I can't believe how long its been since I last wrote a post for this blog, almost a whole week. So whats my excuse? Well, I am doing loads of fairs at the moment, and that takes quite a lot of time to prepare for. Saturday's was really quite excellent, I had such a fab time and sold loads as well. You can read about it here. The soaps all sold really well, but quite predictably, the Lavendine lavender soap was the outright winner again. Second most popular was probably the hair soap, I still can't quite believe how many people out there suffer with scalp problems.
Because I was sharing a large outside space with three other girls, I had taken a few vintage bits with me as well. Do you remember this gorgeous Eiderdown I bought a while ago?
It was bought by a lovely lady who wanted it for her daughter's bedroom. She was so very enthusiastic about it and obviously really loved it. I find it very hard to part with things like this, but it was pretty clear that it was going to a very good home and would be much loved, so I was really happy to let go of it.
The crocheted flower brooches were ever so well received, too. You know what amazes me? On Saturday, I put a tiny drop of rose FO onto the brooch I was wearing. I put it on this lunchtime when I went into town and the scent was still so strong on the brooch! Wny do fragrances stay so much longer on fabrics/wools than they do on the skin, sigh. Still, that might be another nice thing to do, offer customers the option of having their flower brooch scented. IF I remember to take some fragrance oils with me, that is, lol.
SUNDAY WAS A VERY SPECIAL DAY INDEED. Our granddaughter Grace was baptised. The Christening was in a beautiful old church in Pevensey and I was allowed to take some photos, alas without flash, so they are not the sharpest pics. It was beautiful, Grace looked so lovely in her dress, like a little angel, and she was as good as gold. She is such a precious little darling. My almost-daughter-in-law had done a lovely job preparing a function room for the party afterwards, and friends and family all had a terrific time. I tried to keep a photographic record of the whole day, oh boy, yesterday I really wished I hadn't! I had taken soooooooooo many pictures, it took me all day yesterday to go through them, delete the really iffy ones, edit and photoshop others, and upload the 170 that were left to photobucket. Here are just a very few photos -
The church, St. Nicholas, in Pevensey -
( photo courtesy of www.pevenseychurches.org.uk ) because I was so intent on taking pics of all the people, I totally forgot to take a photo of the church
The Christening -
The proud parents with Grace -
Grandmother (on mother's side) and greatgrandmother (on daddy's side)
Grace with her godmother ( mummy's lovely younger sister )
Grace with her godfather ( my youngest son, daddy's brother )
Greatgrandfather ( on daddy's side )
The top of the beautiful Christening cake
It was a very beautiful day.