Monday, 26 September 2016
Thursday, 22 September 2016
If I only knew ahead what sort of things people wanted to buy I could concentrate on doing those. I have been told that there will be other jewellery makers and card makers at the fair. I am quickly looking for a USP* and I think it is going to be quality goods with a few quirky makes thrown in for good measure! So quality/quirky!
When (or if) you go to craft fairs, what things catch your eye? Are you looking to buy for others or to buy for yourself? Is there anything you want to buy but can't find? I would love to know what you think.
*unique selling point
Tuesday, 20 September 2016
The designs inside the set are simple, making use of ready made embellishments and pre-printed cards. I could of course spend a lot of time making beautiful and intricate cards but time is money when creating for the craft fair.
I had such fun creating this set although it took me best part of a day!
I think I will make another Christmas set using purples and blues as a theme and then I will start on something vintage inspired!
I hope your week is going well!
Sunday, 18 September 2016
One of these days I will take the time to have a proper look inside the house. I am so lucky to have such heritage and history on my doorstep.
Friday, 16 September 2016
I'm making steady progress creating items to be sold at the fair. Keeping busy is helping to take my mind off it! It is one thing being shy and another to put yourself out there among strangers. I really wish I had someone to take with me for moral support but I'm a big girl now!
Have a great weekend!
Wednesday, 14 September 2016
I am making some cards with wintry messages but they are not overtly 'Christmas'. I love my wooden block hare stamp and have stamped it with black paint and used iridescent glitter over the top. The card is only small; about 4 x 4 inches, and I am hoping to offer a wide range of tiny cards!
The fabric behind the card is cream velour. It is beautifully soft and I am hoping it will add a decadent touch to my table.
Thank you for all the suggestions of what I could sell at the fair. I have heard that Downton Abbey inspired jewellery is popular as are chokers and tiaras!
Monday, 12 September 2016
Seven of us turned up to walk together. The problem from the outset was that three members of the group (including the organiser) wanted to walk in order to keep fit so they walked at a fast pace. The other three members of the group moved a lot slower, meandering and taking in the scenery. I was a bit like piggy in the middle wanting to keep up with the front runners but wanting to get to know the ones at the back and take some photos and observe nature too. I think next time I go (Sunday mornings) I will hang around with the ones at the back. The aim is to walk about 5 miles but I still have a 2 mile walk back to home! I shall be either very fit or very worn out by Christmas if I keep it up!
After I parted from the group I took the chance to take some photos. As I was about to take a photo of the lake a heron* swooped down and landed on an object on the island. It was quite comical how he stared me out showing me the vast expanse of his wings. He gave me a front view, a back view and even a profile! He was determined to photo bomb what ever I was trying to take a picture of.
* The heron can be seen right in the middle of the picture.