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