Friday, 24 August 2012

Well, who would have guessed???

Well, would you credit it?  It's August Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK, we are attending a Craft and Garden Show at the National Trust Propery of Kingston Lacy near Wimborne Minster in Dorset over the 3 days and guess's raining!!!!!

Good old British weather,  just after we arrived at Kingston Lacy today to set up it started to rain a little, then it got harder, then it poured.  Getting our products from the van into the marquee in the rain was not much fun.  Luckily we have just invested in a range of lidded plastic boxes to store our stock in, so nothing got wet (except for Chris who was unloading the van).  Me......I just stood inside the marquee and took the boxes from her!!!

It's difficult to decide what to put out at some of these shows, as this one is termed as "Craft and Garden" we thought we would hedge our bets and put a wide(ish) selection, some garden stuff and some craft.  You just never know.

Anyhow, this is how our stand looked before we left it overnight in the marquee, hope its not too windy tonight! 

Friday, 3 August 2012

More new kids

Well, what do you know!  Playing around and experimenting with fabric is great.  I sorted out my fabric stash this week. I got it all organized, measured and cataloged, but then just HAD to do something with it.  Some time ago I had seen some lovely little fabric brooches somewhere, so I thought I would try doing my own variation on them.  Here is the result.

Once this was done, I moved onto bags.  I have been wanting to try making a reversible tote bag for some time now.  Well now I've done it!

This comes with its own removable embellishment/brooch

Here is the lovely Diana modelling

These may very well be going onto our new Etsy shop in the very near future!!!