The market on Saturday was a quiet one, with fewer stalls and fewer visitors than usual. But I sold six bath puppets and had a pleasant morning, so I was happy. Sarah sold some soap, not a sellout, but definitely enough to cover the cost of the table, so she's happy too.
I've been involved with a craft group in a retirement home for a couple of years, as assistant. The lady who was running the group has moved house and decided she can't do it any more, so I'm it. The challenge is to come up with a different project each week! A project that is easy enough for everyone to do, but not childish. I'd love to teach them all to tat, but I don't think that's feasible.
The small boy who modeled my towels was hoping to learn sewing at school this year. But it turns out that we're still in the Dark Ages here, or the school is anyway, and only girls can attend sewing classes. Right. So I've agreed to give him sewing lessons once a week. This afternoon he's coming for his first lesson. I thought we'd start by making a pin cushion in felt, decorated with different stitches and his initials. I have a feeling he's going to want to use my sewing machine, but I think we must start with hand sewing. I've been trying out some stitches in preparation: