Welcome to the blog for Ali's Craft Studio by Alison Lloyd. I am a crafter of peelable stained glass designs & handpainted keyrings and I look forward to sharing with you my news direct from Kent (the Garden of England)
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It is that time again... Handmade Monday, courtesy of Wendy at 1st Unique Gifts - if you haven't been to see what it is all about, do it today - there are some really talented crafters taking part and you can have a fun time looking at their blogs.
So, to my weekly offering...
Well, this week is more of an update on the weekend at our first proper craft fair of the season. The fair is over, I am pretty tired (partly from the silly o'clock mornings and partly from staying up to watch the Masters Golf!) but happy. 'Why are you so happy?' I hear you cry. Well I'll tell you (and it isn't all necessarily for reasons you may be thinking!)
Let me break it down for you:
Good Morning Sunshine...
The weather was GORGEOUS - OK, so we were indoors but the sun shone brightly through the windows behind the stall and showed off the peelable clings at their best (they ain't called Suncatchers for nuthin' you know!)
How would Madam like to pay for that?
The visitor numbers could have been better (I think the beach may have been busy this weekend!) but the buyers did come out, had smiles on their faces and many had longer arms than pockets rather than the other way around (if you know what I mean!) Sales were up on last year and I can't ask for more than that (well I can, but I don't want to be greedy!)
We saw plenty of eeny weeny ikkle baby baa-lambs out and about in the fields having fun in the sun - YAY!
Dr Doolittle? Perhaps not...
Buddy (the blue tit) got the memo about having an extra hour in bed this morning so only started tapping on the window as the alarm was about to go off. I wish I could say the same for Blinky & Misty (the cats) but one out of three isn't bad as a starter!
New Designs? Tick!
Many of my newest designs sold out which is always something to make you happy as it is scary trying out new things when it is sooo easy just to stick with your best sellers. Guess I'll be making new ones of these again!
Friends, Romans, Craftymen...
We also got to catch up with many of the wonderful crafters we have come to know and call friends over the last few years - crafting really is one great big family in that we are all in the same boat and like to encourage and support one another.
Pass the After Sun!
Finally, we are home and it is still going to be good weather for a few days so I may still be able to enjoy some of the yellow rays and to top it all I don't have to get up quite so early again until next Sunday!
I mean, come on... what is there not to be happy about???
Hope you have all had a great weekend and managed to spend some time in the sun without ending up looking like the proverbial lobster!