Monday, 30 May 2011

One busy weekend.......

Good evening

How has your bank holiday weekend been? Good I hope.

We managed to get the right person to the right place at the right time - quite an achievement - think I've earnt another Pimms later ;)

The weekend started rather well - with a thud, thud, thud, thud on the doormat Friday morning when it seemed that the postie was emptying his entire sack into our letterbox. Not one but 4 lovely parcels - all for me :) My friend was running late so it gave me a chance to open them and photograph all the lovely contents;

Firstly a parcel from the lovely Felt Fairy Annie - I was one of the lucky winners of her recent giveaway. She'd matched all the winners with pressies she thought suitable. She's a regular reader and had noticed my comments in my sidebar about my habit of avoiding housework - hopefully my list pad might just help me see what needs doing and I shall take satisfaction in ticking the chores off the list. My toes will be a fetching shade of purple when I next paint them and my little lavender mouse & wax melt shall hopefully help lift the smell of teenage male which sometimes wafts through the house!!

Now it seemed I was the only blogger who'd yet to find a copy of this new magazine - I'd tried shops in town and they'd not even heard of it. A lovely friend in another part of the country took pity on me and found me a copy. Well  it was so worth the wait - this is such a lovely magazine - really full of things to read/make/drool over. I've taken a subscription out - it starts from Issue 3 - so there's just a matter of locating Issue 2 when it comes out next week!!

The final two thuds were ebay buys. I use pretty vintage playing cards to make labels for my makes. I've started to run low and managed to find two pretty sets for reasonable prices;

Friday evening saw us dispatch Big Son to a huge Explorer camp in deepest Essex - my favourite part of these camps is a quick game of Explorer Buckaroo - amazing how much more he can carry these days with falling over. When he first started going camping when he was 8 - it was as much as he could do to life his rucksack!

Saturday meant another brass engagement for MrVV & Little Son - leading a parade to mark the 70th birthday of the Air Cadet movement;

Whilst they were marching through the town in Woodbridge - I nipped into the charity shops - I found something I've been after for ages - for a bargain price too - more on that another time.

After a very late night on Saturday (1am - we'd been to see Ken Dodd - a 5 hour show!), I was up early to get sorted for the Vintage Soul fair in Southwold. We managed easily to fill the stall between the two of us;

We had a reasonably good day - when we added up the sales at the end of the day the split was almost 50/50 which was rather good. Thanks to those who came and said Hello :) I really must work this week on getting some things into my Folksy shop - its been on my to-do list for rather a long whilst!!

Today has been a much quieter - little son has earnt a rest after another day of banding yesterday and MrVV has been rather busy putting together a programme for a huge brass concert his band are doing this summer. This meant I've had plenty of time to do some sewing for me :) I've managed to alter another skirt;

And mostly importantly, I've almost finished making a dress for a big family party next weekend - I just need to put the finishing touches to that and then I can show you

Big son is back from his weekend away - he's had a great time.  He's been rafting/canoeing/ice-skating and so much more. Last night it was rather warm so they slept under the stars.

I'd best say goodbye now - thanks for reading :) Off now to sort my photos for the Scavenger Hunt - I think I've got them all but just need to check. Oh and I must get my Button Swap parcel wrapped too.

See you tomorrow

xxx Vicki xxx


Scarlett Fontaine said...

Lovely goodies and the cards are fabulous. The stall also looks great, glad you had a good day. Scarlett x

Serenata said...

You have had a busy weekend. Glad DS1 enjoyed his camping. My son has been fundraising this weekend to go to Swaziland again with his explorer scouts.

Your stall looks lovely.

bellaboo said...

I hope you enjoyed your Pimms! :0)

B............... said...

Isn't Annie a total darling, I was over the moon with my gifts.
Your stall looks fab, enjoy your pimms!

B xxx

Nimblefingerssteadyeyebrows said...

Don't you just love it when the postman brings parcels?! I'm loving Mollie Makes too. I have one of the 3-for-£5 subscriptions but I can see I'm so going to get hooked! Nice to find your blog. Laura x

Aunty Bee said...

I am on the lookout for Mollie Makes in NZ, I hope it does eventually gets here.Your stall looked great.

Florence and Mary said...

Looks like you've had a great weekend!

Victoria xx

crafty-mum said...

how did i miss a craft fair in southwold! I must be walking around with blinkers on! It seems that you had a great time though and your stall looked amazing!

Madison said...

Bloomin' Nora, you've crammed a lot in this weekend. Great idea using vintage cards as tags. I'm wondering what you bought at the charity shop.

Madison xxx

Lisa said...

What fabulous parcels you received!
Big Son looks v impressed with having his photo taken!
Well done on the fair sells.
Lisa x

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Your stall looks amazing! I had to laugh at the 5 hour show, Ken is notorious for keeping his audiences hostage! lol! I grew up in Knotty Ash, home of Ken and his Diddy Men - his brother was our coal man - really! xx

quiltjude said...

So many things to comment on! Lovely stall, wish I could hop in the car and come visit, :)

Penelope said...

Woweeeeee what a weekend, nothing better than a knock at the door with a parcel or 2 waiting for you! Glad your fair and sales went well and that everyone in your family got to do what pleased them most xox Pity about the weather though, I could have quite happily lay on a deck chair on the beach this weekend... oh well maybe next one x Have a great week ahead.
ps. thanks for the tip on house work!!! brilliant!

**Anne** said...

I love your skirt, so cheery. You are being a bit of a tease about your charity shop find aren't you! The magazine looks wonderfully inspirational.
Have a lovely week,
Anne xx

Bee happy said...

It's always great when parcels arrive :) Love your stall you have some brilliant makes on there, love the union jack cushions, great idea using old cards for tags :)

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Scented Sweetpeas said...

What a fab postie you have , I wish my postie popped all those gorgeous parcels through my letter box :-) I really must find that Mollie Makes mag with everyone raving about it, it sounds fab.

Sounds like you have had a busy few days too, glad the craft fair went well.

LissyLou said...

I haven't been able to find Mollie Makes in the shops either :(

Love the playing cards xx

Jackie said...

Lovely to read your post and catch up - your stall looked lovely - so glad you had a good day. Love your son's face in that photo!! I have taken a subscription to Mollie Makes too - but have yet to see the first issue! No sign of it here in Suffolk :( x