to this !!!!!
I can't believe I actually managed to do it !! In less than 4 weeks I managed to go from thinking about possibly exhibiting at the January Stitch & Creative Crafts show, to actually exhibiting at the September one ! And I have to say I am VERY proud at what I managed ! I met SO many lovely lovely people who were all really complimentary about my little stand and spent a good few of their pennies on some of my goodies. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE who took the time to stop by, admire, chat, and spend !! I loved every second of it.
I want to give a quick little wave to the following people who were so kind to me over the course of the 4 days that I spent at the show:
First of all - Pat & Tony Sims who owned the B&B I stayed at (a lovely little 200 year old cottage) - thank you for making me feel so welcome and at home !
Inga of Linen Me who had the most gorgeous stand next to me. Do check out her website, she has the most beautiful linen.
Jackie & Kim of Make the Moment Last, a lovely scrapbooking stand. Again, check out their website.
Sheila Jones who I know is a reader of this blog and took the time to come along and say hi on Saturday (as well as buying some goodies). Thank you also Sheila for mentioning me on your blog - I'll let you know about my next needle felting workshop !
Sally Furniss who popped by on Sunday and was so kind about my stand and who also took the time to email me on Sunday after the show - yes, I will also let you know about my next needle felting workshop.
Sandra of Gotta Craft who was one of my first customers on the Friday and very kindly left a comment on my previous blog post (make sure you get that blog going soon !!)
My very dear friend Amanda and her 2 little monkees who made the long journey round from Essex to come along and support me
My lovely Mum & Dad who came over late on Saturday afternoon to take me out for dinner and cheer me up a bit (I'd had a bit of a bad day)
My lovely lovely hubby and darling children who were always on the end of the phone supporting me
And last, but by no means least, Wendie Rhodes of Wild-Rhodes who is one of the kindest people that you will ever meet. Wendie was the lady who talked me into doing this particular show and gave me no end of wonderful advice and support both before and during the show. Thank you so much Wendie - I couldn't have done it without you !
So, to all of those above - thank you very very much. And to everyone else who I didn't manage to spend much time chatting to, but who took the time to come over and ooh and ahhh over my goodies and then spend some of their hard-earned pennies - THANK YOU !!
Do keep in touch everyone - I'd love to see pics of your various projects using the bits and bobs you bought from me !
Next time I'll give you a few more details of the actual show, but for now it's time for bed -I'm cream-crackered !