Thursday, 28 May 2009

Cirencester corn hall

Is a lovely venue for a fair. We didn't do as well as hoped but will go back as it was so nice. Quite a distance though, it took 2 hours to get there but I didn't get lost - pretty good for me as I usually do.

My little rainbow baby showing off my latest creation. It also looks really good on adults!

Before and after!

My two lovely girls modelling knitted hats before felting..

And after!

Knitted on biggish needles and washed in the machine for 20-30 minutes. If I forget about them they go smaller (hats, not girls)

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Audlem was sunny!

Hurray! It wasn't what we expected though, more a sort of carnival without the floats. Met some nice people, including a woman writing a book about knitting on circular needles, which I do a lot of and looking forward to seeing it.
Tomorrow I am venturing south to Cirencester to have a try at a home and garden bazaar in the Corn Hall. It will take a couple of hours to get there, but a friend has had a stall there and it has been good for her, so fingers crossed. I would love to make more complicated pieces - aran or fairisle, and find the right people to buy them. They will take many hours and so will be expensive, which is putting me off a bit as I can't afford to have too much stock which makes people gasp at the price!
Off to finish a blue and white jumper for a friend's little boy, photo will follow soon.

Sunday, 24 May 2009

Audlem music and art festival tomorrow

And there's a severe weather warning for rain! Hopefully it will be later in the day.

Monday, 18 May 2009

Looking for more fairs

After another day at Much Wenlock when we made a loss we've decided to spread our wings a bit and try other fairs - off to Cirencester next Wednesday to have a go at a Home and Garden Bazaar which has been a good event for my friend Cushion Penny! Long way, but I'm good at getting lost and will have plenty of practice I'm sure. Will update the listings in a day or so when dates confirmed.

Friday, 15 May 2009

On becoming a blog follower

It's great! Trouble is I'm not knitting, but reading other people's stuff is fascinating. I've made 3 felt hats since Thursday though so my hands are happy with the break. Well back to the reading...

Friday, 8 May 2009

Bank holiday weekend

It was a bit breezy this May bank holiday, we needed lots of weights to anchor the gazebo down! We had a bit of a disappointing weekend at Berrington Hall, a national trust house in Herefordshire, where we only sold little things (like Colin's new range of bookmarks). We made the stall fee back, just, but people were really looking, not buying. I'm exactly the same though so can't complain!
Clun Green Man festival was on the Monday, which was great. I've gone as a punter most years but this is the first visit as a stallholder and I loved it. Lots of lovely people, lots of cold wind. Several folk asked if I had mittens - in May!!
Back home knitting woolly hats to felt as I sold 4 - only one sunhat though :(

Beginning to think about our adventure later in the year when we head for the South for a few months to try our luck there. We've booked some promising-sounding hand made craft fairs as we get a bit fed up competing with bought in mass produced stuff, so fingers crossed.

Next job is a website of some sort, or an online shop like Folksy. As ever I expect it will take me weeks...

Cake in the oven smells cooked, must go!