Friday, 28 August 2015


Hello lovely people we are at Friday again and it's the last Friday of August - how did that happen, this time next week the schools will be back, time really is flying by.  Time to take stock and look back over the last 7 days to find the silver linings and positives

Friday saw an impromptu meeting with my brother, sister, brother's girlfriend, niece and my Mum and to really make it absolutely perfect hubby managed to join us for the meal out, a few hours of pretty awesome company - nothing finer!

Sunday saw a trip out to Yorkshire Sculpture Park for a family gathering of a different kind, it was acknowledged recently that it's often the sad occasions that people get chance to get together and see one another, so finally someone took the initiative to plan a happy occasion to meet up.  So quite a few of us met up for a picnic and a wander, unfortunately the wasps were in their prime so picnics were hindered somewhat, but great company meeting extended family and a wander around some of the sculptures was all good!

Here are some of the gang that met up!

And this is said 14 year old on one of the huge sculptures.

A trip to the hairdressers on Tuesday was also much needed and before we knew it Thursday arrived, I'd booked the day off from work so me and said 14 year old could head into town to a class at the Button Tin.  As said 14 year old is doing textile art, part of the criteria is meeting artists, what finer way than taking a class with a well known textile artist in the town centre!

We arrived at 11am had three options of what we could make, gathered fabric, were provided with a cup of tea and set too.

Here is said 14 year old in the midst of our creativity

And these are our finished items, we learnt how to make a vintage fabric flower brooch, mine is on the left and said 14 year old's is on the right.

The Button Tin really is an amazing place to be, stepping into it you step literally into a fabric art installations created by Gemma herself.

There is so much to see inside and it is such a positive and happy space!

And here is said 14 year old with the very lovely Gemma at the Button Tin

Around the other side is the fabric covered piano which was played by a very talented pianist as we created.

I love this statement on the side

This is the beautiful Button Tin, it is inside the old imperial market in town and is surrounded by lots of little shop units, unfortunately most of these are currently empty which is a crying shame, it really should be filled with all things vintage perhaps even a little vintage tea shop to make it perfect and to keep Gemma's beautiful Button Tin a thriving hub of creativity for everyone to enjoy!

Spending time with my 14 year old really is pretty awesome, we had a lovely couple of hours together and then have come home and promptly continued creating more of what we've been taught today.

If you want to know more about the Button Tin, there is a facebook page here I believe it's also on Twitter, Instagram and pinterest as well if you fancy searching it out. 

If you fancy joining in, pop a post together, pop back and link up and I can come and visit and see your positives for the week. 


  1. Great photos again this week, Virginia - love the Sculpture Park - and the Button Tin looks a fantastic place!

  2. How wonderful to bring your sons learning into everyday life - love what you both created xx Love also meeting up with family for happy occasions - creating memories to treasure xx Happy Friday lovely lady xx

  3. What a lovely day you had at the Button Tin. I love that piano. I have made the flowers too and they are so pretty. The sculpture park outing sounds fun too. Hugs. Kate x

  4. The Button Tin looks such an amazing place, and the flowers you both made are adorable!

    Love that piano!


  5. What a lovely craft place Virginia.
    I love the flowers that you & Said 14 yr old have made.
    Toni xx