Craft Fairs...

A word about Craft Fairs... You can keep your expensive exhibition halls, miles up the motorway, with 'Booths' costing Hundreds of pounds....

You can keep your 'terribly exclusive' designer fairs with people who think they are "People" and with their 'networking' and their "Ya, i'll email you"...
You can keep your private house parties "by invitation only" where it's all about who does what for which "chariddy darling" and where Tarquin is attending Pony Club....
Beacause really, i am happiest in a local Church with tables balanced on pews. With the WI cake stand and Beryl running the raffle and cups of tea in utility china....
I am happiest when i am local and my mum comes to help me for the day.
And i am happiest talking to other people who love crafts and want to know how my daughter is and 'people' who "don't do email" but 'could i pop that item round when i'm passing by next week...?'
I like real people and real craft fairs. It makes the day much nicer :)

17 comments:

TheMadHouse said...

Your staul looks lovley, we have our local church fair next week, but nothng as lovley as your staul

Menopausal musing said...

The idea of a stall balanced on church pews is wonderful. I clicked on each photo to get a closer look. Just lovely Kirsty, really, really lovely........

stuffednonsense said...

you hit the nail right on the head with that one!
x

Mrs B said...

oh so lovely, I felt whelled up! the light is gorgeous in your photos so sunny cheer! I couldn't agree more! really real x

Fabric Nation said...

can't beat a good church hall - looks lovely and stall is fab.

That Crafty Fish! said...

yep, that's how i felt. The warmth in that draughty church was... heavenly!! x

cupcakesandbiscuits said...

It looks as good as a sweetie shop!! You are such a clever lady!!
Ali X

Dianna said...

here here x

Natasha said...

It looks beautiful and your work looks fabulous, I hope you did really well and are "dropping things off all week"!

louise35flower said...

I feel exactly the same, I only do local, the thought of hauling my stuff into London or some other big city just kills me. Shop Local doesn't just apply to food!

Donna said...

I totally agree! I just did my first every craft fair today with my friend Helen - I wasn so nervous that it was going to be full of snooty people looking down on my stuff (I know its not everyone's taste but I love it and it makes me happy). Instead we met some lovely people who were so helpful and kind - I'm so glad we were brave and went for it. Thanks with the inspiration through your blog! :-) x

Mollimoo said...

What could be more English! A perfect, traditional event x

anna said...

sounds lovely. and your stall looks FabUlous.

mindfulbeader said...

I do so agree, Kirsty! I find local is best - somewhere I can tote my wares easily by bus (we have no car)and where I feel I'm supporting a good cause. As long as I make my stall hire back and a little over, I'm happy as the people are always lovely, the conversations great and I occasionally bump into my customers wearing and enjoying my jewellery several months on.

Victoria Ann said...

Craft stalls at Christmas are the best! I love a cup of tea in those little green cup and saucers (On the look out for some in the charity shops).

Vic x

Ipswich Indoor Bazaar said...

Oh Kirsty...I just found this post and cannot agree with you more. A craft fair shouldn't be a business, it should be like minded, creative types gathering together for a day of coffee and chat...and if we manage to sell something, well that's great too.

Vintage Cherubs said...

Hi Kirsty, What a wonderful blog post and blog. My sentiments exactly. xo

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