25 November 2012

First Craft fair tale

Hi everyone, well I expect you thought I had been sold at the craft fair too, no such luck sorry.

This is a picture heavy post, so please forgive me.

I had a whale of a day, from 10.30am until 5.30pm so many laughs.  Luckily I had gone to prepare, with others, my table the night before, because as soon as I got there I started selling, Which was a shock as it wasn't supposed to open until 2pm, but all the other stall holders were going around and buying early so they had a chance to buy as well.  I don't know if this is usual as I hadn't ever attended a craft fair with a table of my own.  I suppose it wasn't really what you call a "real" craft fair as it was for the church and held in the church too.  Plenty of really good home made goodies though.  I bought a jar of whiskey marmalade and cherry brandy Xmas pudding, and a couple of caramel toffee cakes, well I had to feed myself in the few hours there didn't I?

It started a week before, when I was asked if I would have a table, then luckily as I am only working 2 days a week, it meant 14 hour days and being fed and watered by my DH while I carried on making and making.  I made my last card at 10.30pm the night before, to replace the ones I sold on the Friday night, I had made some of the church.  I made another 18 with all the card I had left and sold them before 3pm, wish I had made many more, it would have made even more money for the church funds. However I was very pleased with what I had to give them afterwards.

I certainly came away far lighter and with less bags than going, thankfully, I hope to take them into work this week and raise more money this time for the department.

Enough of me waffling I hear you say, here are the piccies.  I didn't have chance to take any photos of the finished products, so had to take them in church., my excuse for the quality of the photos.  Hope you like them and that this post makes up for my absence, I have been busy making more cards, but they are for another post or 2.

I made a photo of the church into a drawing in PS.

Sugared and Cinnamon flavoured pecan nuts so easy to make
The packaging of the nuts

My table
part of the table showing some of my makes

more piccies of my makes

Snowman soup and Reindeer food
note books etc
My little piggies with help from here
instructions for piggie wand


Sally H said...

Wow! What a great contribution you made! Fab ideas for gifts too. I especially like the piggy wand, lol!

kelly ledder said...

WOW!!! Amazing makes there and the church cards look wonderful with that bit of sparkle, you certainly were busy, I always want to have a go at christmas fairs but always struggle with what to do and how to price etc so chicken out!

Shirley Young said...

Crickey Faith you have been busy but well worth the effort as your table looked fabulous. What a lovely selection of things, no wonder you did well. I love the Magic Piggy Wand - if only !!

Bonnie said...

I'm so glad your craft sale went well! Looks like you had a good variety of goodies to sell. Love the Pig Wand!

Aileen said...

Super to read abour your fair and glad you did so well. Your table looks brill. x

Vicky Hayes said...

Faith, you are an amazing woman! What an amazing display - and I know how much hard work it represents. Glad you did well and raised heaps of money and I had to smile when you said you were taking the rest into work to carry on raising money - the world could do with more of you! Had a chuckle over the piggy wand too - bet those sold like hot cakes! Vicky x

Anonymous said...

Well, I'm not surprised you did so well; what fantastic things you had for sale!! The Christmas cards are absolutely gorgeous. I love the piggy wand, lol! If only they really worked!!

Loli said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOHHHH MY FRIEND!!! you have been sooooooo busy, fantastic table!!!very funny creations, absolutely amazing, i hope you did well and raised heaps of money in your work too!!!!, i think very interesting the pill for made exercice in home jajaja, gorgeous your church card, so elegant.A GREAT WORK FAITH!!!!
A warm hug from Palma

Squirrel x said...

I am not surprised you were busy selling hun, your table looks stunning and so many wonderful things too! Love the Piggy Wands (lol, brilliant) and the Pecan Nuts are right up this Squirrel's street, yummmmm. You are one very talented lady missus! So glad it went well for you. Hugs Sxx

Anonymous said...

Faith, well what can I say that the other haven't already said !!!!! what an amazing amount of fabulous projects and not only that so so professional and funny too.Love the piggie wands and am in desperate need of one. The picture of the church is amazing . So much care and effort went into this and it shows. I think you should have a regular stall somewhere, if I lived in the UK I would love to buy your fab creations. They would make such fun gifts.


Unknown said...

You are so organised ...I could never do anything like that nothing would be finished in time. Your table looks lovely Faith I love the church cards