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Wednesday, 12 April 2017

WOYWW......

Here we are at another Wednesday catch up.  If you would like details about WOYWW then pop over to Julia's at the Stamping Ground and join in the fun.

Many of you last week asked how the craft fair had actually gone and did I sell out....We all had a lovely day but footfall was really poor and I brought home almost all I took with me.  I made enough to cover the cost of my table and a little extra and was able to hand out lots of my fliers so got the word out locally to a few more potential customers where to find me so all was not lost.  Because of this my Mojo has gone on holiday.....and until he returns I guess I will have little to show you.

I have made a lovely pair of Memory Bears this week....



They are in memory of a much loved mum and dad.  The clothing used to make the bears held special memories, plus Mummy bear has a bow made from one of her favourite scarves and Daddy bear has his own little tie out of his favourite tie.  The results caused a few emotional moments and I was given a big hug so I feel it was a job well done.....they are rather cute aren't they?


Apart from that I have a few more new fat quarters to show you....I couldn't resist.

And I have a rainbow of new threads that Jo saw being sold off as random bags of 5 reels for just 50p so of course these were just too good to miss....and they will all get used at some point I'm sure.

So, that's all I have to share with you today.  Life has thrown us a few challenges this week so I will be stroking my new fabrics while I'm waiting for Mr Mojo to return from his holidays and I hope I have more exciting projects to share with you soon.
Hugs,
Annie x

17 comments:

glitterandglue said...

Morning Annie. I'm so sorry your craft table didn't do any better - and that in fact, the whole craft fair was poorly attended. Any particular reason, do you think? I know I would have come down if the time had been different - to get to you for 10am would have been a push no matter which day it was on, I must admit. Sad though, after all your hard work.
Those bears are really sweet - and obviously meant a lot to the recipients. Well done. Great bargain with those threads - and like you say - they will come in at some point...
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #2

Lynn Holland said...

Hey Annie don't be disheartened my friend. I'm sorry it didn't go well. I came to the conclusion some years ago that fairs require the maker to do far much more work than they get reward. I is good fun especially when you get a sale but it's blumming hard work. I bet you will soon be buzzing with new ideas before long my friend
Lynn 16 xxx

Angela Radford said...

Hi Annie, I can't believe that you sold so little maybe it would be better near Christmas. Have to be quick today as I'm off to see a friend who has broken her arm. I love your stuff anyway sweetie and I know how well they're made too! Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela xXx 20

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Lynn said pretty much what I was going to say. Maybe if the weather hadn't been so lovely more people would have come. To be honest, that's one of the main reasons I gave up doing craft fairs, al that work. But enough doom and gloom, you'll be fine. Have some time off and then one day, another idea will hit you and you'll be off gain. It's just a temporary blip...
Sending hugs, LLJ 13 xxx

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Annie, such a shame the show was poorly attended, but that seems to be the story these days. I keep hearing about poor attendance at craft shows, I wonder why?
Love the bears, and you clearly made some customers very happy.Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #4 XxXx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Annie, so sorry your craft fair wasn't well attended but hopefully those fliers will bear fruit. I can quite understand the reaction those bears caused - they must bring so many good memories with them. Lovely fat quarters - great colours and tiny patterns - and what a fabulous collection of sewing threads. I'm sure they will be well used in no time at all given the amount of sewing you do. Hopefully, those challenges life has thrown you will resolve themselves, your mojo will return and if it doesn't it's Easter - enjoy the holiday and forget work for a wee while. Hugs, Elizabeth x #27

Vicky Fisher said...

Don't let your head down for too long, at least you've tried and who knows how it goes next time. I'm very anxious too, i will be participating in a local arts market with my stuff, hope all goes well, still need to do a lot of prep work first though, Happy WOYWW Vicky #25

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Craft fairs, in my experience, are very hit or miss. I gave up on them when I was making and selling jewellery years ago. Your bears are so lovely and I can imagine just how much they will mean to their owners.

Fiona #29

FLR said...

So sorry for your poor craft sales, sometimes we have it here in Holland too. Many people coming by and looking and talking, but not much sales.
The bears are so lovely, I´ve never seen this before. It is a lovely gift.
Enjoy the fq´s and threads, the colours make you happy!
groetjes
Francisca

Helen said...

hopefully the next one will be better - such a shame after all the work you put into it though. those reels of thread will be gone in no time I am sure! The latest bears are fabulous. Helen #1

Twiglet said...

Oh that little thread rainbow looks so cheery. I know you will bounce back now - so look out girls - wait and see what the sewing wonder woman comes up with next! xxxxx

Julia Dunnit said...

The craft fair investment is such a difficult one isn't it, and even when footfall is low, its so hard not to take it personally, which is ridiculous isn't it! now though, you have stock for later without stress and you 'exposed' your business for very very much less than printed advertising costs. As for your mojo.....be kind to yourself and it will bounce back. Prolly needs a holiday, you really work it hard!!

Sarah Brennan said...

I am sorry that your work wasn't better appreciated at the craft fair. I imagine that you'll get far more response to your fliers. Those memory bears are precious. What a fabulous idea. Sarah #9

sandra de said...

Try not to be downhearted your sewing and craft ideas are absolutely wonderful. I am sure the family who took whom their momma and poppa bears have a real appreciation for what you have made. have a lovely easter.
sandra de @23

BJ said...

Nice fabrics and threads. I have a drawer full of rainbow threads, perhaps I ought to show that one day.. BJ#5

Neet said...

Oh dear, sorry to hear about the challenges. Hope things work out and are not too bad for you. You get your fair share of upsets one way and another. Just think of those gorgeous grandees you have and it will make you smile.
Love those Memory Bears - can imagine how emotional it is to have one made with parents things. Bless!
great bargains on the reels and lovely quarters.
Sorry I am so late, visitor got i the way of commenting yesterday and I was flat out trying to do my journal post for today in the evening.
Hope things buck up and you have a lovely Easter.
Thinking of you, Neet xx

okienurse said...

does fabric go bad? I found a box of fabric from a long long long time ago in the garage and while it looks okay I didn't know if it weakens or goes bad...Don't know what I planned to make with it but will try and find a use if nothing more then giving it away. Love the bears and that poor baby's face in the other post is one of utter concern isn't it. Hope the best friend stays around for a long time. Have a happy holiday and I great week. Vickie #38