Everything's packed up, the walls are bare, my dining room is cluttered with boxes and ikea tables once more.
I have to say it was a little strange to wake up this morning and not rush off, piece of toast in one hand, spare kits in the other, toward the hum and buzz of the Showgrounds.
It's a very intense experience, being in a show! I've never even done a market you see - I just jumped straight into a 5 day show - and so it's a bit strange for it all to be over as quickly as it started. It's a bit quiet in Chez Cheese today as Mama Cheese and I come to terms with life beyond the show.
I can't say I'll miss the early mornings or standing on my feet all day! But I will miss the company, the excitement, the workshops, and especially the people. I really can't believe how lucky I was to spend all day with some of the most talented, creative, kind, generous, funny, whacky and hard-working people in the country. I got to spend time with old friends and make some great new ones, namely Ellie and Sam - the creative geniuses behind Red Seed Studio.
( Photo credit: Miss Marzie )
It's going to be so strange not to spend all day hanging out and chatting!
I did manage to sneak home with more than blisters, memory, and boxes of stuff to unpack!
My new fave accessory! ( Is there a way to photograph your wrist without it looking like an elephant's ankle? Trick photography? Magic lighting? )
I'd been wanting to make it along to Fi's button bracelet workshops all week but they always clashed with my workshops so in true indie style she invited me over to her stand and we sat down and crafted one up together!
I did a trade with the lovely Leslie from Onegirl Designwrks - some plush apples for one of her Oobees. I finally own an Oobee! Her name is Honey and she's super soft, lovingly hand-crafted, and perfect for hugging.