Monday, 26 November 2012

What a buzzing weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OMG what a fantastic weekend!!! Absolutely buzzing and great atmosphere!!!!

It was the Christmas Tree Festival at Birtenshaw Church in Bromley Cross and was opened on the Friday night by Eagley School Choir - the church was packed and the choir were brilliant! I think I had an eyelash in my eye which was making my eyes water!

I then helped on one of the church stalls - 'find the treasure' and we sold out first! I still missed the tombola stall but managed to buy some raffle tickets. Isn't it just typical....the ticket immediately before mine won a prize and then the one immediately after!

On the Saturday was my craft fair and I cannot believe the amount of people that came in throughout the day. They paid £2 on the church door to enter the festival and then they came through to us and they were actually buying as well! it was buzzing all hardly had time to get a drink because there were people around all the time. We had Christmas songs playing and then banjo man came and took over, then the CD was on again and we had another raffle. Woo hoo this time I won something! It's the taking part not what you win - lol

Normally we pack up at 3pm but we were asked to stay till 4pm and no-one started leaving until about 4.15 - what a great day!

We had friends coming round Saturday night so I only had an hour to sort myself out - had a fab time - didn't realise how late it was until the taxi turned up for them - too busy gabbing lol

We were back at the village Hall on Sunday but there were only around 10 stalls on the sunday afternoon because we had cafe tables and chairs in the middle of the hall for people to have a cup of tea & mince pie. Waiter Service no less!!!! We didn't have quite as many people through the door but again, it was never empty and we had the music on again and a violinist playing - she was great!

We should have had a piper but he cancelled at 11pm on Saturday night - that's just not on is it? So I think he's lost any future work there!

Got home at 4.45 on Sunday and Brian had my tea ready - how good is that! 

Brilliant, brilliant weekend - all the stallholders had a great time and were selling which is great for them too (obviously this is why we're doing this), but enjoying it aswell is just brilliant.

I sold a bit of everything over the weekend which was really good - JewELLs cards, gift bags, present tags, Christmas tags, bookmarks, baubles, my handcrafted pendants/chains. So pleased because now I can make more for the next craft fairs. 

I have 3 this weekend - Turton High School, Horwich RMI & the Watermillock on Sunday - busy busy.........

I have so many new designs, will get some decent photos to show you

Catch you soon.....x

Friday, 16 November 2012

Not had a craft fair for a while

Cannot believe how time has flown! It's the middle of November already and I haven't done a thing for Christmas which is really unusual for me....although working in Warrington doesn't help - not as easy to get into town - has to be the bus rather than the car but hey ho, still some good shops to mooch round!

haven't had a craft fair for a while - just the way it works out I guess. Just like don't see one for ages then you get em all coming at the same time!

Anyway, craft fair tonight at Ladybridge High School....went there in the summer and it worked out OK in the end...bit slow to start with (alot of the craft fairs are) and then picked up a bit later....let's hope we're steady all night!

Then nothing tomorrow (lie in - whoop whoop) and The Last Drop village on Sunday. here's hoping they've got all the tables in the right places this time - last month we had too many tables in one room so you couldn't even move and they blocked the main door to get in (what a good idea!!!!). No tables at all down the middle of the room and one table that looked like a couple of planks of wood had been nailed together lol. Mind you, when I asked someone to sort it, it did get sorted! week is the Bromley Cross Village Hall Christmas Tree Festival weekend - looking forward to it! There are around 30 something Christmas trees all decorated in the church and the festival will be officially opened on Friday night around 7pm. We have singing and I'm hoping a mince pie or two as well! Also, one of the finalists for Miss Teen UK will be joining us so she'll be around to meet and greet people.

On the Saturday, it's the Craft Fair in the Village Hall and we have some of the regular stalls as well as face painting, tombola and incredible edibles.

Should be a great weekend this week and next so come along and support us!