This run up to Christmas has been a blur of activity. There have been fairs at least once a week for the past 6 weeks, starting with Country Living back in November. There have big fairs and small fairs. Sometimes the smallest and least exciting venues bring the most profits. Sometimes the much publicised events are the real drags. One thing for sure is you always meet all sorts of people, from fellow crafters to eager customers and some right odd characters in between.
One great gal that I met was Sue Rothwell who actually lives in our village. She does some lovely water colours (mostly botanical) and has a nice line in cards. I’d actually seen her cards in the coffee shop but never met Sue herself.
A treat was in store. We met at a couple of fairs and she is so much fun. She really helped get through a seriously boring fair the last time we were out when customers were few and time dragged more than a little.
The water colours above are from two of Sue’s Christmas cards, aren’t they pretty.
So here’s to the Christmas crafting season and all it means to all of us who get involved. Hard work, fun, disappointments, laughter and success sometimes. I know we always say we won’t, but we end up doing it all again the next year.
And here’s to the new friends we meet along the way.