Bank Holiday Blues

It’s ok, am not going to get the guitar out and sing about my woes! You wouldn’t hear me, so I will type them instead!!

I did have a pretty awful day at the Fete. Much of it was to do with our typical British holiday weather, yes, it rained nearly all day 😦 If it wasn’t for friends and my inlaws popping in to make some purchases, I would have sold next to nothing. Have to say, I was disappointed by some of the other stalls, one next to me was selling tat you find on a general market, I thought this was an artisan/craft fair? Still, I guess the spaces needed filling and there is nothing the organisers can do about the weather or getting people to spend. It was certainly the most organised fair I have been to with plenty of advertising. It was also the most expensive!! But they need that to do all the advertising…..

In light of this latest disappointment, I think I need to give up on these fairs, it really is not worthwhile. Though saying that, there is usually a large Xmas affair at the castle in Bude, Cornwall so maybe just one more?

I will, over time, be placing items in my Etsy shop. I have also set up another Facebook page called Naturally Looped which I shall use to show of all my work made from natural and recycled fibres, so please have a look and give me the thumbs up 😉

Heres a pic of the cushion cover I made using wool from sheep grazing on Dartmoor. The cream is from  The Dartmoor Yarn Company  

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I am very chuffed with how it turned out and slightly reluctant to sell, but it is available for £55 + p&p

Well, after a scorching hot yesterday, our weather has hit its default button, grey!! Husband has the day off so we will head into Okehampton for brunch, mmm cake on the menu I hope 😉

 

 

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Finished…next!

Well, that’s one cushion done

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Just bought some lovely yarn from Rockin Beads and am now starting my next cushion.Going to have to pop into the shop again today to pick some beads for making my next project (pic to follow). It really is a fab shop and the choice of yarn has expanded since a delivery of Bergere de France products last week (a range of different yarns in great colours). The owner also sells gorgeous beads, some of which are made by herself.

I have a day off today so hoping to crack on with the next cushion in between walking the dog, doing the shopping, cleaning the house and if any time left going to a local embroidery show 🙂

Unfinished Business

Crochet never stops in this house – its a shame my husband can’t help!

I am half way through a crocheting cushion…

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Also nearly finished another wreath…

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I think next  on my list is some jewellery

It’s all go!

It is also our busiest time for the day job of gardening so I’m expecting a lot of yarn filled evenings ahead so I’ve got plenty of stock for the Exeter fair 🙂