Tonight’s craft activity was Hama beads, which allowed those of us with an artistic flair, and patience, to produce colourful pieces.
Our trusty minibus took us though the stormy weather to Houslow for an Art and Craft session. We are very fortunate to have our own transport, which not only allows us to take part in activities with other clubs – like this one, and to go on holidays and other trips, but to do a pickup on a Friday night when circumstances allow. It is five years since our very first club outing in the silver minibus, which was also to Hounslow Phab Art and Crafts day.
Hounslow Phab had organised a range of activities, such as decorating eggs, hama beads, making keyrings and pictures frames.
They also, for those who had booked this, provided tasty cheese burgers, salads etc.
Despite the pleasures of the day we were pleased to return safely to Oxford.
As the television is now into full scale Christmas advertising mode, and has been showing Christmas Films for months, even though it is not yet Advent we are starting to get into the spirit, by making Christmas Decorations.
Amazingly one of the key components of these decorations is the humble wire coat hanger !
A lot of work (not by me) had gone into preparing Christmas Crafts activities, and the results put in a festive mood.
We decorated bags, made mobiles, and decorated transparent sheets.
These butterflies will look lovely attached to a window with the sun streaming through them – if we have any sun – which seems a distant memory in this gloomy February.
What could be better than a little creative activity to raise our spirits.
We had a crafts night at Wesley Memorial Church, with a wide variety of activities, and some beautiful results to treasure.
It had been a while since we had the Hama Beads out, so members had an opportunity to make decorative items with them.
We had an early start, boarding the minibus for the journey to Hounslow.
All aboard !
On the bus and ready for a jolly day with our friends from other Phab clubs.
On the way we played “I spy”.
Warming up with hot drinks
Once we were warmed up we started on the crafts, making mosaics,
and decorating mini bags.
to go into picture frames
and of course there was a raffle.