Saturday, 20 May 2017

The View from the Shard - a huge thank you to you all!!

So this really is our last blog post for ACMC. Michelle and I just want to say a massive THANK YOU to you all for our day out vouchers. We finally managed to arrange it for last Friday and had a fab time! We thoroughly enjoyed our trip up The Shard (as you can see below!) and we had a gorgeous meal at The Latium Restaurant.

Decided to take the non-conventional route to the top!

Just kidding - we got the lift. Not many other people around at this time.

The lift goes so fast it makes your ears pop!

Loo with a view!

Tower Bridge

Michelle said the windows needed cleaning - 
and as if by magic a window cleaner appeared...

...and obliged us by joining in with a selfie!

The view was further improved with a glass of pink bubbly!

London Eye cocktail umbrella!

Yep - definitely better through pink bubbles!

Michelle got the selfie stick out - don't look down!!

She's a bit of a novice!

Bit blurry, but getting there.

That's better.

And the obligatory selfie pout pose!

Shopping for craft project ideas - crocheted Big Ben anyone?

That's more like it...

Instructions here if you can read them!

Couldn't resist having a go!

And then on to Latium restaurant - both had the fishcake to start

Hake for main course for Claire

And duck for Michelle

We both had tiramisu with mocha froth for dessert.

And finally we were served with truffles and biscotti

All in all a fantastic day out. Thank you so much for your generosity with our gifts and thank you for your support over the last ten years. It will seem odd this year not to have a stall at Village Day, but we are enjoying the WIng craft sessions and it's good to still see some of you there. Will hopefully bump into more of you at various craft fairs at some stage.

Happy crafting to you all 
Claire and Michelle xx

Thursday, 19 January 2017

A huge thank you...

Sorry it has taken a while to get round to this final(ish!) post on the blog. Michelle and I would like to say a very big thank you for all your support, creativity and friendship over the last ten years. We would also like to say a HUGE thank you for our very generous gifts - and that's why this is not the final post as we will have to post photos of our London adventures and trip to the top of the Shard!

This is two blog posts combined into one as I have piccies of ACMC awards and final team challenge workshop (with extra Prosecco - thanks Sue and Julie!) and the Crafternoon Tea (also with Prosecco!) In fact in the workshop photos I can only spot one photo without evidence of Prosecco - other than the pictures of the challenge cards. See if you can spot it!

So here goes:

Final workshop and Prosecco party photos:

Oh and we did make some cards too! The challenge was to go back to basics and create a Christmas card, a nature themed card, a baby/child card and a thank you card.

Rachael was asked to judge the cards but just couldn't choose between the groups so you were all winners on the night!!

At our Crafternoon Tea Party and final farewell to ACMC, it was great to catch up with members both past and present. We really enjoyed it and hope you did too.

Crafternoon Tea photos:

Oh - Prosecco crept in here too!

Finally we know we will see some of you at various local events and will no doubt bump into others at Craft shows from time to time. Do keep in touch and if ever you need to borrow anything we are only a phone call or email away!

Best wishes for 2017 and beyond
Claire and Michelle