Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Come and sit down...

A few years ago Heather instigated a craft group so that everyone who sat at home secretly making things could meet up. (Craft was a bit of a bad word back then.)


We're about to start monthly meetings again this year, now that the heat of summer is passing, and this is the venue. The Book Lounge is on the corner of Buitenkant and Roeland Streets, opposite the Kimberley Hotel; they have a coffee shop downstairs (with couches!) and we'll be there from around 2:30 next Saturday afternoon. That's Saturday the 15th of March, so hopefully there's enough time to get babysitter's organised, chores done, and long-forgotten projects unearthed. If you're in Cape Town next Saturday, do come. If you don't have any stitching in progress, dash off to the conveniently close and open-late-on-Saturdays Orion Wool and Crafts* first, then race down the hill to the Book Lounge, and catch your breath looking through craft books before you dive in to your project.


Just look at all those books....

*Orion's website is still under construction, but you can phone them to get directions and opening times.

8 comments:

Mrs. Tex Benitez said...

Great idea, and a fantastic venue to boot.

Sadly, most of my 'crafting' (a bit of a misnomer in my case) involves a variety of sharp objects and/or bucketloads of paint and ink - items not likely to be well-received in a bookstore. :)

I hope you'll report back on the proceedings though - sounds like fun!

sakurasnow said...

What a beautiful looking space to get crafty in - have fun!

Esti said...

That place looks fantastic! And for a meeting! Wow. Have fun
(I don't think my plane can make it on time, ha, ha ;))

painted fish studio said...

i am soooo very far from cape town, but i wish i could be there!

Cristina said...

I'm going to mark the day. I'm going to tell my husband that he must take the kids. i don't know if this is going to work. if not, you'll see me in the 7 pm news, "womem beat husband for bad crafting" LOL

Freshly Found said...

I am feeling an overwhelming urge to get to Cape Town again - by this Saturday!

janine de waal said...

well I am going to try and make it!

Mamagenerica said...

Excellent news, and what a great venue -- thanks for organising! I have inked the day in my diary and will do some spousal arm-twisting on the babysitting front. Will be nice one day when the kids are old enough to join in!