A final flurry!

Well tonight is the night of my first craft fair this year. A Christmas shopping evening at my stepson’s school.

I’ve been making a few more bits and bobs and done a final table mock up – I decided to do away with the black set of shelves I had been toying with as I felt they took up too much room on the stall and I was struggling for space! I think everything is all sorted out now!

I went and got some change for the cash float yesterday, and was slightly taken aback at the brusque nature of the manager of the local Post Office, she barely said a word to me as she practically threw the bags of change at me. No idea what the matter was!

I was pleasantly surprised to find I still had a healthy stock of 20p’s and 10p’s and 5p’s from last year as I had only got £1 coins and 50p’s and some notes this time around.

All my signs are made up, price tags on, bags sorted out and business cards all stocked up.

I also had to get some bits together for a raffle prize to give, so here is my offering – a keychain clip, set of hairgrips and a badge…

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To go with my moustaches on sticks I also made a moustache brooch – I will be selling them tonight with £1 from each sale going to support Movember.

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So along with that here are the few other bits and bobs I have made over the last few days. Starting with a butterly hanging decoration!

Butterfly Hanger

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Blue Star Magnet

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Buttony Heart Keyring

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Another crocodile as I sold the last one earlier in the week!

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A fleecy dino!

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A Spotty Giraffe

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Green Mitten Decorations

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Heart / Jammy Dodger Magnet

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A Mouse Rattle (with offset ear…) backed with teal fleece

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Rabbit Rattle backed with Red Fleece

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Penguin Decorations

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Star Keyring

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One side of the rhino

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The other side of the rhino!

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Robin Decorations

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Scribbling Magnet

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Hairgrips

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Zoom Magnet

I also tweaked a couple of things I already had – like some new ribbon for my peacock hanging decorations and some bells for my bird decorations…

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Not long to go now!

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Challenge – Day 3

Monday I felt a bit manic and rushed. I spent a couple of hours sorting out photos from the weekend’s work and listing things on Etsy and finishing off painting the front door…

At one point The Beast (aka the sewing machine) decided it hated my sock material and all it wanted to do was chew it up in its feed dogs and I started to get a bit hot and bothered.

Then my Dad sent me a text asking if I was around that afternoon as he wanted to call me for a chat so I was feeling under pressure to get things done. In the end we spoke at around 8pm so the whiff of desperation had faded by then!

So Monday’s efforts went like this… Bertram the Bunny…made of (clean) socks and buttons and a scrap of felt.

Bertram Bunny 1

The coolest little dino magnets – cunningly displayed here on the magnetic wall in my kitchen which is plastered with magnetic poetry, family photos, the alphabet, numbers and a handy reminder that 7am is morning time for my stepson – rather than 6am or any other unholy hour.

Dino Magnets Wall

You can also find these little beauties on my shop – Bertram and The Dinos!