Thursday, 20 November 2008

Just for the record..

Unless you have joined the Foreign Legion or been living in a bunker for the last four months you will  have heard of the... dare I say it... Vintage & Handmade Fair.
Oh dear..I think I can hear your screams from here!
It has somewhat dominated my life since July and for the majority of the time.. very enjoyably so..other than the recurring dreams where.. the doors open to the public and I turn around to find my stock has vanished... someone has nicked it!! Not convinced there is much of a market for second- hand Cowboys & Custard merchandise!

My family and friends have all listened under sufferance to my endless neurosis about the event.. Can't take any more!

without complaint or removal of hearing aids... I am most grateful ... but there is one person.. who I really feel deserves some recognition.. for their enduring patience and unconditional support..
my beloved man.Man at Cath Kidston

I have a feeling I might be walking to the fair on Saturday when he sees this photo!

He has been such a rock to me .... chauffeuring me around all the various towns to put up posters, taking me to dingy dusty emporiums where I have scavenged for materials, listening to my constant drone about my aspirations, expectations and ruminations on the whole business of organising our first event..
He really should be in line for a knighthood.. a small tin medal at least.. but I fear he will have to make do with a bottle of pop and a kiss from me.

If for any reason you have just returned from the Foreign Legion for a weekend's leave.. then do please come along to our first Vintage & Handmade extravaganza.....
There will be lots of familiar and not so familiar and completely unknown faces there.. lots of talented ladies who have slaved over their art to come along and gather under one roof for what I hope is going to be a fantastic day.. a real meeting of the clan!
So.. hop on a bus, take a train.. hire a bike.. climb aboard your skateboard.. bring a friend on a tandem.. or .. drive your car.. to all the fun of the fair!!

Hope to see you Saturday 10. a.m - 4. p.m Rangeworthy Village Hall.. South Glos..!

29 comments:

Gingham and Flowers said...

Good luck Michele! It will be a marvellous success I'm sure. I'm so sorry I won't be able to make it - Wedding stuff takes priority I'm afraid. But I will be with you all in spirit and wishing you tons of luck. And I really do hope to be at the next one. Haven't sent my application off yet so I'm keeping my fingers crossed there are still some spaces. Have been mad busy trying to sell my wares on etsy and folksy. But I will get it in the post by the end of the week. So want to be at the next one! Have fun and sell lots. Oh and I love that picture! xxx

thriftymrs said...

I so wish I could come, but have family committments.
If it goes well do you think there will be another one? If so I'd love to go to it or even have a stall.
Best of luck.

funkymonkey said...

Best of luck for Saturday. Make sure you find time to enjoy it!

April said...

Oh I so wish I could join in, but I'm afraid you're just too far away!

Hope all goes really well

April xx

Sal said...

'Fraid I am just too busy Michele...don't know if I can leave my craft room...maybe another time..ha ha..(joke);-)xxx

This Vintage Life... said...

All the luck in the world dear Michele...it's got success written all over it!
Deb xx

pebbledash said...

I'll be thinking of you all, and wishing you a wonderful and successful day. I'm sure the hard work will pay off. And three cheers for Mr Cowboys and Custard!
Diana x

the flour loft said...

see you there.. i am bringing wee chocolate cakes and biscuits hopefully! notorious for getting lost so will allow lots of time to reach you. So looking forward to it.
ginny xx

LiLi M. said...

Is this the way you thank your DH? Please let him blog while you are at the world's most beautiful and entertaining fair. I'll be thinking of you.

Elizabeth said...

Wish I could go! Cute husband by the way :) Hope there will be great photos to follow.

kristina said...

Oh I so wish I could be there, too. It's going to be so fabulous--have no worries! K x

Ragged Roses said...

Bonne chance! Have a wonderful wonderful time and enjoy it all, Make sure you have a swig of that bottle of pop too!
Mx

thevintagemagpie said...

WELL DONE MR CUSTARD. My husband has suffered very little comparted to you I'm sure, but he may beg to differ! And now I just feel sick. Sick with excitement, sick with worry, sick at the thought of getting lost. But I'm so excited I could wet myself! See you there!xx

Country Cottage Chic said...

Poor Mr Custard - what have you done to him? Driven him to the brink of madness?

(Notice how I said "you" & not "we"??)

A Saucerful Of Secrets said...

Hi there!What a good man you have,and such a dish too :)Did a mock up of my table today,so nearly there..... feels a bit like waiting for Christmas,what fun we will have!!Enjoy, all your hard work is done.See you there,love from Annie x

Simone said...

Lovely picture of your man! I wish you lots and lots of luck for Saturday. I can't wait to hear all about it from those involved!

Leisa said...

I hope the Fair is a success for you and all involved. It would be so lovely to be there - but I'm afraid Australia is just too far to come!!!
Best Wishes to you.

Josie-Mary said...

Good luck, I'm sure it will be very successful. I love the picture of your cat... how cute!! :)

Rosie said...

You are going to have an absolutely wonderful time tomorrow! I so wish I could be there, but simply don't have time to even turn around, let alone to write a blog post as my mum still can't walk and is now confined to a wheelchair if she wants to go out. Will be thinking of you all as I wheel her round Asda. Oh and good on yer Mr Custard!
Rosie x

Vintage Amethyst said...

Good luck for tomorrow, I've popped a little post about it on my blog today too.
Hope it all goes well and have a really fun day!
love Alison
x

BusyLizzie said...

Love the photo of your pussy cat.. mine are having a fine time jumping over all the boxes of stuff in the sitting room.. waiting to be loaded into the car later today....have to be careful I don't end up bringing one of them with me tomorrow as Boris does have a habit of leaping into the back of the car & snuggling down out of sight! Soooo looking forwrd to the big day! Lizzie xx

Kitschen Pink said...

You deserve all the success you're going to get! t.xx(photoes, photoes we need therapy for all of us poor souls who can't be there!)

carolyn said...

Wishing you lots of luck and hoping to see and read all about it next week.

Dana and Daisy said...

I wish I could just hop on a jet and be there!
If Mr. Pickles ever needs a home, he is welcome to share a warm home with Miss Daisy.

Love and success to you,
Dana

Lucy B - Vintage Floral and Gingham said...

I'm afraid I can't make it but i wish you all the luck in the world!!!!!!!!! It'll be fantastic I'm sure, congrats on organising it all

xxxxxxxxx

LOUISE said...

Pickles, your such a cat with character! Good luck with your first bloggers' meet tomorrow Michele, I wish I could be there with all you lovely bloggers, sampling your wares and cakes! x

prettyshabby said...

Best of luck for tomorrow Michele! xx

love that kitty photo..I see you torment your man like I do mine!!
nice 'earthings' Mr C!

Sandra Evertson said...

Cute!
You will do fabulously! Your work is Wonderful!
Have fun!
Sandra Evertson

Garden Girl said...

Hope you have all had a wonderful day..have been thinking of you and all of that cash exchanging hands! Looking forward to the next one...let me know if you need a venue!x