Monday, 26 August 2013

Matlock Bath Craft, Gift & Food Fair

Evening all,

Today and yesterday, I had a stall at the Old Methodist Church Crafts, Gifts and Food Fair and I had a really great, if not tiring time! Here's part of my stall:

Here's when people were just setting up before the made rush: 

And here's my Husband David's stall next to mine - he was selling Dolls, Teddy Bears and hand made Christmas Decorations in aid of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (#RNLI)

We had a good time, there were plenty of people through the door, it's free might I add, and we made quite a few sales. 

David and I will be there again tomorrow and then just I will be there until Friday. It promises to be an exciting week! Joolz and Nathan, the two wonderful people who own the premises and run the fairs, have experimented a little by opening the doors throughout the week, as well as just the weekends and from the last two weeks have found it to be very popular - and in demand, so that is why I am standing this week too. Must give it a try as I love Matlock Bath and the fair, so why not?! David is only able to stand with his charity stall (today and) tomorrow, so if you are in the area and looking for a few bargains, please come and pay us a visit. The RNLI are a non-government funded charity who saves lives at sea - every day. Please give as much as you can.

AND if you mention this blog post, to either David or myself, you will receive a FREE GIFT! Ohhhh can't be bad! :D

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Saturday, 24 August 2013

Mens Wallets and Unconventional Item...

Good evening all,

It's been a while since I last blogged. Do you have kids? Summer holidays? Need I say more..?

Anyway, I have still been designing and making up (in between sorting 'stuff') and I want to show you these:

I know that most of the items I make are predominantly for females and like the tin cans I made a while ago for men, I made these wallets too. My husband liked them straight away and that is why you will see 7, instead of 8! There is room for 4 cards (or more if you put two in each slot like in my purse!) and there is a large slot at the back for some notes. I made these purposely without any form of clasp, so that it will sit flat in the back pocket and not catch on the way in or out. I also made them using hard wearing upholstery material as I know they will be well used, and I lined them in black cotton. I really like them, what do you think?

I also have been working on something a little less conventional. This is a peg bag, but not as you know it...:

I call it an Peg Bucket! This developed from one of those 'we have a problem and need to find a solution' situations. My peg bag is the traditional coat anger style, that hangs side ways on the line, sometimes making it awkward to get to the pegs - and so I thought about it, and made this style where it opening facing you. :) Now, not only is it easier to get to the pegs, but also it clips on and off the line easily, it's sturdy and will hold many pegs, it can clip onto you laundry basket too if you wish and has a draw string closure to keep your pegs clean when not in use. Cool huh? Plus, it's pretty...

I have only made one of these so far, I'm going to wait and see what the reaction is tomorrow when I take it to the fair at Matlock Bath.

Anyway, that's all for now, have a great weekend.
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(C) FMN Crafts 2013