Thursday, 28 February 2013

I am fast disappearing ..... and a 'gift-away'

I am fast disappearing .....
..... under a mountain of fabric, thread and paper.

The cottage is too.
Almost every available surface ...
...  is piled with bunting, bunnies, hearts and unfinished projects.

Sewing, making, pricing and packing.

Scarcely any time to read my favourite blogs
Let alone pen a post.
Or, do much else really ... 
... other than prepare.

For the Country Living Spring Fair.
The weeks are speeding past at an alarming rate.
The fair looming far too fast coming up very, very soon
Three weeks in fact

How did that happen???
Where did the time go??!!
Frazzled? … Yes, a little.
Getting into a frenzied state of disarray excited though
Occasionally, need to take time out from needle and thread.

 To bake.
Or walk.
To play with Dilbert who vies for my attention by using handmade items as missiles and his little kitty toys.

He loves that.
Or, I go and talk to the girls.
They are always happy to stop digging for a quick gossip.
Or to set their henny world to rights.

Before I return to pricing
And packing

And all those laborious last minute jobs that seem to take forever.
That only those who make and sell can truly appreciate.


I hope that you can pop in and say hello if you are there.

The Country Living Spring Fair 
20 – 24 March 2013
Stand 137a


''A Gift-Away''


The Country Living Fair 
Wednesday 20 - Sunday 24 March 2013 
 The Business design Centre Islington
(the nearest tube is Angel)

The Fair plays host to independent designers, small producers and craftspeople from across the British Isles.

If you would like to attend I have two pairs of fair tickets (one pair per winner)  - not valid on Saturday -  and two pairs of Gala Evening tickets for the Wednesday evening 6.30 p.m. and 9 p.m. to 'gift-away' 

To enter the draw just leave a comment (state whether you prefer day or gala evening tickets) and I will pick the winners on Sunday 10 March.


  1. Lovely little makes. I have been looking for the latest copy of Country Living but haven't seen it yet.

    1. I got my copy today - look out for the articles on wall paper and The Beauty of Brocante - you will enjoy! Thank you for your comment.

  2. Ooh YOU have been such a busy Bee! How absolutely lovely every thing looks..YOUR stall will be DREAM, I am sure! Could you enter me please and thank you! I think the day tickets would be best for me! ~With kind thoughts....Maria x

  3. Absoloutley gorgeous makings have been going on have been industrious!
    wishing you lots of sales at the country living fair...
    Just leaving a comment for you as will be unable to attend.
    Daisy j

  4. All of your stitching and making will most definitely pay off ... EVERYthing here is just gorgeous!! Won't be attending the fair, but I would've loved to stop to say 'hello' if I were closer :) Hope you have a lot of fun at the show and can put your feet up at the end of it all! Wendy :)

  5. It all sounds so very lovely and your creations look marvelous - I love the vintagey button cards - they are adorable.
    I wish I could go but it's a bit too much of a hike for me, so I wish you the best luck in selling lots and having a wonderful time!

  6. Lots of goodies and what a fab pile of Linen!
    Hope you have a splendid time at the fair... maybe one day I'll be up to going to London again till then you'll just have to enjoy it for me...

  7. Pick me, pick me!
    Sam x

  8. Love Dilbert - he looks as though he's primed and ready for a game.....would love to go the show, daytime best for me please!!


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