Phew I am shattered! I have made more pretties in the last week or so than I have have ever made. I thought it would be nice to have a little table at the Summer School Fair. Now you clever people would be very good at doing your organising, making your pretties, working out your costs and the like well in advance of your fair. Well moi, organised nada, gave myself 10 days or so notice before the fair and then as some of you know went on a mad making frenzy, fell out of love with my sewing machine many times, and had moments when I NEVER wanted to see a piece of fabric again.I am happy to say it was all worth it :) Here are some of my makes.
Handmade all things pretty 'business' cards.
Personalised children's tote bags.
Personalised photo frames.
Children's drawstring bags with handmade bookmark and sweeties.
Happy hearts :)
So, the day of the fair came, and I enjoyed setting up my table.
Thank you so much for all the encouragement and support I have recieved, I am very inspired my many of you, and you have all helped me believe in myself and it was lovely to have people want to part with their hard earned cash to have one of my handmade pretties in their home. I very much enjoy making pretties aimed at the children's market, I love playing with pretty fabric, and maybe this is where my talent lies, making for babies and children, who knows. I have decided to have an overhaul of my blogshop as many mummies were wondering if I had an online shop and liked the idea of being able to order handmade personalised gifts for children's birthday's etc.
So, I would say the day was a success, I recieved many personalised orders, the bunting was a favourite, I think I am quite competitively priced, I have seen many personalised buntings for sale in shops for £25.00/£30.00, I would never pay this for my children, though of course I am yet to really sit down and work out my costs. The hearts went down well, especially with the young boys who bought a couple for their 10 year old girlfriends ;)
I have a pencil booking for a fair in October so hopefully, have given myself plenty of notice to work out all the things I should have worked out for summer one LOL.
I would say though the highlight of the day was seeing people walking with one of these in their hands, my all things pretty bags. Thanks to Lesley who managed to get me my pretty bags, packs of 10 for under a £1.00, and also to the lovely CS ladies who I have come to know so well at my favourite CS, who got me the pretty raffia.
Thank you too to the wonderful Lissy Lou And The 2 Little Boys for her wonderful giveaway I won, it was a delight to unwrapp everyting.
Beautiful and gorgeous smelling chocolate candles that smell of the most wonderful, well, chocolate.
A beautiful handmade in England jug.
Some delightful dolly pegs, place setting holders and a pretty washbag.
And some fantastic scrap booking goodies and stickers for the children.
Thank you so much Lissylou, a very generous and thoughtful giveaway. I love it :)
I believe thanks are needed too for the lovely invitation I had.
I am very honored, but have to decline on this occasion from sheer tiredness I am afraid, I would most probably be asleep in the lovely rocking chair underneath the apple tree, and if awake I reckon on me slurring my words, no, no, no, no, no not from the Pimms, but from lack of sleep !
Do have a lovely time and have lots of fun :) Can't wait to hear what you all got up to.
I have found a lovely gem on freecycle, a beautiful old sewing box piled high with goodies, some of you know my love of butterflies so to find the pretty butterfly lace inside was a lovely little treat. You never quite know what you are going to get with freecycle but when I saw the sewing box, I definately went home skipping.
I think it is really sweet and in my favourite colours too.
Righteo, have to remember it is Father's Day and need to go and have some fun :) Hope you have a lovely day, thinking of those of you, who, like me, for very different reasons, don't have your fathers around at this time.
Have a lovely week.