Rock & Roll Sunday Fair...

Sunday. The local indoor Rural Market.
It is a market held 4 times a year to support local, independant, rural traders. It's all for sale, everything from Crafts to Chutney... Walking Sticks to sausages... and PaperFish likes to get involved!

I had a smaller stall than usual. I have been concentrating on new web business so i hadn't got such a huge stock to offer...
I also wanted space to set out a table for Children - you remember how it was when you were little? being dragged around places of a weekend with your parents stopping to chat every 5 minutes and you weren't allowed to touch or buy anything....? i hated that: children need fun :)
So i had an extra table and chairs next to me where children were offered the chance to make some exciting bracelets from various beads, buttons and ribbons... it was so much fun (as always!)
The bracelets were great! very imaginative and all quite different.
I was worried stupid about the huge needles we had to thread the felt beads - luckily, no major accidents and the results were worth it.
Sisters getting stuck in...
And my star of the day - Pretty Pollyanna, who managed to make a huge threaded necklace and matching bracelet. She worked so hard on it and talked non-stop the entire time. I barely had a bead left!
Of course, the advantages of helping set up the Market - is i get to choose which stall is next to mine :)
Naturally i chose the local Chocolate Makers (originally from Finland!) Their chocolate is amazing and the couple who run the business are such lovely people. We talked children and the politics of 'formal education'... it was all very continental.... and yummy.
A new lady at the market - it is a shame she has no website because her stained glass creations are just sooo lovely. There was a really high standard of good quality stalls and it was a great atmosphere.
My girl and me bought matching kitten friends and pottery mice for them to chase... (mine is pink, hers is blue)
And the lady with the knitted glories was selling her items for less than the materials used to make them... dolls around £3.50... kittens £1 a piece.....
I know, it DOES make life difficult for those of us trying to make a living from this.... but it is her hobby and her life. Who am i to criticise her pricing? she was colourful and fun to have on board.
Lastly and by no means least-ly (?) i popped The Fudge Man right in front of me...
Pardon?... are you accusing me of spending all my pocket money on handmade chocolates and fudge?... that would be very rude of you and simply quite untrue.
(They had freebie tasters of everything)
I sold a few pieces and took some orders for bunting. Then i went back to my parents and helped PaFish cook up Sunday Roast Dinner. A neighbour came round to talk with me about cars, randomly, and i finished the day watching Antiques Roadshow.
It ain't Rock and Roll Folks, but it's my kind of a Sunday.

16 comments:

Lucy Jackson Designs said...

kittens and mice, so cute, but why is the blue one sad? did it not catch the mouse?
Your table looks great as usual and what terrible temptation being next to chocolate and fudge yum yum.

PaperFish! said...

hello lady x yup, i ate like a person possessed....

PaperFish! said...

the blue one might be sad because it belongs to my girl, who is....umm, less than gentle....

Mrs B said...

Good Lord! I adore you! Your stall is just beautiful, clean, clear and sooooooo attractive!! It also kills me that you put dibs on your cat, even on t'internet....will she read it?! Is it still yours!?! I think one of those mice needs to come and live with MrsB! I am so cooking Sunday dinner this weekend....suggestible (sp?) me......noooooooooooo!!

xxxxxxx

....cupcakesandbiscuits said...

Sounds like grown up Sunday Rock & Roll!!
x
p.s your stall looked fabby, as always!

Pink Blossom Creations said...

loving your stall
lucky you with the fudge man so close...
Caroline x

Menopausal musing said...

Sounds like a great day to me.

Erica said...

wow~ that looks like a great fair! what fun!

Bigbluebed said...

It looks great. Your stall, as always, looks fun and inviting.

I love the idea of having a table for children too.

And on the subject of needles, I am teaching sewing to children where I work - and tell them the needle is sharp so be careful how you use it. Then they can learn how to use tools properly rther than never being allowed near needles.

meplusmolly said...

Lovely stall as always you. Yum the fudge man and bellflair chocolate lady (she is soooo nice!) ;0 x

PaperFish! said...

i forget you know them Kirsty! x

A Thrifty Mrs said...

It sounds like a lovely market to have in your local area and it certainly looks like fun. Your stall looks ace.

SallyF said...

who's that owl chap peeping out at the back? he's rather special and handsome.

Cate said...

Inspiration as always at That Crafty Fish, i love the little bracelet, i wish i could craft like a kid, i spend far too much time over thinking things!

Cate, x

PaperFish! said...

Don't we all Cate! well said.

Owls are just some gift bags that are for sale :)

pouch said...

looks like fun and great idea about the mini stall next to yours for the kids! i recently went to a craft fair where a lady was selling gorgeous baby cardigans for £2.50 with a free knitted coat hanger, i bought a few and would've paid more, but like you say, it was her hobby, so couldn't criticise the pricing!

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