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Some more hessian placemats...


Now that I've worked out how I want to make them I need to make some stock to sell in my shop. So that will be my next challenge. 
I'm quite excited with the way they have turned out.

I've also been thinking lately about setting up a stall at some of the local Auckland markets. If anyone reading this knows of some good ones in the area, please let me know which ones you enjoy the most.
 I would need them to have an indoor area, out of the wind and rain. I remember years ago doing an outdoor market in Devonport and on the first day of a two day market the heavens opened! I was selling lots of t-shirts at the time and overnight had to wash dry and press about 30 t-shirts ready for the next day. Never again! :) 


Hope you're enjoying your weekend!
Jill xx

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