I'm trying to get over the shock of being 40 as of yesterday, I mean who knew that would happen to me! Still I have wine and chocolate birthday cake to get me over the worst of it so not all bad :-) I have to say my lovely friends more than make my birthdays brilliant with the fabulous presents I get to open though! More about them tomorrow as this post would get waaayyy too long otherwise :-) You have to see them though, so much loveliness to show you!
Well lots to show you this week, lets start with the craft fair on Sunday, it was a new one for me at North Shields fishquay and it turned out to be right on the river in what I guess was a warehouse that has been reborn into a big two floor building full of stalls of collectables. One Sunday a month the craft fair joins them for the day. So last week I made some new things for the stall, a new batch of felt flower brooches and some more heart keyrings.
Love making those flowers it's easy to get carried away and make lots of them!
I had a request for a custom order this week for a monkey amigurumi too so here he is, named Banana by his new owner a little boy in the USA even though he hasn't arrived yet!
Hope he's happy in his new home :-)
So back to the fair then, here's my stall complete with new shelves that I'm still very proud of! They turned out to be great for propping up the monster and Norman the gnome as they don't stand on their own and of course a good seat for the fairies and elf too.
I made a Sunderland owl and a Newcastle owl and thought it best to separate them so they didn't fight!
The fairies on their shelf.
All the flowers on the cake stand,
Basket of keyrings,
and the mushroom tree!
It was great to watch as the huge ferries for Norway and Amsterdam went right past the window too blowing their horns :-)
Next month the fair is themed Spirit of the Sea and is on International Fairy Day so I'm thinking mermaids.
And look what arrived too, my knitted cactus from the fabulous Nicole's giveaway over at her lovely blog! Isn't it fabulous! Thanks Nicole it was a lovely surprise :-) It now sits on a shelf in my bathroom beside my real cactus and looks fabulous!
Right this post is getting a bit too long to add all the pics of my birthday pressies so I'll be back again tomorrow with pictures of all the fabulous pressies I got from Laura and Steph. I know two posts in two days, what's come over me, lol!