Before going to bed however, I switched on the tv only to catch the weather report and hear the severe weather warning for the next day. They said it was going to be at it's worse between the hours of 6am to 9am with 75 miles per hour winds, trees down and floods but should be over by 3pm. So I went to sleep, or rather didn't sleep, with that worry on my mind! Well the weather could not have been more different, it was sunny, dry and clear on our journey to the Town Hall and unloading was not the traumatic experience I had envisioned.
So, we unpacked and quickly set up ready for the shoppers to arrive at 10am, and they were prompt with queues around the building! The fair was just wonderful, loads of beautiful stalls, really talented women showing craftmanship at it's best, with the very best of vintage goodies to compliment them. It was so lovely to meet many bloggers, who I have communicated with for years, but have never met in person. One of these was Claire, who designed my logo and whose work I adore. I would have loved to have spent more time with her.
I did not take many pictures sadly, it was such a busy day that after I took a few photos of my own stall, just before the customers were let in, and then of the crowds coming through the door, I did not get an opportunity to take any more. There are wonderful photos on HenHouse's blog as well as Sal's and no doubt there will be many more as people get home and find time to upload their photos.
The photos do not do it justice though, the lighting in the hall was not great, but what you also can't get from the photos is the buzz, the atmosphere, the excitement and friendliness of the whole event. It has to be experienced.
I heard so many women talk of being overexcited and I could understand. When I first got in and saw all the lovely things being put out on stalls I was practically hyperventilating!!!
I bought a few lovely bits but, alas, cannot share them with you as my recipients are blog readers and I would not want to give the game away! Let's just say there were a few bits from Hen, made with my own fabrics I hasten to add, some lovelies from Jayne, Michele and Niki, fabrics from Lucy, Lizzie and Sue (as always) and some little goodies from Daniella and Claire and a furry something from Nicky (I tried not to look!). I didn't get to look round all the stalls as I kept having to go back to my stall which was a shame.
If you didn't get to come this time, make a date in your diaries for May 1st and come, you will not be disappointed! Pin It