Thursday, November 10, 2011

My Creative Space


This past Saturday was my first market! The market itself was a piece of cake, the five hours went by quite quickly. It was the weeks leading up to the market that were a bit of a challenge. You see, the market wasn't just any market, it was a fundraising event (along with a student art show) at my children's school and I was also part of the committee that helped put on the overall event. Add to that my home commitments and a few other things, like organizing teacher appreciation activities at the school the week before, with trying to get stock together for my own stall and it was a bit overwhelming at the end.

That said, I am glad I had a stall. I got some lovely feedback about my handmade items and learned alot about what it takes to organize a stall. And it looks like I will be able to put what I learned to good use as I will be doing another market in a couple of weeks:)


So you would think with all the craziness leading up to my first market that I might take a bit of a break this week from making, but I didn't. A friend had some relatives visiting from overseas and wanted to give them a few of my items. Problem was two of them were still in progress (some more of my wool embroidery this time as hoop art) so I had to finish them. I pleased to say I delivered them yesterday and they loved them:)

After finishing these and seeing them all together, I am a little sad to see them go, 'cause I love them too. Looks like I will need to make some more for my own walls!


Hope you are taking a bit of a breather this week if you need it in your creative space. For more lovely spaces you can visit here. Cyndy
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19 comments:

michelle said...

well i think i would be making a few keepers too. they are lovely

edward and lilly said...

These are so beautiful, congratulations on your first market! The first of many I'm sure :)

Hootnz said...

congrats on your first market, thats a big step... love your embroiderys, I would find it hard to part with them too! :)

CurlyPops said...

Those embroidery pieces are beautiful Cyndy. Did you take any photos of your stall on market day?

Kylie said...

These are wonderful! What a time you've had though. Hope the next market goes well and that you get to have a well-earned break soon :) K

Vic said...

When you're a crafter I don't think you can ever really "take a break" from making, can you? There is the whole loss of sewjo thing, but that's a different story.

I'm so glad the market went well! Missed you last night too!

trudi@maudeandme said...

I love your work in the hoop. Hoops seem to work as lovely frames. Just getting ready for your own market stall is enough , but being apart of the organising team is huge.

Anastasia said...

Your work looks great! I love the warmth of the wool!

I'm agree with you that craft markets are tiring but very valuable experience.

How I understand your sadness to see your handmade work go! :)

Lea said...

these are just beautiful. I love the dark fabric, it's a lovely contrast.

Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) said...

Your floral hoops are so beautiful! No wonder you wanted to keep them for yourself. :)

Martta said...

Glad to hear the market went well! I have a hard time having breaks from crafting and get fidgety if for some reason I can't craft for a while. Love the hoops. The bottle brush hoops are extra lovely. My mum is visiting from Finland and just adores bottle brush trees.

Suz said...

Lovely - especially for gifts for international visitors

Miriam said...

Wow so inspiring. I am going to pin these! I'd love to try some native NZ plants with this style. L.O.V.E.R.L.Y!!

amy said...

They make a lovely set displayed in the hoops that way. Congratulations on your first market, too!

Angie said...

Such pretty stitching, and colour combinations!

Danna BC said...

Great items, congrats on a great stall. :)

B I R C H s e e d said...

your stitch work is just divine! i love the grey fabric... nice op shop find!

i have my first market in 2 weeks too, so i can empathise with needing some breathing space after so much creating!!

B I R C H s e e d said...

these are just gorgeous!

Cat from Raspberry Rainbow said...

Oh these are divine, I can see why you dont want to see them go - just have to make some more for you!

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