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Monday, 6 September 2010

Our Day at the Craft Fair

After all the preparation the week before, I felt very calm as I  headed off for the Contemporary Arts & Craft Fair in Upminster.  Luckily its only 20 minutes away, so I didn't have to go too early.  When I got there, there were a lot of people already set up and for some strange reason that set me off into a bit of a panic!  Anyway, it all came together nicely once I got started, and then Layla arrived with her accessories, so the extra pair of hands were very useful! 

Layla's not that short - honest!
As the fair was quite local to both of us, we had quite a bit of custom from friends and family and also from a couple of fellow Folksters (more about them shortly!) which was great as without them, it wouldn't have been a particularly successful day.  Thank you to you all!

So, onto other folksters - it was great to meet Lisa Hafey from Lemonade & Lamingtons who was there with her daughter Eilis. Proceeds from Lisa's sales will be funding Eilis's trip to the 22nd World Scouting Jamboree in Sweden next year - here they are with their lovely crocheted mug warmers and bags made from recycled T-shirts, among many other goodies:
And between us and Lisa was Sheila from Green Frog Cards I bought a couple of cards from her and they are gorgeous! Here she is with her table crammed full of lovelies:

And to keep us going in the afternoon, we had the MOST amazing chocolate cupcake made by a lady called Beckie from Angel Cakes.  I was so impressed I'm hoping she's going to make my cake for a rather large birthday that I have coming up in early 2012!

Final verdict?  A great day!!


  1. Oh what lovely photos! I thought it was a great day, we had a really good time - it was lovely to meet you and Layla, Sue! - Lisa x

  2. Thanks Lisa - it was lovely to meet you too! So nice to see the real person behind the shops, Facebook pages etc!


  3. Your stall looks fab!! Glad you had a great day