Flowers with Friends

A couple of years ago I started a craft club with my Womens Institute, we aim to meet once a month, at the moment there’s just a handful of us so we meet in each others houses. Usually we just take our own craft and sit and stitch (or knit) and chat, it’s a lovely social coupe of hours. Of course, being WI, we usually partake of tea and home made cake as well!!

Every few months someone volunteers to run a mini workshop, we’ve had quilting ones, felting, silk painting, and last week Hazel volunteered to do a flower arranging workshop.

We spent a lovely couple of hours learning how to make a small table decoration, with two candles and a supermarket bunch of flowers One thing we all noticed is that trying to buy flowers just after Valentines Day is not a good idea, there’s hardly any stock or choice. I ended up with some very pretty pink/cream roses, a bit more than I wanted to spend, but only a £1 more than lots of mediocre flowers. The foliage came from everyone’s gardens.

Craft Club is a great time to socialise, as usually at meetings there really isn’t that much time to chat. Hazel, as usual,had done some baking, so we had homemade scones and lemon cake, together with a cup of Yorkshire tea.

I was really pleased with my flowers, it made a lovely table decoration when my kids came round for tea this evening.


About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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13 Responses to Flowers with Friends

  1. nanacathy2 says:

    What a pretty arrangement and a lovely way to spend an afternoon.

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  2. Debbie says:

    Very pretty 😍

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  3. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Discovered the same thing about flowers after Valentine’s Day, but you all managed quite beautifully!
    (Check your spam folder as I’ve sent you 3 messages you don’t seem to have seen!)

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  4. Catherine says:

    It sounds like a fabulous way to spend a few hours. And you’ve made a lovely decoration!

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  5. MrsCraft says:

    Beautiful flowers, they remind me very much of my wedding flowers. You did a great job.

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  6. tialys says:

    I’m rubbish at flower arranging – what a lovely centrepiece you made, I hope your kids appreciated it.

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  7. Quite love, sounds like a wonderful club!


  8. It’s beautiful and I lovely all the greenery you’ve used too.

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  9. anne54 says:

    How clever! I too am rubbish at flower arranging, a non-talent I inherited from my mum. I used to say that I ‘learnt’ floral art at the Ro Lawson School of Floral Art. Fortunately she always laughed! So I am admiring yours, and the company of women, such an important part of our lives.

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  10. kathyreeves says:

    What a delightful afternoon, and a beautiful arrangement to take home. A great and talented group of ladies you have there!

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  11. Kate says:

    That’s a beautiful arrangement. It’s so nice to get together with others to do something crafty.


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