I've never made Strawberry Shortcake before so I was well chuffed with this one ... I also made Lemon Drizzle and Chocolate Fudge Tray Bakes and of course tested them all thoroughly - well, I did use half fat cream ... and our own home-grown strawberries :o)
Then I got some little surprises ready for my girlies, all about storage and ribbons of course!
Bottom left of the picture you can see the little tickets I stamped and cut out ready for everyone to write their names on for the Prize Draw; to the right of them is my favourite pair of scissors spruced up for the occasion; above that a gift-wrapped Second Prize of a stack of mini pots of buttons and beads; at the top right is the First Prize - a Boxful of Bits n Bobs; on the left is a basket of tiny token goodies as consolation prizes - here's a close-up ...
On the left are little bundles of spool cards held together with book rings, for holding thread, fibres and twine. On the right are wooden spools with lengths of ribbon held in place with pretty pins.
Meanwhile DH John was also busy, dusting off the extra garden furniture, chilling the wine and limbering up his grippy hands for ribbon-cutting duty ....
Bless him, he took great care to cut the rainbow of ribbons close to one end, so as not to waste any - definitely a scrapper's husband! When he gives me a card these days, he points out the bits I can pull off and use for something else - my kind of man :o)
Anyway, I digress!
Here are Kate, Trina, Sally and Rosie waiting to get into my new workroom - some of them can remember when my scrapping stash could still fit into a couple of boxes!
We started gathering around my dining room table in 2007 ... since then, they've become some of my best friends - we've talked and laughed and cried and eaten cake and even done a bit of scrapping here and there! We've outgrown the dining table and I've definitely outgrown those boxes!
Here they are rummaging through my new drawers - I had to frisk them on the way out of course!
The Incredible Two-Headed Woman!!! Whose name is Karosie ... or Rokate ... :o)
So then it was time for cake .... and wine! Luckily it was a balmy barmy evening ...
And Julie also looking very pleased with the First Prize ... but I look like I don't really want to let go of it! :o)
It was such a fun evening, thanks to everyone who came to share it with me - and to those who couldn't make it, I'll see you at the next KHC!
Yesterday was also the last day of my Grand Opening Giveaway ... but that's another story ... :o)xxx
ps - if anyone would like a better look at my Shiny New Workroom, please check out the original Big Reveal post