Just to say i'm home and ever so happy to be so.
Had a lovely weekend and met so many wonderful people and so many bloggers too on all three days. Its been great to meet each and everyone of you, and Pam, Sara and her mum also that don't blog... everyone was lovely.
Kat, Michaelle, Janice, Kate and Lola were all there on the Friday and wish i had been free to talk more. Next time im going to try and get a helper and be free to natter more.
I've done really well and reached the target of sales i was hoping for to make it worthwhile, so its boosted my confidence loads. Ive applied to be back there for the Christmas show and hoping i can mange to have a bigger table, plus more time to work on my display and its layout which i really should have thought of more. But for a first fair i'm really pleased all went well.
Friday morning setting up seemed to be going well, but by 11am i kind of started panicking i wouldn't be ready. I'm shocked how long it takes to set up.
At that time i realised id never get the table ready and needed to get to the bank to get my float. Luckily Bob from Country Contrast legged it there for me just in time. Thank you so much Bob! I really don't know what i would have done without that help.
I can laugh now but at 11.45 i still wasn't ready when Julie from Bellabelle Dolls came to say hi. The second i saw her smiling happy face i burst into tears. There i was on the floor trying to get all the packaging packed up in boxes while everyone else was ready with their tables looking beautiful, and without Julie and her calm and cooling influence i'd never have made it in time. We got there (well more julie while i cried) with 5 mins to spare! She didnt have a clue what was what but in seconds it all hit the table. Thank you so much Julie and for also having to suffer my boxes under your own and Jains table for days,
I didnt have time because of all the above to take the photos i'd love to have taken so apologies i have nothing to share.
I shared a table with two absolutely fabulous ladies from New Zealand. I don't think i could have been placed with anyone as nice as the two of them, and God did they make me laugh the entire weekend, taught me so much and also made feel so comfortable to be sharing so closely for such a long period of time. Could have trusted them with my life too. You meet people in life you never forget and the two of them i will never forget. I was sad to see them go at the end.
I still have quite a few minis left and will list them on etsy in a few days. Will let you know via this blog when doing so.
While away my eldest son Francis who is 18 decided he would take up art again, and for some strange reason he dedided to draw Gordon Brown.
I think it's wonderful although not sure why Gordon Brown influenced him so much.
Here it is:
Tomorrow i will take some good photos of what i bought for myself from Jain of Giddy Kipper. This photo is awful and promise to take good ones in the morning with natural lighting.
I have always wanted to own a family of mice made by Jain and rushed there on Saturday morning to buy the mum and dad. Just need a toddler and perhaps a baby to work on a a little house ive wanted to make for so long. I have an egg house i want to convert with the mummy mouse washing and baking apple pies, the daddy mouse doing some kitchen repairs and the toddler being naughty upto something he/she shouldnt.
The mum mouse holds the basket i will fill with apples.
Sadly with my packing and the weight of everything the ear has broken on the mummy mouse, but luckily i can fix it without the join showing. It broke my heart when i unpacked them to show to everyone at home. My son Patrick loves them and thinks they are amazing. I'm so proud to own them too having always wanted them.