Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Another busy week

We had fun at the children's Halloween craft session

I have been busy organising a fund raising shopping event that will be taking place at Wigglywoo's
I usually do a fundraising event a year so this year I am hoping to raise funds for the Woolverstone MacMillan centre at the local Ipswich Hospital.
A family member is currently receiving treatment and we would like to say thank you.
There will be the usual gifts and crafts for sale, guest sellers who are paying a donation of £5 to sell there wares. Proceeds from refreshments sales and a raffle and a cake sale will also be going in the fund pot.

If you are local be sure to pop this date on your calendar
WEDNESDAY 30th NOVEMBER 10am til 10pm
We also had a private party where we painted storage shelves with the polyvine chalk paint maker and had a play with special paint effects

Until next time Happy Crafting!!!

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Off the starting blocks!

The Autumn layout
Great fun was had at the scrap book crop I even managed to get 2 pages done! I still have the journaling to do but at least its a start.

Some of the completed autumn just the journaling to do

The next theme is the zoo so once more I am enjoying looking through the photos so I am ready to join in again
If you are local to Ipswich and would like to join us the crop takes place on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 1pm. The layouts cost £3.50 each. You need to bring along your basic kit of glues and cutting equipment to enable you to join in. Refreshments are available to purchase. If you wish to do the zoo theme then it is advisable to send an email to let us know to ensure we have enough however we do have lots of other layouts for you to choose from.

To find out more about us and what we do you can pop over to our website

Until next time Happy Crafting!!!

Monday, 10 October 2016

Scrap Booking Fun!

I have always wanted to get involved with scrap booking, many years ago I bought several albums so I could make one for each of my sons to take with them when they fly the nest.

Well so far one son has flown and is coming back to live with us again for another couple of years and the albums have remained on top of the wardrobe still in their original packaging!

So what better way for me to get cracking before they all leave home (Well hopefully not too long!) than to start up a scrap booking group at the emporium.

The lovely Sue that does the cards which I sell in the shop has been busy making up page layouts that have incidentally been selling like hot cakes and she will be making up the layouts for our monthly crops.
I have crate of photos that I need to look through before our first meet on Thursday! Somehow I think its going to be a long night for me...

If you would like to know more about scrap booking a good friend of mine has written an amazing article about how to start and the equipment needed to get cropping CLICK HERE to read all about it

Right I'm off to get lost in a stack load of memories
Until next time happy crafting!

Monday, 22 August 2016

A peek at the past week...

We had a busy week here at Wigglywoo's!

Margaret working on her cradle blanket on Thursday

Ceramic & glass painting session on Thursday

Daphne finishing off her mirror on Wednesday

David enjoying a spot of colouring on Thursday

Geraldine Colouring on Wednesday

Pam working on a twiddle cuff on Wednesday

Maureen added finishing touches to her decoupage tin

Sally-Anne doing some patchwork

A couple of the dream catchers that were made on the children's craft session on Friday

Monday, 8 August 2016

Holiday antics!

Well I'm back from our family break in Stranraer in Scotland, the weather wasn't the best but we did manage a couple of trips out, good old packamac comes in handy!

On a rare bout of sunshine we visited Port Patrick which was a lovely picturesque harbour

We also visited Castle Douglas but it was pouring down with rain and what else is a girl to do but pop into the local craft shop...

And I saw these huge crochet hooks, I didn't know they were available this big! I managed to spend about 20 minutes in the shop browsing before I got hauled out by a hungry hubby!

I did manage to make a start on the cross stitch kit I had taken away with me. I have only ever tried cross stitch years ago making a Christmas decoration and have never done it again.
I quite enjoyed doing the cross stitch, especially as its got the design printed on it making it very easy to follow.

As you can see I have been working on the trunk. It might be finished by next summer...

We had a great time and even the dogs enjoyed themselves especially Clyde
Its back to a busy week ahead with workshops and children's craft sessions and I will hopefully finish off that table too.
Until next time, happy crafting!

Friday, 29 July 2016

On. a commission...

One of the coffee morning ladies brought in a folding dining table a few weeks ago which was looking a bit battered and tired and in need of a face lift.

So far I have lightly sanded it and washed it all down with sugar soap. Once dried I then varnished all the legs.

A coat of Polyvine satin decorators varnish was applied to the top as this works as a great sealer.
The top has had 3 coats of Polyvine chalk paint maker mixed with B&Q baby white matt emulsion. I applied it with a mini sponge roller so to get a nice smooth finish.

It will need another coat as its still a little patchy. There is also decoupage detail to add. Once its all done I will reveal all.

