I was a little (OK, quite a lot) stressed out with the preparation for this fair. Mainly because I had a lot of stock to make, also because I'm now working half the week (and wasn't when I was preparing for my first craft fair in the summer) and then I also had to worry about the layout of the new items. I love the little child's aprons on the front of my stall, I think they're so cute - unfortunately my 2 year old wouldn't model one for me :(
My other half made the gorgeous shabby chic box/crate on the left of the table and the tree shaped hanger on the right of the table - this worked out perfect for hanging stockings and fabric hearts on.
Here is some more of my stock -
I got a bargain pack of 6" zips from Folksy so I turned them all into lovely little lined purses, perfect for school lunch money, or slipping in your handbag on a night out.
I also added some lovely deep red hair slides to the existing cream ones, I think these are so Christmassy and will look so pretty for Christmas parties!
More crayon rolls, with a slightly festive look to them.
Little fabric gift bags (blogged here).
The mini-Christmas bunting now hangs on the fabulous bunting stand!
In a previous blog post, I mentioned that I'd been making some patchwork wonky stars, well, here's what they've become -
Some fabulously festive, patchwork quilted placemats. I've tied them up in sets of 2 (the other one in a contrasting fabric which I forgot to photograph before I tied them up!). Here's the other set -
So, all in all, it was a good afternoon, lots of lovely sales to happy customers, lots of lovely comments on all the things I've designed and made, and I also met lots of lovely fellow stall holders who I think I'll end up seeing again at many of the other Christmas craft fairs I'll be attending. Now that this one's over, I can finally begin to relax a little. I just need to 'tweak' some of the layout of my stall as it was all a bit rushed and I wasn't sure how best to display the stockings in the middle of the table.
And as always, if you see anything you'd like to buy, please don't hesitate to contact me via the 'Contact Me' button at the side of my blog (I fear I may not get around to listing everything on Folksy so just let me know if you want something in particular!)
My next craft fair is on Friday evening, I'm hoping it'll have a lovely Christmassy atmosphere with twinkling lights, music and mince pies! (Oh, and lots of sales of course!)