Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas 2013

Merry Christmas Everyone
From my tree to yours...
Merry Christmas from the frog fairy too.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Craft Show Display Improvements!

I did the last craft show of the year a couple of weeks ago and made some improvements to my display!  I decided NOT to take my camera to the show (these were taken with cell phones)...I know not why I made this stupid decision....it would have been so useful....I forget that when I apply to craft shows they require photo's of your display....a show that I am applying to next year want 10 PHOTOS!!!!!  I could have done with some more detailed pics of my display...oh well!

Anyhooo I painted the wine crates and I love them white!!!  
2 coats of primer did the job....I didn't even use paint ...ran out of time!

Trust me to miss the first 'T' in my shop banner!!! 

Thanks goodness my handy dandy helper captured it.

A close up of the right side of the booth....it was a U shape.  This had all the bibs, blankets and burp cloth sets.  Should have added a piece of white fabric or foam board behind the bibs hanging on the lines!  Next time!

Close up of the blankets....remember these pics are cell phone pics

Left side of the booth.  All the other stuff I had for sale. 

Close up of the Christmas items I had for sale

There are still areas I want to tweak but it was less cluttered than the previous craft show partly because I had a much bigger space!

I still need to add some more height....items at eye level are supposed to grab customers attention more!!!  And I'd like to insert some shelves within the wine crates too!
And maybe some more backdrop to detract from next door.

Bibs sold the best.....so I think I'm going to focus more on those and work on de-cluttering and not selling as much other little stuff.   I had a lot of stocking stuffer items which really didn't sell so well....not sure if it was the people and the location or what?

Anyway, you live and learn and see where there is room for improvement!!!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013


I think I might still get as excited about a snow day as I did when I was a child!

I remember one year our bus driver ploughing into a massive snow drift on a narrow Yorkshire Dales road, you know the kind that is lined with drystone wall and if you meet another vehicle someone has to back up or squeeze up to the wall.  Well we were immediately stuck....I don't know what the bus driver was thinking!  We all had to walk back to the village and mum made homemade soup and we spent the day with snowball fights, building snowmen and jumping off drystone walls into 8 ft snow drifts!!!  Ah those were the days!!!!

Now I probably won't do any of the above today but it definitely looks like I won't be going to work if the snow keeps coming down at this rate (like the weather people say it's supposed to).  I have my coffee, the fire blazing and a whole stack of sewing, packaging and organizing to do!

I started writing this post yesterday.....then the snow stopped and I had to go to work....so much for a snow day  LOL  But it still looks beautiful outside!!!!  And best thing is I took all these pics by sticking my head out the front and the back door!    :o)