August fun! Green Man and River Cottage...

What an absolutely amazing month August was!

I would like to give a HUGE hug and many many thanks to my friends who support me at Green Man throughout the busy workshops by day and the dancing by night! I love you all to bits!
And a special thanks to my youngest daughter for her patience, assistance, and laughter too! 
It was so wonderful to greet old friends and regulars at my marquee, and to meet new friends too. The workshops this year were to make a 2D Green Man/Woman portrait, in honour of the 15th Birthday of the Festival. 24 AMAZING needle felted portraits were created over the 4 evenings, and I have to say - WOW, they were ALL gorgeous.
Fiona, who runs the festival, had a VERY hard time deciding on the two favourites... and each of you picked will have a felting kit sent to you by me, so please email me with your postal address! Sonia and Rosie - congratulations!! Your portraits are posted in this blog, so please contact me asap... big thanks to Fiona for taking the time to view all the photos and to choose.
Another wonderful morning was the moment a lovely couple sauntered past my marquee, did a double take, ran up to the Stag of the Stubble, and fell in love, buying and taking it there and then, and we had such a great 'love-in' at 9.30am :) It is such a lovely feeling when someone loves your creations!
Thank you to everyone, friends, family, crew, visitors, customers and students, for a fabulous time!

Then.. on to River Cottage 3 days later, with my lovely fella, to run more workshops at this amazing little festival. We had a stunning time! We met some folk from last year, we made lots of new friends, we met our favourite band AND they dedicated a song to us, and we were wowed by the creativity of all those who took part in the workshops each day too. AND one of my new 'students, a total newbie to needle felting, made me a little sleepy fox as a thank you for introducing her to the joys of felt making! I wear it as a brooch, makes me very happy! I am posting a photo of this too :)
A big thank you to all the organisers and all the visitors for making this weekend a special one!
HUGE cwtchs and thanks to my amazing man for all his support and for looking after me and for all the fun too!

Each visitor to my Felty Emporium is special to me, you are all full of warmth, curiosity, fun, love and enthusiasm... sometimes I remember names but I remember you even if I forget your name ;-) ... thank you so much for all your time, laughter, custom and hugs!