Monday, 23 April 2012

Realitas Community Arts Centre

Realitas Community Arts Centre

Realitas Community Arts Centre is one of East of England's largest charitable art and crafts exhibition centres located in the picturesque village of Peakirk, six miles north of Peterborough, off the A15. 
The Centre exhibits the original art and crafts of over 150 local artists and crafts people. The Centre also runs a wide range of demonstrations, workshops and art & craft therapy sessions.

I popped along to the centre to update my display and also see what new things were on offer and I would like to share my visit with you!

Their are a total of 77 local crafts people exhibiting a wide range of local crafts which include Bags, Cards, Book and note pad covers, Ceramics, Cuddly toys, Jewellery, Glass Beads,  Book marks, Woodcraft and many more.... Here are a small range of items available:

There is also 57 local amateur artists displaying a wide range of art; here are some photos of some of the art that caught my eye during my visit:


My display is nicely updated and I believe it can be found on or near the reception desk next to the entrance J .... I will also be adding more stock within the next few months that does not relate to Jewellery so watch this space J

Check out the event page at to see when an  opportunity may arise to meet your local artists to learn more about their work

The centre is open:
Tuesday to Saturday            11:00 to 17:00    
Sunday                                   12:00 to 17:00
Open bank holidays

It can be found in the wonderful  village of Peakirk @ St Pegas Granary, Peakirk, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE6 7NF

For more details you may also call on 01733 252 538 or email:
Registered Charity Number 1146019

Well worth a visit!!!

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Crafts Night - Easter Projects

Another wonderful crafts evening!!

Here are some of our photos from Wednesday 28th March, Easter Project this time; the kids loved having fun and making each other laugh with their masks :)

My Very First Furniture Renewal Project

I decided only about 5 weeks ago that I wanted to try create my very first 'Shabby Chic' project, so off I went looking for something to buy, because i just moved home I didnt have a wardrobe and did not have the funds to buy a new one.... so this project was ideal!!!

I managed to find a lovely 50s/60s style wardrobe with a curved top door and working key lock on ebay and it was only about 25miles away so I bid and won it at a very very good price :)

I picked it up one afternoon and 3 weeks on I have almost finished it and I am very pleased with the outcome.... because of the weather turning to miserable rain I had to get it in from the garden which meant I have not been able to finish waxing it but I cannot wait any longer I have to show you all :)

And as you will see its rather large... I wont even go into detail on how I managed or didnt manage to get it up the stairs first time haha!!

Here is a step by step photo gallery of my first project... I hope you like :) because I LOVE IT!!!

From This......


To this......

and Finally .....

What do you think??? :D

Homemade Mothers Day Gifts

Homemade Mothers Day Gifts
Homemade Truffles

  • Double cream (quarter of a cup)
  • Chocolate Chips (250g)
  • mini cake cases
  • Flavouring or Extract (peppermint, Orange, vanilla.....)
  • Wax Paper
  • Cling Film
  • Toppings (shredded coconut, nuts, honey comb, almonds, coco power......)
  1. Poor the double cream in to a pan and heat until lightly bubbling
  2. Pour in the choc chips and melt on a low heat until thoroughly mixed together
  3. Take off the heat
  4. Poor 2 drops of flavouring/extract into the mixture and mix thoroughly
  5. Pour the mixture into a ceramic bowl and cover with cling film and put in the refrigerator for around 2 hrs to harden
  6. After 2 hours, fill small bowls with each of the topping
  7. Take out the mixture from the fridge and roll into balls (as big or small as you like) and coat with selected topping and place onto a tray of wax paper (equally spread so they dont stick together), once all have been coated put back into the fridge to chill

To eat, take out of refrigerator approx 30mins before ready to serve

Truffle Boxes

A simple guide to gifting your truffles in a stylish box ready for delivery
  • Card to fit box template size
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Glue
  • Coloured Tissue Paper
1. Measure and pencil your template onto the back of your preferred card choice

2. Cut out the template

3. Slightly score each edge with your scissors (ensuring you score the out side so the flaps bend in
    the right direction)  

4. Bend scored edges inwards and glue tabs to each section and hold in place until dry


Monday, 2 April 2012

Etsy Shop

Etsy Shop

My Etsy shop is now up and running .... Im very excited 

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