Thursday, 19 April 2012

The power of three

Do you ever have that thing - where things either good or bad come in threes?

Well I've have a bit of that lately - all good though!!

I really can't stop smiling!!  I must explain:

1) After finishing my two weeks at The Mall for the Retail Factor Competition I applied for BCTF (British Craft Trade Fair) and got accepted!! This was my first trade fair and I was so nervous!!  Me and my husband travelled to Harrogate on Saturday morning and got all set up ready for the show to start at 10am on Sunday and finish 5pm on Tuesday.  It was a great show - it was so nice to see peoples work I had admired from afar and chat to the lovely people.
These are my stand pictures - Including my lovely new dresser :)

I used picture frames and my lovely husband spray painted them for me :)

I had a lovely time at BCTF. My favourite stands were 
Jorja Wilkinson Designs - gorgeous quirky lampshades and cushions
Amanda Mercer - fantastic ceramics
Bagladee - the most beautiful bags!!

I received my first order too and I'm really happy!!  

2) I was shopping for new smart clothes for the trade fair last Wednesday when I received a phone call from The Mall asking if I was busy and did I want to be busier as I had won the Retail Factor!!!  OMG!!!
I had to stop myself from squealing at the top of my voice and jumping up and down!! LOL :)
I am soooooo grateful to all who voted for me. Thank you so so much!! I start trading tomorrow (eek) for 2 months finishing on 15/16th June when I (finally) get to rest and go on holiday with my husband to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary in Cornwall.
 I visited my stall today to have my picture taken for the local paper and couldn't believe that I had my very own sign!!  I have been moved into a better position opposite Marks and Spencer too.  (This also helps by keeping me away from Laura Ashley and her half priced linen!!)

3) I have just been accepted as a trader for future Country Living Fairs!! I will have to see if the stall goes well so that I can afford it (fingers crossed!!) and I will let you know more details!! :)

Only thing I'm worrying about now is 3 bad things coming to even it all up :(  I hope not!!!!