Thank you for all your good wishes for the fair I did in St Albans yesterday. Sadly it was a bit of a flop and I wasn't the only seller to not sell a single thing .... there were hundreds of people outside in the high street but the advertising was very weak and they just seemed to miss us up in the Old Town Hall. The visitors that did make it up the very steep old staircase were full of appreciative comments and some took my business card so the day was not totally wasted .... every opportunity to get to know people and showcase your makes has to be a good thing. I also made good progress on a crochet cushion cover while I sat there. I had a good spot with a lovely old fireplace behind me which of course I took advantage of. This is my daughter before she skanked off and left me because she was bored!!
Sunday, 27 June 2010
Friday, 25 June 2010
Wish me luck girls ..... I have taken the plunge and have taken a table here tomorrow .... hoping for a lovely sunny day with lots of visitors who will hopefully have a little bit of dosh in their purses.
You won't miss me I will be wearing my new red dress which I finished today ... I haven't made any clothing for myself for ages and really enjoyed making this. The pattern is an old 1993 sundress pattern from ME magazine which was in a bag full of similar patterns from old Prima mags etc which I got from Freecycle earlier this year. The fabric has been sitting in my stash and was purchased for a whole £3 at a car boot .... can't get thriftier than that!
Wednesday, 23 June 2010
Sunday, 13 June 2010
With DD1 and Ellie we set off this morning for two favourite boot sales and we were not disappointed. Ellie the wise old shopper found two lovely Care Bears and some more Baby Annabell bits (a pull along case and car seat) that she hasn't got and I found the Etch-a-Sketch, Piglet ice cream sundae dish and books for her.
I got three pairs of curtains ... Next Traffic Jam, some pretty floral gingham which are brand new from John Lewis and some applique cotton ones which I haven't photographed yet as they are waiting to be ironed.