Monday, 31 August 2009

Show and Tell Monday

Craft Fair Saturday at Petersfield, Hampshire got set up early, as usual, this gives me time for a cup of coffee before the rush. Now that was where the problem started, no rush, no customers in fact very slow, which was a shame, did some good networking and had time to talk to the other stallholders. Picture of my stall, normally the stand is on the table but a bit too wide for this one, so thought safer to stand on the floor.

Megan (friend) collected all her wedding order, only 2 weeks to go and she is getting excited. Below is a pic of the finished wedding invitation and the order of service.

I have done a brochure which Megan is going to take to the florist when she drops off the petal baskets and keeping my fingers crossed they like what they see and may put some more brides my way.

Every year both Christmas and Birthday's I am tasked with finding gifts for my MIL's bff's. For their Birthday's this year I made a towel and flannel set with their initials embroidered onto the borders and now for Christmas. Joanna Sheens Country Diary CD Rom has turned up just in time, from one of the stationery designs I have made a box of notelets and envelopes, they all enjoy writing to friends and family so hopefully can put these to good use.

I plan to use some of her designs in fabric collage cushions and wall hangings later in the year.

Have a good week Ladies and remember to check out all the wonderful MMP blogs.


  1. Caroline

    I'm sorry that the craft fair was slow, I know how much hard work goes into preparing.

    The invitations are awesome. The florist can't help but love what you created.


  2. Hi Caroline,
    Your work is really pretty. I hope all goes well with the florist. Have a great week.

  3. All shows have been slow from what I hear. We have a big one coming up in a few weeks. Let's hope the holiday season will bring more traffic!

  4. Have my fingers crossed that the florist is as in love with your things as we are! Your stall looked lovely, so sorry the fair wasn't what everyone had hoped.
    The wedding invitations are quite elegant and I really like the note sets you did up. You are one talented lady!
    Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings

  5. Lovely items!!! So sorry the fair was so slow...but am glad you got some networking in. Maybe at Christmas time?

  6. The craft shows seem to be getting slower every year. It is such a shame! The invitations are very pretty.

  7. Hi Caroline,

    Sorry that the craft fair didn't had much visitors, but hope you had a nice time networking with the other crafters! Love your stationery sets! They're so pretty!

    Pei Li

  8. Caroline, Everything looks so lovely. What a shame that traffic was slow. The wedding invites are gorgeous. Love the note sets too. How lucky are the people that receive your gifts! Hugs, Tedi

  9. Hi Caroline.. All of your new projects are just beautiful. I love your work and attention to detail. I sure hope the next fair does much better for you. They are alot of work, but the networking is very good!
    Have a great week, gail

  10. Hi Caroline.
    So sorry about the slow customers at the show. I have a show coming up in November. I'm hoping for a good turnout. It's hard to tell.
    I love the invitation. It's beautiful. Hoping you get lots of orders from future brides!
    Love the note cards as well. They always make such nice gifts.
    bunny hugs to you,

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