Craft Fair Anticipation!

This week I have been making lots of little things for when I  attend another craft fair in the summer!  Yes I am once again going to risk it in the hope that it may be successful!  I love the anticipation of craft fairs;  the excitement of setting up, the hopeful feeling when the first customers come through the door, the lovely glow from receiving admiring comments about the items, the satisfying exchange of money and item, the travelling home with an empty car and a big bag of money…….. oh wait, actually I dreamed that last one!  🙂  It all goes according to the above but it tends to peter out after a few spasmodic sales and turns into the sinking feeling of ‘how long have I spent here all day and have I even covered my table fee and petrol costs!’

And yet here I am again thinking of repeating the experience as I really do enjoy meeting other crafters and chatting to them as well as the customers. Well, we’ll see how it goes – I am sure it will form the subject matter for a future post!

I did do some crocheting with the grundl flower yarn again this week.  This time I made a headband –  good for keeping the ears warm when you don’t want to wear a whole hat!  It is now for sale in my Patchwork Fairy in the Enchanted Wood Folksy shop

Crochet Headband in flower Yarn

Flower Yarn Headband

The other thing I have completed this week is the tutorial about crocheting with the Kidsilk Creation Stripe Yarn. It’s easy to do once you understand what you’re doing so hopefully this might help a bit if anyone is stuck.

So here we are again – Sunday night Linkyness at Handmade Harbour!   Now Dancing on Ice and Call the Midwife have both finished I might get round to commenting on the blogs a little earlier in the evening than recently!!

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7 thoughts on “Craft Fair Anticipation!

  1. I am still looking forward to my craft fairs, even though I’ve not had a successful one to date – my luck has to change sometime! I just totally love the buzz of having other crafters to chat too and listening to feedback from the people who come in, as well as the style challenge of how I’m going to set up, how to highlight something in particular etc. I love the fabric you’ve used for your headband too.

  2. That flower yarn is so pretty, great idea to use it for a headband, i know it will look lovely on its new owner 🙂

    Craft fairs can be so hit and miss can’t they but then like you say sometimes its worth it just for the lovely people you meet and an enjoyable day. I look forward to hearing about your next one and i hope its rewarding in every way! 🙂

  3. I wish you luck with the craft fair this summer. Fingers crossed that it’ll work out just as you see it in your dream. I don’t think I would be able to look forward to it, I tear my hair out at the thought of the open studio event I’ve signed up for …
    Love the headwarmer!

  4. I’m also going to delve back into a craft fair or two this year so I’m getting that butterfly panic type feeling at the moment and thinking about what stock I need to do. I hope yours goes well, good luck!

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