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and for my next trick…

The set-up for the Cape Gift Market in Sea Point was today. And, despite one or two setbacks and a throat infection, I was there! On time! Smile on face! Goodies in tow! Here are some general setting-up shots:






Yep, that’s my table – the one with the un-ironed cloth.  Typical.

I could see from what had already been set up that this was going to be a first-class market in terms of quality and variety.  And as for the organisers – the lovely and efficient ladies of the Gereformeerde Kerk Kaapstad – well, they are just amazing.  They’d even arranged tea, coffee and sandwiches for the duration of the set-up (7 hours).  You can’t top that, in my book.

sea point

It opens tomorrow and runs until the 7th of December. If you’re in Cape Town, try hard to get there. And if you’re not in Cape Town, why not try anyway?

And now, I bid you goodnight, as I take my sore throat and tired legs to bed.  Back soon x

I’m just a girl who can’t say No…

Okay, I’ll admit it, I have definitely overbooked myself: I have eight markets between now and Christmas, one of which extends over three weeks, and that isn’t including the one-month stint at the Waterfront (I have been given November, no swapping allowed). While I’m thinking there won’t be much room for blogging, at the same time blogging helps me to focus on one thing at a time. Also, very luckily, I have a wonderful support network – Alex, Rob, Anne, Doreen, Karen…

For the Cape Gift Market in Sea Point, I have undertaken to make 30 owl cushions and 30 cat cushions. The owl design is sorted but I’m still working on the cat. This is what I’ve come up with so far:

cat cushion 1  cat 2

I want it to be similar in style to the owl, but couldn’t figure out how to work any shweshwe fabric in. I tried it on the ears but it didn’t look right. Paws, maybe? I tried a nose as well, also didn’t work. I like a streamlined look, not fussy, and not cute.  Comments are welcome, especially constructive ones :-)

And just to illustrate my natural ability to prioritise things, I have just agreed to make 6 pairs of mitts for the UK family of a friend who is going over for Christmas.

Beautiful spring day in Cape Town today, I’m off to run some errands – maybe I can get in a bit of crocheting when the traffic lights are red hahahahaha

Back soon x