Tuesday, 11 November 2008

How We Had Fun at Handmade

So the big day came and went - yes, the Handm@de Craft Fair took place on Sunday at Oxford and I was lucky to be one of the exhibitors.

We set off early, traffic and hassle free journey, until we had to navigate the one-way pedestrian system coupled with road closures. The sight of a row of cars parked on double-yellow lines with a flurry of boxes being unloaded led me to guess that we'd arrived at the Town Hall.

I set up stall in a state of anxiety and probably had a slightly startled look about me to begin with (apologies to anyone who spoke to me at this point if I looked a little odd!). I had remembered everything, stall set up went well, and then the doors were opened. It was a fantastic turn out, goodie-bags were handed out to the 1st wave of people through the doors - well over 1000 came to peruse. It was lovely hearing comments about my stuff, so pleased that people liked it, and I sold quite a few wool hats and corsages. Wool is the way to go this season I think!

I also met some lovely UK craft folks, many who I've chatted to on Etsy and Folksy forums, so nice to put faces to shop names. I also did a little bit of shopping and treated myself to some lovely earrings from Quercus Silver and a super pendant from pennydog.

All in all a great day, a big thank you to the organisers. And yes I would definitely do it again!

P.S There are more images on the handm@de flickr group


twinklyspangle said...

Sooooooo lovely to meet you!! Was so thrilled to see you and your fabulous stall :)

Lin said...

It looks great, I just love all the brooches!