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Friday, 1 August 2014

Haberdashery Shop

July was a great month with lots of crafting amongst good friends.  I went to the Crowborough retreat with Barbara Gray along with another couple of design team members and we had a great time.

Last Saturday was the one year anniversary of my Peterborough Clarity workshops.  We celebrated in style covering the tarmac technique and then all went out for a meal afterwards.  Thanks to my ladies and Matt for a great year and to Steve, Hazel and Mark for helping me.

If you're interested in coming along the details are below, we'd love to have you join in the fun.

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Wollaton, Nottingham

Contact Details
Blog - Sazzle Craft
Email -

Dates (Peterborough)
Saturday 27th September
Saturday 25th October
Saturday 29th November

10.00 - 16.00


Dates (Nottingham)
Saturday 9th August
Saturday 11th October
Saturday 8th November
Saturday 13th December

10.30 - 16.00


It's the start of a new challenge over at the Clarity Challenge Blog so why not pop over there and check out the design teams artwork?

The theme for August is "FEMININE".  This is your chance to really get in touch with your feminine side whether it be flowers or the new elegant lady stencils.  Barbara has shown us so many techniques on the Clarity YouTube channel and on her blog.  There must be something that you're dying to try!

Are you feeling lucky? Well that £50 Clarity gift voucher could be yours if you win. Here's my artwork for inspiration:

Stamp - Tailors dummy
Stamp - Swirl from birdcage set
Distress inks - victorian velvet, vintage photo and antique linen
Die - deckled rectangle
Mirri card
Embroidery thread

This was a real labour of love and even required the woodwork skills of my other half Mark too.  He made the shelve unit and the cotton reels.  

Have fun with the challenge!

xx Happy crafting xx


  1. Oh Wow Sazz I love love love this! Such a real keepsake! It must have taken you ages!
    It has been so good to meet you finally both at the Nottingham Workshop and at the retreat. Hope there will be other times not too long off!! xxx

  2. This is beautiful. So much work, I imagine you must be very pleased with this. x

  3. A real labour of love Sazzle...but well worth every minute.
    I love it. It was great to see you again at the retreat and congratulations on your first Birthday party at your workshop....hubs. Jo. X

  4. This is wonderful Sazz, I love how it looks like a book from the side. The shelves are great (well done Mark), but the detail inside is remarkable. Perhaps we could attempt something like this at the workshop, although I can imagine it took quite some time to make. Truly wonderful... Vxxx

  5. A real labour of love Sazzle...but well worth every minute.
    I love it. It was great to see you again

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