It's been a while since any Jumble Betty toys made an appearance here, but I have been beavering away, trying to churn out enough owls, elephants and other small critters for my first ever Christmas Fair on the 1st December…
What's enough though? I'm not really sure. Suppose you can never have too much stuff, but I've no idea how my menagerie is going to sell seeing as I'm new to this. Anyway, more pressing than my mounting Fair anxiety is how close I am to losing the love for my fabric friends, so, best I think to wind up production before that goes completely!
My youngest laid them all out on the floor at the weekend and apparently I've made 106, which doesn't sound half bad, though some are tinsy tiny, and when they're in a big pile it doesn't look like loads to me. But maybe that's because I'm thinking of the hours and hours spent making them.
Just to bulk it all out a bit, I'm going to bring some of my decoupage things along too, like the Miffy table and chairs, the little wristwatch coffee table and some covered boxes.
I've made a few more elephants - some with crocheted ears and some with material ones. The large owls with babies are back too, but this time I've crocheted the wings instead of knitting them which is definitely quicker.
The rabbits have multiplied at an alarming rate, so feel fairly confident I've enough of them! I've got a few cashmere bunnies (shhhh), and this one worked quite well I think - it's made from a woolly scarf picked up at a charity shop and has a bit of sequinny sparkle going on. Not suitable for tiddlers though, and there are a few bunnies without pompom tails for under 3's.
I've got a lovely Jumble Betty sign which should be finished soon, and have been pilfering any top attention-grabbing table tips I can get my mitts on.
Then there's sorting out prices, the bit I hate, but can't keep putting it off….so that's next.