Spring Fair, Birmingham, 2010

Well, we're nearly organised for the Spring Fair at the NEC Birmingham in 10 days time. We have a completely new display which I'm quite pleased with - almost everything is recycled, reclaimed or re-used, so this fits in nicely with our whole philosophy. We've had a lot of support from various sources, helping us to find the bits we've needed - quite a challenge at times! It would have been easier to just buy a display system, but we don't do "easy"!! I have some beautiful boxes made by Once Upon a Pine from timber reclaimed from a barn in North Yorkshire - find out more about them at www.onceuponapine.co.uk. I really love these boxes; they're so "warm" - perfect for holding my cards. All that now remains to do, in terms of the actual display, is to get to the NEC a day early in order to paint my mural!! Yes, I'm going to try and paint a mural as my backdrop, and I'll have only a few hours to do it. I've done a practise one in our hallway at home - looking good, but I'm not letting you see any photos yet.... W've still a lot to do to get the products ready - just waiting on some new things to arrive, hopefully mid week if all goes to plan with the printers. Do we leave things to the last minute? Yes, I suppose we do, but that's all part of the fun - maybe!