Saturday, 26 November 2016
Tuesday, 22 November 2016
This letter brought back memories of the trip in Wales to the fore front. My huge 'pony' was a white horse named Shane. He always wanted to challenge the horse at the front and very often I would be forced into a gallop as he raced for first position. I would be pulled through trees and have branches whip across my face, end up on high verges looking down at the riders below and be flung onto the wet sand whilst cantering across the beach.
The owners of the farmhouse were dour and unfriendly. Each morning at breakfast we would be faced with a jug of sour milk that would stay on the table until it had been used up. I resisted the food and resorted to eating a slab of pure sugar Kendal mint cake in the bedroom.
We sometimes walked down the country lane to the local shop. The air was pungent with wild garlic.
I won a rosette for my riding skills but was too shy (see letter above) to go and collect it in assembly so never received it.
I can't imagine a teacher today would write such a personal letter to a parent. 'Yours, through a haze of smoke and fat tummy's' referred to the fact that the teachers were both pregnant and heavy smokers too. How politically incorrect by today's standards!
Sunday, 20 November 2016
Once I had taken out £25.00 for the stall itself I just about broke even. I shared the meagre 'profit' with my son who kept me company on the day and gave me support and encouragement.
Here is a round up of how my items fared:
- mini cards the most popular items
- wish bracelets sold well at only £1.00 each
- Stretch bracelets with high quality beads brought in most money per item at £7.50 each
- no sales of angel charms, general cards, necklaces, earrings, decorations, pendants, tote bags, wooden key rings, bag charms
- Two rings stolen
The day itself was a confidence booster as I really got into my stride talking to people and it was another example of how I can function capably outside of my comfort zone.
Would I do another craft fair? Never! What next? I am going to let things sink in over the next couple of weeks and see how I am going to move forward. I do tend to be an all or nothing person and as I have given the crafting game my all I now feel like I want to give it nothing!
Time to pack up the boxes and all the crafting paraphernalia and return to less manic creativity such as painting or drawing (or even picking up a sketchbook Anne!)
I feel such a sense of relief that it is over. *Sigh*.
Wednesday, 16 November 2016
Tuesday, 15 November 2016
I hung up a piece of bakers twine and used mini pegs to make 3 cards the focal point on the lid of the box. I could take time at a later date to paint the box but I rather like the teak colour.
It has been so busy at home recently that I have found it difficult to comment on your blogs as I usually do. Hopefully when Saturday is over normality will be restored and I will be back to visiting and commenting on your blogs once more.
Wednesday, 9 November 2016
In other news: I had a personal singing lesson. I was pleased to hear that I have a good tone and range but disappointed to hear that my singing voice won't make me into a star!!! (I already knew that!) The singing teacher said that he thought my voice was 'alto' but changed it to soprano when I hit a top 'G' note with ease! I don't know if I will have any more lessons or even take up the invite of joining the choir. I am glad though, that I went out of my comfort zone and performed the first verse of Amazing Grace in front of a total stranger with just a tape recorder playing the music. Karaoke here I come!!!