Itty Bitty Craft Workshop 10am-1pm Saturday 25th March

  • The workshop will be relaxed, fun and creative! Astra has planned out the activities so that everyone can make customised, personal items that look amazing and professional!

    • Create your own handmade personal reminders to smile
    • Have fun & make friends with likeminded people
    • Learn some of the amazing science behind positivity & happiness

  • 3 hour workshop:

    • Create an inspirational keepsake charm of 20 quotes
    • Irish linen wall banner with your own unique design
    • A 21 day gratitude journal
    • Short talk by Astra on the science of positivity & happiness
    • 25% discount on all Itty Bitty products bought on the day
    • Refreshments and homemade treats

    We’ll help you to choose a focus for your keepsake charm, then you’ll select the quotes, collate them and choose your bead colours. We’ll demonstrate how to bind the charm and secure the beads (similar to our book bind), then you’ll finish creating your own, very personal collection of quotes.

    The Irish linen wall banner will be provided blank for you to string up and embellish. We will have a wide range of words, symbols & graphics for you to work with, once you’ve created your own unique design, we’ll help you heat transfer it permanently onto your banner. Completely unique & one of a kind!

    Astra will give a short talk about positive thinking/gratitude and happiness. She’ll cover a few of the less known effects of positivity as well as fun and easy ways to incorporate positive thinking into our busy lives.

  • Our craft workshops are held at the awesome Blick studios, Hill Street in the Cathedral Quarter, Belfast. See background picture in graphics! It has a great vibe and is the perfect mix of relaxed & professional.

    There is on street parking on the surrounding streets and since it’s a Saturday that should be easy! If you don't mind a short walk google maps can point you to a number of car parks & the train stations.

    Please note the workshop space is on the third floor, and unfortunately the building does not have a lift.

    Please arrive at 9.45am for some refreshments before 10am start :)

  • Some general comments from the past positivity workshops I did with teen girls and their group leaders:

    • 'I thought the workshop was really uplifting and a very positive experience for the young people. The girls left that day feeling on top of the world!! It was also a really good bonding experience for the girls, because the activities involved working together, this helped to facilitate the beginnings of some positive friendships'. - Group leader and social worker
    • 'Fantastic, Informative, Your love of the topic & passion really shines through you. Keep sharing the love’ - Group Leader
    • ‘I really enjoyed the workshop it made me really think about my approach in life!’ - Group leader
    • ‘It was very inspirational and put a smile on my face, especially the things people wrote about me and quotes, thank you!’- Participant
    • ‘You can walk out with your head high’- Participant

    When asked what specifically they took away from the workshop:

    • ‘Happiness doesn't rely on success’ - Participant
    • ‘The importance of happiness before success’ - Group Leader
    • ‘I learnt that you don’t listen to everything you see on the media’ - Participant
    • ‘Do not let success determine our happiness’ - Participant
    • ‘A lot of people now think you need to be successful, have a good job, nice car etc to be happy and from this workshop I learnt otherwise’ - Participant

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