Sunday, 26 August 2012

Stowe National Trust - Craft and Design Festival

Great... a show that's local enough for me to not live out of a suitcase for a week and pay for the privilege! Stowe Craft and Design Festival is only 30 minutes down the road at Stowe Landscape Gardens, in Buckingham and I've been looking forward to doing a good local show this year as many of my other exhibitions seem to take me everywhere but. 

When I pulled up to the venue on Friday (set up day) and parked I was greeted with a fantastic view from the gardens back towards Stowe House. There was even a glimpse of some sunshine... honest!

So I hot footed it to the marque and set up my stand ready for stocking on Saturday morning. A bit of creative thinking was involved as I am usually spoiled by floors and walls for me to display my work on and all I had booked was the floor space, a table and a chair.

Saturday morning was a brisk set up and then hours spent faffing around with which scarf goes where, which order do my cards go in and which purses to pop out first... it's a hard life.

So, I'm all set up and ready to sell! Lots of new prints, purses and even my pocket squares / handkerchief sets are making their debut this weekend. The show runs for all over the bank holiday weekend (25th, 26th and 27th August) in the lush setting of Stowe Landsape Gardens. Follow the blue sign posts from Buckingham to find me and the the other craft work on sale this weekend.

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