Hard to believe that this time last week we were awaiting the arrival of Hurricane (later known as Super storm) Sandy. I know we weren't expecting it here, but sometimes the tail end of weather in New York nips over to us. More important though was those of us with family and friends in America who were worried for their safety. I am so pleased that my brother and sister-in-law are safe. The news and photographs of the devastation throughout New York and New Jersey are very hard to take in and I know that everyone there is working very hard to return things to as near-normal as possible and I wish them well.
I took part in my first Christmas event of the season yesterday (Godalming Independent Christmas Market) and I am really pleased to say it was a great success - in fact I did better at this one than at the same event this time last year. A sign of improving times? Not sure, the public are a fickle bunch when it comes to handmade aren't they? right place, right time? My mini-cards sold really well and always seem to be very popular - long may it continue. I had also made up some packs of 5 different-design cards, but of a similar theme, and these sold well too. I sold two of my fabric decorated hearts and my best 'bit' of the day came when one of my Twitter friends, Lesley ( known on here as a guest blogger under the name of the Mad Dog Woman of Shackleford) came to see me and ordered a Christmas fabric wreath. Thank you Lesley, a lovely order to receive.
Here are a couple of pics of my stall. I had ordered a new banner from Vistaprint and hoped it would arrive before yesterday - as so often happens it arrived yesterday. A great shame as the wall behind me was crying out for some information about me.