saturday arrived and i certainly was a ball of nerves. our Handmade Christmas in Bearwood last November was such a success… i wondered if it would be a hard act to follow. i knew we had all been working so hard organising our springtime fair… but as always, there was the small thought, would people come??
it turns out, i needn’t have worried one single bit. not only did our talented artists and visitors pull out the stops… the sun came as well and made it the most beautiful day of the year. the crepe paper and pompoms we put up in the hall the night before were practically glowing in the rays of light streaming through the windows. what a sight!
there was an enourmous amount of energy and excitement as everyone set up their tables with their gorgeous items. when 10 o’clock arrived, jennie opened the doors to the hall and marked the official start… a handful of heartbeats passed… and people slowly started trickling through… then more… and more… and more… until the hall was so full, people had trouble getting passed each other! and it stayed that way for over two hours! even when we had lulls… there were always people wandering through. it was so exciting to witness.
well, how could you resist? there was bunting all along the church railings outside… guiding you into the hall… and this lovely lady, with her delicious cakes, were there to greet you just as you entered.
to our lovely stallholders… to Francine from Creative Open Workshops, who ran two successfull workshops alongside us… to our visitors… and to my fellow crafty muthas Ceri, Jayne, Jennie, Nat, and Rachel… thank you, thank you, thank you! it was amazing.