Saturday, 16 February 2013

At last



Take calculated risks.
That is quite different from being rash.

George S. Patton

Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great.

Orison Swett Marden

One way to get the most out of life is
to look upon it as an adventure.

William Feather

The house challenge on UKs this month was to take inspiration from one of these quotes and make a layout.

It took me a while to come up with a photo and then I had a light bulb moment - last November/December Chris and I did a few craft fairs on the run up to Christmas.  It was something we'd been going to do for years and never got around to for whatever reason but this time we went for it.  Chris made wooden reindeer and I made lots of Christmassy stuff like felt decorations as well as phone covers/iPad covers and such like.  It was a bit scary at first and we weren't sure if we'd actually sell anything but in the end it was just great fun.

This photo was taken at Cranfield Christmas market where we were lucky enough to be given a wooden hut to display our items in.  Normally you have to take your own gazebo but because we had the little reindeer, the organisers thought a wooden hut would be appropriate:)



It was an absolutely freezing cold day and there had been snow in the morning and even though we had lots of layers on, we kept nipping in to the community centre to get warm! 


6 comments:

MiniOwner said...

I remember how hard you both worked to get your little shop together, Susi, and it looks brilliant. A super page to preserve the memories of your adventure.
Sue x

Lindsay Coleman said...

What a great little shop it looks fab. I love the Lo the mittens & little houses are so cute xx

Jennie Hart said...

Yes, Sue is right, it had such an impact on your christmas seson but boy as it worth it to have a successful venture together. I sound a bit patronising but i'm not being i'm just darned PROUD of ya :) xxx

Katherine (sutty) said...

Gorgeous page and what a fab little shop it looks great :)

Wendy said...

Love the mitten 'bunting' and the day/night photos!

Claireliz said...

This is a gorgeous layout.
C xx