However, in all this time I've never done a craft fair. Previously I never thought I could make enough to cover a whole table and then backed that up by being a scaredy cat. But having been to a craft fair in Dover Town Hall last year and picking up a leaflet listing 4th May 2013, it seemed like something I could have a go at with enough time to both make plenty of stock and also psych myself up.
It's funny how time flies! I ended up in my full time temping job for longer than I was expecting (started last September, was meant to be there for 4 weeks....I'm still there) so what initially seemed like bags of time was quickly whizzing by! A few weeks back I did my first Mollbird stock take to gather together the various bits and bobs that I've successfully spread around the flat and with that done I had an idea of what I wanted to aim for and set to with hook and needle to make that happen.
I got WELL nervous but having committed so much time to getting ready for it and having put all other creative exploits on hold to make this happen, I was ready to get the job done.
Considering I used a lightly mutilated fitted bed sheet, a random bit of spotty fabric that someone had given me and plastic cups and glasses, I was really pleased with how my little display came together in the end.
And even if it was bloody freezing in there, over Town Hall is a very impressive building from the inside with beautiful stained glass and an impressive array for pointy looking weaponry on the walls.
Here I am with my wares looking nervous and awkward, one of my speciality faces in front of a camera lens.
In total I sold 1 whole toilet roll cover.....to my fella's Mum. However I did have very in depth conversations, albeit a bit one-sided, on the topics of Status Quo with one lady and gliders and gliding with a gentleman.
I think I will do another one at some point but I don't think Dover is quite ready for the Mollbird style.