I know I have been tardy with my blog
and the only thing I can say is
Very in fact. Normally I would be stressed, panicked etc, but this year I
feel on top of the whole Christmas/seasonal chaos
that is usually in the Marley & Lockyer workroom.
Actually, I am relishing in it for a change.
It is almost as if the spirit that started this venture is back in my soul
and I love it.
My focus (after getting all of my making and orders for the Store out of the way) at the moment
Display for the upcoming markets. Both are Christmas themed. First up is the
and after that on Friday 18th and Saturday the 19th is the Niche- All Wrapped Up markets.
As I have done both of these markets now I know what I am in for, what to expect etc.
It is always a learning curve the first time you do one and now I have, the displays will
have to be better...MUST be better.
I am loving these little wire Churches and I think they hold the Season perfectly.
Antlers are a HUGE inspiration for me at present and have been for some time, but even more so for Christmas.
I am working on some new designs with this theme right now.
...I just wish I had this for my workroom/office wall right now.
It is stunning!
I always spend a lot of time on displays. This one above from another stall holder is gorgeous.
It works with their products and makes you want to look.
For me it is not a 'turn up and throw it together thing'. I like to create things to make it more appealing for shoppers. Like my suitcase or my antique Tasmanian Oak wooden boxes you see above that my dear Dad made for display.
There are sketches, more sketches, trial runs and finally when I am happy, I take a photos and away we go. You can see how it all happened here back in April.
It may not be every stall holders cup of tea, but for me it has to work and look lovely at the same time.
The shopping experience should be about all of your senses
and I am planning an amazing stall for the next markets!
The sketching has already begun =0)
So you see, I have been busy