Wow - it is finally starting to feel a bit real - only three weeks until the inaugural Craft Sessions event. After years of crafty table talk about "wouldn't it be wonderful if we had an event like this in Australia" and the "imagine the kinds of great classes we could put on" and of course the "how amazing would it be to be able to start something where we can bring crafters together for a whole weekend"......we are finally almost there.
During the last few months I have had to explain over and over again what The Craft Sessions is and what makes it special. It has actually been a really useful process. Through doing it I have figured out what the point of what we are doing is...are you ready for it??? Here it is in a nutshell.
The Craft Sessions aims to bring together people who craft for joy and is all about fostering a love of hand making.
That's it - it's really simple. It is about connection, community and crafting for joy!
We are about to have our final meeting with the venue where we will be figuring out which classes to put in what rooms, where the pastries will go and also finalising the menus. This week's project has been putting together your gift bags and they are looking lovely. As well as a handmade gift from us, we are lucky enough to have some wonderful sponsors who are contributing goodies. Excited doesn't really express it.
So the time has come. We need to let you know that we are winding registration up on the 10th of October. This is so our teachers have time to plan and we have time to get organised before the event.
I want to say a massive thanks for all the emails, comments, joy and support over the last 3 months. We have been thrilled by the response you have all had to the idea of The Craft Sessions. We know it will be a really special weekend and we can't wait to meet you all.