I've had a busy couple of nights getting myself ready for Saturdays sale, I've gone through all the cards and made sure each one is in a little bag, with envelope and a price sticker. Made boxes for the cards that are too thick to pop in a normal envelope
I've checked my tablecloth is clean (nearly, nothing on earth is going to shift that tiny little stain, grrrr) and have found a couple of runners to dress it up a bit, they all need an iron but that is a job for tonight or tomorrow (or my mum if she volunteers :-) ) Tonight I'm going to see if I can make a little flyer explaining who I am, and why I have enlisted the help of so many of my fellow crafters across the world to make a teal card - at the last count we have 97 cards all packed and ready to go!!
A massive thank you to everyone who has taken part, Funky Farm Scrapbook Barn and Ladybug Crafts Ink for adding to the blog candy incentive, and all at Scrapbook Sisters for being kind enough to let people leave cards for me at their shop - I had no idea when I started this we would get so many - I was thinking 40 or 50 tops including mine!
I wanted something to run along the front of the table and my hubby offered to make me a little sign (think he forgot that though cos they are really busy at the moment!) but I wanted to make something anyway, so over the last couple of evenings I made this
It stretches out like bunting (obviously) but to get a photo of it all stretched out would have meant laying it on my hall floor and hanging over the bannister to get a decent photo which didn't seem too sensible an option !!
Nothing over fancy, but I am quite impressed with myself, even more so as I realised after I'd done them all that I had forgotten to create a secret way for threading them on the ribbon, and had to sew them on (brave moment for me!) the stitching is a bit, err,
wobbly, rustic, handmade in places, but I think it looks OK - you can't see in the pictures but I've used some lovely gold machine embroidery silk and I'm praying it's strong enough!! I just wish I'd thought of doing this before I'd put the flowers through as I should have gone round the edges too - if it survives the weekend I might see if I can rejig it as I think there is another craft fair (not for charity this time though) in October sometime
The papers are freebies from a magazine, and I've just used some basic pink card, my border punches, an EK Success flower punch and some brads and some gold ribbon that I've had for ages
That's it from me today, more tomorrow