Well first it was on then it was off until in the end at 6.30am on Sunday morning the weather forecast said sunshine in Cumbria. We got everything into the car and arrived in Grange Over Sands at 8.45am. We met the imfamous Mr Robert Leach the organiser (the man in the yellow cap) and he showed us our spot on the Promenade (Stall 41). Stall numbers are allocated by counting the railings along the prom. Its nice because we could park Frida my VW Beetle opposite where we set up. Just as well considering what happened next. I had just got set up and it started raining, so everything went back in the car except the table.
One hour later we had another attempt only for the exact same thing to happen. So everything went back into the car again including the table, once we had dried it off. The rainclouds were still hovering and my Doodly Birds were beginning to look like damp squids.
Our friends Jacqui, John and Ruby the dog (gorgeous) turned up and it was decided we would walk the length of the prom and have a look at the traders with gazebo's, with a view to finding one suitable for me.
Here are some of the lovely people I met and chatted to.
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David Henry Webb of Shoreline Art in Barrow, Tel. 01229 26570 made the quirky clocks.
As we walked back along the Prom the sun started to creep out and I was all for having another go. Loud groans were to be heard but we did it. My display is nothing like what it was supposed to be, but the thought of setting my card stand and display unit up again was to much even for me.
The coast line around Cumbria and Morecambe Bay is very strange you can see there are sheep grazing behind us.
I then had another visitor, my friend Gill from Park Farm at Ramsbottom www.parkfarmramsbottom.
Gill commissioned a canvas midi bag with these two Doodly Birds on.
Then I spent my profits on this lampshade from Clare Dent of Lampshade Designs.
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Clare will make any shape lampshade for you in your own fabric choice or better still go on one of her workshops and make your own.
I will be doing it again but I will be taking a gazebo next time.