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Monday, 18 June 2012

I want my hat back - Jon Klassen

This isn't at all tearoom related but I felt I wanted to share. That wonderful bookshop I mentioned in my last post, the Main Street Trading Company is where I bought an absolutely lovely book.
Admittedly, it is a children's book but the illustrations are so beautiful and the story so simple and funny, it easily appeals to adults.

It is written and illustrated by a Canadian artist, Jon Klassen. I just love the main character, a bear who has lost his red hat. The story is his journey to finding who has his hat.
I'm looking forward to the next book to be released December 2012... This is not my hat...

Friday, 15 June 2012

June Crafternoon - Garlands and Bunting

This month's Crafternoon is going to be great. Who doesn't love bunting? Or a pretty garland? I'll be showing Crafternooners some different buntings and garlands that we can make from various different materials from paper to fabric.

For more information or to book a place, have a wee look at this link...
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Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Glamping at the Roulotte Retreat

Now words cannot describe how good I feel after my break, glamping in Melrose in the Scottish Borders.
We stayed in a Roulotte, a French built caravan decorated in beautiful colours on a meadow near the Eildon Hills. The weather was fair, no rain but I didn't care. I was looking for some serious time off to sleep, relax and get some fresh air. This pair Goosey & Lucy were our neighbours.
The male goose Goosey honked a lot and we were told never to turn our back on him because he'd chase us! I thought we'd just keep out of their way but when they came to the door, there was no avoiding him...
The roulottes were so cosy with a big bed and a wood burning fire, Stuart and played dominoes for hours one evening and it was lovely to have no phone, no T.V.
I managed to have some tearoom fun of my own and visited the Main Street Trading Company on St Boswells main street. It was a dream. Bookshop, tearoom and vintage shop in one.
I loved the original signage outside the shop in gold paint.
Lots of beautiful books...
I enjoyed a slice of cake, which was really familiar! We must bake the same recipe for this blueberry cream cheese cake ;-)
So back to work tomorrow, I'm looking forward to it and I'll be a bit more presentable than the picture of me in my glamping gear ;-)

The big catch up...

Blimey it has been an age since I last had a chance to write a little blog entry. It has been a busy few months of tearoom fun, 1st Birthday Parties, Crafternoons, Jubilees and Glamping.

I'll start off with a little about C&C's first birthday celebrations last month. The tearoom turned one on the 7th May and to celebrate, I invited my loyal customers to a little party at the tearoom. There was cake, cava and homemade lemonade and plenty of cheer. Thanks to every one who popped in. Let's hope we can party again next year.
Crafternoons have been popular with more people coming along each month to learn something new and take home something beautiful. Over the last few months we've been making cloud magnets after wet felting your own felt and printing your own card after making your very own stamp.
At C&C we even had members of the Gaelic community attending "Cofaidh & Cearden" Coffee & Crafts sessions for five weeks where participants took part in a Crafternoon but had the opportunity to practice/speak Gaelic with other Gaelic speakers.
We covered a different area of craft each week from printing to cake decorating.

Then there was the Jubilee. C&C offered something special over the holiday weekend, a Jubilee Tea. I made raspberry lemonade, cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches with a huge scone topped with cream, jam and strawberries and a special pot of Darjeeling. The special tea went down a treat with my customers.
There's a couple of new additions to the tearoom. These two Parker Knoll chairs were donated by one of my lovely customers.
He overheard me telling someone that I was after a couple of these chairs to make a 'cosy corner' in the window area. A few days later, they arrived. I plan to re upholster them at some point, but for now, they look great with handmade cushions and crocheted blankets. They are unbelievably comfortable! I sometimes sit on them at the end of the day while I wait for a cake to bake. Bliss...

Now... I've had a pretty hectic few months and was REALLY in need of a break. So, I got away for a few days Glamping. You may remember earlier in the year I mentioned that I was hoping to go glamping this year. Well I did and I'll tell you all about it in the next post.