Saturday, 8 November 2008

Not A Millionaire Yet.........

Firstly I must just show you what was in that amazingly big pink present that I wrapped the other day;



Sadly I missed Anya's party today but Francesca and Nathaniel went along with Simon and had a wonderful time!

The fair was, uhm, different. It was a small prefab hut in the middle of an off street car park in leafy suburbia. I was a little let down when I arrived but everyone was very lovely and with lots of lovely, polite helpful girl guides who could not have fun. We set up the stall (Elizabeth, Claire and Kae-Lei came along) and were ready when the doors opened, the morning was good with a steady flow of people. I made a few sales and it was lovely to hear people praise my work! After a bit of a 'rush' Claire said jokingly that she ought to take a picture of the stall before we sold everything;




That saw an end to sales :-(

I did meet some lovely ladies (next stall to me) who were selling off their craft supplies, it filled a whole stall!!! I thought I had too much stuff! Needless to say I helped them a bit and bought a huge bundle of ribbon and a paper lace maker thingie (more about that when I've had a play) and some beautiful Christmas themed sweet/chocolate moulds.

I also met an amazing potter/ceramicist(?) called Louise Neilson who is so nice and friendly and her work is beautiful and full of charm. I bought a present for a fellow blogger so you'll have to check back during December to see that. She doesn't currently have a website but is working on it and will email me details when she does and I'll point you all her way.

I am, however, £27.50 nearer to making my first million! Don't laugh too much! But something is wrong with the world as although my brooches and beads took lots of complements not one of them went home with a new owner. There is always the next one!

Off to knit and stuff and say hello to my fabulous husband who I have missed today!

Daisie xxx

9 comments:

Jackie said...

OooHH! Craft fairs can be so disappointing. I don't do too many. You might do better at Lostock Hall. The trouble is you have to work so hard to fill a stall and hopes are high. Chin up...you sold some things.

Pixiedust said...

Hi Daisie, sorry it wasn't a great show. mine was a bit of a dissapointment also. I only sold £25 of my stuff and £42 of my sister in laws stuff. Still I'm looking forward to next sundays christmas fair and hold high hopes. xxxx

jennyflower said...

Well done, It's a brave thing to do and your stall looks ace, really varied and full.

Kelcey said...

Your booth looks so cute! I love seeing it after all the little bits and pieces we got to see day-to-day.
Keep up the good work and hopefully some special person will fully appreciate those beads the way they deserve!

JuliaB said...

Well done! KBO is what I say ... (see my latest post for translation!) .. You're a braver (more industrious) woman than i. xx

Tip Top said...

You did well for a first fair! Hopefully Lostock Hall will be better for you!

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Sharon said...

Your stall looked fab, craft fairs are really hit and miss!

Swirlyarts said...

Hah - this post didn't show up in my blog reader which is why I pestered you this morning :)