Well after lots of deliberation and questioning my energy levels, I went ahead and booked a stall at the Morningside Makers Market. It was a good day and lots of friends & family came to visit but I am not sure I would be in massive hurry to do it again. I have since discovered there is a vast amount of craft fairs which donate to charity. I think this a much better way of ‘doing your bit’ and meeting lovely crafty folk. The kids enjoy coming along too, so lots of reasons to carry on with the craft fair angle.
I recently took part in the Colinton Market Place, the proceeds go to Fresh Start an Edinburgh based charity which helps homeless people. It was a really busy day and the customers were so nice, lots of local Colinton ladies who were very encouraging about my range of stock. I passed on 20% of my takings to the charity, it is good to know that it will be spent locally.
I sold lots of my hanging hearts which started off as a pincushion and are now really just for decoration. They are made out of a few bits of Amy Butler & some old fabric that belonged to my mother-in-law (a pretty red ditsy pattern).