It was a dull morning when I awoke but I had slept well and felt surprisingly calm. The day had arrived when I was to take part in my first ever event, where I would be selling my Handmade Stationery and Button Necklaces.
The lady next to me was very kind and made sure I was ok, it turned out I had met her before when I had visited her beautifully restored walled garden at Shambellie. www.shambelliewalledgarden.co.uk She has asked me to take part at her Autumn Fair on Saturdat 22nd September.
I looked around and was interested to see how the other stall holders were behaving and reacting to the visitors. I wished I had brought something to do so made the most of my spare time by writing notes for my blog and thoughts about what I would do differently next time!.....
I found it difficult to eat my prawn sandwich as every time I went to open my lunch bag a customer appeared, so I ended up eating too many liquorice allsorts instead!
I was lucky enough to have photos taken by two magazines who were there D&G Life and Pretty Nostalgic which is a new one.
Around 3 O'clock we were entertained by the Community Choir who sang beautifully and without accompaniment.
I then met a lovely local lady called Helen who I had chatted to on facebook and who kindly asked me to take part in a Fair she is organising for Charity.
I had some coffee from the lovely Vintage Tea Room where there were delicious cakes on show!
However by 4pm I was beginning to flag.I had enjoyed it all very much and it had certainly been a success, not only had I met some lovely people but I had actually sold some of my Handmade items too! I was no longer a craft fair virgin and was looking forward to taking part in some more!
Flossy teacake www.facebook.com/Flossy-teacake
Walled Garden Shambellie www.shambelliewalledgarden.co.uk/
Helen Anderson www.handmadeathelens.blogspot.co.uk
I shall be taking part at the Alzheimer Scotland Craft Fair 2012 on Friday 21st September at St George's Church Hall, George St, Dumfries DG1 1EJ from 10am until 3.30pm