I'm shattered! But was determined to link up with Handmade Monday today.
Liz and I have been to the Dartington Food Fair today and will be there tomorrow and Tuesday as well. Hence why I am shattered!
This is my first outing with my extreme crochet hooks and huge balls of yarn! My main purpose for this fair is to promote the workshops I'm hoping to run. As you can see Chester has pride of place and was a BIG hit all day long. Why has he got his feet in a bag? I hear you say! Well it was only raining slightly but we found the water ran under the marquee wall and collected in small puddles. So the reason for this bag is to keep poor Chester's feet dry. Perhaps tomorrow I should take some wellies for him :)
I was very pleased with the interest people showed in the huge hooks and the balls of yarn. The basket which can be made from one of the huge balls is visible in front of the crochet hooks. The bags I made, quite a while ago now, are hung on the front of my table as I had very little room. The one on the left is in Astrakhan stitch, the grey one in the centre is Crocodile stitch and the duffle bag on this end is in spike stitch.
Here is Chester sporting his Jubilee bow tie. You can just spot a 'normal' amineko and Taffy in the picture too! Luckily Taffy had his boots on!
Here is Liz's stall, with all the lovely things she makes. Her Jubilee bags (on the top shelf) are wonderful and you can just pick out a couple of Jubilee cushions on the table in the front l/h corner.
As you can see from the above picture, I laid out chairs so anyone could have a go at the extreme crochet. It was very popular, even for people who hadn't crocheted before.
We had an enjoyable day although it was pretty quiet really. Apparently there will be more signs up for tomorrow and something going on immediately outside the marquee to encourage people up our way as I think the problem was there was a large demonstration tent just down below us. People saw that and didn't realise the craft tent was behind it. Hopefully tomorrow will be better, although I met some lovely people today and made some interesting contacts.
For anyone who saw Fiddly Fingers at the fair today, I would value any comment as it was wonderful to meet you all. Thank you for dropping by :)
And ... for those of you who are nowhere near Devon, I hope you enjoyed a glimpse of what went on!
I will let you know how the next couple of days go at the beginning of my blog next week.
I'm off to relax now as I have a fairly early start again tomorrow. I will have a peek at your blogs over the next few days as I am looking forward to seeing what you have all been up to. Thanks for reading hope you all have a good weekend x