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.
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