Hello Beautiful Beaders,

Sultry June is upon us and you know what that means....no, not just rain storms....it's the jingle, jingle, jingle bells of Christmas!

"AHHHhhhhhhh" I hear you cry. Ha ha, well not the actually Christmas but yes I fear it is that time of year when we Crafting and Beading buddies start to think about the fat man himself and all those lovely gifts and cards we need to start making.

I've been getting into the spirit super early, taking part in the Create and Craft promotional video for their upcoming Christmas event, which launches at the end of the month. I had such a ball with the cast and crew, which even included some of you guys! Just fab.
You can check it out on Create and Craft right now by tuning in to one of the channel numbers listed at the end of this blog post.



I'm so excited to be a part of their big Christmas event and you can watch me live on the 22nd of June at 11am, where I'll be launching a beautiful new Christmas themed kit that you guys are sure to love. ❤️

Thanks to everyone who entered our competition last month, where you had the chance to win a space on one of our Kumihimo workshops. We had such a fantastic response that we have decided to show you how to create a basic braid, step by step, in our next Techniques Blog at the end of this month.

There's some great Kumihimo kits available on the website for anyone who wants to have a go at home, so make sure you check them out. As well as Kumihimo we've got an amazing offer on the popular Lacy Ladder bracelet kits at the moment as well, with kits in both Teal and Lavender options, which make 4 bracelets per kit, down to just £9.99. So you can make four gorgeous Christmas gifts that work out at less than £2.50 per bracelet. It's crazy money peoples!? Click here to see the beauty booty.


Speaking of kits and workshops it's been lovely to see so many of you in our wonderful new Makery room, crafting and Beading away with our expert tutors. The room in June is set to be just as busy as it's going to be jam packed with FREE taster classes and make and takes. We've got everything from wet and needle felting with Eve Marshall to sparkly sequin pinflair with the fabulous Heidi. To book your free class just call us on 01778 344550 or pop into the store and speak to one of our staff.



In other news I've been asking quite a lot of the team of late, so last week, to show my appreciation, we had some Riverside R and R in the form of a wonderful pamper evening. The guys work so hard so I just wanted them to be pampered for an evening, just like they pamper you guys all year round! Hubby cooked us a delicious meal and everyone got manicures, pedicures and massages....bliss. I'm sure you'll all agree they deserved it!

Anyway that's it from me for this week. I'll be back in a fortnight with my Techniques Blog and more news from the Riverside front. Until then....Happy Beading!

xxDonna

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