The Cushion & Cake tearoom closed in 2015. This is an archive of all the news and events from 2010 to 2015. You can view the old tearoom website by clicking here.

Archive for January, 2012

Happy Crafters

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

What a great start to 2012! The little tearoom has been bustling, it has turned into a lovely little weekend hub and the New Year Crafternoons have been really popular.

I’d prepared four sessions on Sunday afternoons, each around a different area of craft starting with paper then fabric, print and finally a Valentine special. These images are from the fabric session where we made fabric yoyos, pom poms out of old silk scarves and rosettes to make an end product such as brooch, corsage or hair ornament, whatever took their fancy.

Next session on the 5th February is Print. We’ll be printing by hand and making a wonderful tote bag. I’ll get the images up as soon as it happens!

Glamping

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

For Christmas my partner Stuart bought me a book on Glamping and promised to take me for a glamping break at any site I liked. Not wanting to travel too far for just a short break, there are a few cool sites in Scotland.

These ones are based in the Scottish Borders called Roulette Retreats and are old fashioned gypsy style caravans decorated in beautiful jewel colours. Just big enough for two.

And what about these?! Look at the bed! It is like the one Santa and Mrs Claus sleep in in the Santa Claus The Movie. This one is at a site called Lochhouses. Can’t decide. Which one should we visit? Maybe both!?

New Year’s Resolution

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Happy New Year to all! I hope you’re looking forward to all the exciting things to come in 2012. Have you made any New Year’s Resolutions? I don’t normally but I think this year I shall make a few.
I’ve been so busy just learning how to run a tearoom since opening that I’ve not had much time to really enjoy it. This year as things in the tearoom tick over a bit more naturally, I’m going to make a big effort to try more crafts myself, take more photographs, blog more about exciting projects and appreciate all that I have.
So after a busy day in my tearoom today working on a new window display and repainting my floor I’m re-inspired and looking forward to opening again for business on Thursday. I’ll take some pictures of the refreshed tearoom when I’m back in tomorrow and show you what I’ve been up to…
If you’re back to work this week I hope you are as excited as I am at what this year will bring.