Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Panic stations...........

It arrived in the post this morning, the Country Living Spring Fair Exhibitors Manual, we have officially arrived at the panic stations! It also means having to spend time filling in copious amounts of forms, time that could be spent sewing, chunter, chunter, chunter..............!

Never mind, it made little butterflies flutter away inside me and a big broad smile spread across my face, I absolutely LOVE it all, the stress, the manic sewing until all hours of the morning, getting to be creative, but best of all, the fact that people also love and appreciate what you make, it's what makes it all totally worthwhile. Right, I'm off to get on, have a fab day whatever you're doing.
L x
P.S. I adore the little stickers that they give you to put on your mailings about the fair, ooh how the simple things in life give so much pleasure......................... x

11 comments:

Tracy said...

I admire you hugely - i had the chance to take my little shop Cupcakes to the London Country Living Fair and i was just not brave enough to actually do it!!!
The application forms are HUGE - and the London fair is so busy that i thought i would wait until our move to Scotland and try the fair up there - perhaps i could have the stand next to you!!
Sit down with a big mug of tea and tackle those forms head on - i just wish i could visit the fair - hopefully next year x

Jane said...

Lisa - our post is later than yours, so it was 3.30 by the time my CL manual arrived.
I'm really panicking as I have so little stock - however . . .
panicking does not help and I managed to break my remaining machine needles by getting into a tizz. . . .
Mmmmm. . . .it will all be fine in the end.
Which stand are you again?
Love
J
x

weirdbunny said...

How wonderful to have a stall at the country living spring fair. I'd end up spending all profit on buying stuff there!

Primrose Hill said...

I loved doing the fair last year but it is a bit manic..........I'm trying not to get stressed!
I'm on stall G25, probably just round the corner from you Jane? Apparently they've mixed everyone up this year rather than having it split into 4 sections, the only one being all together is the food, which makes sense.
I was very good last year and didn't spend too much money, I never really got a chance to go shopping to be honest!

Nonnie said...

How exciting. I really want to do the London CL fair one day. Probably not until I'm doing my own business full time. Don't think I could manage it while still doing the day job! I'm going to the London Spring Fair but I'd love to get to the Scottish one to see yours and Janes stands.

Clare said...

How exciting! I've never been to a CL fair - I'm sure I'll make it one day though! Good luck with all the form filling and with the fair of course! Clare x

Joanna said...

You are so brave. I really should do some sort of craft fair becuase its really lovely talking to people who buy my cards. I'm to scared keep meaning to start of with small ones but by the time I find them its being advertised and they are booked up.

carolyn said...

Oh this is soo exciting, really looking forward to hearing the run up to it all without any of the stress!

Charlotte said...

Good luck with everything for the fair. Away to phone up for tickets and get my subscribers discount! I was up in aberfeldy the other day at HOMER!!! Managed to have a few hours to myself without Murray. Murray and Homer don't gree with each other. Saw your lovely door stops. I go in every now and then for inspiration and to keep my dream alive of one day having a place like that. Anyhoo, have fun with the paper work.
Charlotte x

Donna said...

How exciting. I might just come to the spring fair this year. I always go to the Christmas fair but have only made the spring fair once. I loved it. If I do I will look you up :-)

st├ęphanie said...

Your post made me very nostalgic!I had a stall two years ago at the CL xmas fair and was as excited as a little girl when i received the letters as well...I understand the feeling ;)