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Monday, 26 August 2013

Stamps and stickles for sale....

I have posted up lots of lovely stamps from Woodware, Papermania, Stampendous and Personal Impressions on the shop here Cleo Crafts Shop.   Here are a few ideas on how to use the stamps :)

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Sew fabulous....

It arrived finally!!!   After a week spent in the RVH Hospital for Sick Children with my daughter, we got home on Thursday night, spent Friday night writing out measurements and today was the day for our sewing bee.   We had a brilliant day - in all there were 65 dresses made, of all sizes, for children in the fishing village of Pundaquit in the Phillippines.   With lots of fabric donations, materials donated and bought, about 100,000 calories worth of snacks, approx. 15 sewing machines and a mountain of enthusiasm there was no stopping the ladies of the sewing bee!   

 Amanda and Noreen starting off...

Frances, so excited to be sewing!

 Heather from The Patchwork Quill blog and her gorgeous dress..

 lovely threads donated kindly from Ian Arnold :)

Monday, 6 May 2013

Dress a Girl Around the World Sewing Bee 18th May

 On Saturday 18th May we are having a day long sewing bee to make pillowcase dresses for children in the Phillippines.  I got the idea from Ruth in Creative Homemaker, in East Belfast about two months ago - and thought it would be something my crafty friends would like to get involved in!    

We would love you to come along and join us - the day is from 10am to 4pm - we  have approx 13 sewing machines booked in and need people to help with sewing, cutting fabric, threading elastic and more.   You can come for an hour, or the full day - if you would like to join in, we have a facebook group here

IF you can't come, we are accepting donations of fabric and even ready-made pillowcase dresses.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Scrapbooking Crop on Sat 6th April.... - If I set off now, I might get to the Cleo Crafts crop on Sat 6th on time...

Hope you're all staying warm during this unusually freezing  time of  year....  if you're stuck indoors, get your photos sorted in advance for our scrapbooking crop on Saturday 6th April - 10am to 4pm in Whitehouse Presbyterian church hall - £6 for the day includes your tea & coffee.   Let me know if you are coming!    Louise x

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Easter is around the corner....

Its nearly Easter and in between thinking about faith and chocolate eggs, I thought I'd share some great Easter craft ideas for kids from around the blogosphere...   plus a gorgeous little Bunny card from StampinbyGenny

Salt Dough eggs... definitely going to be doing this one in our house!! 


Sunday, 3 March 2013

March Scrapbooking Crop

Our scrapbooking crop for March will be on Saturday 9th March - come down to Whitehouse Presbyterian church hall, bring your own stash, join in the craic!  Cost for the day is £6 and there will be plenty of help available for newbies.   Just remember to bring photographs if this is new to you....

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Alex's 8th Birthday Party

Just back in from a very creative afternoon with 11 of Ballyclare's most talented new crafters...   ably assisted by Sarah from round the corner, we set off armed with a cuttlebug, frames from IKEA, gazillions of scrap paper, paper punches and of course gems and glitter...
here are the finished results!   Parties available in the surrounding area in your own home - contact me for more details at or via


Thursday, 28 February 2013

new look.....

So the website has a slightly new look to it now - we have our blog and everything else altogether now under one roof. Lots of cards being made so I must keep the pics up to date... lots of inspiration out there too...
Here are the ladies from Glengormley Townswomen having some apple pie donated kindly from Lisa at Merville House on Wednesday - needing some sugar to get us to the second card methinks! 

Now I am off to prep for tonights card class with the NI Hospice Carer's support group - then a wee day off, and back to it for a big birthday party on saturday.... scrapbooking in a frame! Looking forward to Saturday night chilling with the other half already!

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

our new Scrapbooking Monthly Crop

Its just over a week until the shop closes up for good... we still have lots of items in our half price sale so you can still snap up some bargains!   In the meantime I am busy organising our new way forward - I have booked the local church hall for the second Saturday of every month starting on Saturday 9th February - everyone is welcome - the cost for the day will be £6 and I will have my pop up shop with me - new scrapbooking stash!   And just in case that doesn't tempt you, I promise some home-baked treats too :)

Monday, 31 December 2012

January Closing Down Sale

Well its only four weeks until we close the doors to Cleo Crafts and move to a new business model - including scrapbooking crops back in Whitehouse Presb church hall starting in February :).   Our sale starts properly on Wednesday and ALL items in the shop are half-price or better....   come down this week to snap up the best deals!    Joy's card classes will continue for the next three weeks...    see you soon and happy new year!