Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Spring has Sprung!

Yet again I look at the date of my last blog and see that it was over a month ago. I don't know how that happens, I was sure it had only been a couple of weeks or so!

Our craft fair season was kickstarted on Good Friday with a lovely little farmer's market in Melton Mowbray at the Grange Garden Centre. I wasn't expecting much with it being so early in the year and the bad weather, but I was was pleasantly surprised. It was a well organised event, and the rain held off until the afternoon giving us the opportunity to launch our new products and to have a good natter with some lovely people.

Our new heart garlands proved to be very popluar much to my relief....it's always a bit scary when you introduce something new! They look lovely hung on old beams, on shelves or over doors, and add a subtle touch of country chic. In complete comparison, we took along our new 'Little Tweets'. These little birdies are full of character and colour, and are fantastic hung in your car or on door handles as they are filled with lavender and are a great alternative to commercial air freshners. At only £3.95, they make perfect gifts for yourself or others!

Our next craft fair is at Ragley Hall in Warwickshire on the 2nd and 3rd May. It's a garden show set in beautiful surroundings both inside and outside on the terraces of the house. One of my favourite locations, we also go back to Ragley for the Christmas fair later in the year. If you fancy a nice day out, come and have a wander round, we would love to see you there.

Our new website www.pbdriedfruit.co.uk is up and running, and proving popular for our range of rose petals and buds. With the wedding season fast approaching, it's time to get organised. Our naturally dried petals and buds are perfect for confetti and table decorations as they not only look pretty, but smell beautiful too. We will be adding to the selection over the next few months, introducing new colours and sizes, so check back to see what's new.

Today is a sewing day. I need to replace the heart garlands that we sold the weekend, and build up a nice stock for next month. With fairs every weekend, I need plenty in reserve! I also have something new in mind, and I'm going to take advantage of a quiet day to experiment. I'll let you know how I get on!

Take care
Lyndsay xxx

1 comment:

  1. Your handicrafts look great! If I lived in the UK, I would order some. I'm wondering if you would be willing to share how you made the whole dried limes with slits. I tried to do this myself by baking some on low for several hours at 250 degrees, but they turned brown on the bottom and mushy. I don't know if I instead need to let them dry naturally and then bake or if I need a dehydrator?? etc