Monday, 7 March 2011

A Weekend at Afonwen!



It was an early start on the morning of the 5th March; my very first weekend at Afonwen Craft and Antique Centre.  It took a lot of preparation to get to that point and I have to say, I was more than a little excited that the day had finally arrived.

I shared the demonstrations room with a very good friend who has her own craft business called Hags and Bats.  We travelled to Afonwen together and took great delight in arranging our wares on the beautiful items of furniture.  Once finished, we stood back for a moment to enjoy the view of our crafts in position before settling down to a thoroughly enjoyable weekend.

Selling my crafts is, of course, a very pleasurable experience...but I have to say that my fondest memory of the past weekend would be meeting the customers of Afonwen and receiving plenty of feedback, ideas and praise!  All in all a very successful time was had and I look forward to our next weekend there.  Watch this space!

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus / Happy St David's Day

Cymru Dragon

Although I designed and stitched this cross stitch dragon a good few years ago, I thought it was a very apt time to blog about it.  It has graced my kitchen windowsill for, ooooh, about eleven years now!  Sometimes it gets obscured by a plant pot or the washing up detergent.  Sometimes a spider decides it would make a nice house.  Sometimes I just forget to look at it.  But when I do...when I really look at it, my heart melts.  How lucky I am to live in Wales!

In the future, I plan to scan the cross stitch pattern and make it available to buy through my up and coming shop.  Not only that but there are two others in the set.  Watch this space and have a wonderful St David's Day wherever you are!