I must apologise for my lack of blogging recently. I have been spending my snippets of spare time preparing for a "Frog, Goose & Bear" stall at a fun little market!
A couple of times a year, some friends run a pop-up handmade market in their backyard (and in their house if rain) called the "Friends Who Make Things Market". Advertised by word of mouth, it always has a good turn out and a great atmosphere as most people that come along are friends, or friends of friends, of the stallholders. They had soup & bread and delicious muffins for a gold coin donation and an opshop type stall where goods were sold for whatever price you decided. All money from these, as well as the costs for having a stall, were donated to a charity for women in Afghanistan.
Just like last year Goose and I had a stall of our own. As you know, I don't normally sell my wares, but this is perfect as it is such a fun creative outlet for me without the year round pressure!
We sold basketfuls of lemons, mandarines and herbs from the garden and some of "Scratchy & Flappys" eggs, along with many of the items you will have already seen here on Frog, Goose & Bear already such as paper garlands (our best sellers!), crayon cookies, drawstring bags, rice bags, lavender sachets, wheat bags, bibs, playdough, soup-in-a-jar, fabric cards, fabric button hairties as well as my friend Jane's gorgeous postcards. I had lots of fun both preparing for the market and on the day and really want to thank Mr FGB for looking after the younger two over the weekend while Goose and I marketed! As well as my clever and generous sisters & Mum for your fabric, materials, support and graphic design skills.
Now, on a bit of a high after a succesful day at market, I am facing a day of washing, cooking and cleaning and everything else that I've let back up for a couple of weeks..... but I really don't mind at all!