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Chesterfield’s 1st Blog!


Hello Crafter’s and a big huge warm welcome to Chesterfield’s very first dip into blog land.
Since opening our doors on September 15th this year its been a super busy exciting time with lots going off in store from the Official Launch with Sara Davies to Crafter’s Companion 11th Birthday week, a VIP night and a ladies night…. and we are just catching our breath back after the Black Friday event!

Our ladies night was held last Thursday where we had make and takes on the go throughout the evening and had a demonstration of the Gemini die-cutting & embossing machine & what can be made…here are just a few of the pictures below.

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This weekend we were really excited to have the Queen of messy crafting, Sheena Douglass with us in store.  On Saturday Sheena was demonstrating some of her fabulous products from the Time Traveller Collection.  On Sunday both Sheena & the lovely Donna Ratcliffe held a workshop, which our lovely customers (and the staff) thoroughly enjoyed.  Here a few photos taken below of the workshop.

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As you can see lots of fun was had by everyone and Sheena & Donna were treated to homemade cookies made by David (who crafted for the 1st time with us)…& I have to say they were delicious!  We are all hoping that he treats us to some more home-made cookies next time he joins us!!

This coming Friday the 9th December we are holding a fabulous event… “Crafternoon” raising money for the Mind Charity between 12-4pm.  We are looking forward to crafting with our customers and sharing a cuppa, along with a cake or two & all in aid of a very worthwhile charity.  Our talented staff have been busy prepping for the event.  So if you are free for the afternoon come along and pop into our store where we look forward to seeing you.  We are based in Dobbies Garden Centre, Unit 8, Barlborough, Chesterfield, S43 4XN.

The lovely Debbie Shore launched her fabulous new range of metal Dies Monday night on Hochanda and we have them available to buy in store today.  They are absolutely gorgeous dies and are proving to be very popular already with our customers.

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And talking of new launches the very wonderful Sheena Douglass has a new collection out this week and if you are a fan of the Swinging 60’s then this collection will not be one to be missed….having had a sneaky peek I can tell you …you will LOVE this new collection!!  Be sure to tune into HOCHANDA at 8pm this Thursday 8th December for the launch.   The collection will be available to buy in store on Friday.

This weekend, Saturday 10th, we have the lovely Dawn Macfie in store demonstrating between 10am and 4pm.  Dawn will be demonstrating the wonderful Gemini die-cutting and embossing machine  and a selection of Everyday Create-A-Card dies by Die’sire.  Dawn will also be demonstrating the fabulous Colorista collection which will include the new stamp sets.  Dawn and all the staff look forward to seeing you at the Chesterfield store.

We just had to share this with you…one of our lovely customers Tracy White bought a Gemini machine during our Birthday Week and came into store this week to show us her fabulous work ….and WOW we were all impressed with these beauties

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Tracy used real leather which she placed into embossing folder and then ran through the Gemini… we have to say how gorgeous these are in the flesh!  A very talented lady!

So lovely readers that’s all the news for now!

Happy crafting!

Love from all the Team at Crafter’s Companion, Chesterfield.