Sunday, 19 February 2012

this week i 'ave been mostly...... preparing for the first craft fair of the year

not a craft fair i was selling at though,
this was the first Warkton Village Craft Market of the year!

i organise this market with my friend Deanne Quirky Boots
in the gorgeous setting of Warkton, nr Kettering
and we LOVE it!

we used to panic every month, "have we done enough advertising?", "have we got the right stalls?", "have we got everything?"...
and with it still being a cold and dreary February day, we did wonder if it would be slightly too quiet, but soon after 10am people started trickling in, and it was pretty steady all morning!
by 2pm the cakes had nearly all run out!

our dream is finally coming to fruition,
a monthly handmade event that supports local artists and crafters, in a friendly environment
providing an alternative to high street shopping for visitors to come back every month and see different items

it really does have to be seen to be believed though - lots of people think "craft fair" they think granny knits and pocket money toys, not our market!
we strive for the best top quality stalls with lovely crafters who will help make the friendly atmosphere for the day,
everyone chats together and makes new crafty friends, and helps each other out with tips & supplier info.

like i said before, we LOVE it! and i hope it shows! :D
(photos from yesterday on Deanne's camera still - will post them soon!)


  1. It was so lovely, really enjoyed our visit and looking forward to coming again :) Keep up the great work xxx

  2. It's great to come over as a customer, and great to sell here too! I have made so many new friends, and enjoy it immensely : )
    A lovely, warm, friendly atmosphere!
    Well done you two : )

    Sharon xx

  3. I LOVE the Warkton fairs. It has definately helped me overcome my shyness. I have met lots of new crafty friends :o)
    I am so glad you and Deanne do them every month and the hard work that goes into planning and preparing is appreciated.

    AND i was gutted to have missed the cakes by time i got there this month :o(