Now you see them . . .
. . . now you don't! I made these two little zipper purses literally the day before my craft-fair, really because I wanted to have some fresh designs on display and I'd been wanting to use this lovely cupcake fabric against some classy herringbone tweed for a long time. I was pretty pleased with the result and a lovely lady at the fair was too, as she bought them both - I was so pleased as they were very much 'hot off the press'! Delighted :)
There's a lot to be said for keeping your stall fresh and updated - this was one of the reasons I was a bit wary of this last fair - I've been so busy with retail outlet stock-making that my other stock was falling behind. Funnily enough the items I loved making, the new scrappy flower brooches, the zipper pouches and some pendants, sold pretty well. Pheeeeew! Have to say I'm relieved it's over and I'm looking forward to a much more relaxed week though :)
Here's a pic of my stall, which really needs some more fabric hanging at either end - I knew this, but hadn't got round to doing anything about it - ooooops! The camera never lies, hehe :)
Also, I don't know why I hung my bunting over my 'tweedie' lettering!! Never mind, I'll keep this photo as historic evidence and make some improvements next time. I decided to take a selection of smaller items this time, so everything was 'on the flat' so to speak - but it worked fine as I had a reasonable variety of work - I won't win any prizes for display though this time round! I think I was a little tired this week, so I'm quite pleased I managed to do the fair at all : ) And, heck, people were actually buying stuff - how cool is that, hehe!!! (The local music festival definitely helped with that!) Thanks Hebridean Celtic Festival! (even if I didn't manage to see any of it - boo hoo!)
Here's what I was doing to pass the time in between customers . . .
I was so glad I had taken something to do - personally I don't always want to interrupt people while they're browsing my stall, so it's nice to keep your hands busy with something.
Here's the finished flowers - I have to be honest, I made a mistake with the pattern, but I'm calling it a 'happy accident' and I quite like how they've turned out . . .
They'll make an appearance on 'something or other', no doubt!
All in all, the craft fair was a success - I didn't do quite so much mingling this time, too tired!, but it all went well, with good sales. What more can you ask for? This week I'm looking forward to a much more relaxed holiday-mode time with the boys (who seem to be turning night into day, at the moment!). Perhaps a little more crochet and some fun crafting - I'm cutting myself a little slack, in other words, hehe!
Have a lovely week - 'speak' soon :)