Tuesday, 28 May 2013

I went to market and bought . . .

Pheeeew, I survived the craft fair and am here to tell the tale . . . . a few days later - but never mind :D

It was a pretty OK day for my first fair in almost a whole year - a few sales here and there - I haven't yet booked my Caribbean Cruise from my takings, hehe :)  Lots of lovely folk visiting the fair and I had some nice chats with both customers and other stallholders alike.

Here's the evidence - honest I was there (looking slightly goofy!) . . . 


Spot who didn't iron her stall cover - oooops!  It was lovely to see some familiar faces - the lady behind me used to be a work colleague and it was really nice to catch up with her - her Harris Tweed bags and cushions are really works of art.  We both have a love of fabrics and so had plenty to chat about.

My Craft Fair Assistant a.k.a. 'Little S' became incredibly bored after about an hour and a half - I think our business relationship is on the verge of crumbling LOL.  He was off on little jaunts whenever he got the chance but it gave me confidence having him around.  I also have to add that his cheeky grin must have charmed the customers as he sold one of my 'tweedie' mugs when I left him in charge for a few minutes!  He insists I'm rubbish at selling and don't talk enough - well he made up for my failings on that score :D

Towards the end of the day I took a wander round the stalls and bought . . . 


. . . a cute painted pebble by Di who organises the fairs along with her husband Mike, a  set of photo notelets by the lovely stallholder next to me whose name escapes me - sorry!, and half a dozen eggs from Di's friend who she was selling them for.  I was very pleased with my purchases!  We also bought some bread from the gentleman selling it at the entrance  of the market - how cool, freshly baked bread while you work :D

I think the owls enjoyed the fair . . . 


The two at the back look like they're having an indignant rant about something or other!  I went home with one less of them which was nice - not that I don't like them, but you know what I'm trying to say :) :)

Well, that's one craft fair under my belt - I hope to attend one a month over the Summer, so I'd better get 'tweedying' (at a lightly more relaxed pace!).  I'll post dates of any I'm attending here on my blog.

Bye for now
Alison x

4 comments:

Claire said...

Good on you Alison for giving it a go.......the more you do the more your confidence will grow.
Your stall looks great love your Tweed Delights sign and I've got to say no matter how well ironed your table covering is it always gets creased in transit......
Socialising at markets is a big part of the enjoyment I find, but of course sales are nice too.
Sounds like Little S is a born salesman, hehe.......

Claire X

Claire said...

Good on you Alison for giving it a go.......the more you do the more your confidence will grow.
Your stall looks great love your Tweed Delights sign and I've got to say no matter how well ironed your table covering is it always gets creased in transit......
Socialising at markets is a big part of the enjoyment I find, but of course sales are nice too.
Sounds like Little S is a born salesman, hehe.......

Claire X

Alessandra said...

I like to have my kids, too, when I have a stall in some bazaars : they cheer me up and they are so enthusiast about mummy stuff that they try to sell to anyone!!!!
I think you did a good job Alison and in the next fair you'll have a good fun!
xxxx Ale

june at noon said...

So it sounds like you need to have your partner continue to pour on the charm while you sit back and eat bread? :)