’s taking forever, but is already really beautiful and I hope he likes it.
If you live locally to Kingston Upon Thames, we’d love to have you join us for HubCrafts. We meet every month on the third Saturday of the month and you can see more about it in our Meetup Group.