On Saturday we were told there wasn't enough room for us at the fair and we would have to go onto the waiting list for the next one :( Gutted after all my hard work but I knew we'd get another one sorted soon so I could let my aching hands relax and I settled down with a glass of vino to watch new Doctor Who :)
Angela who was doing the craft fair with me then rang to say she had managed to get us in at the boroughbridge and aldborough show in the craft tent. I'd sort of got my head round the idea of not doing a craft fair now and had mentally planed to tackle the garden which with the changeable weather has got a bit on top of me and now looks a bit of a jungle. I'd also had a glass of wine and was craving bed and a lie in not a 6am start and another busy morning but I didn't want to let Angela down so I sorted out my stock and other bits and pieces I needed, set my alarm to a stupid time for a Sunday morning and tried to get some sleep.
After a few hours of sleep it was time to be setting off. We had fun finding our way there and confused the signs to the show with some for a bike race and ended up following lots of bikes for a while, but we got there in the end. Setting up was quite simple Angela does a lot of contemporary textiles and some crochet too so our stuff looked really good together and I think the stall looks really interesting and inviting.
here The knickers you can see in the pic are from one of her new projects for hen party's and let to lots of comments from amused customers throughout the day.
The stall all set up :)
We had a lovely day. We didn't sell much, Angela tea towels were the biggest hit, closely followed by my fimo jewellery and little crochet toys. We got some really good feedback and all our products were cooed over and admired which makes me puff my chest out and walk a bit taller today. It was also lovely to be around the other crafters, there was a really nice atmosphere in the tent. We were next to a cake stand and a card maker.
I was surprised at how many bought in crafts were on sale though. I couldn't help thinking after my week of working tirelessly to that buying in crafts was cheating a bit. I know its a hard time to be a crafter but to me, handmade will always be worth paying that bit extra for.
its handmade Monday time again so go have a visit to some of the lovely crafters blogs :)