Thursday, January 29, 2009

Have you ever....

put your hand up to do something and then wonder a little later why?
Well let me go back to the beginning- one of the events I manage is small craft Fair now 3 times a year, and the first is coming up this Sunday at Eden Gardens. It should be a lovely setting- for those of you unfamiliar with the venue, it is as it sounds- just heavenly, not why I chose it although what a great tie in for the "Heavenly Stitches Fair" right!
So back to the point, a little while back I was thinking of ways to enhance the fair and thought back to a time when we handed out mini bear kits to the first 200 visitors, people walked around with a smile on their faces all day and to this day- nearly 5 years later, people still comment to me how much they loved making their little chap.
Lightbulb!!! I'll tie in a kit with the theme of the Fair, why not the little logo bear as a stitch kit, so I make a sample and yes it is feasible.
Off I go to get the supplies for the kits, then screen print the little calico panels and then at 9.00pm reality hits- handpainting 100 little bears and cloth dolls....well after 2.00am I gave up for the night - they just never seemed to end. I'll have another session tonight with what time I have left.
The silly part is no one was expecting them, why do we have these great ideas???

Monday, January 19, 2009

Arggghhh!!! I hate mentioning how fast time goes.... I won't.
At the mention of a new project, Paula from All Bear has got me back up onto the blogging 'horse' let's call it, after a few months in the trenches with web code and content management systems, don't ask!!!
Anyway things are chuffing along well here, I actually even managed to finish off a new Happy Little Soul for a giveaway on the new Society site.

Wonders never cease! I also have just got to do a few finishing touches on another little chappy that is going to go off and live in England any day now. I have no disillusions about getting any made for shows this year, they will definitely be for select occasions.

I'm going to cut it short now anyway, sleep has to be fit in somewhere these days, but tomorrow it's off with the postcards and visitors packs for the few shows I'm organizing, and if time allows before I pick up the kids from preschool, the welcome packs for Society members.
Take Care all