Sunday, 13 July 2008

Flowers, Fete and Martin Fowler!


Well, I did it... I had my first selling event at Karen's Fete... my little crafty stall called Twinkle Toes..... and I didn't sell a thing (BIG SAD FACE).......
The fete was really aimed at parent with their children wanting to win prizes. I had a little interest on my stall, a handful of parents came and had a look and the feedback was positive. But to be honest with you I think that I really did not have the right "audience".


The Emily fold out was another make for my stall. Thank you again to Sugar and Spice... MARION, who encouraged me to have ago at making one. I am able to offer in any name and obviously other colour ranges. A few of my friends are asking for some... I really enjoyed making it... I choose Emily as it is Gabrielle's middle name and I think that Gabrielle was too longer name for my first make, just in case it did not work out... but it did!

I know that I would have loved to have placed one in Gabrielle's room... and I think that it is a great christening present too.


Above are the beautiful flowers that Matt and Shell bought me for writing Cassie's little poem for her birthday... and they shouldn't have...... Both Paul and I are going to Cassie's birthday party next week and we are excited... I am going to help out and do a little interpreting as some of the children going are Deaf... I have not signed BSL for ages, so fingers crossed. And I have my Makaton training this week, so I hope that I don't get mixed up.. also I am a little nervous as I really need to pass the course as I would like to go on and become a tutor... this will be a test to see if I could go on further......

Above is my friend Karen with James Alexandrew.. MARTIN FOWLER, he came to the fete yesterday and cut the cake for the nursery, which is now 10 years old... HAPPY BIRTHDAY JUST LEARNING @ WHIPPS CROSS, and well done Karen you have a great nursery established.. It is very rare in the nursery "world" that you are able to keep your staff, as the staff will move around from one nursery to another mainly in search for better pay.. which is a real crime as the pay in the child care profession is appalling... don't get me started on my soap box..... But Karen has staff that started with her 10 years ago and also a lot of staff that have been there for over 5 years... a real testament to her great management skills.....


Well, here are some photo's from my stall, which I must say I think looked really good.... fingers crossed I might be able to do a craft fair, where obviously the people attending will be going ti buy Crafts... also I have been asked to take my makes into a little shop in Writtle, so I will give that a try...

I am off today to have ago at the weekly challenge and also I have a CJ to finish and I am also making some bits for Cassie for her birthday... busy busy bee xxxx Magic and Sparkle..... xxx

7 comments:

Emilie said...

So much creativity! I really like what you do!

Cleo Crafts said...

i can't believe you didn't sell anything - I would have bought from you - looks like it was a stall full of GOODIES!

Louise xx

Claire aka Feline said...

Gosh you have been busy, good luck with Signing and the party sounds like you are going to have lots of fun :) xxx

kelly said...

the stall looked amazing!!! well done maybe your right it wasnt the right audience! keep going though your so talented xx

mandijane said...

Not seen you around for a while so thought I'd drop in to say hello.....that stall looked fantastic....

Shirley said...

Your stall looked great, shame you had no takers but hopefully next time you will be in the right place at the right time.
It has been good catching up with you after so long...I love the work that you did at Sugar and spice it sounds like you had a lovely time with them.
Many thanks for the kind words you left on my blog I really apprecited them at what was a difficult time.
X

MARION said...

Sorry but I couldn't find your e mail and this was the only way i could do it.

I just wanted to send my love to you and Paul today and let you know that I'm thinking of you both

Love & Hugs
Marion x
Sugar and Spice