Well it is another boring CL post! I find it rather tragic that a 4 day show in March is taking up so much of my mind.
Last year - our first year exhibiting - we took the H-van with us and the idea was that the stall would look a bit like a Provencal market. There were pots of spring bulbs, dahlia tubers wrapped in tissue and all sorts of things made up in all types of materials. Everything was jumbled together in baskets and in the context it worked very well. (we won best stand & get to go back this year for free)
This time we are not taking the van (been there, done that) and the stand is smaller. The complete mix and match is not going to work. I love pattern, I love flowers, I love colour, I love patchwork. How do I resolve the need for some kind of order and theme on a small stall with my love of excess.
So I decided to cut wee bits of the materials I am using and stick them to a bit of card to check that they vaguely go together. And I think they do - obviously you wouldn't normally put them all in the same room but there is nothing screaming "get me out of here" either. You might put them all together in a patchwork (if they weren't all different weights).
I am now wafting around the house "moodboard" in hand choosing a colour for the paintwork - sugar bag light or cooking apple green ?
I also got around to loading up photos for the CL public relations people to another blog www.snapdragonphotos.blogspot.com