Tweedledum and Tweedledee safely delivered. I found a good use for those little bits of ribbon that you find on the shoulder seam of jumpers and t-shirts. I always remove them immediately because they get in the way and have a growing pile of them waiting for inspiration. I hole-punched one of my cards and attached it, using a co-ordinated piece of ribbon, to the centre button of each stool. Voila! professional looking and useful. At last, I knew they would come in handy.
Had an excellent meeting at Craft Revolution, followed by another the following day to discuss specifics. I will be running a course in October, not anything to do with furniture, on making felt beads. Looking forward to the challenge. Anyone who is interested, contact Craft Revolution direct and book on. The first course will be at a reduced price as it is a kind of trial run, testing the facilities and the viability.
Meanwhile, there is another Art Walk in Market Drayton with wine provided (hurrah) on Friday 27 September. If you are in the area, come along and meet some of the crafters
I have been working on the next commission of footstools. I am beginning to feel like footstool queen! These two have been nicknamed Tweedledum and Tweedledee as they are twins!
Today I am going for a meeting at Craft Revolution in Market Drayton where I have some of my furniture for sale. We are discussing courses that could be run and I am looking forward to starting teaching again, albeit rather different from secondary school!
I have invented a new text short form - htb for heavens to Betsy! I have been beavering away on the website, it's all so complicated, particularly when you can't remember how you did something last time and have to start from the beginning again! Anyway, I seem to have pictures in the right places, links that work and blurb that, at least, sounds like I know what I'm doing! Just have to work out how to do the money stuff and work out delivery charges and we're almost there. Then, of course, I will need to paint some more furniture. You are going to love the toy cupboard that's waiting to be varnished and have its hinges and handles a
I have finished the first commission. It's such a lovely gentle fabric and I love the little stool It has a label on the bottom which says ' A Miss Muffet product'. How sweet.
Business cards arrived today. They are a little more yellow than I wanted but they are pretty nevertheless. Even more exciting - another commission for two more footstools! Another lady came into the shop and bought the green and purple stool (see previous post) and ordered two more to match. The trick is going to be sourcing legs that match. The whole ethos of Magnolia Paint is upcycling old furniture so it is practically impossible to source matching pieces!! Still, I am definitely going to be busy for the next couple of weeks.