Thursday, 12 November 2009

A GRAND DAY OUT..........




Country Styled Homes
had lovely rustic & some, handmade goodies on it....




Country girl Corner
was another lovely stand, where everything being sold was all handmade....

*All images shown here from CL fair were by kind permission of stand exhibitors


So it was off to the Country Living fair yesterday....

And a fab time was had by all.....

Starting with the goodies people, make & bake on our coach journey to the fair, but the award must go to the lovely Jennifer, for making not only very delicious short bread biscuits, (yes seriously Jen, they were delicious), but each & everyone had been hand stamped with 'CL fair 09' on them too....

The Fair it's self, was packed to the gills.... much, much busier than usual.., & 'it's sooo hot in here....!!' was the word I heard just about everywhere...!!

But, just when you think you've seen it all............, ie; through magazines, Internet, craft fairs, trade shows etc..you go along to the Country Living Fair....

For me personally, it's never about the big stands, it's about the smaller & handmade stands, the stands where there is perhaps the artisan their selves, standing there, wrapping things, taking money, unpacking the boxes, labeling & setting everything up.... etc, it's at this time when it's very hard not to be intimidated by the bigger stands, where everything is bought in....

For anyone who's ever done a craft fair, will know exactly what I'm talking about,
(fight or flight springs to mind.....!!)
For me these clever people who come up with new ideas, & ways of making ordinary items look so less ordinary....., the time it must take to make the amount for these fairs, one can only imagine it must take hours & hours & hours....

& lastly a BIG THANK YOU to Jaini, who arranges these CL fair trips each time many thanks & here's to the next one.......


1 comment:

Country Girl said...

Hi, Lesley here from Country Girl Corner. Thanks for posting about my stand at CLF. It was my first 'craft show' (ever!) and I was really nervous about putting myself out there among the big people especially at such a huge event, but it was great, and everyone was really lovely and very complimentary about my stand. It made it all worth while and I am hoping to do the Spring fair in March. Hope to see you again