Another Handmade Monday blog and what an amazing week it's been
First and foremost...Greenways Cententary Craft Fair
Despite a few showers it was well attended, some of the organisers and volunteers were directing families with little girls to my stall, the headbands went down a storm and I made more than all of my previous craft fairs put together in 5 hours!
This was me all raring to go in the morning showing off the lovely plain white headband with white felt flower and pink button middle
And here's my stall
Which was lovely and bright so all the little girls came over to it.
Just thought I'd share some of the comments from the day:
1. Mum to child "do you want a headband?" Child "No not really I've got loads" Mum"But these are lovely have some bobbles then instead" Child "Ok then"
2. Girl about 12 to her friend "I'll buy these cute bobbles for my sister because they look like minnie mouse ones and I'll buy this heart fridge magnet for my nan because it looks handmade but not rubbish"
3. Mum looking at felt flowers with blue buttons on the middle "Just not sure about the buttons in case she can pull it off" Me: "Have a go at pulling it off yourself" Which the woman did and couldn't do "Oh well that settles it, you've welded that on"
If you read my blog last week you'll have seen that I was really excited that my local hairdressers asked me if I wanted to display some of my headbands in the salon.
She contacted me on Tuesday to say she'd already had interest from some of her clients and as she was having a 20 year anniversary event at the salon could I take some round this Saturday.
I was a panicked at first as my original plan was to take all the headbands I had to the fair with me, so had to split them out.
Karen the salon owner loved them when I dropped them off on Saturday morning and when I asked about sales and things she said she'd just put the money in a little tin for me. She isn't charging me anything to display the headbands there at all! But will be offering her some of the money I make as a thankyou as without her generosity I wouldn't have the extra sales.
This is one of the display stands that went to the hairdressers and totally forgot to photograph the other one oops! Think in total nearly 20 headbands went over so fingers crossed!
And finally...the Craft Room!
Four weeks after moving in I've finally been able to sort my craft room. Had a nosey on pre-loved on Friday and saw this table for sale for £15 and it's perfect for what I needed. So picked it up tonight and quickly put everything nicely in it!
Using the slide out surface for my glue gun to live.
Still a bit of work to do but at least it's functional!
Got more ribbon on order so shall be spending many an hour in there with my iphone's radio on me thinks!
That's it for this week folks as it's been mental, it's 10pm and I need to iron King Neil's uniform for work tomorrow and up early in the morning on my day off. Asda delivery slot 10 - 12 and got a friend and her daughter over for lunch and then up into the craft room to finish off the headbands I made at the craft fair and make a start on a felt wedding dinosaur...