I feel very much like a naughty teenager sneaking in after a night out. It’s been such a long time since I wrote a blog post. I get so engrossed in what is going on around me and before I know it time has passed – even my 6-year-old said ‘this week seems like 1 minute’. I completely agree.
So, what did I get so engrossed in? A craft fair. I don’t mind admitting that I was so scared I wouldn’t have the right things to sell and that I would sell nothing (I did a fair last year that turned out to be totally disorganised). When a small advert popped up on a local Facebook page asking for stall holders I figured that it was a great starting point. I know that I have to push myself harder to gain confidence and start actually selling what I have made. The stack of receipts and tax return waiting to filled out is a constant reminder of this! But seriously, I am the kind of person who enjoys the anonymity a blog. I am and always have been quite shy.
This small local fair was widely advertised with social media competitions running for sharing posts, door to door leafleting and big posters by the roads. It was at this point that I knew that people were going to come and my days of hiding were over. I soon realised that, because it was local, I would be seen by people who I see daily on the school run. On the morning of the fair I wanted to hide in a cupboard………
I’m glad I didn’t. It is at this point that I would love to share a photo of how my little table looked but I was so busy from the minute I set up that I didn’t have a chance to snap one. My husband sat at the table gleefully saying ‘told you so’ as I made my table fee before the doors even opened. I served kids from my children’s classes in school and chatted to their parents, answered questions about how the items were made and learned that people do actually really like what I make. I heard this week that over 600 adults attended the fair!
I made a lot for the fair so I won’t fill this blog post with it all in one go. One of the big hits were the Christmas decorations I made. I have since had requests on Facebook for more.
I’m hoping to get myself in gear to get what is left on Etsy in the next few days. I have had to make more snowmen as I totally sold out.
Anyway, hopefully I haven’t put you all to sleep. I am going to try to catch up with what I have missed in blogland over the last few weeks and try to figure out how I can get more organised with my time so that it doesn’t just slip away.
Anyone else wanting to get their Christmas tree out now?