It’s almost that time again. Time to dust off the canvas, dig out the sleeping bags and what passes for creature comforts in the field and go…well, live in a field at the weekends.
My trading season this year kicks off at Wrest Park in Bedfordshire on the 26th and 27th of April and, although the days were lovely, warm and sunny last year, I’m rather hoping there isn’t a repeat of the -4C overnight temperatures, when the water froze in the kettle and it was too cold for the butane cylinder on the stove to work. (Yes, I will be packing a thermos flask this year!)
I’m really looking forward to the events and seeing the other traders, but I’m sightly apprehensive about the weather and privations of living in a tent. Most of the time it’s fine, especially if we have another sunny summer like last year, but I do admit to missing hot baths and indoor plumbing (especially at night).
This year, I’m reasonably well-organised with most of my stock made, counted, packed and ready to go. I could do with making a few more corsets and, despite my best efforts, DD is dragging her feet about making rag dolls, but I’m rather better equipped than last year when a busy winter had me starting the season with very little stock.
New for this year will be fleece Jester hats with long tails and optional bells, and crocheted critters (made by DD) filled with lavender for use as drawer scents or catnip for cat toys. I’ll add other bits and bobs as and when I have the time to make them.
You can find most of my events listed under “Upcoming Events” to the right of this post. Click on the event for more information and be sure to check out the Herstmonceux entry for a discount.
Look forward to seeing you there 😀