The half term holidays and the clocks changing are often a trigger to start preparing for Christmas: baking the cake, making cards and writing your Christmas lists. Our members are ready to help you prepare for Christmas, so here are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing and help you get ready for Christmas.

Christmas Presents Wrapped in style
sweet chic baulble

Creative Workshops

Join Natalia Wilmott of My Billet Doux in association with Calligraphy Harrogate  for a Masterclass in Modern Calligraphy.

Learn how to write beautiful words and names for labels and how to wrap presents in style in time for Christmas.

In Stillingfleet, near York 6:30 to 9:30

Cost £80 includes goodie bag, sushi canapes and a glass of champagne. Contact Natalia on 07949240470 to book

Chocolate Making workshops 

Thursday 5th December is the day to join Helen from Sweet Chic at The Oaks Golf Club. Morning or afternoon course available.

Christmas Cake Decorating Workshop

Again with Helen from Sweet Chic - this time an evening event on the 12th December at Hornington Manor.

To book on either of these courses contact or Tel: 07983 604991


Card Making

If you are planning on making your own Christmas cards this year, Skeleton Leaf have some packs of leaves for sale in Christmas colours of red, green, gold and silver. Or select your own mix of colours. Skeleton leaves are easy to glue to card and are robust enough to use in other seasonal art projects, such as wreaths and place settings. Buy them here.


A family photograph makes an excellent Christmas card or a special present. Nikki Bowling has a studio on Clifton Moor and this year she has a brand new Christmas window backdrop, or alternatively use her woodland background.

She has an excellent offer of £75 for a photoshoot at present, so book in plenty of time.

Call Nikki on 07764 477071 for more information


Skeleton leaf Christmas pack
nikki b studio
soy wax candle advent calendar
Christmas stars


When the countdown to Christmas has well and truly started and an advent calendar is a must-have part of that countdown. If you are looking for something a little healthier than the chocolate variety, how about an advent calendar that is vegan and smells gorgeous, like this one from PQ Soy Wax Candles. Buy it here

If you are wanting to decorate your Christmas Tree with more sustainable decorations this year, you could look to PQ Soy Wax Candles again. Or you could buy these stunning handmade stars from LS Design. Made from fabric they are bound to make your decor stand out from the rest.


Both are available to buy from Fabrication on Coney Street whilst stocks last.

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