Learn to sew or bake, knit or make - relaxation through creativity

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Autumn Workshops

New dates for Autumn Workshops as follows:
Dressmaking for Beginners - Thursday 27th September
All About Wool - Knitting , Crochet and beyond! Thursday 11th October
Rag Rugging - Six Ways to Rug a Rag - Thursday 25th October
Soft Furnishings - Cushions, Curtains and more - Thursday 22nd November
Creative Stitches - Embroidery, Tapestry and Cross Stitch - Thursday 6th December
     If you would like to come along to any of these workshops but can't make these dates just get in touch and we can arrange a date to suit you. Book early to avoid disappointment

Friday, 7 September 2012

Sadly, the camera broke so I didn't  manage to get pictures of everything!
As well as all that, I've helped 'students' make all sorts of things: curtains, cushions, tie backs.Cot bumpers, baby bags,changing mats. A skirt and several aprons. We've done mending classes and knitting classes and crochet classes. My youngest 'student' has knitted and crocheted ducks, chickens, frogs and bees as well as a hat and a head warmer. We've baked christmas cakes and birthday cakes, chocolate fudge brownies and gypsy tarts, chocolate eclairs and mince pies, to name but a few. No wonder I havn't had time to blog!


Goodness, I've been so busy that I've neglected to blog! Time to update on all that I've been up to.
As well as regular attendance at Farmers Markets (Rolvenden, Egerton, Sutton Valence and Headcorn) SimpleJoys has attended various other events. A stall at Lenham Jubilee celebrations saw us manically making badges with about 75 children. We did well not to get completely blown away at the Craft Fair at the Rare Breeds Centre, Woodchurch. Sutton Valence School Fete saw me back in the playground that I hadn't been in since my children left there 15years ago!  A garden party in aid of the NSPCC in Northiam proved to be a pleasant afternoon in the sun and the Fabulous Forties weekend at the Farriers Arms at Mersham  was most enjoyable.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Vintage Style Hen Parties

Learn how to love your man in 50's style!

How to make his favourite apple pie
How to sew on his shirt buttons
How to glam yourself up before he comes home
All for 'a marriage made in heaven'!


Monday, 2 April 2012

My Spring and Summer Workshops 2012!

Are you interested in all things vintage, looking to learn a new skill or simply want to try something different? Then why not come along to one of my workshops this summer!

Designed to provide you with a range of basic techniques and materials, these sessions, which run from 10am-3pm, are a great way to kick start your new hobby. With light refreshments provided, the workshops are based in a beautiful traditional cottage in a tranquil countryside location- ideal for a relaxing day.

At £15 per person, places are limited so book early! To book your place or for further details please contact Joy on 07792 622339 or email info@simplejoys.co.uk
Sewing Skills : Wednesday 2nd May and Saturday 5th May
Dressmaking for Beginners: Wednesday 23rd May and Saturday 26th May
All About Wool: Wednesday 6th June  and Saturday 9th June
Rag Rugging: Wednesday 6th June and Saturday 9th June
Curtains, Cushions and Tablecloths: Wednesday 11th July and Saturday 14th July

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Vintage and Home-made Fair

Simplejoys will be at the Vintage and Homemade Fair to be held at The Rare Breeds Centre, Woodchurch on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th April. Joy will be offering visitors the chance to 'have a go' at patchwork, rag rugging, knitting, crocheting or spinning. A selection of hancrafted items with a vintage/recycled theme will also be available for sale.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Home Sewing Lessons

This is a picture of my new sewing bag, made especially for home sewing lessons, it enables me to bring all the equipment necessary to teach you to sew in the comfort of your own home!

Sunday, 29 January 2012

New for 2012

Host a Simplejoys Party!
As a host you will recieve 25% discount on all the items that you purchase. Just invite your friends around for the evening and put the coffee on to brew. I will bring a yummy cake and all my hand-crafted goodies for sale. If required, I can also give a demonstration or some tuition in your chosen craft. Just give me a call to arrange a date.

Monday, 23 January 2012

time to make marmalade


There's nothing like toasted, home made bread, thickly spread with butter and home made marmalade. Seville oranges are in the shops now and I made my first batch of marmalade yesterday - delicious!

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Don't forget!

Simplejoys will be at Egerton Farmers Market on Friday 20th January from 2 - 4 p.m

and at Cranbrook Farmers Market on Saturday 21st January from 9 a.m til noon

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Simple Joys at Cranbrook Farmers Market

Find Simple Joys at Cranbrook Farmers Market on Saturday 21st January 2012 for a selection of handcrafted gifts and further information on tuition days.