Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Fair play

Just popping in at this busy time to report on goings on and to thank everyone for their lovely comments from last time. Hetty appreciated them very much but is resting now after the exertion of her first walk. There were many monsters to be afraid of on the main road with headlights on, so she had to stop. Then I trod on her foot when she got beneath it in the darkness and there just happened to be some builders outside a house who said she sounded like a smoke alarm.
Very accurate.
Anyway last Saturday I did a craft Fair in Manchester and it was very nice indeed.

 When I was getting ready I popped into the back bedroom to get the shelves I usually take and spotted the old wooden towel rack. It was much better than the shelves for hanging the brooches on and I think they looked rather good together. Now I must find a suitable solution for all the other  jumble sale-y bits.
 Its strange that I sold all my 'Tweets' last time I did this event, and this time I didn't sell one...well, I gave one away to the delightful Charlotte who was about to buy one,who had the stall next to me and was a delightful companion asking me if I needed a drink or lunch as I was on my own and she had company.
Anyway they may not have sold but they looked lovely on the tree.
I sold only brooches and Harris Tweed purses.
Isn't that strange? 
I love making the brooches best so I am envisaging an ONLY brooches stall next time!!!
Ah well. These things are so unfathomable and there's etsy when I get round to it...probably too late for Christmas.
Today I cleaned and tidied and ironed.
Tomorrow I am going Christmas shopping.
 Bleeeeuuurghhhh.

I must just mention our recent Monday night activity.
CAROL SINGING!!!
Well of course, I can't sing...well...I can sing and its not nice, but I do so enjoy it; so when a few weeks ago..actually it was quite a few weeks ago...we were invited to practise with a group of people from the next village who wanted to get a carol singing session going in the local pub I was a bit unsure. Its by no means a choir, but is in the spirit of the Carol Singing Pubs around Sheffield.
See video of the Sheffield singers...NOT US!! and many more.

Anyway thats what we've been doing every Monday since Mid November and it turned out to be in our local pub as the one in Wheelton closed down in the nick of time very sadly, and now instead of driving to the next village we walk two minutes down the road to The Oak Tree Brinscall.
So, if anyone who reads this wants to come and join in..words provided, come to the Oak Tree next Monday night at 8.30 for the last session. Its should be a good one and if you come too it would be better.

My favourite one is Sweet Christmas Bells. Here is the Kate Rusby version.


We practised way back in September and then when we went to Greece after that, I was swimming in the sea singing away to myself  'Sweet Bells..sweet chiming Christmas bells...' whilst doing a bit of backstroke like a single synchronised swimmer in 30 degrees of heat.


19 comments:

Tami @ Lemon Tree Tales said...

Your tweets are darling. Perhaps they sell more to people shopping for themselves and at this time of the year the brooches are more appropriate for gift-giving?

I'm glad you're having fun with your pup. She's adorable!

Margaret Applin said...

I love your tweets!!! Those would be so adorable on a Victorian tree!!! How's Hetty??

be*mused jan said...

Did you sell out your lovely brooches or will you be adding some to your Etsy shop this week?

Kathleen said...

Fabulous as usual. I love looking over your things and am glad that you share your creativity with all of us. Love that little pup!

Robin Mac said...

Hard to fathom what people will buy at the next stall isn't it? I love ALL your stuff and I am sure you will sell your tweets soon. I'v only just caught up with Hetty's previous post. She is growing up too quickly, she is so sweet! Cheers

silverpebble said...

Your brooches look stunning on that towel rail - inspired! Great to hear about your sales at the craft fair, although I'm surprised no tweets sold. Mine is still roosting on my curtains. He makes me smile every morning x

artymess said...

they look gorgeous as always.....and Hetty is quite the blogger .....adorable...x

Patty Biermans said...

Yes, it's very strange what people buy, you can't tell! But I hope that you did sell enough! hugzz...peebee

heikeknits said...

Oh I wish I was closer and could come to sing...I will do so in spirit. Manchester sounds like success?? and glad Hetty is recovering from all her ordeals ;)

jinxxxygirl said...

Oh what fun that caroling must be! I think i would love to be a part of that. I'm kind in the quandry where i love to sing but can't sing. Know what i mean? But when your with a bunch of people as long as you don't sing too loud you can sing and they will cover you up. :)

Rachel said...

Lovely - and the towel rail makes a wonderful display for the brooches. A great thought!

Heather said...

The brooches look wonderful en masse and the whole stall looks so inviting. Love the dark Tweet on the right. The carol singing sounds great fun and I wish I lived near enough to join in. Love to Hetty.

Sandy said...

Wish I could have come to your stall. I would have wanted the brooches too.

Carol said...

I hope the show was a success Jackie! I just love your work!

Maggi said...

Glad you did well Jackie. Also glad that you didn't sell all your Tweets as I could do with another one - they are fantastic at preventing the birds flying into my windows. Any chance of getting them into you Etsy shop any time soon?

Lorraine@creativedaily said...

Your tweets are gorgeous as are the selection of brooches. Happy holidays Carol.

Anna said...

I think your brooches look like beautiful jewels and the tweedy birds are such fun!

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Jackie. Lovely display at the craft fair. Congratulations! And Hetty is certainly a doll!
Happy holiday stitching!
best, nadia

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