You know that things aren't going well when some of your dearest friends and colleagues enthusiastically request the details of your first ever craft fair and you give them rather vague answers.Some conversations have even gone like this
'Oooh you're doing a craft fair - that sounds exciting. Can I come?'
Not that I haven't enjoyed dabbling with felt,ric rac and bells but the thought that someone else might actually want to buy the end result is rather daunting. What if nobody likes it? What if everybody sells out and I am the only one left standing with a table full of deformed bunnies? What if everybody starts pointing and laughing and I look down and realise I am naked?
So many doubts. But this week something happened. I don't know how or why but suddenly something has clicked and I'm actually looking at my work (ooh - get 'er) and feeling a little bit pleased.
Please may I crow?
There are some lubbly jubbly nubbly crocheted dishcloths with coal tar soap
Some fabric notebook covers
A Jingle Owl
(A little bit cheerier than his bunny friend)
And the thing I am most excited about - a reversible shopping bag
I followed a wonderful tutorial by Handmade Jane which you can find here.
At last I've made some things that I might actually buy myself!
I must say I am thoroughly enjoying tapping into these different ideas at the moment - even though my immaculately organised home (excuse my nose growing a little) is perhaps looking a little neglected and my family don't recognise the barely seen figure that sometimes makes an appearance covered in thread and bias binding. There are so many ideas out there that it's difficult not to be inspired - go and check out the lovely zipper flowers here made by Jo at Three Stories High.
So - crowing done and out of my system now - thank you for allowing such self indulgence! My doubts are also alleviating a little - next time I worry about people pointing and laughing I will at the very least be in my pyjamas.
Have a glorious week!