Saturday, 24 September 2011

Heartshaped Inc.

Out of the blue, I got an email from a lady who had been given my email adress (I assume from a blog reader)to see if I wanted to have a stall at a Christmas late night shopping event they were holding for a charity event in Sprotborough near Doncaster in November. Its something I have been thinking about dipping my toe into , so I said yes - then panicked! Then sat around the table and got cracking.

I've already made above 30 pairs of earrings - it really is quite addictive. And bead buying is now an obsession. I'm going to make a few cards too for my stall, and I've already started to make some corsages.

I'm making a few bags too as these don't take much time to make and I have a serious stash of fabrics.




I'll let you know nearer the time the venue and date of the event so if you are local you can pop in and say hello.

I had a great evening on Wednesday with my friend Nic, she came round for a crafting evening - she's new to all this, and she couldn't believe that I could cater for whatever craft she wanted to try! I realise that if I had never set foot in Hobbycraft or John Lewis, and never spent money on craft supplies, hubby and I would be able to afford a yacht in the South of France!

24 comments:

Victoria said...

I'd love to know the details of this :) I might pop along!

Everything looks great.

Kathy said...

That sounds like a lot of work, but good fun too! This might be the start of a new business empire for you!!!
Oh, I've got a stash that probably equals yours ... papers and cards in my case ... I never need to step into a craft shop again!
xxx
P.S. Do you still fancy a trip across to Liverpool?

Nic B said...

Looking good Di, bags are great!! Beeb buying again this morning and found a great little haberdashery shop in Penistone!!

Lyn said...

Oh how exciting!
the stash looks great, good luck
and yes when are we doing the Liverpool thing?
xxx

Twiggy said...

How exciting, if you're in the vicinity do visit our school Autumn fair - you can even have your face painted by the Headteacher :)
Twiggy x

Sandie said...

Just when you thought you'd never de stash....
Good luck with the new venture!

Sandie xx

Janet said...

Sounds like this is right up your street -good luck ! I`m sure you will sell loads ,loved the earrings and the bags are gorgeous too-you sure are going to be busy !!

Elizabethd said...

Good for you Diane!

WinnibriggsHouse said...

I wish you the very best of luck, you have some lovely things ready. I have done a couple of these kind of events before and though I haven't always sold masses I have enjoyed the interaction with fellow crafters and the lovely atmosphere.
BTW your final comment is a bit scary, as I am in the same situation, except I think I could buy a liner!!
Jenny xx

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I am sure you will do so well. I am still waiting for the day I have room to get my sewing machine out and leave it out!!! Dolly is hanging on my door reminding me daily :-) t'other Diane

Rosie said...

You have made some lovely things for your stall - I'm sure you will sell loads. Although it sounds like hardwork to prepare for the day I bet you will have a great time:)

Deb from WhatsInMyAttic said...

What a lot of lovely items you've managed to create! You should do well at your event. Good job!

Little Blue Mouse said...

What a great way to destash, you've already got lots of lovely things there.

Michela said...

Cool! I hope we won't "lose" you too!
xxx

Ray+Joan said...

Don't give up your hobby you have made some great things, & you might have got sea sick anyway.
A. Joan x

Michela said...

Hi Diane, the brand of the kitchen roll is Regina, not sure if the Hearts range is available in your country xxx

Bee happy said...

Love your makes so pretty, particularly like the corsages :)

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Gilly said...

You have been busy! Hope you do well!

Cathy at PotterJotter said...

If I'm in Doncaster then, I will be sure and pop in. Hope it goes well.

Jo said...

Good luck, though I don't think you'll need it, your makes are lovely and I'm sure they'll sell very well.

two bones and a bagle said...

You busy girl. They look lovely.

Menopausalmusing said...

You should do really well judging by what you have shown us. A girl's stash can never be too large.

Jaggerfan1 said...

The Big Bang Theory is my fave too!! But with me now living with my mom and stepdad, it seems we watch just a tad more British TV than anything, mostly Top Gear, and My Family, and Mr. Bean. I have no problemo, I like that stuff, :)

Carol said...

I'd certainly like to come along and support the event.
Carol xx