19.8.08

Fairs and spaghetti legs

My first craft fair for the season is over and done with, I have two to go in September and I really hope there will be more people than we had at this one. The place was great, the table was huuuge (and provided by the organisers), it was rather cheap, the weather was fine, but there were no customers. And those are quite crucial for a successful fair... But I got some new contacts and a few sales + I learned once again that you need to have a lot of small stuff to sell when you sell at fairs. So I am making reflector brooches for the next show. I have an idea that I think will look rather fun!
The beginning of Autumn is my favourite time of year, I love the fresh air, the smell of mushrooms and the soft sun (except it's raining today). What I don't like is the traditional flu that moves into our house one week after school has begun. So it has this year too, big E is home with a fever and my legs are aching. So the poor souls that are waiting for their custom orders will have to wait a little longer, I am just not up to it when I'm feeling like spaghetti. Hope you are all healthy!

I call the art quilt Autum in the park. The bright trees are appliquéd on 100% linen, with a raw structure that makes such a fun contrast to the bright trees! It is free motion quilted with Sulky from Gütermann. Sulky is the 100% cotton machine embroidery thread that I also use for my appliqués. The quilt is in the shop.

17 comments:

karen said...

sorry to hear you are feeling unwell, these things always creep back in when the kids go back to school. I think everyone saves their germs on purpose! Your stand looks great but you look as if you are really cold. Put your feet up for a while!

Katy said...

Yuk, I hope you feel better soon!
Your stall looks fantastic, as always!

Gina said...

Really hope you feel better soon. Your stall looks fabulous - wish I could have visited!

Anina said...

I hope you feel better soon. And I hope the next fair will have more people.
The little quilt is adorable.

Jolly Good Yarn Girl said...

Hi there
I have just discovered your site - it all made me feel happy here in rainy old England. I'm adding you to my Blogroll for therapy!

nicolette said...

It really feels like Autumn! I keep on thinking seasons have swapped places! Maybe we will have snow in September!

Hope you’re feeling all a bit better tomorrow and I love your market stall and the quilt!

A Girl Called Dallan said...

If you can't sell stuff at a fair, nobody can! Your artwork is a family favorite here in Washington State and Texas, USA. Please keep up the good work!

Hope you feel better soon.

painted fish studio said...

oh how i wish i could have been there! i wish you the best in your upcoming craft fairs.

fall already? i live in the northern part of the u.s. but thankfully we won't see fall for another month...

periwinkle said...

hope you all feel better soon and good luck with your next fair.. lovely quilt
lisa x

Veronica TM said...

congratulations on your first fair of the season! i like all the positives that came from it.
i love that new quilt, you are always an inspiration.
hope you feel better soon!

Jacquie said...

sorry about the lack of customers. they don't know what they missed. love the new quilt. my prints arrived today...i could barely contain myself. i was going to make myself wait until my birthday, but i just couldn't. they are gorgeous. thank you for the cards too. i'll put pictures on my blog when i find the perfect frames. i can't wait to share these with all my friends. thank you.

smoothpebble said...

Oh, and your display looks so beautiful and cheerful. Too bad we all don't live there or you might have been writing a post about how you were stampeded by greedy bloggers! Sorry about the lack of customers and the flu.

amandajean said...

craft fairs can be tricky! I hope your next ones are more successful. and hope you all are feeling better soon!

Ruth's Place said...

Hope you feel better soon! I love the look of your table at the fair, hopefully the next one will be more profitable, but you can never underestimate the impact of networking and making contacts :)

Luciana said...

Hello,
I admire your work since a long time ago, and everything that I know about it (for me) is simply perfect. I just love your miniquilts and the "love" I see in details you make. Thanks to be an inspiration for me - and, I believe, some other artists too.

Lesley said...

Your table looks so bright and inviting and I just love your Autumn quilt.

There has definately been an Autumn feel in the air this past week. I love this time of year :)

xxx

Ella said...

Very beautiful!!!