It has been sunny and hot today - perhaps a little too hot, but so much better than too cold, or too much rain. I hope the weather is good for you and that you have had a great week.
I took part in the third Craft and Food Fair at Ripley Nurseries yesterday and it was great and I am looking forward to taking part in July's event. The organiser, Claire Dadswell was lovely: very welcoming, friendly and helpful. The fair had a really nice atmosphere and the other stall holders were friendly and helpful too. Apparently not as busy as the previous two (when told that you get a little concerned, but it wasn't only the organiser who mentioned this. The general feeling was that as it was a day packed with sporting events, all being televised, and there was a big event at Wisley - not far from Ripley - a lot of people were at home glued to their television). However, quiet or not people were buying - not in large amounts but I covered my stall fee, costs of materials and travel and had some profit on top of that, so I was a very happy bunny. Here are a few pics of my stall, the 'shed' and my crafts:
I may not make next week's Handmade Monday blog party. I am going into hospital on Thursday to have a lump removed and because it is near to my appendix, that is coming out too!. A double whammy. It could be that I may be a little groggy from the anaesthetic - I was going to say out-of-it but that is sometimes situation normal :0). This 'problem' has been hanging over my head for the last few months and has caused me to get behind with work and commitments and not do lots of other things - even ones I had promised to do. Whilst I am naturally concerned about the operation, my biggest fear is that they will attack me with a road drill to take more blood! I am beginning to feel like a tea bag, so many perforations that if I was dunked in a bath I would sink to the bottom.
I hope to post either over next weekend or soon afterwards, and in the meantime have a great week and let's hope this fabulous weather lasts for a long time.