Thank you for all your kind, supportive comments about me going to Craftwerk this weekend, I think you've made the difference between me being able to act calmly and with sanity today and tomorrow, rather than overcome with nerves. I am still quite nervous, though. I have to try and remember to breathe normally, also to not get too hyped up tomorrow at the fair itself. I remember last year, when I first started doing my weekly craft fair at the local market, I would get so hyped up and excited/nervous, that I would sometimes say strange things to people. And probably make them feel nervous and wierd too. Like once, a woman was looking at the baby shoes I had made, and said 'Oh you make some lovely things!' And i said 'thank you! So do you!' And then an awkward silence followed. But I hope to learn from that this time.
Here are some bags I finished today, which I'll take along with me tomorrow. They're made using my usual tote-bag patten and a real mixture of recycled and vintage fabrics. The bag on the right is mostly 1950s barkcloth, with grey velveteen which I think was an off-cut from some car seat covers. And children's brushed-cotton print inside.
If you're going to be in Wellington tomorrow, come and say hi, because I'd love to meet you.