Sunday, 18 November 2012

Family weekend

Just a quick one this morning as the family is all together this weekend, for only the second time this year. As they're still recovering from going out for a drink last night - the 3 brothers legally having a drink together for the first time! - I thought I'd jump on the computer.



I did my first Christmas  craft fair yesterday about 16 miles away which went pretty well - couldn't not do the first of 3 & knew I'd be off early & back before they new it ;) Above is some new work I made last week, heart decorations & a new design of a star card & more doves from fabric paper which I designed last year. There's a cuff on the left I made from some bitty fabric I found tucked in my WIP drawer & a purse from the piece of fabric I just made, using the rest of it for the hearts - there are a couple of hearts there from other bits from that drawer.


 A couple more of the star cards, 'scuse the reflections - what, take a pic before I bag them up while the car engine is revving to go? Cuffs were the name of the game yesterday - great for gifts & small enough when travelling to see family. I'll be making a few more of those this week ;)


An overall pic - I decided to loose the tree that displayed he decorations - too bulky & I don't think people realise the decs are for sale despite the size of the price tag! I did sell one tho - they smell deliciously of French lavender, still smelling wonderful, even tho I asked my friend could I cut it back 2 summers ago on holiday there. When I did this fair in the summer my profit was £4 & quite despondent I was, but yesterday my target was 'a reasonable weeks shops worth' & I achieved it. Delighted I am. The boys were impressed, didn't think I'd get THAT much!


Despite them making a lot of happy noise when they came home last night, it's a wonderful feeling to have them all here & as this rainbow outside my French windows this morning proves, yet again, this is truly my pot of gold.

15 comments:

Heloise said...

Have a great time all of you. I love your hearts and the star cards are wonderful. The stall looked great, good that you did so well.

ju-north said...

Congrats on good sales! and your view is to die for!

Beverley Baird said...

That rainbow is lovely~
Glad the sale went well. The hearts are especially gorgeous!

Su said...

Well done on your good sales, your stall looks fab. Nice rainbow too!

Connie Rose said...

Wonderful display of beautiful work. Congrats on the sales -- hope the rest of the season follows on. Your small framed pieces look really great! xo

Nellie said...

Oh! What a wonderful week-end you are having, Emma! The time to have all the family together is very special. Enjoy!

sue said...

enjoy your family time Emma - it sure gets harder to get them all under the same roof at the same time once they leave home isn't it? Your stall looks so pretty - I am glad the market went well. It is nice to be rewarded (financially!) for all that effort!
x
sue

Iz said...

So pleased for you with your sales! You really have a definite "style" now, and your table looked great with everything all together. I love the star cards, and of course your view and the double rainbow...

Rustic Vintage Country said...

Yep, congrats on your sales! Sounds like a lot of happy hustle and bustle there. Send my loving vibes out to that magical place where you live. Suzy x

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Fab table, I love your puffed, stuffed hearts...xox

mano said...

it's wonderful to have the family in the house! enjoy this time!
and congrats to your good sales!
have a great week, dear emma!
:-) mano

Suztats said...

Love the hearts, the doves, and the star cards!
Wonderful to have the house full, isn't it? Hope you all have a marvelous time together!

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Emma. Your wares are lovely so I'm glad to hear that they were a success! I really like your cards. I especially liked the shoe in the previous post--waiting to see it finished!
best, nadia

underatopazsky said...

That's great news on your improved profit! And I love those hearts. :o)

Linda said...

Emma your stall looked fantastic ...I'm really pleased it went so well for you; its what you deserve!
And that photo is a winner...well caught :-)
xx