Tuesday, October 19, 2010

November Craft Fairs

So November is going to be a busy one for me - first my friend's Mum is hosting a mini craft fair at her house (with me as the only seller), then I go on the photography course that Hubby bought me for my birthday, then on the 21st and the 28th I am doing 2 more craft fairs!

I really enjoy craft fairs, I like talking to people and it makes me feel so chuffed when people compliment me on my items - it's a lot of work to create enough stuff to sell, so it's nice to get positive feedback.

The picture today is the poster for the fair on the 28th November in Leicester, I am looking forward to that one a lot, as I will be heading to Melton Mowbray on the Friday night, so we can spend the weekend with my in-laws and Hubby's godmother - we haven't seen them in forever, so it will be nice to catch-up before a big day of selling!

I realised the other day that whilst it is nice to specialise in certain craft items, it's always nice to mix it up a bit and I have used Christmas as the perfect opportunity to try out new things and test my skills.

I have made paperweights using the stones I brought back from the beach in Cornwall, they are gorgeous - I must take a picture for you. I enjoyed making these, quick, easy and the results far outweigh the effort required! I have loved making the felt decorations, but I haven't loved painting the wooden ones, so I don't think I'll be doing that again.

All the Christmas crafting has also given me an excuse to buy new tools and I did finally buy a Sizzix Texture Boutique, which I love - it's so easy to use and you can use Cuttlebug embossing folders too - just check the size, as the Texture Boutique has a smaller apperture!

I am going to attempt not to spend any money in November on my stash, but I'm not sure if I can actually manage this! In my lunch hour today, I went to the art supply shop and spent £6 - no will power! I can't resist craft stuff!



  1. Well, well, look who has been a very busy girl! First off, good luck with the craft fair that is coming up. I LOVE going to craft fairs. I hope that it is wildly successful for you.

    Second off, glad that you are getting in some crocheting time. I haven't done this in ions. A few years ago, I made several scarves and donated them to a shelter for abused women and their children. Hmmm....I should do that again.

    Third and finally, I have enjoyed looking through your recent posts. Looks like you are really moving along on Christmas cards. I really need to get busy with that task. I have thought about them, so that should count for something.

    Have a great day chickie!

  2. Hey Pam! Thanks for the comment - seriously I am a busy Chickie!
    I think thinking about the Christmas cards totally counts!
    I am loving the crocheting - it's very relaxing!
    I love craft fairs too, I keep saying this will be my last one and then I do more!



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