Last Saturday I attended a crafternoon monster making workshop run by the lovely and talented Gemma at our increasingly funky local pub. I can’t tell you how much fun it was. I didn’t know a soul, and truth be known was (rather pathetically) a little apprehensive about going.
After a slap up full-English and pot of tea or two to ease us in and set the mood we got monstering – a dozen or so girls and boy around a table stitching, chatting and giggling while comparing monster-making styles and techniques. One fang or two? Would a cape be too much?
My seemingly simple design seemed to take an eternity of handstitching but a round of (delicious) Bloody Marys kept us going; I can’t tell you how ridiculously tickled I am with my handiwork: Maud. She has a little wiggle, ribbon-tag hair, an unfortunate blue ear and a definite, if unintentioned, bum.
Titch seems to like her too. I may let him keep her. If he’s good.
Gemma’s next monstrous crafternoon is on December 4th. If you are free and within striking distance of Shoreditch, I can heartily recommend it.