This post is going to be a bit early for Handmade Monday so I will link up to you guys in a few days time (I've done it now so why not pop over to see what all the other lovely crafters have been up to) but if I don't get it done now I shall miss yet another week. So much to say, but so little time to write it down!
This weekend we have our younger daughter and boyfriend coming to stay and we have friends coming for a meal this evening so I have been running around making everything just so!!! (As we do!) I actually made meringue for a pavlova this morning, they were cooking by 8.30am!! I was very impressed with myself. Not sure how they will turn out though, they look ok but the taste test will determine it! I'll let you know :)
Anyway, thank you all again for your comments on my last post I shall try and answer each comment individually this time as I think I have been neglecting you all.
Ok now to Hobbycraft! It was last sunday when I went in, you may remember that was one of our first real days of sunshine! Chester really did arrive in style.
|Safety belt on - ready to go|
Here he is about to leave, he has his safety belt on but I think he looks a little uncertain!
|Chester arrives safely!|
He needn't have worried, he arrived in plenty of time! I followed him down (I couldn't fit him in my car with all the other bits and pieces!) which was great as I was able to see the looks on people's faces when he drove by. I heard one little boy say to his dad "Look at that huge ..." he wasn't quite sure what to call it and I'm not sure his dad would have believed him anyway unless he saw it for himself! I could see a lot of pointing and gesticulating from people and Chester certainly turned many heads!
Chester had a great view across the store, watching everyone coming and going. He was sitting on a perfect chair, one of those tall bar stools. I was very cheeky and borrowed it from some great guys at Willow Kitchens, Bathrooms and Bedrooms who have a store just around the corner. They thought it was fantastic when I explained how I had made him and the size of the hooks I was selling!!!!!! Innuendoes came spilling out!!!!!! A big thank you to these guys, they made Chester very comfy!
I had two tables this size, one I used to display the yarn, the hooks and the items you could make and the other (which unfortunately I don't seem to have a picture of) for demonstrating where people could sit and have a go with the Jumbo hooks and yarn.
As you can see it's a fantastic store! You can just pick out Tina and me having a chat with Chester in pride of place. I met some really lovely people, the staff were all so helpful and eager to learn about what I was demonstrating and they all fell in love with Chester. I sold some yarn and hooks and also received bookings for my workshops (Introduction to Crochet is proving very popular, only a couple of spaces left on this one!). A brilliant day and a BIG thank you to everyone who made it happen :)
A very proud mum and dad showing off their eldest daughter's graduation!
And just so the youngest one doesn't feel left out - this was last year at our youngest daughter's graduation!
Very proud of both of them and of course the boyfriends too!
Have a good week! Hope the sun keeps shining :)