28 November 2011

Christmas Craft Fair

Yesterday I did my first Craft Fair. I woke up at about 6ish with butterflies in my tummy and a bit of a headache..nerves get the better of me I tell you! Once I was up, dressed and on our way I began to relax a little more.

The fair was being held in a hall in the village I have fallen in love with (back in may).  I think setting up, settling down and getting used to people looking at your stuff..and in fact some ignoring your creations was the hardest bit. I wasn't really sure what to say or do with myself, so Ian (who came along and helped me so much!) told me to have a wonder around and have a chat with other sellers.

An hour had nearly passed by when I had my first sale. A few more sales followed within the next hour and I then began to really enjoy myself.

The hall had lots of Christmas trees dotted about. There was a Santa's Grotto, A Tea room, Mulled Wine and lots of festive music. Everyone knew one another and everyone was having fun. Money raised is to be donated to a local hospital baby unit, which for me is the icing on the  cake.

I am really glad I ended up selling there.

I sold a fair amount for my first ever fair.

I got to see what 'type' of people were interested and those who weren't. 

I learnt that children REALLY distract there parents from looking. 

I learnt not to be offended if someone doesn't like my creations.

I resisted buying lots of other beautiful bits.

 Off home we went and I have to say I slept very well that night!

Gemma x

I hope to sell there again next year.


  1. Well done! It all looked very professional.

  2. This is great news, so pleased to hear that the day went well x x x x

  3. i would have been nervous too but it sounds like you had a great time. i'm glad that you sold some of your creations and i love that the money is being donated to the baby unit....

    i pinned some pillows for you on pinterest that reminded me of you....




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