Flying “A”

Some people at fairs want to beat you down on price, just like I’m sure they do at Sainsburys every week.

“Well I can see that you marked the price of that milk at £1.49, but I’m sure that my money is better than other peoples so I’ll offer you a quid.”*

*Possibly never heard!

I’ve not asked what they do and immediately asked for discount back from their role, nor have I said “I only sell to pretty people so get lost”, but I’d be a liar if I hadn’t thought it.

Todays make is a flying A, Austin A30 bonnet badge with pen, mounted on yew. I remembered, a bit late to photo the starting points.

The start


The processes

I enjoyed the wire wool, metal polish, cleaning brush, drill, sawing, sanding, bees-waxing, waxing (yes there are more than one finishes quite often), drilling mounts, screw shortening, countersinking, fitting, re-fitting with split washers, and polishing all of which were involved in the make.

That’s fourteen (14 processes so far)

Photographing, adding text overlays, creating support text, uploading to buffer, posting on Instagram, organising days when I can do fairs, booking and paying for them, creating marketing to support these, getting up at stupid o’clock to get to the fair, un packing, creating the stall look and layout, paying for my chip and pin card machine, going to fairs and scouring e-bay for stock. These activities, they’re not as much fun.

We’re up to twenty eight (28) processes now.

The least fun are putting petrol in the car, and paying bills! (30 processes)

The result

So, please, if you like it buy it. If you don’t, then look at the next stall, I’m sure there will be something here you like AND which is in your budget.

If you are at a Craft Market, be nice, pay the price, quite often I give stuff away for free, or offer discounts to those ‘nice people’ without them even asking for it.

I’ll happily do some special Austin discount on this one, but you’ll have to prove that you are buying for an Austin, or that is your name!

Have a great week.

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