After fighting the bug and the computers, we’re back at work! On Wednesday we excitedly unpacked the new craft fair tent – a white canopy on white legs. Unlike its predecessor, it went up very easily, and the canopy is both sun and water resistant! Given that we are at fairs in the height of summer, both of these are important considerations. The new tent feels huge. It is 10′ x 10′ x 10′, and the extra volume makes it feel very spacious. We laid the tables out along the sides, and there is space for both a stroller and people to walk up and down inside. We still need to work out how to stop anything suspended from the framework from swinging back and forth wildly in the breeze. Many of the events take place on streets, so the tent pegs that came with the tent aren’t the best way to fasten things down! Sadly, no photos, but we’re getting psyched up for the coming craft fair season.


I took gift tags with me to add to the stock, made using the water color art I painted. The cards I have made from my art have been well received, and thought it would be nice to offer another option. There may even be matching gift wrap, but am still negotiating that! I am still working on the book marks from my art. I like bookmarks to be long enough to be able to get hold of them without having to first open the book to look for them! I have tried several ribbon options, but they were too bulky and would damage the book. As I was drifting off to sleep last night, I suddenly came up with a flat option, so will try that next!

While at Caroline’s I also collected a box of  5″ x 7″ prints I created last spring. We thought people would like to have art to frame, but instead they wanted it as cards, so I am now in the process of doing that! I have created a series of scenes with old fashioned cars and bikes superimposed on improbable landscapes, and they are the first set to but converted. My task for today is to work on the botanical prints superimposed on pages with vintage handwriting on them. I thought I had made cards using these designs, but either I only meant to or they’ve all sold out. I suspect the former is the more likely!

Thank you card
So we’re back and getting excited for the coming fairs. Caroline is busy making more of her very popular wedding cards for all your needs, and also mentioned making wreaths, large hanging stars, and beautiful kirigami flowers. So, check the craft fairs page to see where we’ll be next, and come and see what we can do with a bigger tent and renewed excitement!

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