I have to tell you that the sun is shining - HOORAY. I'm trying to be very positive about the weather even though we had thunderstorms yesterday afternoon. You see the Summer Fair is on Saturday afternoon and I have about a dozen people lined up to be outside selling ice-creams, crepes, doing games for children, someone making tussie-mussies. It has to be nice - do you hear me up there? I don't have any room in the school to squeeze anyone else in - so the sun has to shine. OK - that's not enough positive thinking - THE SUN WILL SHINE. I will mutter that continually for the next three days wherever I am. A bit like how you're supposed to be doing pelvic floor exercises wherever you are! Maybe I can combine them both............and maybe you can join me. All together now, pull those muscles in and chant ...........
I know it sounds as if I've gone completely mad but what do you expect in this weather? At least I've been mad and productive though. I've now got everything ready for my stall on Saturday. I'll be selling plant dyed fibre, blankets and silks. Brooches and owls:
a felted (jumpers) bag:
and here's the other side of it:
The purple bag - I didn't show you the other side in the last post:
The grey bag with a few extra beads on it:
I might sell these plant dyed pieces of proper felt (rather than blanket). Although each piece cost me £1 so it might get a bit pricey. Maybe I'll keep it for myself:
I have a few other bits and pieces although I haven't made a huge effort as I'm not sure that summer is a time that people spend lots of money - unlike at the christmas fair. I'll list whatever I have left on Etsy afterwards.
I did have another jumper cut up for a bag but I just don't have the time or inclination to make it now. So that means I'm quite relaxed about my stall and I can just concentrate on organising the day now. I have a great team of Mums in charge of various things like activities, games, the cafe, stalls indoors. Amber's class are doing the ice-creams and I just need to organise setting up and to make sure the day goes smoothly. Which it will because it will be SUNNY and HOT. You see I didn't say won't it because I'm thinking positively.
On another note I just have to tell you that Tom was a bit miffed about the photo of his vegetable patch that I showed you a few posts ago. Even though he did get some compliments he felt I hadn't done it justice. So, he went out and took some pics and here they are.
Tom's vegetable patch in all it's glory:
The front three beds below are the children's:
View from the back (onions and potatoes):
Onions drying - I hope he's brought them in now or they'll be soaked and rotten:
and some broccoli - oooh it's just like shop bought isn't it?
I hope you'll give the chap some praise - he obviously doesn't get enough from his family.
Well, I'm off to go and beg for some raffle prizes from local traders .......I might let up on chanting my mantra or else they'll never give me anything. Bye for now.