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We had great fun at our friendly, informal Create and Craft event on Saturday 21st January, in Jewels, Bedford Square, Houghton Regis.  People of mixed abilities used embossing and quilling techniques to make cards and pictures, and children had lots of fun creating cardboard characters, making cards and playing in the toy corner.  It was well attended by a variety of local people from Houghton Regis and had a warm and positive atmosphere.   People enjoyed chatting and making things over a cuppa, and we swapped jokes and lighthearted banter which contributed to the lively discussions.

The age range of people who attended was two years up to about 75 years young so we had fun mingling across different generations.  

Some of us were giggling as we started to attempt the ‘quilling’ as we were rather inexperienced, but at times we found it easier to produce the intricate-looking patterns with our fingers rather than using the quilling tools!  I surprised myself by managing to produce a flower pattern which I made into a picture of several blooms, and two ladies who attended achieved very artistic-looking cards with abstract designs containing colours that really popped.  A gentleman ‘quiller’ very quickly got the hang of it and produced a picture containing embossing and quilling elements.  I plan to purchase more quilling tools to give us even more choices about what we want to do for future events, so watch this space!

Rachel Honeyford

I work by providing a safe, confidential space where people can bring their feelings and thoughts and work at their own pace. My aim is to be supportive and compassionate while helping people see aspects of their situation they haven't already considered. I aim to adapt my approach to every unique individual's particular wishes, needs and circumstances. For example, I offer the opportunity to work creatively and/or look at past experiences or how someone thinks and feels in 'the here and now'.

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