Do you recall that Mystery Summer QuiltHelen from Hugs n Kisses organised way back in um January (cough cough) last year? I have avoided quilting this quilt. Quite frankly I could not decide how I wanted to quilt it - but I WANTED to seriously quilt it using patterns and free motion. It was kinda like a challenge for me.
I had every excuse under the sun not to do it and let it sit on my desk pestering me loudly. Finally, now I can do things when the little man is asleep and the market stall makings are not demanding time. Hurrah. I went solidly for about three hours last night. Have LOTS more to do (see I said seriously quilt!).
It is SO NICE to finally tackle my own stuff and things that I really wanted to do.
Wow what a great day! I was really excited but about an hour and a half before - the nerves started to kick in. Then I had my first sale and I was right. No one laughed at me - well actually Molly - who was back to back with me did but she was good value and kept me (an helper son in the morning) entertained all day.
Marita was opposite me so kept me full of smiles and support. Lots of other lovely store owners cheered me on and made me feel super dupper good about the stall and goodies. Thank you all so much! I will make a few changes and set out a little different at The Barn Market on the 5th of June. Lets hope this days is twice as busy!
I have plenty of stock I can now get back to doing my own thing which will be so nice for a change. I have my sisters pressie to finish (March - shame I know), a quilt to quilt (I have been avoiding for a long time) and another quilt on my table before I will even look in my bulging craft-to-do suitcase.
I also did the random generator drawing for last weeks Stitches and Craft Show mini collection - and what do you know Sonia from Sunday's child won! I will be meeting Sonia tomorrow as she will be having her stall there as well - how convenient is that (or is my generator bias to Tassie girls?)
As you know I have lots planned for the stall... and more I have not shown you... Do you think this loopy softies would be a goer as well? I am happy to make a few for the stall if you think they are a goer. Cute but will they sell for $15 - $20?
It was an EARLY day (3 am actually) and then a late arrival home. It was not as busy as I was expecting and there was SO MUCH goodness - it was a great flight/day out.
Here is a run down...
Kits to add to the to do list...
These are the fabrics I bought. Wool from Miss Jodie for this project and the red wool for a project in this book and LOTS of yummy scrummy fabric - my main purpose for the trip!
Had a go at all the make and takes sections - REALLY wanted to learn crochet - have got started - got to get the hold of the wool right before I graduate to the next step!
Patterns! Hats for boys and skirt for me!
I thought it would be nice if I picked up some goodies from the fair for my lovely blogger friends who do not make it to the show. Just leave a comment and I will draw the lucky winner this time next week!
It was SO GOOD to catch up with Miss Jodie - I nearly did not actually because... well... she is a busy lady and had lots of fans swamping her all day! I hope your mums eye is okay Jodie...
I am going to have my FIRST stall at Handmade Hobart market on 15th of May - I am lucky as Yarn and Kisses will run the stall spot on Sunday. Gives us both a chance to have a stall but not overwealm our families with a full weekend away!
I designed these bags - and I really like my final pattern. One more to stitch up and then I can get on with other goodies!