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Sunday, 15 December 2013
In some ways I can't believe it's been more than two months since I last posted in here! Then I think about what I've been up to and realise why!
I signed up to exhibit at the Country Living Christmas Fair in Glasgow way back in April and as soon as POS was out of the way it was full steam ahead with the preparations! As well as cutting, printing, proofing and approving like a banshee, I spent a bit of time designing the layout of my stand. I had a 1m deep and 2m wide stand so it was quite a tight squeeze to fit all my work in.
I hate to think how long I spent on Pinterest looking at shop fittings, trade show booths and craft fair displays! Once I'd got a few ideas fixed and being an Architect by trade, I dug out my scale rule and made a model of my stand and all the fittings and pictures that I wanted to fit in. And here's the finished stand in all its glory!
I met some long time designer/crafter hero's of mine. The lovely Kat Goldin, the fantabulous crochet designer and blogger of Slugs on the Refrigerator. The super talented Susan MacGill of Susan McGill Designs. The fabby Victoria who IS Hipster Spinster. The lovely Emily Notman whose work is just breathtakingly beautiful and delicate and last, but by no means least, Flossie Teacake who in the strictest sense I didn't ACTUALLY meet. Every time I popped past her stand to say hello she was busy chatting with people! The fantastic Molly Ginnelly was visiting the fair and stopped for a chat, I kept thinking I knew her from somewhere but couldn't place her face, until about 2 hours later!
Wednesday, 25 September 2013
I can't believe it's almost two weeks since Perthshire Open Studios finished for another year! I shut my front door at 5.01pm on Sunday evening, did a little jig of happiness and delight and then promptly poured myself a MAHOOSIVE (and well earned) glass of wine!
Last year (my first Open Studios) all I wanted was for one person to turn up, even if they didn't buy anything! This year I was worried again. What if last year was a fluke and no one turns up? Or people turn up and find it a huge disappointment? Or........
But, yet again my greatest expectations were well and truly shattered! 166 incredible, lovely people came and visited me and bought themselves (or some very special, lucky loved ones) some of my work.
I really enjoy chatting with all my visitors about, paper cutting, Open Studios, The Green Route, library evaluation forms (don't ask!) and a hundred other topics! There were a few times (especially on both Saturdays) when I had 4 or 5 people in my studio and my visitors were kind and patient enough to wait to have a chat with me.
My tote bags disappeared (I kid you not!) in the first two days.
My Christmas decorations also flew out the door. I take my hat off to all you super organised peeps who have started thinking about Christmas! (Mind you, I've kept the few decorations that I have left hanging in the window.......they look so jolly! But don't tell anyone!)
So a huge thank you to all you brilliant visitors, with out you it would just have been me..........on my own..........in my studio!