The Crafternoon Sewcial Club Out now on kindle, paperback, audible and hardback!
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It's not that single mum Charlotte Newman is completely and utterly obsessed with crafting, necessarily.
Sure, she has balls of wool stashed everywhere like a squirrel stores nuts, and more needles than a tattoo parlour. But that doesn't mean she has a problem, right?
Finding herself between jobs, Charlotte fills her time teaching crafting skills at the local nursing home. Encouraged by how positively the residents respond, the possibility of a career doing what she adores fills her mind.
The first step towards that ambition is creating a crafting hub for the community – The Crafternoon Sewcial Club.
When a local charity announces a major knitting-themed fundraiser, Charlotte sees the ideal stage to put her new club firmly on the crafting map and drum up new members in the process.
Unfortunately, not everybody is on board with her vision for a crafting club, as it turns out. Indeed, some are even hoping to see Charlotte's dream come crashing down around her.
Still, she won't let a minor issue like that derail her plans…
To ensure victory, then, she'll need to rally her new members and ask her friends from the nursing home to get those needles clicking faster than a hummingbird's wings!
The Crafternoon Sewcial Club #2
The Crafternoon Sewcial Club’s going from strength to strength, although Charlotte Newman is far from resting on her laurels. And why would she? After all, she’s living her perfect life.
So, when a chance encounter highlights the sorry plight of parents unable to afford school uniforms, Charlotte was itching to develop a solution. And before too long, she’d initiated a clothing exchange programme christened ReCyCool.
Unfortunately, news of her fledgling enterprise was painfully slow to travel around the Isle of Man, with it in real danger of falling at the first hurdle. So if it had any chance of succeeding, Charlotte would have to arrange something spectacular to raise the profile and get the word out.
Then, after considerable deliberation, the solution presented itself, and the wheels of the island’s very own Sewing Bee competition were set in motion. And who better to help Charlotte host the hottest event in the island’s crafting calendar than Joyce, Beryl, Larry and the rest of her Crafternooners.
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The Crafternoon Sewcial Club #3
Following a hectic year immersed in all things crafting, Charlotte Newman was looking forward to a much-needed holiday. And the fact a few friends from the Crafternoon Sewcial Club were also tagging along was an added bonus as far as she was concerned.
But before she could let her hair down too much, there was some unexpected interest in her expanding crafting clubs in the form of a BBC news reporter, eager to record a feature about her various initiatives.
Hopeful this national exposure could be the catalyst to expand her community programme, Charlotte is, quite rightly, wanting to put on a good show for the cameras, ably supported by her wonderful members.
And once the news feature aired, the feedback received was overwhelming, with Charlotte’s dazzling personality shining through. So much so, in fact, that it wasn’t too long before a life-changing opportunity to host a major crafting TV show fell in Charlotte’s lap.
Unfortunately, there was also a major downside in accepting, as in doing so, Charlotte faced the prospect of having to relinquish much of her direct involvement in the clubs she’d invested both her heart and soul into…