Monday, 29 November 2010

Craft Fair

These are the photos of the NSPCC Craft Fair held here in the Town Hall on Saturday. Huge thanks to Jo and Annie, not only for contributing their gorgeous creations but for staying with me all day too, it was great fun and they were really good company. Thanks also to Hannah of Lonely Hearts for sending her fab jewellery and other things and to Julie for sending me her gorgeous felt brooches. I couldn't have managed without you all.

Unfortunately I've had a very emotional time lately with a few issues that have left me feeling completely drained and fairly shocked. And even though I've had to make a very difficult decision, it will, hopefully, make things easier and allow me to get on with things.
Having said that there have been some really nice things going on in our lives too. Gav and i drove up to Birkenhead after the Craft fair on Saturday to see Steve Hackett play at the Pacific Road Arts Centre. We booked into a B&B because neither of us felt like driving back late in the icy weather. The B&B was above an Italian Restaurant and we had a lovely meal before the concert. It's so nice to spend intimate, quality time together, we talk for ages, he's tremendously supportive and helpful in difficult situations. He's filming Steve Hackett at Shepherds Bush on Tuesday, so we went to have a look at the performance so he could get some idea of what he would need to do. We were invited backstage for a chat and to meet members of the band, it was so nice.
Also I've finally managed to get my artwork and editorial off to Cloth, Paper Scissors magazines for publication. I think they said it would be in the March issue next year, i can't wait to see it.
Not enjoying this cold weather at the moment, haven't even ventured out for our evening walks for a few days. Perhaps we'll manage it when Gav gets back from London this week. We've been invited to a book signing at the country works gallery on Friday and after that we've no committments leading up to christmas and i'm so looking forward to having time to prepare the house for that.
"If malice or envy were tangible and had a shape it would be the shape of a boomerang"
- Charley Reese