This can be slightly unsatisfactory because they may not 'S' and have to be 'R'd, sometimes, in no fit state to be 'S'd anywhere else. Of course the money doesn't arrive until many weeks later and often you lose track of whats still around.
In fact I visited one gallery recently where my work is for sale, and admired a mirror with a frame made from silk and velvet, and I thought 'I wonder who made that'.
Yes you've guessed..I did.
They'd had it so long I'd forgotten even making it.
However , the Galleries are very high profile and its good to have a presence, so I defer financial gratification.
I made some slightly more symmetrical Paisley type brooches in my usual colours; here are the greys,
and do you remember the meaty coloured felt?
It makes a nice background.
and a bit of self indulgent pink
and purply pink.
I was aiming to make 20 and just had one to do . I started one in orange and stitched all around the velvet, and suddenly looked and asked myself what it would be like if I decided not to put the frilly edges on.
Instead I did a bit more stitching in matching threads.
I was hooked.
I think they have an early 60s look. The kind of things you got in books about lino printing, or illustrations of fruits.
The smooth edges are so pleasing to trim away and the little bits of felt left showing are a delight to stitch on.
I should call these 'The First of Many'.
I'm not sorry they are not Pumpkins.
Whats going on in the UK this year with Halloween?
Its like Christmas..the shops are full of scary stuff and even little shops have Halloween displays.
I don't think I like it. Bonfire night was always my Autumn festival of choice.
I love reading blogs from all over the world and the cultural and national differences are what makes them fascinating.
It seems a pity to homogenise all the traditions by aping culture from across the pond.
I've also noticed American terms terms being used by UK bloggers.
'Stopping by' and 'gotten' for example. Nothing at all wrong with them but somehow eroding the differences.
I agree with Ursula's comment below that language isn't static .
I love that I have contact with many delightful Americans, but I'm sure they -you - like the differences too.
Listen to me...grumping. Its not really important in the grand scheme..just a little niggle. Hope it doesn't cause offence..none intended.
Don't get me going on the misuse of language..'one fowl swoop' and 'heart wrenching' to name but two of my pet hates.
In other developments...I have applied to do three craft fairs, one outside at night on 3rd December, one the day after inside, and one on 18th December inside again.
The second one,Vintage and Handmade, has asked on the application form, for any details of innovative and unusual ways of displaying one's wares.
Short of lying on the table draped only in back copies of the Womens Weekly and placing my brooches strategically, inviting possible purchasers to mind where they stick the pins when they put them back, I have no ideas.