The day went well, considering it was the first fair organised by Beth at the Victoria Mill in Congleton. There was a steady stream of people, but not too many to freak me out on my first venture otherwise I would have sat there like a rabbit in the headlights! I sold a couple of items, had lots of lovely chats with people, when they saw me sewing they ventured over and were fascinated about how the kanzashi flower brooches were created. This also gave me a way to break the ice as being a bit shy I always find it hard to initiate conversations, this also led onto me being able to explain about how I reclaim different fabrics and make them into the bags. So I had lots of lovely feedback about my bags, met some great people and am looking forward to the next one as these are becoming a monthly event.
My stall, taken a little into the afternoon so missing a few items and not looking a sparkly as it did first thing.
This is Beth's stall who organised the fair, she makes fascinators and other lovely jewellery and can be found here
This is Laura Jane's stall and she makes the most amazing ceramic pieces and also wedding stationary
She can be contacted here if you would like to discuss her work.
So all in all a good day which left me exhausted, happy and looking forward to the next one!
Today I also discovered that Craft Gawker had accepted one of my submissions! I was really pleased about this as any of you who know Craft Gawker will know how fussy they are and what high standards they have. Considering my pictures sometimes take a little bit of criticism I was a happy bunny indeed so to find out more about Craft Gawker go over and have a look and also vote for my piece if you so wish.