What a gorgeous day!!! The sun came out and so did the crowds. In fact I don’t think I’ve ever seen it as busy as it was this year, and it seems everyone bought their dog out for a wander! One couple were even walking around with their parrakeets in a carrier for a day of social interaction!
The craft tent was packed and rather hot by lunch time. Little breeze and a strong sun had all the stall holders and visitors wilting. However our stall stood up to the temperatures and gained a lot of interest.
Having bitten off more than I can chew with extra hours in my day job, time was against me in getting stock ready, so I invited a couple of contributors to join me to offer as much as we could in collaboration.
The first was the lovely Karen Lane who was our expert in residence on wet felting. Her blog Lincsinstitches is testament to her talent and continued learning. She had some beautiful examples for sale – fairy boots in a frame and a landscape that were both breathtaking. Alongside, she had created some beautiful purses/glasses cases and flower brooches.
The second was my friend Rachel Patchett, who’s Mum donated some quirky Christmas decorations and gorgeous, wet felted scarves. A dedicated crafter for many years, she keeps her granddaughter and grandson in constant supply of cuddly toys and crafted artwork.
Altogether it was a very enjoyable day and the sun stayed with us all day so everyone was able to get off the field ok without any trauma. Now I have to create more rabbits to replenish stock and try my hand at a few more animals with the hope of having a stall at a game fair…..next research project!