Thursday, November 6, 2008

Dusty Rose Brooch

This is a really tiny brooch I made utilizing some beautiful yarn in my stash.

I guess I should say a word about the craft show I did a couple of weeks ago. Actually, a word does come to mind but best not say it here.

It turned out to be one of those church bazaar type sales with cakes, pies, jams, little knitted things, discontinued Tupperware, etc. The attendance was low due to rainy weather.

I basically sat there for five hours, people watching. Not one sale and hardly any interest. It was as if I was invisible. They kept charging by my table to get to the woman next to me who was selling halloween candies and chocolates that she made and packaged up herself. She was raking in the dough.

I am just grateful that hubby showed up half way through. He was good company and we kind of sat there and joked about the whole thing - what else can you do?

It obviously wasn't the right venue for me. I kept thinking something positive will come out of this and in fact it did. Later that evening, hubby and I went to a Halloween costume party. I met a woman there who makes kilts for a living. She suggested I use tartan fabrics in my dolls to appeal to the Highland dancer crowd.

I have some authentic small scale tartan cotton fabric (very hard to find) from my last Scotland trip, but I need more. So seeking out tartan will be one of my missions whenever I'm near a fabric store or thrift shop.


Kayla coo said...

Thank you for visiting my blog.
So glad you liked it.
I have had similar experiences with craft fairs very hit or miss.
Great idea using tartan, also very festive.
We tie tartan ribbons on our christmas tree.x

Summerset said...

That's too bad about the craft fair - very disappointing! Thank God you have a very supportive husband and you both can see through the disappointment. Better luck in the future!

LisaLectura*creations said...

Your creations are always beautiful! Don't let it get you down!