I'm now off for a week in Stranraer in Scotland for a week and the first things I packed were a cross stitch kit, colouring book and pens and a crochet hook and a ball of wool, just in case I get bored with long walks and fresh air!

Until next time happy crafting!

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Crafty coffee morning

It was all about decoupage this week at the coffee morning...

Daphne's finished off her candle holder and candle both have had napkin decoupage added

Michaela's first attempt at decoupage!

Maureen's doing an old tin that she has painted and then covering with decoupage paper
We also had bookmaking/binding, knitting, crochet and cross stitch being done. No two weeks are the same there is always something new being done.
This weeks new thing was Sally-Anne's bookmaking/binding.

If your local and looking for something different to do on a Wednesday morning then why not pop down and join us for a spot of crafting. Its every Wednesday from 10am, free to attend, free onsite parking. Refreshments available to purchase and we have crafts that you can do too.
For more info please visit the website

Until next time, happy crafting!

Friday, 1 July 2016

Helping hands

Over the last three years Wigglywoo's has helped various charities and organisations by raising funds through events held, I have also used my sewing and knitting skills along with those of the lovely coffee morning ladies.

Last year with the help of the wonderful coffee morning ladies we made cushions for the "Give a Heart" campaign which is being run by the West Suffolk cancer support group. The last batch we made were collected a couple of weeks ago and will soon be packaged and ready to give to someone who has just had breast surgery due to cancer.
These hearts have been designed so they are perfect to give comfort and relieve pressure from the surgery.

We also sell the heart cushions with all profits going to make more cushions for us to give to the West Suffolk cancer support group. If you would like to purchase one you can do so via our online shop on the website which you can access by clicking HERE

Earlier this year at coffee morning the ladies willingly got out their knitting needles and helped to make "twiddle cuffs" Once knitted they have buttons, bows, buckles and thing else that can be sewn on to make it more sensory and tactile. These are for Alzheimer and dementia suffers, as they are a great calming aid in relieving anxiety and stress.

These are going to local homes in Ipswich and surrounding villages and towns in Suffolk that care for Alzheimer  and dementia suffers. So if you work in the care industry locally and would like some please get in touch.

Until next time, happy crafting!

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Let's begin...

My name is Sharon but to the younger crafters that come into Wigglywoo's for a birthday party or a fun craft activity session I am known as Mrs Wiggly! Which is very apt as I have been know to waddle for the past 10 years due to a hip problem that has now thankfully been sorted with a total hip replacement. My passion was gardening but due to my hip being so bad I had to find something else that I could do and enjoyed to fill my time...

Wigglywoo's started of as a simple idea and then became a reality in March 2013. In these past 3 years it has changed and evolved into what it is today. A place to come and have some fun crafting, nothing too labour intensive or complicated but a relaxing experience to enjoy and to have either learnt something new or made something unique to you, whether you are a novice to crafting or an old hand everyone is welcome.

It is also a place to come and celebrate whether it be a birthday, an impending birth, a hen party or just for the heck of it both young, old and those in between can enjoy crafting at Wigglywoo's

It is a place to come to and chill, relax and be with like minded people, a great place to meet and make new friends, share good times and bad times with. A chance to forget about what is going on outside and get lost in a crafting hue at the weekly open craft coffee morning or the adult colouring session. Where ideas are shared and the hub bub of daily life gets discussed, dissected and debated and a good laugh is had too.

It's a place you can buy unique gifts and items for the home. Craft kits to take home so you can do at your leisure, these are all put together by myself complete with written instructions also written by me so these are totally unique to Wigglywoo's. A growing selection of craft supplies so you can have a go at home with your new skills learnt on one of the workshops.

There is so much to Wigglywoo's and it all stems from my childhood with my love of crafting, making, doing and painting and just generally having ago at trying something new. I also love to share, show and to teach others.

The best part about Wigglywoo's is when someone comes along to one of the workshops and say
"I am not a crafter" or "I can't do it" or even "I'll never finish it!" and at the end of the session they leave with a big grin on their face and clutching the treasured item they thought they wouldn't be able to make or do and are so pleased with what they have achieved makes all the hard work worthwhile and satisfying for me. I love what I do and also being able to do something I enjoy everyday.

That is what Wigglywoo's is all about and I hope you will join me on this journey as Wigglywoo's continues to grow and thrive into a hub of crafting activity. I  hope to update regularly with what's new, what has been made/created by the clients that come through the door for some fun crafting.
There will hopefully be an occasional guest blogger from one of the regular ladies that come along to the coffee morning or adult colouring group, whatever and whoever it is, it will be very entertaining for sure!
To see what is currently available at Wigglywoo's you can visit the website by clicking HERE
Until next time, happy crafting