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Welcome to my blog! I’m Denise Bradley, owner of Copper Leaf Craft Cafe, event organiser, painting tutor, family crafting host, gallery manager & always the tea lady!  I’m looking forward to sharing my passion for all things creative & introducing you to some amazing, talented artists & crafts people! I hope it inspires you to get crafting & even come to visit our cosy little attic studio in the vibrant market town of Ashby De La Zouch! You’re sure of a warm welcome & to meet like minded people in one of our workshops. There’s always laughter, a good natter & a cuppa while we learning ! I’m proud to have realised my dream of creating  “The Arty Meeting Place” in Ashby where you can leave the outside world behind for a few hours to connect with friends & family through crafting. It was two years ago this very month that I had the “lightbulb moment” & decided to leave my job of fifthteen years as an art & textiles secondary school teacher to follow my dream. It’s been a wonderful journey so far, I’ve had a ball with lovely customers who have become friends & met some inspirational makers so I hope you’ll join me on the way either through this blog or by visiting Copper Leaf! Thanks for reading !  Let’s  Craft, Connect, Chat & have Coffee! Denise