Saturday, 19 June 2010

Oak Cottage School

I thought I was doing well this morning I packed the car thought I'd got everything and set off on time. Everything was going so well. Arrived in plenty of time to set up. Oh dear forgot the roof of the marquee. Luckily contacted Nick and he very kindly ferried the parts over to me and an hour later we were all set up and ready for the start. But what a panick finding I'd left an essential part at home.

Well the weather was lovely cloudy with outbreaks of sun and a blustery wind (definitely needed the shelter of the marquee). The parents turned out to support their school and the children enjoyed taking part in the activities. organisation was fantastic and the organiser came round to see how we were doing. Atmosphere was great. Taking started slowly but ended very well. This summer fair only opened for 2 and a half hours and there were a number of other people selling jewellery so I felt I did very well. All expenses covered and a little pocket money.

Oh while I was there I decided to make a pair of earrings pretty little crystal earrings. Sorry no picture I'd left the memory card at home and I cant take one now as I sold them 15 mins later hows that for just in time.


As we were packing up I noticed that my pendant boards were looking a little bare so, apart from making sure that I've got everything for tomorrow I now have to make some more pendants. If I can put together half a dozen then I'll be happy.

I've put my memory card in my camera so lets hope the weathers good and I can post some pictures.

Monday, 14 June 2010

Paperwork

Having finally bitten the bullet and made it official. I am a business not a hobby as far as the Inland Revenue is concerned so I've been spending time setting up spreadsheets to manage the paperwork in hopefully the easiest and simplest way for me. This is taking a lot more time than I expected. Still it is the first time which is a lot more work than just updateing so hopefully on a weekly basis it wont take up too much time and I can get on with what I want to do CREATE.

I have been saying to my friend all along that I didn't think Car Boots were the place to sell handmade jewellery but the other week I decided to try and sell some of the items we no longer need and at the last minute popped in a picnic table, cloth and a few bits of jewellery and sold as much if not more than I've sold at craft fairs. Just goes to show you never can tell. I still have plenty of car boot items so will probably do another later in the year. So pleased my impulse paid off. I may have some news in my next post as a result of taking my jewellery to a car boot.


I didn't realise but these two craft events coming up at the weekend have snuck up on me and I need to make some more jewellery (thats my task for tomorrow).

Satudays' is at Oak Cottage School in Greswolde Road, Solihull 12:30 - 3:00pm and
Sunday at the Marina in Barton under Needwood 9:30 - 4:00pm.

I'm looking forward to both of these events as each event this year has been better than the last (I must be doing something right). Sunday is going to be a very long day for me but the setting should be great and lunch is included.