Friday night went through the check list: Bags all packed (remembering it was Mothers Day on Sunday took stock aimed for that).
Went through check list again!
My helper was as eager as i was.
Instead of feeling Craft fair nerves i felt ready to go and happy as know will be seeing friends and meeting other crafters.
A fun day ahead.
Saturday morning ... Oh NO! ...
Toddler wakes up with an eye that looks like he annoyed Frank Bruno.
My helper wakes up feeling poorly.
(It's okay husband can cope and he has a day planned.)
Head off to craft fair and the road is closed! Follow diversion and that end is closed with a huge lorry resurfacing the road. If we can't get there how will the other people??
I tried to keep in my mind that the last fair was coldest weather EVER and busiest one ever also that people would still be looking for Mothers day gifts.
Managed to get there and set up before opening time.
Time for positive thinking ... the fair had begun.
At this fair i decided to do things slightly differently to usual.
No "stall fillers" as lack of time meant hadn't got enough made.
I decided to take journals with a theme in mind.
At previous fairs my tags have fallen off when people open the journals. This time i cut a tag shape (thanks to buying a tag die via friends Fb page where people sell off unwanted/unused craft supplies) and tacked it to the journal.
At the front of my stall I placed a fun journal which was a great ice breaker. It has a happy face on front but when you turn it over it has a sad face. Children and adults loved it.
It was lovely seeing children pick a special journal for their mum and take it away with a smile on their face. They all wanted to carry their own bags and held onto them tightly.
Pricing my journals is something i find hard, you hear people grumbling under their breaths, or turning their backs to say it, that my journals are expensive or overpriced.
It was a lovely suprise when someone told me they were great quality and underpriced. And yes they did buy one and spent a long time admiring them.
I love it when people ask, in a suprised voice, "did you make these!" it gives me a chance to talk about my journals, the fact that each one is unique and where the fabrics come from.
When a journal is purchased it is placed in a paper bag. A mini thank you card and a business card are tied around the handles with natural string.
When attending a fair I always prepare the tags and string so they can be added quickly.
First time ever i ran out of prepared tags and i ran out of change in my float!
It was lovely to see lots of new faces and familiar faces.
Lots of lovely comments and feedback, not just about my stall but the fair in general.
It is great to visit. Deanne & Michelle think of everything.
A VERY busy, happy day that again started out with the glass half empty but definately ended up full!!