Thursday, 25 July 2013

Radio Interview

It's the Bromley Cross Village Hall Craft Fair on Saturday and I'm going to be interviewed by Radio Manchester at 10.45am LIVE! OMG, how nervous will I be!

What with 2 write ups in the local paper and an article in Lancashire Life followed by the radio interview.....what next?????

I have some orders to complete and have another craft fair at Worsley Garden Centre on Sunday - busy busy bee!

Can't believe it's been a whole year since we started up the Bromley Cross Village Hall Craft Fair and it's still going strong. Made so many friends and we also have regular customers which is brilliant.

Hopefully the weather will be kind to us as I've got a couple of outside stalls and am going to put some tables on the grass to exhibit some of our work so should be good!

Will report back after the weekend

Wish me luck with the interview!

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Fame in the local paper!!!!!

Well, fame at last! We had the Bolton News at the last Bromley Cross Village Hall Craft Fair taking pictures and they interviewed me as the organiser. Can't say I like their choice of photo but you can't grumble about the publicity!

Hopefully our next Craft Fair on Saturday 27 July will be busier especially as alot of people seemed to be on holiday in June.

Getting busy writing poems as orders and hand finishing them before framing. I have so many different ones now, I'm running out of room on my table when exhibiting many designs and types of frames etc - spoilt for choice

Check out the website for some idea of how they're breeding

Article in the Bolton News.....

BROMLEY Cross Village Hall Craft and Food Fair has been running since June last year. On the last Saturday of every month talented craftsmen and women set up stalls to sell their handmade goods, Which are as far removed as Possible from today's mass produced products. The craft fair is held in the Village Ball, Darwen Road, a part of Birtenshaw Church, Craftsmen and women take their Paintings, cakes, chocolates, framed Poems, homemade jams, jewellery, cards, felted goods and much more to the event.

Ellen, the organiser, Who has lived in the Village for more than 20 years, said that the Village hall was the perfect setting for a regular fair for local crafters to showcase their goods. Ellen, who writes poems and frames them said: "We have only been going for a year, and already there is Waiting list for stall holders. The atmosphere is very good and the quality of goods is very high. What we don't want to do is to have the same stalls, we want the stalls to be different."

The money raised from the events goes to the upkeep of the village hall, Which is part of the Methodist Church, and there is a musician to add to the atmosphere. Volunteers at the church help on the day and open the cafe for Visitors. Ellen said: "We are now looking for stalls Which are used to being outside.The atmosphere is really good, 
and the quality of goods is very high. There are unusual gifts on sale, and the stallholders want to spend time talking to visitors about their craft, regardless of whether they buy the goods or not. Ellen said that the church volunteers played a huge part in the success of the fair by helping out on the day"