This year was our third year at the Leicester Countryside Show (formally known as the National Forest Wood Fair) and the first time that we didn't have torrential rain. At the moment we only do two shows per year and with the disastrous weather we had experienced at the last two Leicestershire shows it was very nearly just the one, but I'm glad we went as the weather was fabulous.
One of our customers was Chris Fleming, a fellow woodworker who makes beautiful furniture and also does some green woodworking including some really nice shrink boxes. You can check out his website here. I chatted for a while to Chris and his wife, who seemed to be a really lovely couple and I was flattered when they bought one of our bowls, but what I appreciated most was that they pointed out that our bowl display sucked.
|Our new spoon display|
One of the things I tried for the Leicester display was labels made with this fantastic Dymo label maker that I picked up at a carboot sale at the beginning of the summer.
So I'm now looking forward to coming up with some new ideas for next years shows. At least our sign was a hit again.