Craft fair fun

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Every month, I have a little stall at the craft fair of one the Rev’s little rural chapels.

It started as a one-off ‘you can do this!’ introvert challenge, but I enjoyed it so much that I’ve kept going.

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The chapel itself is just gorgeous: scrubbed wooden floors and really pretty features… as the minister’s wife I shouldn’t say this, but it would make an awesome home!

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This week I was especially lucky, as the organiser had so many folks wanting tables, that she put together this amazing stand for me. She’d sourced it from a sweet shop that was closing down – it used to hold all the sweetie jars, apparently.

It’s painted pink, lemon, mint and light blue. Um – yes please!

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I sell mainly cards – just simple designs that are blank, so they’re suitable for any occasion.

I buy the card blanks (and sleeves) on amazon and use any products from my stash for the cards themselves.

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I pop the odd painting or up-cycled item on my stand too; you never know what might catch someone’s eye.

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This month, a lot of the stalls had a distinctly festive feel and a fair number of people were buying gifts.

It’s a nice way to buy unusual bits and when they’re handmade too, it makes them extra special.

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It’s funny how something that started as an ‘introvert challenge’ for me has come to be something I don’t want to miss.

I love the chatter, I love meeting other crafters and most of all, I love having a few clear hours to just sit with a steaming coffee and fussy cut: heaven.

4 thoughts on “Craft fair fun

  1. Suse Fish

    Yes! It’s been so good for me. I did reach a point where anything outside of my immediate comfort zone felt like too much, so these little steps are great for me to stretch my boundaries and be reminded that I am capable of things… I don’t know where the confidence of my youth went, but I’d sure like some of it back! 😉 xx

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  2. Suse Fish

    Ali, that means so much to me, I can’t tell you how touched I am.

    When I felt that online activity was getting a red light from God, I felt so bereft. It really was a grieving process! I enjoy sharing so much, but I think God may have wanted to make sure that I wasn’t idolising the whole ‘scrap Suse’ thing above Him.

    I do feel like having this little online window ‘re-opened’ has been a complete gift, as it brings me so much joy to turn up and be real here.

    It also helps me to accept myself as I am – and to find that others enjoy looking on too is just the cherry on the cake! Thank you, dear one, sincerely xxx

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  3. I think I’ve alluded to this before, but I just want you to know how very much your posts, your projects, your approach to life and your SHARING means to me. I find reading your posts and watching your videos to be calming and inspiring and the glimpses into your life so meaningful. Above all, I just want you to know that you’re making a difference and your choice to share really has a positive impact on the lives of others – all the way across the globe. ;] xoxo

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