If I told you all the last minute mad things I need to do today to prepare for
Handmade Hobart tomorrow, you wouldn't believe me.
There is always something I forget, always something left to do, no matter how much I think I have it all sorted. Then, after reading about Owlet's laments about the lack of stock in Spotlight (pretty much the only fabric/haby store in Hobart), I am now in dire straits myself.
I sent hubbie in to Spotlight - (he's lovely like that, running errands for me in his lunch hour!) to buy some drawstring for my latest batch of dilly bags, and he came home with 3 measly metres. That is all they had left. My only requirement was that it had to be pure cotton and white or cream.
Nichts. What about blue? Zilch. Any other colour? Nup.
Yikes. Lesson to self here...remember the good girl scouts motto: 'be prepared'. Maybe the other lesson here is get a better supplier. Luckily, I sat next to Britt from Skewiffy Textile Studio last night, as we enjoyed an entertaining talk about window display by Roz Wren, and she gave me the name of a supplier of haby products in Sydney. It does take time to create an inventory of good suppliers, this I am learning!
But, these are small things. I am praying for a good friend who is in hospital at the moment, very, very sick.
Enjoy your weekend, each precious moment with your loved ones,
speak gentle words, love one another.
dilly dilemma solved; venetian blind cord to the rescue, located at a hardware store!