Saturday my Mom and I rented a space at a craft bazaar. Mom makes jewelry and I crochet. I hadn’t gotten as many items made as I had wanted to, but I had enough. The bazaar was outside. Fortunately it was warm and not rainy, however, the sun was out and we were sitting in it all day. I got a mild burn. Mom got more sun than I did. I guess she’s getting fairer skin in her old age…. I didn’t notice until the next day that my nose rivaled Rudolph’s. The burn didn’t really hurt, until I went out in the sun the next two days, and then it was uncomfortable. My nose has peeled, so we’re all good again.
I did manage to sell two baby blankets and one pink cupcake purse, so it was a very profitable day for me. Unfortunately Mom didn’t sell anything. Mom was making jewelry in the 70’s and once she got into it again she’s pretty much making the same stuff she used to. Times and fads have changed and that kind of thing just isn’t popular any more. I mean, it will appeal to some people, but you have to diversify and learn to do new things in order to appeal to a larger group. She did have some cute halloween themed bracelets geared for girls, and I don’t know why those didn’t sell. She even uses glow in the dark beads, but that hasn’t had much effect either. I don’t want her to get discouraged because she has a talent for it, she just needs to expand her repertoire a little.
Back in Huntersville at Traditions Day the beginning of the month, I saw a lady doing bobbin lace. I had never heard of it. She had a pillow that she stuck pins in to make a design framework and then worked strands of thread into weaves around the pins. Each thread was wrapped around a thin round stick of wood that was weighted at the other end. That was called a bobbin. It looked really interesting. i bought a book mark she made. Well, I found out you could get a starter kit online. I actually found it on ebay and bought it. I’m eagerly awaiting it’s arrival so I can try my hand at bobbin lace bookmarks to add to my craft bazaar offerings. Hubby had to order a book from amazon for his next college class, and so to get free shipping I also ordered a beginner’s bobbin lace book. Now I just need to get some pins. I’m so excited I could just bust!
In case you are wondering, I consider there something to be seriously wrong when you can get a sunburn in October!