October is one of our favourite months here at Saucy Towers not least because the month kicks off with a certain Giddy Aunt's birthday. This year, I decided to spend my birthday at the local Kitsch and Stitch Vintage and Makers Fair, selling some lovely gubbins. This was my second time as a seller and I really enjoyed myself, chatting with the other stallholders and looking at the wonderful things they had for sale. It requires a huge amount of restraint not to spend all your profits on the goodies being sold by your stall holder chums.
For the first time, I made a couple of things to sell alongside my vintage wonders and I think this went really well. The Foxy Friend Pillows above are made in a lovely soft brushed tartan fabric, with some vintage fabric for the nose and ears; a cosy and cheerful little addition to anyone's sofa I think. The snuggly foxy scarf above is a prototype for some faux fox stoles that I am making to sell at the next Kitsch and Stitch. This little chap never made it to my stall as he was snaffled up by my curly girly to warm her own little neck but that was all fine and dandy as the pattern needs a tweak or two.
I've seen these felt autumn leaves everywhere on Pinterest and decided to make some to decorate my stall; really easy and very effective. I used this leaf template and got some felty inspiration from here; I used a sewing machine to make the vein detail in my leaves as I was too impatient to hand embroider something fancier, but they still came out well I reckon. I added them to a long length of brown ribbon, draped them across my stall and although I hadn't intended to, I ended up selling them to a lovely punter.
I wish I had taken some nice pictures of my stall in all its glory but I was cream crackered after setting up and needed to pop out for a frothy coffee and a bacon roll to gather muster before things kicked off! I honestly had no idea before I did my first vintage fair, just how much effort is involved in the preparations; the ironing of fabric and vintage table linen, the washing and careful packaging of glassware and china, the label writing and not least, the lugging of very heavy boxes up the huge staircase to the hall! But in the words of Penny; Such fun!
October has been a fab month so far and it's all set to end in a spectacular way with the arrival of my son and daughter in laws first baby. There is much excitement at Saucy Towers as we anticipate his arrival and we can't wait to trundle down to Somerset to meet him.
Hope you are enjoying your Autumn and keeping chipper; Galx
PS: This post is linking up with Claire at Clarina's Contemplations for her Savouring the Season Linky :)