Sunday, 24 January 2010

The Sun Shone . . .

Yesterday, the sun was shining and everything looked lovely and bright and shiny outside so I had to take a photograph to remind me how it can look in better weather! This is the view from the side of my home, looking out towards the moor. I think that's my father-in-law's sheep in the foreground!

The mystery of the 'Oatcakes' continues and I still haven't found out who the kind culprit was who left them on our doorstep the other day. It wasn't 'Auntie N' after all as she called round at the weekend with some of her own fabulous homebaking and I offered her one of the chocolates that she 'didn't give us' - which gave us a laugh. I'm sure we'll find out soon who the kind sole was.

I got a lovely reply to an e-mail I sent on Saturday regarding this year's craft fairs. The one I attended in November was run by a lovely and talented couple who kindly let me have a stall even though I hadn't been able to attend much throughout the year. The Town Hall where the fairs are held will most likely not be available this year (due to renovation work), but he assured me they would find some other venue and that I would be very welcome to attend.

Pheeeew, what a relief - I was really pleased to be offered the chance of the odd stall here and there and it gives me the incentive to build up some stock, knowing I'll be able to display my wares at some point(s) in the year. Great to be able to communicate with a craft fair organiser like that and get such a swift and courteous reply - my faith in craft fairs has been restored, hooray! Even if massive sales aren't always guaranteed, it's nice to meet people and talk about what you are doing.

Leading on from that, I thought it might be nice to have some of my 'tweedie' creations in a British online marketplace site (other than my own website), so I'm considering resurrecting my poor neglected 'Folksy' shop which I never got time to devote any attention to and had to abandon because of this. As I'm now hoping to build up stock I think it might be fun to have some stock here and share the 'tweedie' love! We'll see how that idea pans out in practice - best laid plans and all that!

Sorry, overly long post - thinking aloud again! Have a lovely, relaxing Sunday :)

5 comments:

janet said...

If the oatcakes were terrible tasting...good luck locating the culprit. If they were divine...I left them for you ;-) Just teasing!

Tweed Delights said...

Mmmmmm - they were very divine Janet! :)

june at noon said...

Thanks for sharing the sunshine. I needed some of that today; it's been really gray and rainy all day. Sounds like you've got great plans for this year!

Jennifer Rose said...

maybe the sheep learned to cook? ;p

OfficeTYPE said...

Looks like you live in such a nice spot! :)