Sunday, 18 September 2016

Home & Vintage Brocante

My first time at this event or one like it. Had visited before as think that is a must.
Had a chauffeur to the event, such a treat as he did all the heavy lifting, helped me set up. All went well apart from said staff member throwing the pegs for my pricing labels across the floor, Hmm!

A really well organised event, the stallholders and customers were so friendly, a lovely atmosphere and looking forward to Guildford Cathedral Home & Vintage on the 29th October.

A first event in a very long time that I have been to where Handmade was appreciated, it was such a change. All the stalls had wonderful displays and Julia Langley the organiser was so helpful.

Well behaved dogs on leads were allowed, Lee said he could have brought Shiloh. Did try to explain that he would have rocketed through the hall demolishing anything in his way, so not a good idea. His tail is also lethal as always wagging at a rate of knots and he is a tad large.

Okay some pic's and website links to a few stalls.

View from the hall


Entrance Display

Heartfelt Designs, the red just pops

My stall, not a good pic as into the light

The hall is full of stalls

The hall was buzzing

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Sewing Quiz by Terry's Fabrics

How about some fun on a Sunday morning a sewing quiz by Terry's Fabrics, have a go and tell us your results. Don't wish to brag but got 15/15 and very happy, mind you am passionate about all things sewing.

Sunday, 11 September 2016

A week to go

Only 1 more week until my first event of the year, already packed just have to make my lunch and take some drinks. 

Love these large bags but do have plastic boxes inside them to keep stock separate but find easier than boxes.

Been poorly this week so not done much on the making front but scheduling a lot of things 'To Do' in the New Year. Started a scheduling journal for the months of Jan, Feb and Mar. Not just on the crafting front but Birthday cards to make, sorting all my fabric and making it easier to find lengths I know I have but cannot find. Finally going to clear the top loft and resort the small loft. May even schedule a boot sale, if can pluck up the courage to go. Might ask my next door neighbour who is doing the same big sort, if she would like to go with me, 2 are better than 1 after all, even if we take 2 cars. Have used Evernote as my planning schedule, fun and easy to use.

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Until next week when hopefully should have a far more interesting blog post, with pic's of all the lovely stalls

Sunday, 4 September 2016

A week of planning and prep

Have spent some of this week, well the last 2 days and all of next week prepping for my first event of the year. 

Set up my display at home first as a 4ft instead of a 4ft table. In some ways I prefer the smaller table. Spent quite a bit of time tinkering and planning replacement stock but got there. 

This week checking have pic's of all the items plus descriptions, prices and quantities to add to the paypal app. Must charge the card reader, that is a job and a half as a bit hit and miss.

Next week may do some more sewing or may not, depends how I feel just go with the flow. Starting up the wedding line again for launch in the New Year (blame Vicky). Whilst it seems plenty of time, not sure about you but I find the days just fly past. Only 112 sleeps until Christmas and I still have gifts and cards to make, eek!

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That's all folks, see you next week, have a good one