Thursday, 11 December 2008

Blurry

This is how my eyes feel at the moment.
I've had my head down working for the weekend and am pinning my hopes on this Craft Market


I should know from experience that they are never what you hoped for so on monday brace yourselves for a dejected Dogdaisy and a full etsy shop.
Actually I put some tweed brooches in my etsy shop last week and have sold two already!
I had another 'idea' two nights ago, that I would make some brooches from just velvet, small and precious like sweeties. No tweed, no silk,


I intended to make 20 this morning but only did 10.


I have been so focussed lately on the craft fair that I have onky just realised that all over blogland people are sending and receiving presents .
I haven't had any time to make presents to send but I have been so lucky to receive one from one of my very favourite bloggers Green Phoenix.
I had been e mailing a friend who has just lost her Mum and was saying that she must be feeling terrible at this time of year, when we always remember lost loved ones, which got me thinking fondly of my father. Then she told me about her mother's cat who had run away from his new home, and she had had to take him in, which her own cats didn't like.
And then I opened my post and found this...



..all wrapped in purple tissue paper inside was this heavenly little creature


and when I turned him over he has the same name as my dad!
Which is funny and lovely and sad all at the same time.



Needless to say I am absolutely thrilled.
Thank you so much Nichola.
Please have look at Nichola's blog not just the cats, because all her work is exquisite.

My work is in a heap in the hall..well that which is finished is anyway.




All I have to do now is make 10 more brooches, 6 little purses and some more tweets, which I hope to hang from these branches drying out on the radiator, which have yet to be painted white.
Last episode of Littel Dorrit tonight.

23 comments:

arlee said...

Wishing you ALL the best luck!! The velvet sweets are yummy!

Gunnels blog said...

Yes, good luck! Your pieces are so beutiful !!!

Miss Frugality said...

Best of luck at the weekend Jackie!
Those velvet brooches are so sweet...I'm sure they'll sell like hot cakes!

WendyCarole said...

All your things look so yummy! Will see you on Saturday as long as the weather doesn't turn too bad.

Genie said...

Good Luck for the fayre. wish i could be there, have a great weekend

hens teeth said...

You received 'Maurice', I received 'Percy'. Are'nt we lucky?
Just wanted to wish you all the best for the weekend. x

Gina said...

Gosh, you have been busy! Hope you do really well this weekend - you deserve to!

jude said...

don't know how you keep going with all that stiff to sell.....everything looks wonderful though....good luck at the fair.

sesga loves 1950s said...

Stunning Work as always !!
I hope you sell out .The little cat is Sooooooooooooooooo cute.
Love from sesga xx

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Such a busy season! I do love your brooches and I know they will sell like crazy at the Craft Market.

Victoria said...

Hope you have a terrifically successful show! You deserve it my dear, as you have worked so hard, and everything is simply gorgeous! Best wishes!

Bethel of Bethania said...

Jackie I'm just popping in to wish you all the very best with your Market w/e... having been a market person myself I know how fickle they can be but you must not be down hearted as you have the most wonderful products ... just wish your market wasn't just quite that far away ... also love the new brooches ... OOroo ... Bethel

'fancypicnic' said...

I love those sweeties! They're so special!
Fingers crossed for a great weekend!
xx

'fancypicnic' said...

Gosh, presents...it's hard to think about that when we're so busy doing other things, and time is running out!!

ethel and edna's tearoom said...

Good luck right back at you! I just wish I was nearer to you cuz I would come and spend, spend, spend!!! I'm just hoping you DO come back with some nice bits unsold so I can raid your Folksy shop for 2 or 3 friends!!

The Just Velvet brooches are gorgeous.

And that cat is so cute. I would love to have had time to make presents for bloggy friends too. I've been so disorganised in the run up to Christmas this year. Next year WILL be better.

Amanda said...

good luck for the fair; your work is so beautiful and inspiring.

Heather said...

I've got everything crossed for you and think that all your work is beautiful to look at and beautifully made. What a lovely gift Maurice is, a great idea. Dont work too hard and Good Luck.

jennyflower said...

I am sure you will have a brilliant selling day the 'stock' is stunning.

JaneO said...

Good luck for the weekend - hope it goes well. I love the tweets in particular.

Julie said...

Everything crossed here for the weekend Jackie. You've worked so hard and deserve every success. Little Maurice cat is lovely. I'm sure he'll have a special place.

alice c said...

You have such a ravishing selection of colours that it makes me drool in a rather embarassing way. Good luck!

CatR said...

Just popping by after getting one of your lovely precious velvet sweets at the fair. Am sorry I was too late for the birds - they are so very corvid!

liz said...

Love the little Maurice cat you got, he's very sweet. Can't get to the blog though:(
OK, how do you get your pictures all nicely lined up and in the right place in blogger? whatever I do they seem to get moved about by the time I publish the post.



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