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My chance to wonder about hand made things and tell the world about those I make, love and cherish!

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Vintage and Handmade Fair

It was hard work but it was a great day. It is Sunday evening and its only now I have the opportunity to get on the computer and the energy to do it. Here are some pictures of some of the other fabulous stalls. Unfortunately I don't have a picture of everyone as people kept walking in front of the pictures! anyone would think that this fair was for the public when really it was just an excuse to see each others lovely things! If you follow this link you can see who was there and read other accounts of the day. If you missed it there is to be another one in the spring.


This one is mine!










It was lovely to meet the faces behind the blogs and rather like an old school reunion where you can quickly fall into conversation as you have so much in common. I could witter on about each person I spoke to but I think that would be rather dull! It was also lovely to meet new people who had read the blogs and some had travelled a long way to come and see us. It helped me to confirm some decisions I have made about my future work but I will do a blog entry about that another day. Thanks to all who came out to see us and especially to those who spent money!

14 comments:

carolyn said...

So pleased to hear that everything went so well, thanks for the virtual tour of the fair for those of us who couldn't be there.

Sea Angels said...

Hi Jo it was lovely to meet you, the fair was fun wasn't it. I hope your evening went well and you did not fall asleep!!!
Have a nice quiet week, that is just what I am hoping for, I guess work will be thinking somthing else ha ha.
Love Lynn xx

Snippety Gibbet said...

Your booth turned out quite lovely. Congratulations.

thriftymrs said...

Looks like there were lots of lovely pretties to be had.
Great photos.

Heart in the country said...

I'm glad everything went well Joanna, just sorry I couldn't make it, I'm glad you have another one booked hopefully I will get to that one. Thanks for sharing the photos with us.

Kx

two hippos said...

Great looking stalls, so glad it went well.

ginny said...

It was lovely to meet you Joanna and thanks for letting me witter on. I was shattered yesterday... i find driving at night really tiring... i didn't get lost on the way home thankfully though. i really love your love tokens and new work... very pretty. Look forward to hearing about your decisions... I too felt very reflective after Saturday about how i would like to progress with my own work. Aparentely this Thursday is an auspiciuous time to make wishes for the future (read it on a blog!).
Have a good week,
love
ginny x flourloft

Denise said...

It was so nice to meet you on Saturday. I had a lovely day out and feel really inspired to make more time for crafts in future. (You might remember I mentioned to you about a blog I love visiting and you might like it too: http://hensteethart.blogspot.com/.)
Best wishes
Denise

julia said...

Hi Jo
It was great to meet you at the fair, you certainly weren't outclassed, your stuff was gorgeous.
Keep in touch about crochet classes
Julia xx

Rachael Rabbit said...

I'm so jealous I don't live in the UK and could not be there!

Sal said...

It was great to meet you! Have added you to my faves ;-)

Cowboys and Custard said...

Hello Joanna
It is lovely to hear of your positive experience of the fair.. I know how nervous you were but you really were not alone and I think we all got on so well though my only regret of the day was not having enough time to talk to all..
I do hope it was an inspirational day for everyone..
Love
Michele x

Carol said...

Hi Joanna thank your very sweet cmments. I did enjoy the day and talking to you was so interesting.
I am going to have a go at felting to make leaves and add a little wool flower! to the centre for some corsages.
I do hope that you will be able to make the next fair, I doubt that I will have a stall but certainly want to be there to see everyone again.
Carol xxx

Helen said...

Your stall looks lovely. Glad to hear it went well.