Last week I wrote about my home town of Urmston, a small town in North West Manchester which is thriving again, after a spell of being suppressed by The opening of The Trafford Centre, one of the largest shopping malls in Europe.
One of the new shops to spring up in the last few months is The Purple Buttercup on Church Road. Owned by two sisters who love to craft & thought they’d use their skills and pass them on to other like minded folk. They have opened their shop at just the right time as Crafting has become a major pastime with old and young alike. TV shows such as Kirstie Allsopp’s Homemade Home & magazines such as Mollie Makes and Making, are testament to this and as with the trend for vintage, crafting looks as though it is here to stay.
As well as being a shop, where you can buy your raw crafting materials, Lee & Janis also run a series of workshops and crafting parties. These are aimed at a wide range of age groups and include, decoupage, paint your own pot, crochet and sewing classes.
My daughter Amber attended a party there on Saturday and I must say I have never seen a group of 12 year old girls so quiet, so engrossed they were in their craft class. As well as an hour and half of lessons, with all materials provided, you can bring your own party food or the ladies can organise food, supplied by The Barmy Olive Deli & Cafe across the road, which is quickly becoming another Urmston institution.
The party Room, which is separate to the main shop, giving you privacy and personal tuition.
Ambers finished pot, using decoupage