I am feeling quite excited as my BF and I have been asked to have a stall at a local village craft fair!
One of the organisers saw our bags and cushions we had made and displayed in my friends B&B and suggested we do it.
I was panicking at first that we do not have enough stock to sell but I've been lucky enough to have been given various sizes of drawstring bags that we have decorated as gift bags. I think these will help fill the gap and because they were gifted to me, it means we can sell them cheaply.
A bit of applique and hand sewing going on
I decided that I would do a few Christmas ones but I think it's better to do various ones which can be used for any occasion.
I am going to do a few more with vintage materials and trimmings. I have also made another drawstring bag
I have a few more Scotty dog brooches to finish off, six aprons have been embroidered with Baking Days on the fronts and we have six golf towels to embroider. We also have a few red cotton bags to decorate
Playing with autumnal colours and it looks quite effective on the bag.
Alongside the cushions, handbags, tweed and vintage bunting and the odd items like pincushions and makeup bag, I think we will have enough stock.
The other thing I am thinking about is how best to display items. I think my heart's look pretty good on the wire rack (as above) and can be propped up somewhere. I have a wicker hamper and baskets I can use too. If I'd have had more time I could have prepared better but hey ho, this is an experiment and if it goes well we can plan to do another sometime.