19 August 2007

New Header and Shepton Giant Flea ...

Well, it's taken a while, but this morning I decided (keyboard still playing up and the word "decided" ended up as "deec" - something definitely wrong here) I should be brave and try to add my logo to the blog header. After all, if I can build a website I'm sure I can do that. It took me a few attempts but I got there in the end. Not sure whether I like it with this template, but I may revise the whole thing sometime ... as if I had nothing else to do!

It's time for the Giant Flea at Shepton again - next Sunday, Bank Holiday weekend. I've been experiencing Shepton withdrawals of late as the 3-day Fair which normally takes place in July was cancelled. I've been having a clear out, tidy up and de-clutter, and have decided that as well as my usual fabrics, linens, eiderdowns etc, I shall be taking numerous Hampstead Bazaar clothes which I no longer wear (if you've not heard of them, they're the long drapey clothes that Dame Judi Dench wears), and handbags ... and handbags ... I've moved on from being a compulsive handbag buyer/hoarder at last (I think) and some of my stash needs to go.


Yesterday was quite therapeutic as I cleared out the armoire and realised there was an awful lot of stock in there that was never going to sell hidden in our spare bedroom. So that will be going to Shepton. Numerous pairs of curtains, a couple of blankets, a couple of Durham quilts and some Laura Ashley fabric.

And I think it's probably a good thing Gillie's not coming to stay again until the middle of next month ... here's her bed!

Time to get on ... now I'm on a roll and full of enthusiasm (slight exaggeration maybe) I must get more sorting and de-cluttering done. As for tidying and organising ... that's for another day. I don't have my tidy hat on today I'm afraid. Some will tell you I don't have a tidy hat to put on! They'd probably be right! Must dash ... just remembered I've left the iron on ...

16 comments:

Heidi said...

Hi Sue! So nice that you stopped by to visit with me from Kim's blog. I am enjoying looking at your blog. I know all about being bitten by the decluttering bug but not to sell at a market. This one sounds like it will be fun. Retrieving space in your home is very good but sometimes makes me also want to go out and buy more again to fill it up. :)

So nice to meet you!

Heidi

Ex-Shammickite said...

Hi Sue:
when you've finished de-cluttering your spare bedroom, please will you come and start on mine? My spare bed looks a bit like yours at the moment. This is mostly due to wedding preparations.... but at least I got rid of some of the stuff today as we had a bride and groom tea party and gift shower in my back yard.
Your VtoV blog header looks good, the colours go with the blog colours nicely.

lettuce said...

thanks so much for my award Sue, that was lovely to come home to!

i wish I could come see your stall at the giant flea..... i've hardly got to any boot fairs this year, its just not been the weather really. Hope you do well, lovely lovely fabrics.

The new header looks lovely.

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi Sue,
Can't wait for Sunday!!
Good luck to you - hope it's a good one. (I know we've said it before, but please, no more rain dancing - we've had more than our fair share this year!!)

Had fun at the weekend using lots of the lovely lace that I bought from you the other day...
See you soon,
Niki x

cd&m said...

The header looks great and it's good to be co-ordinated, company image and all that stuff, isn't it? Good luck at Shepton, hope it stays fine for you. Really wish we weren't so far away the thought of those handbags is just too much. (that's right I still haven't gotten over the handbag phase although my husband will be grateful when I do.)

Chris said...

Hello, your header looks brilliant :-) Always good to learn something new! Good luck for the weekend :-)

photowannabe said...

Nice header Sue and I sure would love to shop at your flea markets. What beautiful things you have. Keep finding new things and decluttering.

Barbara said...

Like Gillie's bed! Hope the sale goes well.
Let me know if you are ever going to get to Leigh.

Today we have had rain and more rain and high winds and we hagve the central heating on .

Clare said...

Hi Sue

The header looks fab!

I'm looking forward to Shepton too - I have to echo Niki's words though - PLEASE no raindance!!!

See you on Sunday!

Clare xx

Ragged Roses said...

Hi Sue - I haven't had my tidy hat on for quite a few weeks now, it's impossible over the holidays! Good luck at the Flea market, and am looking forward to see what you find there. Have a great weekend
Kim x

Old Wom Tigley said...

Beatiful Blog, I will have more time this weekend to look at both your blogs and your web-site...
Love the Logo by the way...
I'm so glad the Wiggers World give you a smile...
Thank you for your comment.
Old Womtig

kelly said...

look at all these goodies going to shepton! I cant wait to get to your stall. see you soon.

Ex-Shammickite said...

Sue: you were asking about the mother-of-the-groom outfit. Well, I'm sewing, but I keep changing my mind, so goodness knows what I'll end up with! But my main worry is that my foot surgery isn't healing right, and I don't know what to do about shoes.... oh well, I have another 6 or 7 weeks, maybe it will be OK by them. Fingers crossed!

HORIZON said...

If you find that enthusiasm would you please pass it along? :) Loved all the fabrics on your post- l'd love a look at what you have there- perhaps l'd get inspired to make something!
Your comment on my blog made me laugh- which was really good.
l'm enjoying being a bit lazy today and catching up with everyone.
hugs and bestsxx

cd&m said...

Hope things went well at Shepton for you.

see you there! said...

Another bit for the Caroline Testout collection. It is a collection now isn't it? I love it when people find something and then all sorts of other things to match show up.

Darla