Why do we call it CAMP? There are no tents (ughhh!) or fires (double ughh!) involved.
Only air con, & for SOME of us, King beds (NOT shared. Hmmmff!) & en-suite bathrooms...
While Bec & I 'slummed it' in this room (winks!!)... & had to go down the hall to the loo.. Oh! The Hardship, giggles....
And it was hardly a "Retreat" in the sense of someone else organising it & we paying a pile of money to attend, either.
I dunno what to call it. But it was gooooood.
Mary, Cheryl, Bec, Jo & I gathered from the far flung corners of NSW at Leura in the Blue Mountains from Friday through Monday. Then dragged ourselves back to Real Life...
Would have preferred this for a tad longer:
I travelled lightly by train, but luckily the girls came bearing gifts of food, linen & scrap supplies.
The person who brought her SEWING MACHINE (but not the kitchen sink) shall remain nameless...
I didn't say FACELESS!!!
We could 'share' a technique, idea etc. I shared how I created a canvas, which Cheryl (Ooops.... not nameless now...) is doing here. It warmed up enough one morning to get outside & create.
Bec hard at it...
Mary & Jo...
We learnt a pop up card technique- which may have taken a wrong turn...
Set up 'sad' photos are such fun! We also learnt how to make felt. MORE FUN!
You get this combed wool & rub it with detergent between netting until all the fibres 'meld' & basically that's it!!
I hope Cheryl doesn't mind me sharing.... She die cut her felt & created these:
Mary thoughtfully brought her selfie stick which we surprisingly quickly (sort of) mastered:
Took me over an hour to photograph the 19 pages, 3 cards & 1 (unfinished!) canvas I completed. Now to edit them. GROOOAN.
Meanwhile, since I arrived early at Leura & they have SPRING FLOWERS & BEES up there ( that's the only down side of coastal living)...
...I flitted from one side of the road to t'other walking to our accommodation madly ooh-ing & aah-ing & taking photos.
Then I had time for lunch.
Before anyone else arrived:
Typical Aussie 'pub'- The Alexandra...
Love my lemon, lime & bitters!
And I 'found' a waterfall the other side of Leura, after walking past these:
Dunno the name? Way pretty...
Spot the bee!!!!
Pretty houses & magnolia tree..
Blossom everywhere gave way to this:
Bit more rugged!
Steeper than they looked!
Babies @ the Waterfall!!!
So, sadly it was hello & goodbye from Leura.
And the footwear we basically lived in:
[I'm the fluffy reddish ones!!!]
Some of our bits...
Need I say more?
Hard at it!
Of course, there was Secret Santa!
Yup! Even the Old Fella made an appearance;)
Cheers for now & Happy Scrapping ~ Lizzy xo