Sunday, November 29, 2020


 First up for the day?


Then... unpack all my patchwork and so on, and set my studio shop back up.

It has been closed for over 3 months.

I closed it before I left for Australia, and it has remained closed.

Now that yesterday's market is over, I don't have another market until the end of January.

That means I might as well get everything out of the boxes and set up the Studio shop again.

When I first got home, I didn't know if I even wanted to re-open the shop.

But now?  I'm feeling more settled, and think I will.  But only for two days a week.  I don't want to be tied to it too much.

So, I'm thinking of Tuesdays and Thursdays, midday until about 6 pm.  That way anyone who works can pop in after work.

I can at least try those hours and see how it goes.

Luckily nothing is set in concrete, if it doesn't attract any customers I can always just give it a miss and go back to just the odd market here and there over summer months.

I will NEVER do winter markets again!  I HATE being cold!

The weather forecast is for shitty weather today, we were so lucky with yesterday's beautiful day that's for sure.

Stew taped last night's rugby game, so he will be parked in front of the telly after breakfast watching that.  

So I'll sort out the studio while he does that, then we might go out for lunch.  Brylee is at work today, so it's just me and the man.


ABOVE:  I absolutely LOVE Candy Floss!  And I had NONE.  Even though I was positively drooling watching the boys have some yesterday.

ABOVE:  I can't get over how tolerant this girl is!  Archer is all over her all the time, and she just let's him.  She's never growled, not once. So special.


12.30 pm and I am finally sitting down again!

It took me three whole hours to get the studio shop set up again!

I didn't expect it to take that long.  But my back was killing me, so I had to sit down often to take a break.  No idea why my back is so sore, it was yesterday too.  Painkillers ain't working either.

Might have to take the 'next level up' painkillers to get some relief.

As soon as the photo has uploaded, I will show you how the studio shop looks.

ABOVE:  There ya go.  All set up for Tuesday.

Now... we are off to have lunch.

ABOVE:  Lunch at Foundation, The Base.

Now home. Going to chill out for the remainder of the afternoon.  

7 pm:   And a totally relaxing afternoon. Tried to have a nap, but Stew was making far too much noise in the kitchen.

I'm happy though, because he made a really lovely potato salad for our dinner.  Which was accompanied by a lettuce salad and chicken schnitzels.  

So, another weekend comes to and end.  It was a good one.  Stew and I both enjoyed the market, getting to interact with lots of lovely people. And spending time with family, even better.


  1. Maybe your shop needs its own FaceBook page. So you can post your latest creations and hours. Even if you randomly open by putting the sign out on the street - you could also post it on the shops social media page.

  2. Anonymous8:16 AM

    Archer's love for the dogs is so gorgeous. They obviously love him and trust him too. Kj

  3. Anonymous10:36 AM

    I'm a candy floss lover too! Have you tried anything snow fairy that Lush make?
    I brought the snow fairy shower gel, snow fairy dusting powder and the snow fairy body spray. It only comes out once a year and I now smell like candy floss. People kept coming up to me in the supermarket asking me what perfume I was wearing. It's beautiful!

  4. Cute photo of Archer lol

  5. What is / how was / that lunch?

    1. Mixed meats pizza and chicken bites. Very yummy!

  6. I love your wee shop, so colourful & inviting.

    I used to love candy floss, now I cannot stand it, too sweet & the texture is awful :-).

  7. I love candy floss too. Sticky and delightful.

  8. The shop looks lovely, by the way!

  9. Studio looks great! Sounds like you’ve had a great weekend :)

  10. Studio looks bright and cheerful I love candy floss too and am intrigued by the candy floss smelling items to wear hmmmm

    1. Anonymous10:06 PM

      You won't regret buying them!

  11. Kiwionholidays7:12 PM

    🦋🌷🌷🌷🌹🌹🌹good all rounder similar to us this weekend

    Cheers 🥂

  12. How amazing to have a hubby like Stew

  13. Your shop looks lovely and inviting.

  14. I am pleased you had a good weekend and the shop looks wonderful. Take care of yourself and don't overdo things.

  15. Your little shop looks so nice and cheerful!


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