It's Sunday morning and l have had a lie-in. Actually got up at 7am, dealt with pets and tottered back to bed armed with a cup of tea and toast with jelly. A real Sunday treat.
Well what can l say about the fair yesterday. Do l gush about the wonderful day and high sales, giving readers the impression that all is rosy in the garden and wherever l go 'I am a huge success and sell everything? Or maybe l tell the truth and say it like it is (thats much more my style)
- on the plus side, it was great catching up with Jane again and Idgy went off to play with her girls for the morning and fairly stuffed herself with brambles, and of course now wants a duck – but hey what else is new! Now on the minus side, it was a financial disaster, selling 4 items in total was something of a disapointment and didn't even pay the petrol money to get there. There just didn't seem to be many people there and they weren't buying my goodies anyway.Still these things happen, and for me those plusses that l mentioned first far outweigh the minuses. Isn't it funny tho' how life brings you back down to earth with a bump, one minute you have an article in Country Living (ok not a big deal in the 'real' world, but from a small business point of view its is a pretty good thing) and the phone rings off the wall and orders pile up on the web site, the very next minute you are standing for 3 hours with a fixed grin on your face and the same goodies that people are clamouring for on the web site etc, just sit of the table and make you feel defeated.
Anyway, l must not dwell on it. Here is a photo of the new Spiced Apples that l am doing lots of for Christmas. Jane and l both appear to be doing fruit this year, she has a lovely chenille pear coming out for Christmas. When l do Country Living fair in Glasgow l use the old flower sellers hand cart that l have as my display. As Country Carrots and Berry Bliss have been part of my range for past 3 years, l thought adding a nice spiced apple would fit in well with the market stall look of the barrow. I am almost up to the '5 a day' fruit and veg slogan. Actually l did try another veggy item last year – l made a 'sweet pea', total disaster, looked like a mini pair of lumpy legs in green tights. Definately not one of my best ideas.
Enough chat, l am off to unpack the stock from yesterday and get some sewing done.