Sunday, May 31, 2009

Castle Combe Steam & Vintage Rally

Days of preparation, and the two day fair is over! 
I'm so tired.

This weekend I attended the Castle Combe Steam & Vintage Rally, and you would have found me in the craft marquee. 

Unfortunately it wasn't as busy as last year, but it was still certainly packed with red lobster burnt looking people! 

On Saturday, the sun was beaming, it was a stunning day, but the football, and the Royal Bath & West Show certainly took away the visitors for the day. But today, Sunday, even at 10:00am when the gates opened it was all hustle and bustle with potential customers walking about!

It's very interesting, stood there, watching people come into the craft marquee, and do the rounds, studying everyones stall, not buying, then starting from the beginning again with purses and wallets in hand! 

I found my best customers to be the husband and wife team! The lady likes, the husband retrieves wallet from back pocket, and outcomes the dosh! Voila!

I often find that there is usually a jewellery trend at fairs. 
You either sells lots of necklaces, bracelets, pendants, rings, and whatever else you sale... this weekend my earrings were flying off the stands...? 

Why? Maybe it's the sunshine.

Here are some piccies of my stall 

Larger pictures can be found here
For more piccies of the weekend click here!!

I hope you all had a lovely weekend!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

New Goodies!!

Some of you may have seen a couple of beaded bookmark in my MISI store? 
Well, they both have had a little surgery, and had more beads added to them! 

The Pink Bead and Butterfly Squiggle Bookmark has Freshwater pearls added, hanging on dagger headpins, and the Green Bead Squiggle Bookmark has more funky green beads added. 

I have made another 4 Beaded Bookmarks. All with different hanging charms. They include a Sewing Machine, a Cat (with long legs!),  a cute turtle, and Tinkerbell! 

The other 4 bookmarks will be listed on MISI from next Monday, June 1st. They will be £5.00 each!

Also two new Mobile Phone Charms, or Zip Charms. However you like to use them! All the beads are glass, not plastic. Only £1.30 each!  Again, these will be available on MISI from Monday.

Just to let you all know, that my 
will be closed on Saturday 30th May & Sunday 31st May 2009.
Be re-opened on Monday, 1st June.

So, if there is anything that you have your eye on in my stores, get it quick!!
It might sale on the weekend, never to be seen again for sale!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Packaging Production Line!

Today was very hectic and extremely tiresome, but I really needed to get gluing and sticking my trade fair packaging together. So I began my production line! 

And close up

Although it did take almost all day, I'm pretty pleased with the results. With a bit of my new pink ribbon wrapped and curled around them, I think it's going to look fab!

When it was all put away, I started on the test tube seed bead collection! This is ready for the trade fair next weekend! 

Pretty colours! 

Just before I go, I just want to say 'Thank you' to The Crystal Lady for her lovely little post about the buttons she purchased from my MISI shop.

 Ta ta for now!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

I'm sorry!

I'm sorry that I haven't updated my blog in a while, but I haven't had anything interesting to report! 

I have been very busy today though getting my craft fair tables ready. This year I have 2 tables so fill, so thats 12ft! Eek!

I like to get everything out, and do a demo display of what my stall is going to look like before I get there, so I'm not faffing around in the morning putting it all out, rearranging, and getting into a stressy fit! 

Ok, so the display boards are not complete yet, and yes, the old Christmas signs are still up! I'll change them soon, and do the boards on the night before the fair. But here is my table! 

sorry about the blurry pic!

Well, thats it for now. Time to watch the rest of the Eurovision Song Contest! Go United Kingdom!!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

My ETSY Treasury

Last night I got my hands on an ETSY Treasury
My theme was 'Fairies in the Garden', taken from one of my favourite bracelets I made. 
So here it is!

There were over 60 pages of Garden Fairies crafts, and these are my favourite items from ETSY within the theme. 

I hope you like it, it was great fun to make. 
Feel free to leave a comment in my treasury on ETSY.

I have also done my very own little treasury of MISI finds, that I recently blogged. If you missed out on the update click here! 
You may find one of your very own creations!

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Couple Of New Items

Just a quick update on a couple of new items that I have listed on MISI.

Later on in the week I will be listing on MISI and my Sprinkles Sparkles Online this necklace. Glistening Butterfly Chain Necklace.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Madam Salami's Egg Advice

CrAzY pOsT tImE

The exp. date on my eggs was out, so Madam Salami gave me some advice to check to see if my eggs were really rotton!
Step 1
Dunk the egg in a tall tumbler of water. If the egg goes straight to the bottom, then its okay. If it bobbles around then sinks, its on its way out. If it just floats at the top then its a rotton old bad egg.

Step 2
If it floats, bin it!
If it sinks, crack it open. It shouldn't smell!
Mine bobbled about a bit, then sank, so I cracked it open for investigation!

Step 3
If it's okay, cook it!
If its like mine, look at it. Then bin it! I'm not risking my stomach!

Heres the process!!

Giveaway and MISI finds!

The Crystal Lady has a fabulous competition at the moment to win a pair of beautiful semi - precious gemstone earrings.
You have a choice of carnelian chips and fire opal crystal, or turquoise chips and blue zircon crystal. 
Here is what you could win! Aren't they stunning!

The competition is open until Sunday 31st May. She would love you to pop on over!

My MISI finds
Well, i've finally got around to showing off my MISI finds. I have taken on the theme of fairies for my first finds. Can you see your fairy related item?

all images are from individual MISI stores 

Theses are only the few finds that I have found. The list is just endless. Ill be doing more themes more regularly. They were great fun to do, looking through everyones MISI shops. 

Monday, May 04, 2009

Colour Fun!

This week I have been concentrating on getting my summer craft stalls ready. This year I have ALOT of space to fill up.
So the idea of having a jewellery stall and an accessories stall was a great idea...... I thought!
There is plenty of handmade jewellery to fill up one trestle table, but not enough handmade accessories to fill the other table. So I came up with the idea of selling home and garden accessories. 

As i'll be outside, displaying garden features hopefully will work quite well. I've got my hands on some beautiful colourful lanterns and accessorised them with beads, and a little ribbon to finish them off! As you can see in the picture, I have added
 beaded handles and cuffs to them.

These are available at Sprinkles Sparkles Online for £2 each!

Included in the homeware section are these gorgeous little burgundy potpourri organza bags. They smell divine!

Again, these are available at Sprinkles Sparkles Online for £1.50 each!
I think these are fab little pick-ups.

Also added this week to Sprinkles Sparkles Online! MISI and FOLKSY are these cute little pin badges. All purple ones have sold now. 

A lot more goodies are still available at MISI and ETSY!!

Cheerio for now!