Sunday, 6 December 2009

Craft Fair Virgin

Well, here I am back blogging!
Shattered after my first Craft Fair but I just had to tell you all about it and show you my wears.
So where to start, I have been busily beavering away in my sewing room every night after work for what seems like weeks.
I have made all manor of pretties and sourced props for my stall so it would look beautiful.
The craft fair was held at The Body Shop head office site in Littlehampton where I work and was in aid of The Body Shop Foundation & Chestnut Tree House Children's Hospice, both very worthy causes. I also had the obligatory Santa's grotto, hog roast & Carols etc.
The Craft Fair was housed in a marquee, which was full of lovely stalls.
My stall was next to a wonderful Gingerbread house stall and I backed on to my friend Allison's stall she makes "Funky Chutney" Very yummy.
I arrived at 9am to set up and get sorted and although the fair didn't open till 11am I'm glad I did start early as it gave me plenty of time to titivate.
Gav had saved me a fallen branch of one of our pear trees which I put in an old enamel jug and hung my Christmas decorations off. I had lots for sale including, Tissue Wallets, Pin Cushions, Fabric Cupcakes, Fabric Wine Bottle Gift Bags, Scented Sachets, Hand Made cards, Drawstring bags, Stockings, Bunting and more.

The weather wasn't great but the fair was busy, I made some money and met lots of new friends.
I didn't sell out so I am hoping to join a Fair next Saturday with the Mum's market place in Findon.
I might be a bit crazy but I might also take a stall at the Angmering Christmas Market on the 19th Dec too!!!
Hope you like the photos.



BusyLizzie said...

the stall looked great, well done! Lizzie x

Magpie Magic said...

Well done on your first fair. Looks great. Just wish the pictures were bigger so we could see all the lovely things in detail.

Good luck with the other two fairs.

Sophie - Chez Sophie said...

More pictures added just for you magpie magic xxxx

sarah said...

the set up looked great, well done for getting through the first one!

Rose said...

Wow, you really did a great job of your table at the craft fair, everything looks lovely.


Lisa said...

Your stall looks lovely and laden with goodies. Hope you enjoy the other ones you have planned.
You're just along the coast from me I see!
Lisa x

Rubyred said...

Hello Sophie, so pleased your first fair went well! The first one is always a bit nervewracking!
Your stall looks very pretty!
Thanks for popping by and sharing your Christmas traditions! I like the sound of the homemade millionaires shortbread and chutney, gorgeous!
Rachel x

Michela said...

What a wonderful stall! Glad you had a great time!

KC'sCourt! said...

It all loks great

A Country Girl said...

Your stall looks great, especially love those cupcakes!
CG xx

Florence and Mary said...

Your stall looked great!!!!

Victoria x

Lucy said...

Your stall looks lovely Sophie, you are a very talented little (!!) cousin. Well done and good luck for the other fairs.
Lucy xxxx

Ticking stripes said...

Well done on your first fair - its great when you find people like the things you make!.

Kelly said...

Wow looks great!!!
Glad it went well for you!!!