I don't believe that it was Wednesday that I last posted! That was a very busy but lovely week off work...buried in my craft room, the space around me becoming smaller and smaller by the hour..emerging only to hug the hens and make the meals..lol, I am exaggerating of course, but all the hard work last week paid off, as I had an incredibly successful craft fair yesterday!
For reasons of time mostly, I only do two craft fairs a year now (both in support of the same local Hospice), but over the past few years I still seem to have built up a some regular customers..and if any of you are reading this, thank you for all your lovely comments and for liking my cards and art work enough to buy some!
For the first time in a long time, I didn't just take cards...I made some sewn Easter gifts, some wooden hanging decorations and took some of my mixed media art wall hangings. Most of the decorations and all of the wall hangings sold - I was thrilled! I am also amazed at how many people keep pet chickens close to here too..there was lots of chicken talk yesterday and quite a few cards and gifts with a hen theme sold!
Of course, as always, I meant to take some photos of my stall and totally forgot! Before the doors opened and after setting my stall, I was catching up with some of the other stall holders: there are two ladies who are always my 'neighbours': one sells knitted items and the other earrings and it's great to have a chat and a laugh with them through the day. Then as soon as the doors opened people started coming in and after that, taking the photo went right out of my head. It was also lovely that so many of our workshop ladies stopped by - in fact one was helping at another stall - and also some of my office volunteers. At the end of the day, I was very tired and hoarse, but it was all worth it!
I did however photograph all of my new designs and gifts (except the plaques, all of which have already been posted on here), so I have quite a few days of posts ready to blog!
So, to kick off...an Easter card made with one of Mo Manning's fabulous digi stamps..
I do love her quirky and fun images, which are a delight to colour and for this one, I used both Promarkers and Flexmarkers. The card is 7x7: for the patterned paper, I chose Graphic 45, Secret Garden and matted and layered with purple card from Paper Mill and yellow adorable scorable by Hunky Dory. The flowers are all die cut from Spellbinders dies and the eggs are actually little wooden embellishments covered with the papers and painted over with glossy accents.
That's it for today friends, I do apologise for not visiting you for a few days, but I caught up with you all earlier this morning (I hope!).
I hope the sun is shining where you are, we were out early doing all the things we had to do and visiting family...my next craft 'must do' is prepare for this week's workshop!
Enjoy the rest of the day,
Love and Hugs,