Monday, 7 February 2011

Shop, Shop, Selling.


Here it is, my little craft stall at the Vintage and Collectors Fair last weekend. Thanks to all of your best wishes I had a good day even though it didn't start quite how I expected and I was very nervous being a craft stall virgin and all!
It doesn't look as though there is much there but golly it all took a long time to make!
Actually... if you think, I created every item on that table then...yeah, I suppose there is quite a lot there for 5 weeks prep.


Lets have a little walk around the room, it won't take long as it was only a small room. The big hall was already in use for the usual monthly Hoppers auction that takes place in Hawes, so space was extremely limited but hopes are high that it will expand over the next few months.
This is Keith with all of his goodies.
I especially liked the three black and white prints of Whitby.
Paulines table with some beautiful shell purses.
Here's the lovely Jenny's stall, well half of it,

here's the rest, look at all of those scrummy fabrics, very tempting indeed!
Can you see that gorgeous floral tapestry dangling at the front, swoon!
I must say a big thank you to Jenny for looking after me so well.

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The fair went down very well even though the weather misbehaved itself very badly indeed. Gales and horizontal rain with lots of local flooding.
Actually it's no better today so I've spent the day uploading some pretties to my

Elegant white lavender bags made from vintage linens and lace.
Hippety hoppety embroidered bunnies.

A rosey round cushion


and a lovely one off piece of vintage embroidered linen, now a plumptious cushion complimented with a bit of 30's style border.


And the very popular Springtime Bags

And this...
Well temptation got the better of me...
The most wonderful length of vintage paisley eiderdown fabric just happened to float over from Jennys stall to my shopping basket.
Don't know how it happened!
Honest!
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Thank you for all of your encouragement.
I'm glad to have you along on my crafting journey.
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And to my very good friend Karen, who should have been with me over the weekend,
I hope you're feeling much better now sweetie. x
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love fi x

27 comments:

sylviesgarden said...

So many truly yummy things. Why, oh why can I not live nearer?
x

Clara said...

Your table looked fantastic and it looks like it is a great place to browse and shop.

The Weaver of Grass said...

So pleased that it went well Fiona - as you say the weather was appalling, so if you did well on Saturday then it bodes well for the Summer.

♥ emma bear forever ♥ said...

Your table looks fantastic ~ well done xx

Wipso said...

Really glad the Fair went well Fi. More beautiful new makes too :-)
A x

Twiglet said...

Well that all looks lovely! It's frustrating when the weather gets in the way. Hope Karen is better.

Mary Jane's Tearoom said...

Such a pretty stall full of your gorgeous handmade items. The vintage fabrics are beautiful. Wonderful to see them being put to use in such a lovely way,
Susan x

Jacey said...

Your stall looks beautiful !
It always amazes me how things fly off shelves and end up in your shopping basket, keeps happening to me. xxoat

elsy said...

those rabbits are brilliant...well done

Alchamillamolly said...

So glad to hear you had a good day , I heard how bad the weather was so you did well. I was hoping the pictures would bet bigger when I clicked on them but hey dont and I so wanted to very very nosey!!
I love your white hearts but best of all are the bunnies they are just wonderful. I think Kirsty Allsop should see them!!

Maggie Ann said...

It all looks delightful! I'm glad you were able to post pictures...I sure enjoyed seeing it through your camera...=) Your booth looked very inviting, hope you made some good sales!

dosierosie said...

I'm not surprised you couldn't resist the paisley it is beautiful.
Gillx

dosierosie said...

I'm not surprised you couldn't resist the paisley it is beautiful.
Gillx

Maggie Ann said...

I want to buy something from your 'folksy' shop but how do I do that without joining 'folksy'? It said when I try to register that I would be opening a shop =(....you can delete this then if you don't mind. Thanks & does paypal automatically pay the American version of your British money? knittermag at yahoo

silverpebble said...

Oh it looks as though you had FUN. I do love the atmosphere at fairs and the chatting that goes on behind stalls. You offerings look gorgeous. I wish I had lived nearer so that I could have popped by.

Sweet Birdy Love said...

Oh Fi, congrats on your first craft stall,it looks wonderful, you have been busy.

I should imagine heading into Spring that the market will expand, so hang in there.

Love your lavender bags, just gorgeous, along with your beautiful bunnies and bags.
The eiderdown fabric,is gorgeous, my fave combination of colours, can't wait to see what you use it for.....

Hope the weather has cleared up a bit, blue skies and sunshine here, after a verrrrrrry wet weekend.

Claire :}

**Anne** said...

Your stall looked lovely, I would have been enticed immediately if I'd been there. Your bunnies are so cute and they must have been so much work.
I love that green paisley fabric too. I have a thing for green and paisley, so I can understand how it wound up in your bag.
Have a great week,
Anne xx

sue said...

Your stall looks lovely! Hope it was all worth the work. And that fabric, how could you not give it a home it's stunning.
♥Sue♥

ruby said...

congrats on your stall it looks very tempting, the kinda one I would go straight for, now you have done your first Im sure you will be hooked, I can't wait to do my third, it's so nice to hear how lovely your things are too. Im loving your bunnies so much and ohh that fabric, I can tell how it must of sneaked into your basket as its so lovely x

Boxoftrix said...

Oh so many tempting things! I love the layout of your stall and all the pretty things....a lot of work indeed. I would have ben tempted by that beautiful fabric. I love the peachy blossom fabric on the quilt stand too!

MarmaladeRose said...

Hi Maggie Ann
I've left a reply on your blog as the email address you left me won't work.

hope that's ok
love fi x

alisonb2 said...

It all looks really great and that fabric.......swooooooon..... it's paisley! Pleased you were pleased, take care.

Sandi said...

I think you had a much better first stall than me, we had way too many and you just get swollowed up and people get tired of looking. All your bits and bobs are beautiful Fi.
x Sandi

Jude said...

Just thought I'd mention...I've linked your blog on my blog...as I made a coat hanger cover following your tutorial...

VINTAGE HEART said...

Fi, been absent with out permission from blogging, long story ,life took over, VeRY up set missed your vintage fair,Do let me know when next one and make it Sunday please so i can come!! I was over in Thirsk a couple of weeks ago and went in to NO 8 and saw your lovely things, were your ears burning as we talked about how clever you were!!!!i know we keep saying it but must meet , how about one Sun for coffee..? Lindaxx

Alix said...

Sunday morning hunting turned up your lovely blog! Very pleased! Your stall looks lovely - congratulations. Your Springtime bags and bunnies are especially scrumptious!

Planet Penny said...

so glad it went well. I've got my first one coming uplater this year. I am GREEN with envy over that GORGEOUS paisley fabric. I can see why you had to have it! Penny x