The fairs have all been incredibly good - it is so lovely to meet everyone and especially when someone comes back for another little guy to add to their collection! One especially nice occasion involved a wonderful little girl - she had been told last year at Hopetoun House that she would have to save her pocket money every single week for a whole year in order for her to buy the hedgehog she really really wanted.
This year, there she was at the table clutching her little sparkly purse filled with notes. Her only dismay was that she had not got 'a lot of money' because mum had changed her coins into notes and it didnt seem as much. This 8 year old had even stitched a tiny blanket for her new hedgehog covered in felt leaves. I must admit I did have a tear in my eye when I saw her later in the day carrying the little hedgehog on her arm so that it could see everything more clearly!
Country Living fair in Glasgow had to be the highlight of the year, surpassing my expectations and leaving my little showroom completely bare..... It was great. It was all worth the hard long hours to see all those happy faces clutching Hedgehog Corner and Bears by Sue Quinn bags.
So now I can try to relax a little so that I can enjoy Christmas - the anticipation always being the best part I do believe. I also believe in Santa who is at this very moment trying to get a new laptop to me for my stocking! I need a new laptop as oooooo I have such plans for 2014.
They are all exciting so I will give you a sneaky preview in my next post.