Lots of gorgeous sunshine - hope it lasts a few more days.
First of all a big thank you to everyone for their comments last week, particularly for the advice given regarding my weekly foray's into a local country market. A special thank you to Stephen (Soy of the North) for his great advice.
I have decided that I will attend the market this coming week as I have been advised that out of term time (half-term here next week) is always very busy. I will do the following week, then take a break for a week and after that may go for either every other week, or perhaps one week out of three. I have been able to talk to people who regularly attend two other local markets, ones that are much bigger and more popular than mine, and their sales (of craft items) are either low or non-existent. I feel my time can be more profitable either looking out for other events or making stock. I wont; abandon it completely because sellers at the event say Christmas is always a good time for craft sales. Can I wait that long? The people there are so friendly and helpful and it makes the morning go quickly, however, as sociable as they are I am in business and need to sell. Oh, I nearly forgot, I sold another candle! Two in four weeks!
I have also been busy in my pottery class making a mix of outdoor candle holders (for citronella candles) and hanging snowflake ornaments for the Christmas tree. I know it is rather early, but making, firing, glazing, etc takes a long time, so I need to begin early. Here are some photographs of my makes:
Still on the subject of making things, don't forget to nip over to Handmade Harbour and catch up with the lovely bloggers taking part in this week's Handmade Monday linky party. Great reads and fabulous makes.
I met up with my cake-making friend, Linda, and we planned more things to do for our end of year events. Lots of work to do, and we wop it will be successful - lots of new things from both of us.
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Enjoy the rest of the Bank holiday everyone, I will be back next week and Milly will be here on Wednesday.