Monday, 8 March 2010

I Shouldn't Be Here I Should be Crafting!!!

I have been neglecting my blog the past couple of weeks and i shouldn't be here now but the lure of the computer was just too much! I just had to jot down an update of my exciting life!!!
I've been quite inspired the past 10 days to craft. We have booked Milton Keynes and forked out our £360 for our stand and, with that in mind, have worked our fingers to the bone to have tons of stock so as to make our fortune!! well a girl can hope can't she. It's a lot for our tiny little hobby but we are both risk takers and we think it's worth the gamble. So that's the main reason for not blogging. I've been getting up at 7am, sorting the boys, going to work and home to yet more cutting, sewing, stufffing and everything else a crafter does until 2am most nights. It caught up with me at the weekend and i'm slowing down a bit now just putting all the finishing touches together. So the fair is Thurs to Sunday this week. Nerves and excitement all rolled into 1 emotion at the moment.
Other news.
We did a craft fair yesterday in Coventry which has caused a stir amongst the stall holders. I sort of knew it was going to be a disaster straight away when we found our table in the back corner up against a wall as the organiser hadn't understood our requirements for wall space to put up our back boards for displaying the memo boards and wreaths. So we had to change our layout as there wasn't room for pulling the table out. Then our neighbouring stall arrived, who was selling clothes, and very kindly set up his clothes rail so it covered half of the front of our table. Anger built up inside but before i could unleash it he decided to move to a spare table which was a no show stallholder.
So the event began and we all waited. And waited. And waited more!!! I wouldn't like to guess how many people actually turned up but probably no more than 20. And 8 of those were friends of a stallholder near us who had come to support their friend. Now i know how hard it is to get people through the door but when you find out the organiser used her facebook page to advertise plus some posters round the hotel, that incidently needed a magnifier to read, then you tend to get very angry. So angry were most people that they started packing up an hour and half before the fair was due to finish!! We sat there looking around at a half empty room and pondered on what to do when i got a phone call from my sons father saying he was waiting for an ambulance as my son had broken his ankle on the football pitch, so our decision was made!! We immediately packed up and left and counted our blessings that 3 stallholders had purchased 3 of our larger items and so we had made profit.
At least we still had plenty of stock for Milton Keynes!!!!!

So back to my son. Xrays showed that it wasn't broken but damaged ligaments. But boy does it look bad. Very very swollen and turning a lovely shade of green today. And to add to my busy life i am now his servant!!

As well as everything else i joined in the spirit of the secret easter bunny thread on craft forum and have been given my bunny to create a present for. It's weird as when i first saw the name i got really excited thinking i love this persons work it will be easy. But as i thought more about it i thought their stuff is really classy and how does mine compare. I guess it's all about a little self confidence and as someone said we all know how much work goes into things and we would all appreciate something that was just made especially for us. So with that in mind i made a decision on what to make and will get on with it immmediately after the weekend.
Wonder who got me!!!!!!

Lastly for tonight i must acknowledge that i have been awarded 2 sunshine awards for my blog which i am chuffed to bits with but, at present, have not had the time to paste the award or indeed pass on the love! But i will, AFTER THE WEEKEND!!

So that's my catch up. Photos and weekend write ups definately will be done next week. Possibly some earlier nights as well plus catching up reading everyone elses blogs.
So much to do with so little time to do it in.

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