CAT | Fairs
Yes!! I am soo happy my last day before the vacation is here. I just got home, had dinner and thought this would be a perfect moment to update my blog. No I am not forgetting you, my dear blogreaders... 2 weeks off from now, Jippy!!
I am sad to tell due to visa application delay, Vasudevan cannot make it to my place before May7th... But if he gets his SchengenVisa, we will immediately set up new dates. Now thinking of May 10th 10 mei, Monday eve May 13th, Tuesday eve May 14 th , Wednesday eve May 15th, Friday June 7th , Saturday 8th Sunday 9th plus some dates at the end of June and first week of Summervacation in July
So let me know what date you preferr and what you would like to learn or do.
The next thing I'll be focussing on is the artfair in Sittard upcoming Tuesday April 30th, On our last Queensday. Got a great idea to make, not sure if I have enoug time to make a lot of them but let me see.
Enjoy the springtime it is really amazing this year as winter stayed so long!!!
Meanwhile I am also busy with the next exhibition Vasudevan and me will participate: An exhibition with felting workshops ...
In Kanne, Belgium, from May 9th , May 11th and 12th. Would be nice to meet you there!!
Last Sunday I attempted for the second time a fair in Susterseel, Germany, only 20 minutes from my place. I descided not to cover the table roof with a sail as I was standing under trees and I thought it would be nicer. I kept doubting but after I started adding my felts on the table, I couldn;t change it anymore so it was like it was
It was a very nice super hot (30 C) after summer day, but that didn’t keep the public away . But for my wrap hats it was too warm I think sold only one but good thing is I have some for the next fair .
Today we are celebrating Meg’s 11th Birthday, need to work in between but hope the people whom visit wil wait for me
For yesterday I had planned a visit to an artfair in Julich behind Aachen, in Germany. The special thing about this fair was that it were only ladies selling their handmade art/ crafts. Ok, ok there were some man too, but I think supporting their wives and giving a hand, which was needed . Never saw such a crowded fair with so many stalls.
Now a picture impression of the things I really liked, There were many more,but sometimes too crowded to take a proper picture and some didn’t want people to make pictures. I always ask permission as I always hope people do the same at my stall….
These adorable ladies are made by Antje Bendfeldt from Himmlische Unikate and she uses Papier mache but so nicely done, they looked very heavy as if they were made from ceramics . Unbelievable it is made from paper and paint..
Which one to choose??? Help. so many many beads and buttons and more. I controlled my self and only bought 4 all made by www.knopfsalat.de
And these handspun yarns were all made by Carla and Emmilie
These glass beads were made by Karin Hoflich and I really like her way of presenting the beads
Finally but no least I also took a picture of the works and stall of Susanne Anemuller, I like what she makes and I have met her several times now. Let’s hope I can sell at that fair next year too
About the city Julich itself it has an old Citadel, fortress next time I must take my husband along and he can pay that a visit
So today my first fair from this year… And I must admit I was afraid I didn’t have enoug new things.. sold a lot last Christmas season and didn’t have time to make loads of new stuff so far. Last Saturday and Sunday I managed to nuno felt 4 scarfs in one “rolling- go” and they came out great I think… hoping I would sell them today but.. I still have them
Back to the fair again. When my daughter and me arrived there we found out we were placed besides this beautyfull “Basiliek “church. The local marching and “schutterij” stopped in front of our table to bring a serenade to all the people whom were decoreted with a medal of Honor by the Queen the day before. We were so to say first rang audience
just before the music came and many visitors I managed to take this picture of my table,
J. was joining me as she wanted to sell her selfsewn necklaces…. eager to sell she also made text boards in Dutch AND in English!! ”You never know Daddy!! We also need English for the non Dutch people”…… oh and the word for “ketting” is I know , I know!! wait wait… .. Necklace!! “
She also took a picture of me at the end of the day with me felting a flower
It was a super nice sunny day and I hope to be invited next year too .
Thanks to the organisation of Oranje Comitee Sittard
The `One Square Meter Fair ` in Hasselt (B) was a really good one. After driving 40 minutes I was there and first person I recognised was Marta of the Dutch Etsy department. I continued and the third square meter was from Zsazsazsu. She makes wonderfull crochetted necklaces qand said: “I know you…… ” She is a blogfollower of mine and I also read her blog every now and then, Nice to meet in real :) After a chat and a look on the other meters we (Janna and me) continued to the first floor.
In the next room I met Els Martens from Pelskes Vilt also a great felter, whom makes a hat nearly every day. (whished I could felt every day too) . All of a sudden I regocnised Roroism. She used to live in Stockholm now in Luxemburg and I once ordered a green brooche for my friend in Sweden and she still remembered.. How funny was that? My daughter really liked her earrings and welll…. we bought some.
After we admired all the goodied which were for sale, Janna wanted to try and do some sewing on a sewingmachine.
She had to cut the fabric,
Sew them together and well made a necklace
Now she knows how to make a necklace like this, she wanted to sew at home too.
”Mummy I can sell them at Queensday !!” She dived into my pile of fabrics and, at this time of writing, she has finished 2 already. I had to promiss her I would cut some more fabric for her so she can continue tomorrow
Note to myself, never take my daughter along again She likes too many things, but I like supporting small, unique businesses rather than the huge shop companies with standard items so … I don’t mind now. She paid the headband with her own money so I hope she will be carefull with it .