It is all go here today. I am feeling so much better since l blogged out my feelings re the trade selling business. I really have to thank all of you for your great comments, seems like l am not the only one who feels this way – would rather sell to real people than a faceless shop – and yes l do feel there really is a bit of artistic integrity at stake here. I am now quite happy to stand up and say
'Hello, my name is Karon of Dream Acres and l don't sell to trade' there, done it, now l can sit down and join the group.
Back to today, with the school being back (tho there is bad news on that front – a janitors strike on Wednesday means there will be another day off for our little darlings – just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water so to speak…..) l have really been able to knuckle under and get some work done. I have managed to fill all the outstanding (only by 4 days are they outstanding so l don't feel too bad) orders from the Country Living article. I am now busy filling up those stock boxes l mentioned the other day. Today the trusty Singer has been groaning under a pile of Boat Bags and Dog Gone bones.
The other thing l am working on just now is my list of stock l think l will need for the big fairs in November. I am booked for Country Living in London and then their Glasgow fair straight after. Then just to top it all off l have Hopetoun House in Edinburgh for 3 days. All nice big fairs and l am very excited about doing them. My worry is that l am used to just doing one major fair at a time. I am a tad worried about how much stock l should have for all this. As a rule of thumb l usually take double (in value) to what l hope to make cash wise. I just haven't a clue when it comes to doing these fairs one after the other. Does anyone out there have any thoughts or suggestions on this one.
Weather wise it has been pretty dreight (pronounced as dreecth sort of lick loch in Scottish) and l don't even know if l have spelled that right. It is one of those words that is very Scottish and really seems to sum up wet and miserable weather. I did get another load of fabric washed and out on the line for part of the day, but ended up doing a mercy dash to get it in when the skies opened and a bucket full of water hit everything in one go. Must say big thanks to neighbour Collette for the box of fabric she gave me, l do love getting goody boxes from friends.
Off to paint Christmas hearts this evening, and have hot chocolate with Idgy in front of the stove.