Monday, 8 March 2010

A grand day out

You know what? You're fab, you lot. The lovely good luck comments spurred me on through a week of stupidly late nights and a sinus infection and sewing my finger more than once (only a machine sewer can know the pain of being whacked by the needle holder when you fail to get your foot off the pedal at 1am. Still, at least it wasn't the overlocker.)


The sale day went better than I could have ever hoped. We had a sunny day, a hall full of daffs, GORGEOUS stalls (and I somehow didn't spend all my takings - yet), delicious Boden clothes, and a steady stream of visitors.

My stall came together, and I managed not to spike anyone with bamboo canes or stab anyone with a needle. I even made some custom requests for hair elastics and clips on the spot which was a very special feeling, and I have a couple of orders to fill. Yay!


So, to say thank you to everyone who left me good luck wishes, and to say sorry for not replying to everyone individually, I'm having a retrospective giveaway. I've drawn a random name from the people who commented on the last post, and I'll make for you one of my covered notebooks with a little picture of your choice on the front. To remind you of the sorts of things I make, here's a reminder:



And the winner is ....

Lucy Locket!

Lucy, I'll be in touch to find out what you'd like on your notebook.

Now it'd back to the reality of a neglected house and a pile of ironing. Ah, well!

40 comments:

  1. Congrats to Lucy...and thanks for the fun, DottyCookie! Your stall looks lovely and all your stock sooo charming and tempting... So very, very glad it went beyond your dreams--hooray! Well don... :o) ((HUGS))

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  2. Oh, I am so glad it went well! I was thinking of you over the weekend.

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  3. Wasn't it fun - I almsot forgot I felt tired!

    Your stall looked fantastic - and success well deserved after all that hard graft.

    Good to see you again.
    Celia
    x

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  4. I'm so pleased it went great for you.. I'm glad it was all worth it in the end.. I think that now you have done it, the next one will be a breeze xx I didn't make it (I'm pretty sick) but you were in my thoughts, I kept saying to my mum, 'I wonder how Dotty is doing with her stall?' I shall have to tell her it went all fantastically for you.

    Congratulations Lucy xx

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  5. Lucky Old Locket :-) Well done on a good market day Missus D.C.

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  6. Wow your stall looks fantastic! I am even more annoyed I missed it now after seeing those photos :-( Are you all doing another one later in the year? Do you sell on-line at all? sorry questions questions questions ....

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  7. Yipee! Congratulations to Lucky Lucy! Look like you had a great day out -- WooHoo!

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  8. Good to hear it went well. When's the next?

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  9. So pleased it went well and congrats to Lucy! Those notebooks are beautiful!
    Rachel x

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  10. congrats to Lucy - what a lovely surprise! So glad to hear it all went well!

    xxx

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  11. Well done Lucy, and Dotty your stall looks brilliant. I love the toadstool design, but they are all beautiful. Jane x

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  12. Lucy will love her notebook.
    I use the one you made me in my 'projects' knitting bag. I put the details of the pattern I'm working on in the book and then the whole thing is portable and I'm not losing bits of paper everywhere. Love it!

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  13. I'm so glad you did well! It was such a lovely weekend too. Your little notebooks are just lovely - lucky Lucy!

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  14. Oh WOW!!!! I have just shocked the whole family with my SQUEALING!!! Thank you so much for picking me!

    I was calmly reading your post, feeling really pleased that your stall had gone well, wondering who was the lucky duck that had won your retrospective giveaway, thinking about how much I prefer retrospectives, and not expecting for one moment that it would be me so it was a truly fantastic surprise! I'm so delighted!!!!

    Am I really allowed to choose the design too? If so, could I pretty, pretty please have something like the toadstool? I've realised that I am starting to get a bit of "a thing" about gnome-homes and toadstools lately!

    Oooh! You've really made my day!

    Thank you again Val! Lucy xxx

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  15. So glad it went well! Congratulations to Lucy Locket too.

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  16. howards.carlings@btinternet.com

    Just a thimbleful....

    Really sorry I couldn't get there as something cropped up. Do let us all know when the next one comes along. Mmmm, Boden clothes.....

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  17. Glad it all went well, and well done lucy locket!

    Just added the last of the red heart goodies for sale on my blog...please go take a look xx

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  18. Well done, Val, so pleased all your hard work made for a successful day!

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  19. Your stall looks lovely!. I love your embroidery too. So cute. Lucky Lucy! A x

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  20. You're notebooks are beautiful! Glad all your hard work paid off.

    :-)

    Emma

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  21. glad it all went well. Let me know Ghen the next one is as I'll really try to make it.

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  22. So glad the day went well, your stall looks very jolly with the flowers.x

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  23. Yippee! So glad it went well - everything looks so lovely!

    (Better not show that mushroom to Eurolush...)

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  24. I'm so glad that it went well - well, appart from sewing your finger, that is (ouch). Your stall looked really lovely

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  25. Oh wow! I've missed a few posts! Your table looks lovely and I am so pleased for you that you did so well. I adore that little pot plant cover. So cute.

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  26. Your beautiful work (and you ;-) deserve all that good attention! So very glad it went well for you.
    Blessings,
    G

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  27. The covered notebooks look gorgeous! So glad you had such a super day. And hope your finger has recovered--I know just how that feels--ouch! K x

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  28. so glad it was a sucess, hope your finger is better x

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  30. I'm so glad it went well for you,Val. Excellent news. And well done Lucy - those little books of yours are gorgeous. x

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  31. Wish I was nearer so I could have popped in to see you. I love your little daffodil pot covers, too sweet. You must have sewn your little fingers to the bone. I'm so glad you had a great day!

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  32. So glad things went well at your sale. Your are so sweet. Good luck with the custom orders. Do you have an Etsy store ?

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  33. Yes yes yes, your blog is just soooo wonderful and gives me a lot of energy!

    A footprint from Sweden by Agneta

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  34. Sounds like a runaway success - well done! Hope your fingers have recovered.

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  35. Congratulations!

    It looked brill and your note books are just so very beautiful. I loved the Toad Stool needle work you did a little while ago, I'm ever so impressed that you have the patience to work on so many very tiny things!

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  36. How exciting and congratulations to Lucy Locket. It's good you enjoyed it. It means you might do another. :)

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  37. Sorry it's been a while! I'm so glad that the sale day went well and most importantly that you enjoyed it. Shame you have to come back to the reality of housework!

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  38. I am glad that your sale went well - and I hope you don't have to spend too much time ironing!

    Pomona x

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