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!