We were up bright and early to set up my stand in the Craft marquee at the Ashwell Show where we have sat all day in a hot tent.
I felt I had a wide variety of stitched goods to cater for all tastes and purses, I did demonstrations of needle felting and monster making and yet the interest was underwhelming to say the least!
Perhaps that is unfair as several people did make positive comments, especially about the sock monsters... althought it's always the negative things that stick in the mind. Like the lady who on picking up a £7.50 pin cushion (that probably took at least a couple of hours to make) and remarked in a loud voice of disgust to her friend... " Have you seen the price of that?" Not to mention the numerous children who seemed to think I was there merely to provide a table full of toys for them to pick up and play with.
Don't get me wrong. It is a great show and a lot of people put in an awful lot of hard work. But mostly it is about horses and dogs... and a day out for the family on bank holiday Monday. People don't seem to come out to go shopping. And I feel a little deflated.
I did sell one tea cosy and one sock monster (Rowley has gone to a new home)... that was all. On the positive side though, it was enough to buy a bottle of gin, a lemon and a couple of bottles of tonic water on the way home. Cheers!!!