On Sunday, however, as my first show of the season loomed, I had crawling butterflies in the stomach! You know - that feeling you have the day before going back to school after the summer holidays. (I'm speaking as an ex teacher here, not a pupil!) All day was spent searching for all those crucial table cloths, clips, and various display bits and bobs which I had blithely scattered around the house, the loft and the shed a few months before, intending to spend a day 'rationalising'. (Obviously I hadn't!) What did I used to take? Where was my hat stand??? oh and I'd better take some things to sell too!
Fitful sleep - what if people don't like my new designs? Have I packed my sewing stuff? Forgotten to print workshop list - do it while you eat breakfast. You've got the picture.
I'm delighted to report that of course, everything went swimmingly, and I've had a great couple of days. I'd forgotten how much I enjoy craft shows, particularly at Wells next Sea. It's a really nice tight community of fellow makers. The buzz of talking about your work is wonderful, and I greatly appreciate all the positive feedback. And of course, nothing can beat the feeling of total strangers handing over hard cash for something that you've made!!
.. and to one of my new bags ..
Luckily I'd taken a photo of this one (the only one I had snapped!). My new design purses went down well, as well as new flower shapes. (Of which I have no photo's yet!)
Humming and buzzing, I came home last night after a fabulous meal with friends in Wells (thank you Cecilia and Baz) and restarted The Blog.
Tonight, after being inspired by a customer who makes lampwork beads, and after at least two years of procrastination, I have very nearly opened an ETSY SHOP!!!!!!!.
Just got to hit the 'Go on, you know you want to, press me and it will all be real' button.
(After I decide what to write in the really boring sections on terms and conditions etc)
The MoJo is BACK!!