August 1, 2014 at 9:29 pm #2855
At the Padstow Rally last month we met enthusiastic Tanya who runs a Glamping and Crafts site about 15 miles from us, on the other side of Newquay. She asked how much we would charge to run a morsbags workshop – and of course, the answer was “Nothing!” Deal!! 😀
So next Wednesday, him’n’me’s off to the Glampsite (which features a nice marquee workshop, I’ve seen the photos)
Will keep you posted on how we get on…. I think the number of participants will depend on the weather – if it’s perfect beach weather who’d be indoors sewing??? We could always set up outside the marquee – there’s an idea! 😀August 2, 2014 at 7:45 pm #2864
Another interesting venue. I bet you get loads of visitors whatever the weather. You and M/C are a great team.August 3, 2014 at 10:25 am #2872
Oh my word – that looks amazing – I would set up in the BBQ lodge !!!!
Looking forward to picsAugust 3, 2014 at 2:27 pm #2877
Maybe we’ll retreat to the BBQ lodge if the weather’s nasty, but I hope it will be fine. The tent looks like the one we had at the Clarence House garden party – very swish!! 😀August 3, 2014 at 7:42 pm #2881
it was indeed a swish tent – we needed it too – very chilly and windy when I was there i rememberAugust 6, 2014 at 10:01 am #2885
I doesn’t look like we’ll need protection from wind, rain or cold today – it’s another lovely sunny day, with just a little cloud predicted, so it may be just Tanya, M/C and me sewing today. We’ll see, I’ll report back later.August 6, 2014 at 8:49 pm #2887
Which will be fine! 🙂August 6, 2014 at 10:49 pm #2888
Usually, reports that include “despite the weather” phrases tell of fighting doggedly on in the teeth of howling gales and pouring rain. However…..
This one is different! Despite the fabulous, sunny weather we had a marvellous turnout, of mostly mums and kids in a nice, fairly even flow.
Our satnav was somewhat unhelpful and deposited us at the gates of RAF St. Mawgan and refused to add any more information. A quick phone call and we were on our way again. With only one diversion we arrived at the secluded campsite with its luxury crafts and tea tent.
Our first customers arrived promptly and had soon rustled up a couple of bags.
Phoebe here was very impressed to be using a sewing machine that is over 100 years old.
She was a super handle-turner and helped Tanya, campsite boss, make her bag later on.
Some of today’s new bags and their makers
All told, we made 12 bags and had a super afternoon out, with lovely people who had selected a campsite that offered craft opportunities, so, of course many were interested in what we do and why.
We had refreshing tea in fine vintage china cups and ate delicious (and enormous) cakes from matching delicate plates. The piece of yummy lemon and blueberry cake almost proved too big for me to finish (that doesn’t often happen 😀 ) but luckily Himself helped me out with it.
The four hand crank sewing machines we selected to use all performed reliably – I think Masterclock had given them all a going-over and a jolly good talking to before we started, and they proved to be the main attractions, as usual.
There is something special about sitting in a tent on a fine summer’s day, doing simple sewing on fascinating machines that are so easy to operate that a child can do it, having fun and eating cake! 😀
I hope we may be able to go back for at least one more session before the summer ends. Thank you so much for asking us to come Tanya!! 😀August 6, 2014 at 10:57 pm #2889
Coastal Valley’s facebook page –August 7, 2014 at 10:00 am #2890
Looks absolutely wonderful – wish I had been able to join you with my hand crank too ! (Maybe next time I wont be working)
Lovely picture – lovely cup cakesAugust 7, 2014 at 2:03 pm #2891
Let me know when would suit you, Ivybags, and I’ll see what we can do! Are you busy on Saturday 30th August as that’s when we’re going to the Redwing Gallery in Penzance. I know they’re both a very long way away from you, but ….. 😀August 7, 2014 at 3:52 pm #2892
Totally brilliant Beattie! I do love the way you spread the word while giving people a really happy and creative time. It sounds a great venue and I think you need congrats in finding it!August 7, 2014 at 6:40 pm #2893
It looks fantastic Beattie. I’m really pleased that you have found a new venue with fab cakes. Amazing space too. 😀August 7, 2014 at 7:16 pm #2894
Krisaby it was actually Tanya who found us at Padstow and siezed the moment to invite us to come to her crafty campsite to sew – so kudos to Tanya! 😀
Offcuts, the really great thing is that there is/ would be a new audience every time – for a while, anyway, til the campsite is fully booked with previous customers and no newbies can get in……. It does have a special atmosphere and Tanya and Andy work really hard to get everyone’s experience just right. 😀 And there are cakes….. 😉August 7, 2014 at 8:04 pm #2896
I know what you mean Beattie about the atmosphere, we found that at the yurt and love going. It sounds a great set up, would love to go when we come down next time :-)Love the Safari Tent! And great that there are different people every time. I have posted on their fb page how great it all looks and shared it onto our fb page. I found some more pics with Beattie in this time!
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