Well where did September go to. Peopleton village fete turned out to be a really lovely event in good weather with lots of customers. It was a really traditional event Kids races, tug of war between the village pubs, wi marquee, gardening and art competition, and lots of vintage cars. There even WW1 bi and tri planes over flying at various times. We followed that up a couple of weeks later by going to the Soroptomists Fun in the Park in Solihull. Again the weather was good and the event was a pleasure to be at. We started displaying the christmas tree decs and had some success with them. The only off putting was some of the local bands playing the stage perhaps should have a bit of voice training - there again others were very good and I'm not one to speak as I can't sing a single note let alone get up in front of other people and do it.
Last weekend we spent two days at the Belbroughton Scarecrow Festival. Two contrasting days weatherwise but that didnt affect us as we were in the school buildings. Fabulous turnout of people and the village really does go to town. It was our first event where we had the scented candles available and they really went well. The different shapes all had their supporters and it won't be too long before we have to re-order! With the onset of autumn thoughts of christmas are in many peoples minds and we did well on the dried fruit decorations. The candle and fruit table decorations sold out and we had our first order for the garland design that we are selling by the half metre length (commission for 1.3 mteres!). So a really good two days there and Frankie went to Stirchley Market last night where the dried fruit decorations again proved to be a great hit. Not only that other event organisers were so impressed that we had invitations to go to other events - not sure if we'll be able to accommodate everybody but we'll see.
This weekend we are off to the 'countryside' event at Hartlebury Castle on Sunday. Although we are inside again we are hoping for good weather as the event needs that to draw in the crowds. The following Sunday we are outside again at Warwick at the Victorian allotments by the Racecourse so we are hoping for a fine autumnal day. See our events diary for more details.