By the skin of my teeth... A Five on Friday post as I get ready for my first weekend of Open Studios. This will be my tenth year participating in Cambridge Open Studios and you would think I'd have it off pat by now... yeah, right! It is all left to the last minute as usual and many of the grander ideas and plans I hatch will never come to fruition. But these are a few of the things that have been happening:
1. Last minute work
No matter how much work I have to display, I am always compelled to make just one more thing at the last minute... and invariably you can guarantee that will be the one thing that does not sell!
2. Flower Brooches
I thought I had loads of these little brooches but when I opened up the case where they live I found my supplies were seriously diminished. So I've building up my stock all week. I hope I've enough to make a decent display
3. Fresh Flowers
I always like to have fresh flowers on display for Open Studios. The delphiniums were a birthday gift and I added the Scented Stocks today, feeling rather pleased that my flowers co-ordinate with the artwork on the wall behind them!
4. Prism Work
It was lovely to have sold one of my graffiti pieces that I made for Prism in June but the remaining five pieces (I know you can only see four in the picture) make an eye catching display that is new for Open Studio visitors.
5. A Pop Up Cafe
Every year I have grand ideas of holding a preview evening with cocktails and canapes... but that would mean being ready before Saturday morning and somehow that never seems to happen. So instead, this year I'm having a pop up cafe in the garden serving homemade cordials and cakes. Having spent the best part of today baking I think I'm completely losing my marbles... like I don't have enough to do!
So if you want a slice of homemade Battenberg with a glass of Rhubarb and Rose cordial... you'd better get here early.
Open 11th/12th and 18th/19th July from 11 am until 6 pm