Monday, 1 March 2010

Uncharted territory


I'm feeling a bit wobbly, a bit nervous, but at the same time very excited at the moment. On Saturday I'll be having my very first stall, here:

Thanks to Celia for making the poster bloggable!

If you're anywhere near the northern side of Cambridge on Saturday, it should be a worthwhile way to spend an hour or so! Google Maps knows where Swaffham Prior is if you're not sure.

In case the clothes alone are insufficient to tempt you, you should know that the lovely and talented Emma Silverpebble will be there selling her irresistible jewellery, as she and her friend Andrea are the brains behind the venture. Also coming along will be Celia with her gorgeous prints, a local basketmaker, a ceramic artist, and more.

Mind you, there is the issue of what to sell. I'm in the middle of a sewing frenzy. This is about a third of my in progress pile - the house is in a state and the worst part is I can't shout at anyone else about it because it's all my mess.


I've been doing lots and lots of little felt appliques - which I shall photograph and show at some point, but this is one of the simpler projects I've completed, to give you an idea.


*I* like what I'm making, so I guess that's a start; I just hope someone else likes it too or my friends and family will be receiving books and purses for years to come ...

33 comments:

  1. Best of luck on Saturday! If I didn't live so far away, I'd pop over.

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  2. Good luck! Like Two Hippos, I'd come and see you as well, if Australia wasn't so far away!

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  3. I wonder if I can get over and back in the morning as Norwich are playing at home that day. Blast. Love that plant pot cover.
    Good luck if I don't make it.

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  4. Well I like what you are making too! Good luck, bit far for me to travel from N Yorks

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  5. that is lovely and i wish i lived nearer as i would definiely pop in!

    xxx

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  6. Congrats on your very first stall, I am nervous and excited for you lol!. I would be out of my mind with nerves. This is a good sign though, it means you care about your things and how the things you make are perceived by others..

    When I browse stalls I often bypass stalls that look shabby, like someone has just thrown them together without a care in the world. Or the stall holder has been watching you flit around the room.. *shudders*

    Mum rolls her eyes when I beeline a stall, she knows I am going to be oooing and ahhhing at all the wonderful things on display all pretty. Then I buy, buy, buy LOL!

    The main reasons I buy from a stall is that they are unique, affordable, they are displayed wonderfully where you can touch without getting a feeling from the stall holder that if you touch it you have to buy it (I am a terrible toucher for things). If the stall holder is being over pushy I will move along, I don't like to be rushed. I like it when the stall holder is patient and happy that I am interested in there things. They answer questions that I ask and maybe chat a little. That's what I like about stalls.

    I am a few hours from Swaffam (I have to travel for crafty goodness). You never know I might be able to make it there and I will say hello to you. If I can't I wish you all my best and please tell us how you get on with lots of pictures..

    (sorry it was a long post, I got all carried away with excitement)

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  7. Hello Dottie Cookie - I will be there, I will keep an eye out for your cute felted items and will say hi. I MUST NOT look at Emma's items however as I have already bought something from her and she is in the process of making 3 other items for me - ooooh i hope I can resist buying any more :-o I may have to wear some blinkers just so I can trot past her stall and not buy anything ! Good luck, it will be fab I am sure. Swaffham Prior village hall is such a lovely building with a nice atmosphere. The churches there are gorgeous too (yes there are two), mind you I was married in one so am slightly bias :-)

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  8. Oh how exciting! Best of luck. At least you'll have Emma for some moral support. Love the little pot cosie. Very cute indeed.

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  9. Oh, good luck! Sounds like you'll be in the very best of company -enjoy it (and put wine in the fridge for collapsing with after).

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  10. Good luck! I love the plant holder.

    How will you resist all the Boden goodies? I've heard only good things about their sales.

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  11. Oh, it's as charming as can be! But I am sure that any one of us adoring bloggy fans would swoon over leftovers if you had some. >;-D

    Have a wonderful time! Take pictures!!

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  12. Oooh how fun! I sure wish I lived over there -- I'd drive from afar! Hope you guys have a big, successful day!

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  13. Good for you! I'm sure you'll do really well.

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  14. I'm sure it will be brilliant and you'll do really well. I only wish I was around and not working all day on Saturday!

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  15. Love that little flower pot jacket - it makes my think of Bill & Ben :-)

    I've just booked a (hopefully) sunny holiday - so the lovely summery Boden things will be very very tempting indeed.

    See you Saturday - must go, I've lots of cutting and sticking to do after yesterday's printing frenzy!

    Celia
    x

    PS An egg box makes a great till ;-)

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  16. hello again. Just to let you know I have nominated you for a sunshine blogger award, the link is over on my blog.
    R

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  17. Good luck, it sounds like lots of fun!
    I shall be with you in spirit as its quite a long way to go to get back to Birmingham for 5pm (and only using public transport!)
    x

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  18. If only I lived closer!

    You will be fine, just remember to take lots of change, carrier bags, business cards and an order book as I am sure you will do really well!

    Good luck

    Vanessa x

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  19. I like what you are making too by the looks of things! I hope it goes really well - I just wish I could come along!!! Lucy x

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  20. I like your things too! good luck for saturday x

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  21. Lovely! I wish I didn't live all the way across an ocean. Any chance you'll start an etsy shop?

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  22. Oh, Good luck, wish I lived closer so I could come. Hoping all goes well. Jane x

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  23. How exciting, lots to tempt the buyers in and you make such lovely things I'm sure your stall will be busy. Have a good day!

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  24. oooh, good luck.

    Boden Sales are supposed to have very good turnouts, so it sounds like a winner!

    x

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  25. Hope it's a big success. Think you should make loads of those chocolate marshmallows on sticks to sell. Just joking. Sort of.

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  26. Hope your excitement outweighs your nerves. I'm sure it will be a fun day and you'll sell lots though I do agree with Ali that it might be a good idea to have a large glass of wine afterwards! Good luck with your makes this week and on the day itself!

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  27. I hope you have a really good day on Saturday - I am sure you will do well - I love the little applique - really sweet.

    Pomona x

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  28. Ooh how exciting - I hope you have a fab day and sell out!! If not, get what's left into an etsy shop so we can all buy it :)

    Good luck!

    xxx

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  29. All the best, I just love the burlap cover! I'd love it if you'd drop by my international crafters blog linking party on sunday (thru Tues) @www.creativejewishmom.com
    hope to see you there!

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  30. Oh I wish I could come! I'm on football duty tomorrow, but I wish you tons of luck, hundreds of happy shoppers all with bulging purses and a nice sunny day to attract the crowds.

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  31. Wishing you all the best and much fun! Can't wait to hear about it... Happy Weekend ((HUGS))

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  32. Hope it went well for you Val ... I bet you're absolutely shattered now! x

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  33. I hope it went well. They'd have to be nuts not to like the things you make.

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