Monday, 29 March 2010

A Good Fair

A Good Fair

It was the Leeds Bear fair on Saturday and despite lack of exhibitors this time because of the economic climate, it was better than I expected, its funny because I usually don't do very well at this fair but have continued to support it as it is local to me. A lot of people came through the door, maybe because of some stands missing this time and the fact that we were more condensed in the one room is why I thought it was busier but a few times I was glad to have my Mum to help as I was chatting to people about the bears and getting a few into bags for collectors my Mum was at the other end of the stand attending to the people who wanted bear clothes. I did find that people were buying smaller less pricey bears but that is better than none at all.

I do enjoy this fair despite the lack of sales in the past,as I said it is local to me and because of this my Mum comes along and just being the two of us,we have a good girly chat and catch up without the hubby's chatting over us about sport and cars etc.

I did work hard for the display even taking the week off my afternoon job to work on bears so I still have quite a few left needing homes and will be putting them gradually onto the website and a few on Ebay over the next week or two. These are a few at the moment needing homes. Tozzi the larger panda is on my website at the moment and the two bunnies are Hoppy (brown one) and Nipsy (pink one) are both just about 4 inches are I have listed them onto Ebay for a week. Details of all and ebay links are on my website.

The next fair will be Stratford Artists Event and it isn't very long at all, lots of preparation for that one, it's new this time for me, a round table to contend with and to decide if to stay over the night before or not and if yes where. Best make a start on the planning I think.


Monday, 15 March 2010

A New Craft!!!

A New Craft!!

Hope everyone is well and had a nice weekend. I had my head down working on the bears for most of the weekend as it is the Leeds Bear Fair on the 27th March and it seems to have come around so quickly since the beginning of the year when I thought I had loads of time. I have booked a week off from my afternoon office job the week before so get a bit more time then.

I got a surprise in the post a few days back, a Mother's day present from my daughter, this craft kit of making jewelery! I do feel a bit daunted as I know I must find time to have a go as she will be asking. She knows I do love everything crafty and she teaches jewelery making where she works at Warner's Leisure Hotels through the day time in addition to her dancing/singing in the shows at night. Whilst were were visiting her last summer I sat in one of her lessons and made a pair of earrings under her supervision and was so thrilled she must have remembered and had supplies on her list for future gifts for me. I look forward to stealing a little time on my week off from the afternoon job next week to make a start, though I wish I had my Daughter here to help, I used to watch her a couple of years ago when she was at home and wish I had taken more interest then. But I am determined to make her proud of me and it is only fair as I taught her to make bears which she was at home which she took on with such eagerness and ended up selling them, I was proud of her but she just has not got the time just now for bears with the hours she works and constant rehearsals but I am sure it will still be there when she has the time to take it up again. Would'nt it be a boring life without crafts, nothing nicer and satisfying than creating something from scratch I think.

ps!! How do you make the text smaller, I went to edit post, change the font to normal, published and it is still the same...... large, oh isn't technology great!!!

Have a good week