Craft fair fun


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.

4 thoughts on “Craft fair fun

  1. 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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  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. 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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