Monday, 19 November 2012

We did it!!

Well, I am pleased to say our first fair was a success and Jane and myself are itching to do another!
We were lucky with the weather, although it rained heavily on the way to set up afterwards we had dry and sunny weather. The venue was lovely and had exactly the vintage vibe we wanted.
(Jane made the bunting)
I would like to thank Jane - without her enthusiastic promoting of the fair it could have been so different. Also, we couldn't have done it without my husband and son delivering hundreds of leaflets and helping to set up on the day, Jane's husband for helping to set up and pack up, our friend Kerry for her help with various things including flowers and especially for morale support and advice. We were lucky to have some brilliant stall holders and thanks to those that stayed to help clear up. And to Brian and Liz of Broadwater Community Association for their help and advice.
Thanks to everyone who came and made our first fair such a great one.
Here are some pics of the day
(Thanks to Sam for the photos)

That's all folks!

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Spotlight on...

Wendy, who will be joining us at the fair this (!!!) Saturday has sent us these photos to share with you. She is going to have some lovely items to sell, just take a look below...  

Naomi will also be joining us and will be selling these little works of art...
 See you there!
Suzanne xXx  

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Spotlight on...

Shabby Shed Creations
Today we are featuring Sarah at Shabby Shed Creations - Sarah actually has a beautiful shed at the bottom of her garden where she makes all her gorgeous things - it’s not shabby at all!

We’re really looking forward the big day with an equal measure of excitement and trepidation!

See you there...


Monday, 5 November 2012

Spotlight on...

Made by Marion
Marion, like me, will be selling at her first craft fair. She has some lovely crochet items, gorgeous felt decorations and a bit of vintage too, I believe. See the pic below for her great items
Look at those gorgeous little bags!


Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Spotlight on...

Whoo hoo! We are fully paid up for the craft fair - the last payment and booking form arrived today. To say I'm nervous is an understatement!
We have such great stallholders that there really is nothing to be so nervous about really.
Today the spotlight is on Sarah of Patch Unique. Sarah makes gorgeous items in lovely colourways. See here for her Facebook page.


Monday, 22 October 2012

Spotlight on...

Sew Gorgeous
The countdown has begun to the Big Day-amazing to think there are just 4 weeks till the Christmas Craft Fair takes place!
Today we are featuring Sew Gorgeous-and as you can see from the photos all her makes are totally gorgeous! What a lovely selection of cushions-you can never have too many cushions.
Looking forward to seeing the Broadwater Parish Rooms full of tables laden with beautiful handmade and vintage items!
See you there....

Fully Booked

Can you believe it? A couple of weeks ago I was worried we'd only have a couple of stalls for people to look around and now we're turning people away (well, adding them to a waiting list anyway)!
We will have a wide range of goods for sale, including
Jewellery (and a jewellery making workshop for youngsters)
Christmas decorations
Ribbons, Buttons, Notions
Books (craft)
Painted pebbles
Mounted prints
And more...
I hope to be able to show you some of the things we'll be selling soon.
Jane and myself are SO excited and determined to make it a success for both sellers and buyers. The venue is perfect for the look we want and Jane has been valiantly making bunting, accosting crafty types and giving out our business cards!
Only five weeks to go now...

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Spotlight on...

Graeme Telford Photography
Not long now to the fair (I actually have butterflies in my tummy as I write this!) so time to begin the best bit - focusing on the stallholders.

First up is the talented Graeme Telford who takes really super photos, below are a just few from his portfolio.
I especially love the picture of the sheep.
Graeme will be selling cards and prints of his images.
You can contact Graeme here.
I have fallen in love with a photo of a deer in a bluebell wood (two of my favourite things!) that I shall be treating myself to if I make a profit at the fair (where better to spend it?!).
Look forward to seeing you on the 17th November Graeme.
(PS. Graeme is exhibiting some of his work at Green Cuisine during October).

Monday, 1 October 2012

For Research Purposes Only (really!)...

Here we are in October already - September has been a very busy month -who’d have thought there was such a lot to do to try and arrange a Craft Fair?!
I have travelled far and wide visiting Craft fairs and Vintage Emporiums -greatly enjoying myself in the process getting lots of ideas for our fair and making some wonderful purchases too!
 I travelled by train on Saturday to Chichester to visit the Vintage and Very Nice Vintage Market Bazaar - Suzanne had visited it in July and I couldn’t wait to visit it myself - I was very impressed with the selection of stalls and stallholders - even gave out some of our posters and business cards!
Looking forward to this month getting ready for our first fair - as Autumn has arrived it feels time to start thinking “Christmassy” in the craft sense at least!

Sunday, 16 September 2012

It's Really Going to Happen!

Not a recent picture!
Today Jane and I visited our venue for the Christmas Fair and finalised details with the very helpful Liz and Brian from Broadwater Community Association. Jane, Liz and Brian were very patient when I insisted on setting up all the tables to see how many we could fit in and the best arrangement so thank you to them! The Broadwater Parish Rooms will make a perfect venue for our fair, it was built in 1891 and has a lovely interior with original parquet flooring and green paintwork!
This shows just a corner of the hall, we can't wait to decorate with bunting and all manner of christmassy things! We're hoping to persuade someone to play a few tunes on that piano too.
Click on the Stallholder tab if you are interested in booking a stall.
The Christmas Fair

Beautiful brocante, enchanting handmade treaures, exquisite home baked cakes all in a vintage village hall setting - My Favourite Things...Christmas Fair on Saturday 17th November 2012 is the event for those with discerning taste!

All things stylish and stunning will be nestled amongst a veritable winter wonderland of festive bunting and warm woollen mittens. A marvellous feast of christmassyness, with stalls selling neat knits, gorgeous greeting cards, cherished china and dazzling decorations, My Favourite the ideal place to stock up on Christmas gifts for friends and family. Browse the stalls, stop for a cuppa and a gernerous helping of homemade cake and soak up the nostalgic atmosphere of Christmas in a less commercial age. that sleigh bells I hear in the distance?

Come and join us, either as a stallholder or visitor. We'll make you very welcome!