Well after lots of deliberation and questioning my energy levels, I went ahead and booked a stall at the Morningside Makers Market. It was a good day and lots of friends & family came to visit but I am not sure I would be in massive hurry to do it again. I have since discovered there is a vast amount of craft fairs which donate to charity. I think this a much better way of ‘doing your bit’ and meeting lovely crafty folk. The kids enjoy coming along too, so lots of reasons to carry on with the craft fair angle.
I recently took part in the Colinton Market Place, the proceeds go to Fresh Start an Edinburgh based charity which helps homeless people. It was a really busy day and the customers were so nice, lots of local Colinton ladies who were very encouraging about my range of stock. I passed on 20% of my takings to the charity, it is good to know that it will be spent locally.
I sold lots of my hanging hearts which started off as a pincushion and are now really just for decoration. They are made out of a few bits of Amy Butler & some old fabric that belonged to my mother-in-law (a pretty red ditsy pattern).
The sproglettes have been staying with the aforementioned eager grandparents whilst husband & I went out on the randan last night so I used my rare quiet Saturday to make a few more dresses and brooches. The brooches have been on sale at Avery Homestore in Edinburgh. Jo called me to tell me when the first one had sold, it was the tartan ribbon with green wool button version. A lady had chosen it for her Westie to wear on Christmas day, not quite the customer base I was expecting but I am happy if the Westie is happy!
The Burberry Bexy Dress has now been finished after my new Singer sewing machine arrived. It is so much better than my wee old red banger. I am sure ‘old red’ will enjoy her new home at Avery Homestore in the haberdashery display area.
After a day of creating & nursing a mild red wine head, I decided that my button collection needed to be sorted. I’m not quite sure where to start.
If you are a koumpounophobe then don’t look at the following image!!! Actually, come to think of it, if you were then you probably wouldn’t be looking at my blog anyway. Any suggestions on categories for sorting buttons then please let me know.
Here is an image of the dresses I have finished this weekend. The 2 on the left are ready to go on sale but the top & the Burberry dress have been stored away by Olivia’s Auntie Katie, for Christmas. Very cute having your aunties old clothes turned into outfits. The Bexy dresses are £15.00 each for either ‘off the peg’ or made to order from your own fabric. Please remember if the garment you provide doesn’t have enough cotton, it isn’t a problem. I can add from my collection of fabrics.
Finally, I have finished Lyla’s birthday present. I will make her sisters dress tomorrow. Lyla is 5 years old, her sister Eden is 3 (next Saturday) and Bexy is 1. The dresses fit all of the girls at various lengths. It looks great with jeans, leggings, tights or even bare legs (in Edinburgh, in the summer???)