Friday, 12 August 2011

I've packed my case

I have packed my case but not to run away. I have filled a small vintage case I thrifted a few summers ago with geeky badges and poison apples for a small display in the Book Boutique. It's a local book shop that opened not too long ago, family run and filled with very nice books. I may end up spending whatever money I get for any sold badges on new books.

I am ridiculously nervous about having my crafts on show so please come hold my hand and tell me it will all be alright and that people will love my lavender filled poison apples and bookish pin badges. I did have some jewellery on sale in another shop a few years ago but I wasn't nearly as nervous about that. Possibly because the bracelets I made were tucked away with a little card and my little suitcase of fairy tales is on display on the counter. Please if you are local to Ripley, Derbyshire pop into the Book Boutique, wander around, have a chat, buy a book and buy a badge too? Pretty please with sugar on top? I'll make you a coffee.
I dithered over what to take to the shop to display, and decided to take in some of the little poison apples I have been obsessed with making the last few days. I have made apples before but every time I have made them I have used a different pattern*. I think my little case display turned out OK, it is very me with bits of paper, poison apples and pin badges. I may bring in a small doll or the half finished fox plush I have hidden under my desk.


*When I say pattern what I really mean is what shape of scrap fabric I have and what I can do to fit it together. Mainly whatever if buzzing about my brain. I really don't do patterns so very well.

p.s. please can you like Meridian Ariel on Facebook ? And while you are at it will you like the Book Boutique too? *flutters lashes*


Jaye said...

Don't worry, everything is going to be amazing. :)) the apples look great.

Lisa-Marie said...

Apryl, you stuff is fab, you have NOTHING to worry about!

jillytacy said...

The display looks great! I love the playing cards as the background for the badges. Great idea! It's going to be a success!!

Hannah said...

Hun, don't worry! I'm sure it will be great :)
I have been wondering about that shop actually, every time we pass it in the car. Maybe one day I will be able to pop in. I think its awesome your stuff is being sold there. :)

x vInTaGe VioLeT x said...

you know i love your crafty creations and they look really great in the little case you should definately add a doll to i think x

Frizforthewin said...

Tis lovely and it'll be great!

Unknown said...

Looks Fab!

Done liking and sharing and then forgot to leave a comment here.

Hope goes well ! See you on Twitter tomorrow morn for coffee? X

Anonymous said...

Wow that looks fantastic - you have such a great talent for presentation. I bet it looks fabulous in the shop. Hope it's going well!

Sandra said...

Looks Fab! Done liking and sharing and then forgot to leave a comment here. Hope goes well ! See you on Twitter tomorrow morn for coffee? X