So what does a girl do when she finds herself alone on her birthday? Well, she starts by having chocolates for breakfast and then she plans a day of vintage rummaging culminating in a quest for cake. Oh, is that just me…?
I feel I deserve a lazy day anyway after standing in the freezing conditions of Bath Artisan Market from 8.30am to 4pm yesterday. It was a slow day as it was the first market of the year and people were probably happier to stay in the warm. The Rupert Bear earrings were the most popular item. I met some great people and there was a lot of interest in my little Essex machines which were helping to make my stall more eye-catching. Quite a few people took information about the workshop parties so something might come of it yet.
While I was setting up the stall at silly o’clock in the morning I turned to see The Accountant smiling at me. He had driven up to wish me well and buy me coffee and cake. Then he departed like a will o’ the wisp. Such a lovely surprise – made me feel warmer!
In other news, I have paid the deposit on my van! It will certainly be easier to load for markets than my Mini Cooper and also brings me a step closer to that camper dream. So now I will be planning curtains and storage ideas. I wonder whether you can get pink tyres…?
I ran out of time last week and did not get to finish the Rupert Bear necklaces I hoped to have ready for the market. These should be completed later this week and I’ll put up a picture then. They have a slightly Art Deco feel because of the shapes and the colours of the illustrations. Quite pleasing I think.
Meanwhile the jam jar idea is coming to the fore and will be getting some attention over the next few days. I think it’s a cute idea and I certainly didn’t see anything like it at the market so it’s all systems go.
Tiny House is looking more than a little dishevelled and sad today after the manic preparations for the market so I must give it some attention – but it will have to wait until tomorrow because, in case I forgot to mention, it’s my birthday today. Cheers!