Sunday, 12 July 2015

Absence due to planning

Many people seem to have vanished from blogland at the included.

I have been silly busy at work which should slow down after this coming week and I have been trying to build up a presence on Facebook to get my workshops moving.  When everyone says that Facebook is viral I would have to disagree as it is not spreading the word quite as quickly as I would have thought.  Anyway...keep soldiering on.

I do have another workshop on 22nd July to teach how to measure, select fabric and make bunting.  I have had great fun making 4 different versions and if I ever reach 100 likes for my page I am going to have a give away for one of them.
I could quite happily make bunting all day!

Yesterday I had my second booking for 1:1 Home Sewing Tuition  ( a bit like the ones you have for other subjects such as English and Maths....why not sewing, art and crafts too?)  I can do GCSE exam paper tuition too but I suppose that would be for those who really needed a high grade to go on to a follow on course so I have not really advertised that.

So I am planning several ideas and let my young student choose which one she would like to do.

My daughter has asked for a craft party for her birthday in November so that is in the future but in the appointment book already.

I have also had several enquiries for basic beginners Crochet in Ausgust as a result of posting some of my crochet work on Facebook, so that has been positive too.  My crochet as moved on an awful lot this year so yes I can do a beginners class quitre easily and the basics is sometimes all people want to do in the evenings.
Next week we are dropping the usual timetable and I have 22 students for a whole week making and creating all sorts of things.
First up is a charity project and I am borrowing The Giving Bunny idea from Urban Threads
I saw this just over a year ago but it was too late for me use it.  We are going to make several each, one for each student to take home and the rest will be sold to raise money for a local charity.

This is my version complete with mini scarf.  I have made a few already and I have decided to enlarge the template so that students with motor skill difficulty can still access this.
Should be fun.
Then the rest of the week will be felt making, mixed media canvas and card making.  Plus my ever popular Monster Making.  This will be its 5th year!
So a busy week of making and for once my daughter will be able to attend as she has been taught my someone else this year.
I will try and update my blog more often but like many others I my visitors dramatically dropped and comments went from double figures down to 1 if I was lucky and I got really disillusioned as it can take time to put these posts together with text and images.
The summer break is nearly here and I do have lots of work to do for September but i will also make time for Indigo Blue.
If you are on the go yo can also find me at the sites below.
Links at the top of this blog too.
Facebook: Indigo Blue Designs Textiles & workshops 
Instagram: Indigo Blue
  There are links to everything else on all of them and they should all be mobile p0hone friendly.  Even my website which I am changing to give info on my workshops and less on the making although I will still consider commission's if you would like something personalised or have an idea you wish to have made up.

Take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend.


Jo@awholeplotoflove said...

You sound incredibly busy, I'm sure in time word will certainly get round about your classes & one to one craft tuition sounds like a splendid idea. I disappear for weeks at a time because real life gets in the way but I'm always glad when I find my way back to my blog x

Chookyblue...... said...

hope the classes take off daughter is doing sewing lessons with a few other girls and they are loving all the sewing fun............

Ali said...

I thought I'd pop by to see what you've been up to. Gosh you have been so busy. At the moment I'm teaching my god daughter to crochet. I still undecided about returning to blogging as I have to admit I haven't really missed it from the writing point of view. Hope you have a lovely summer break.
Ali xx

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