Picnic in the Park

My mind is still trying to get around the fact that we had our First Ever Craft Sale Experience. Whirlwind is not a strong enough word to describe the experience (literally and figuratively!). When we first arrived at Warley Woods on Sunday to set up our tent and tables for the annual Picnic in the Park, we were a little apprehensive, nervous, dubious, discouraged and ready to pack up and go home because of the cold, wind, grey clouds and rain that were threatening. I’m so glad we held strong and just soldiered on… because wow. What an amazing day it turned out to be! The rain stopped, the clouds parted… and the people came to picnic!

During the few minutes of calm before people started to arrive, I tried to take a few photos of our set up and some of the beautiful handmade things my fellow Crafty Muthas brought along to sell…

Picnic in the Park

This is our banner that we made. Each of us were responsible for making 2 letters, Ceri did the patchwork of all the squares, and Jennie sewed the backing on… a group effort!

Picnic in the Park

Some of Jennie’s owls made of felted wool sweaters.

Picnic in the Park

Natalie’s rings, nestled in the lentils! And no craft table is complete without some gingham.

Picnic in the Park

 This is Rachel in her element… She was a craft sale demon that day, front and centre most of the time!

I just wanted to say thank you to Jayne, Ceri, Natalie, Rachel and Jennie for sharing this awesome experience with me… and CONGRATULATIONS for how well we did… so very proud of us.

4 Replies to “Picnic in the Park”

  1. wow, did you do all of that from you iphone!? erin as usual you’ve done the business with the photos. we can study them and work out ways to improve next time cos i think there will defo be a next time. well done us. well done to everyone who made purchases…you’ve got great taste!

  2. we done good and when all’s said and done it was strangely satisfying!I will post later as have just uploaded my photos – but it was lovely to meet people and talk to them about what we were selling and the stories behind items. x

  3. jennie, the photos are from my iphone and my digital slr… 🙂 although i’m still impressed with the iphone ones, too!ceri, i can’t wait to see your photos, because i know i didn’t take enough or get a shot of everyone’s stuff!

  4. Well i took none at all, my head was shot with nerves and stress about the state of the sky, but man, i did not expect the day to turn out like it did. I am so so proud of us all, it was amazin, can’t wait for the next installment.

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