The Charity Fair...

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Heres all my knitwear laid out for sale at the charity fair held at Christow on Saturday. I managed to raise £103 for Cancer research. It was fairly quiet but a good fair nonetheless. I do wish I had sold more though! Some of the stalls looked as if they had sold hardly a thing. I find this so sad at craft fairs. In fact its partly why I stopped doing them. Im not sure that many people go to buy really, and unless its a wealthy area many locals just wont be buying anyway! The mentality seems to be that its better to buy mass manufactured in a big town or city, which is odd because they would end up spending just as much!!! There we go though...

Littlest sold lots of paper bunting and paper mice and hair clips that she has been busy making for months!

Guess what we had for tea!

Back to work home here! All of the October orders have been posted and I am going full steam ahead on November orders and new stock for the shop (which is long overdue!).
Pictures soon!


  1. Good morning Ren!

    Your stall looks delightful and I am praying and hoping each day that people will slowly come round to the knowledge that buying mass produced clothing, etc. is not nearly as pleasurable as purchasing handmade unique items.

    Let's keep our respective crafty fingers crossed.

    ps When/if you have a moment come and see make my first knitted shawl: the yarn (Madelintosh) is beautiful!

  2. your stall looked great, wish I lived near by so I could of popped in. I hate that feeling at fairs when your waiting for someone to buy something, it's the worse part of doing them I think, that bread stall looks tasty!

  3. It dismays me when people expect to get handmade things for next to nothing. I work in a toy shop where most of the things for sale are beautiful made from wood and will last many years. From what I can tell most customers seem to want to buy throwaway things these days. How lovely for littlest to sell the things she's made. just like her mum! :)
    Jess x x

  4. It's a shame you were disappointed, but look on the bright side you did raise quite a bit of money and you still have the items to sell at another (hopefully more profitable) venue.
    Take care Mary

  5. Oh the stall looks fab! I am so sorry that the fair was not very well attended. When will peopple learn handmade with love = better product.
    I can see at least three items I would have snapped up. I love the green hat!