Sunday, 9 December 2012

.....and breathe!

Phew, finally the last craft/vintage fair of this year over with and everything packed away.
To be honest, I have only done a handful of fairs this year as Iv'e not had much spare time, but the ones I have done I have really enjoyed and met some wonderful people both customers and fellow crafters.
Speaking of which, a fellow Sheffielder/blogger and thoroughly crafty lady dropped by St Mary's on Saturday and handed me a little package.
I had planned to take it home and open it as a treat after a long day but curiosity got the better of me and before I could contain myself I had taken a peek inside.

I was so deeply touched by this gorgeous button and why Anna had made it for me. I am always amazed how kind, thoughtful and generous people can be.
Anna has recently opened an Etsy shop selling her beautiful hand made buttons so pop over and take a look here.

I didn't manage to get any photographs from Mary's Marvellous vintage and craft market yesterday. I don't know why it takes me so long to set up, maybe it's because I didn't have the chance to do a trial run but I only finished with 5 minutes to spare so I didn't even get the opportunity to have a look at the other stalls (although I did manage to buy another two vintage glass baubles despite having a basket full of them for sale on my own stall!)
Nevertheless here are a few little snaps from today's fair where I shared a table with the lovely Adele.

Despite the lack of customers and poor sales we still had a giggle and picked up a few bits and bobs for ourselves along the way. We had some lovely comments about the stall and how pretty it looked which sometimes means more than a sale, although I was a little disappointed I didn't manage to sell any of the paper stockings I made.

Well another week over and another busy week ahead but hopefully I will have time to catch up with my favourite blogs with a huge cuppa and a mince pie or two!

I'll leave you with a picture from the Hotchpotch house, which despite being the bathroom it still hasn't managed to escape the Christmas fairy!!!

: )


  1. Those buttons are beautiful aren't they, I've never seen a festive loo before! Very amusing! :)

  2. Beautiful button and your booth is full of such pretties!! Have a great week! xo Heather

  3. Your stall at St Mary's looked beautiful - my daughter and I browsed, and I would have said hello, but you were in conversation with a customer (the nice lady with the baby with the bad cough!) xx

  4. So pleased you like the button. This one was so fun to paint because the chicken is such a lovely plump shape! Glad you both had a good giggle on Sunday too :) x

  5. I've done a few craft fairs myself and I must agree with you. That although it is disappointing when sales aren't good, it is so much fun to meet the other crafters and very encouraging to hear nice comments about the things that you've made. And I wouldn't be surprised if you got plenty of compliments on your stall. It looks wonderful.
    Rosie xx