Friday, September 23, 2011

Create Society

Last Wednesday and Thursday was the Edinburgh University Societies' Fair, a chance for all the freshers (or returning students) to sample, and sign up for, many of the university's hundreds of clubs and societies. Naturally, Create Soc had a booth and, naturally, it was the best-looking one. It's hard to see from this photo but there's a strand of fairy lights wrapped around what we fondly referred to as 'the delicate structure'. We didn't have the space or time or funds to set up all our elaborate booth ideas, but people loved it and it represented the DIY nature of the society perfectly.

Free giveaway candy lovingly wrapped with a flyer containing all our contact and meeting information (wonder who came up with that time-consuming idea?!)

We are a joint creative-writing and crafting society, and our booth reflected that, with one side dedicated to journals and fiction-writing books and pens dangling from ribbons, and the other side dedicated to samples of some of last year's crafts and a small percentage of my craft books.

The two sides are organized and run separately, and the crafting side is Carly's and my creative platonic baby. We rescued it at the beginning of last year from its near defunct state and built it up through laborious planning, teacup by teacup (oh the horror!) to a weekly 'chill out, eat homebaked goods and listen to some nice tunes while we provide all the materials for you to make something awesome and learn something new and make new friends' atmosphere. This year it's bigger and better than ever and we're so excited for where it will lead...

Our first session of the new semester - decoupaged initial frames.

One of my favorites of the day, I wish I knew who made it!

A wee bit of stress showing on my face here... but we pulled off our first meeting like pros!


To all my fellow Edinburgers, come along and join us if this is something you'd be interested in! Writers meet every Monday from 7:30 - 9:30 pm in Teviot Middle Reading Room (but I couldn't tell you much about what they do) and crafters meet every Wednesday from 4 - 6 pm in Pleasance Cheviot Room. For more information read our blog, find our Facebook page, or email us at!

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