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  

wool cushion

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 😉




New Outlet

I popped into Dartmoor Chapel Crafts yesterday to collect my work. We have closed for a few weeks and will reopen on the last wekkend of October then stay open each weekend til first or second week in December. Until then my crochet will be available at Kooky Nook , a lovely new shop just opened in Okehampton. It was The Artful Rodgers – who also sold my work – but they ceased trading due to other commitments. I came straight from the chapel to this shop so had all my crochet with me. Took it all in so Kate, the owner, could have a rummage and pick out what she would like to sell. Well, she wants it all!! Great 🙂

The only problem is that I don’t have any animals available, but I will make one for Kooky Nook as a demo then I can take orders for more. Where I am going to find the time is another issue!!

Meanwhile, its a beautiful morning and am waiting for a text from husband to go and pick him up on Dartmoor – he has been camping the last two nights. Rather him than me, its pretty cold trhought the night now.

Don’t forget, its a total eclipse of the moon and also a supermoon – so the moon is passing through the earths shadow and will turn a blood red and it is also at its closest to the earth so will appear much bigger. Shame we will have to set the alarms for 3am Monday to see it! Next one isn’t til 2030 something so try and see this one 🙂

Exeter Here I Come!

Sunday May 3rd is getting closer so pop it in the diary, Inside Outside Craft Market down at the quay! As well as my crochet there are another 29 stalls including my friend Cher of SiaSar, who makes very sweet childrens clothing. There is also jewellery, cards, candles, soaps, textiles and art…not forgetting the live music and face painting 🙂 It is under cover so come even if its a bit wet and support your local crafters.


But wait… another small, yet still worthwhile event on May 2nd in Okehampton is happening at Rockin Beads, a shop that sells fab beads and lots of lovely yarn, definitely worth a look (I hear there is cake too :))

rockin beads

If you do come to the Exeter fair, please say hello, would be lovely to meet you 🙂