Then when I was making bits and pieces to sell for Open Studios it occured to me that instead of making them around a bottle top, I could make them around little jam jar lids (of which I have a huge collection but that is another story) and they could become pin cushions with their own little pin container.
And so that is what I did... and I'm quite pleased that I did, because it is about the only thing I have sold this weekend. The recession is obviously hitting hard.
Numbers of visitors have been down slightly on previous years ( lovely to see some fellow bloggers though) and although holding Open Studios is about networking and making contacts as much it is about selling, it was just a little disappointing. I usually cover my costs but don't think that will happen unless I have a sell out weekend on 17th/18th July. Ah well... I guess that's birthday and Christmas presents sorted out for the next year!