My fab friends Phil, Laura, and Frank and my mum have been helping me with ideas for my stand at the Country Living Fair. I did some sketches and showed them to Phil and Frank who both thought I needed a t0 have a shell that was designed to scale to help me with my proportions. So Phil made this amazing shell for me and it had a really cool table and shelves with it (and the person that you can see in the photo). Yesterday when I was playing with it I decided that I needed different type of furniture. The main concerns are storage and accessability. I decided that a tall shelf on the right hand side of the shell facing me would be good for storage. I could use nice looking baskets and boxes to keep stock in so it would be visually appealing too. The shelves on the bottom could hold extra bags, coats, food, etc (and don’t have to look as amazing. Then I decided it would be better for me to have a bar to stand at rather than a desk to sit at for my demonstrations, therefore the people could watch with out hurting their necks. I could have a table cloth on the front with my needle felting demonstration times and a shelf under the bar for more storage.
The pencils sticking out of the egg carton in the corner will be my amazing willow tree that Laura and Frank had made for their past Christmas Tree. It will be perfect to hang my flowers and ornaments on. Around the base will be places to put more baskets with stock and a shelf with kits on. The back wall I am hoping to have some trellis with hooks for my bags, jewellery, and a clothesline in the frame for my brooches. So that is how it is looking now, but I am sure it will change again before the show. Watch this space for a timeline of my preparing and being at the show.