Friday, 15 March 2013


This time two weeks ago I was heading for Milton Keynes for a residential weekend with friends I had met in Blogland.  The camper was packed with contributions of food and a mountain of stash and materials. 

And it was excitement all round when we met, some of us for the first time.  We had travelled by coach, train, car and plane.  And what was wonderful, is that everyone turned out to be just as I lovely as I imagined! 

                                            We didn't take long to cover the workspace....

And it was lovely to see how other people actually work.  There were challenges and tutorials, and an invitation from Mel to make Twinchies.  Confession time... I had to do a Google search to find out what these were, but got quite excited by the idea as I love working small and I decided to put my new Silhouette Cameo to work again.  Any excuse to try it out and learn more! 

Mel asked us to make enough Twinchies for everyone and after collecting them all together she handed out sets from each person. We were given a 12" page and this formed the perfect maze book in which to display them.  I made some pages with a pocket for journaling, and I love this little keepsake. 

And after some re-arranging in the garden
We managed a group photo or two...  Blog Friends united.  And even the sun shone!
A great weekend, thank you to everyone who worked to pull this together.



  1. Your twinchie album looks the doodles round the pages. A lovely summing up of the weekend....and many thanks to you for my lift to the coach station.

  2. So happy to see these photos again x

  3. Looks brilliant, so much fun :)

  4. Love your twinchie book. I read about the swap, but I don't think I've seen anyone else's finished book.

  5. Lovely post Sandie! It was so nice to meet you For Real at last and I'm glad you had a good time.
    Was it really two weeks ago? And I still haven't posted about it on my blog... Arrrgh!

    Good photos - I love your little Twinchie mini-book. Mine is part finished. Perhaps that would be something to do this evening, instead of larking about on my computer.

    I hope you make it to the next Weekend - it will be great to catch up with you then!

  6. Thanks for a great ecap of our weekend away and it was really lovely to meet you and I am looking forward to a weekend away with you again! xxx

  7. What a lovely album! I have so enjoyed seeing the photos of the weekend popping up on blogs over the last couple of weeks. It simply looks all round excellent!

  8. It sounds as though you all had a wonderful time. I'm a little gutted that I couldn't join you all this year, but Mel has filled me in a little.

    Your mini album looks amazing. I love it's cute, little dinkiness - and all of the individual styles it contains. What a treasured keepsake that will turn out to be!

  9. Oh I like the title/front cover on your little album. My Twinchees are still in a box waiting for me to get rid of the class kits. Was lovely to meet you :)


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