Last weekend it was craft fair number two for the Hours of Fun stall. Off to the Winter Gardens this time, to the Truly Scrumptious Fair in the Pavilion Theatre. It was a two day spectacular and we were heading down there for the Sunday. We stayed at Lorraine and Jon’s the night before which resulted in a lie in with only a five minute drive to the fair Sunday morning and a delicious home made lasagna the night before (thanks Jonna!).
I had my amazing husband and amazing best friend by my side and we set off quite bright eyed for such an early start, with a car full of supplies and a bag full of food to keep us going throughout the day. We arrived to find an already lively venue, with lots of stalls and people setting up. This was the biggest event Hours of Fun had appeared at and it was exciting to see what the day would bring. Talk of yesterday told us it had been a busy day both inside and outside the fair and with the morning sun shining down on us we felt like it was going to be a good day.
The new display idea worked really well, although it was quite time consuming to put together but worth it. Big shout out to Lorraine as she took on the challenge of attaching all the items! The stall was ready to go and within ten minutes we had made two sales, fingers crossed this continued! We were a fab team and got in to speaking to everyone as they stopped to look at the stall and handed out leaflets. The day was busy with only a few quiet spells and sales were frequent throughout the day. I had amazing support as Chris turned up to join us for a couple of hours, then my mum and dad arrived which was extra special as it was also my dad’s birthday 🙂 Jonna came down too in the afternoon and then took Lorraine home so she could have a deserved rest and put her feet up. My mum and dad then stayed until the end and helped us pack up which was amazing.
Thank you do much to my husband, mum, dad, Lorraine, Chris and Jonna for coming along to the fair and providing help and support and all made the day so much fun.
The organisation of the day was fantastic, run by Dotty from Crafty Vintage Fairs. Dotty was about all day, there to help, check everything was ok, keep us informed and provide us with free tea and coffee all day as long as we brought our own mugs – fantastic treat for us, thank you Dotty!
With there being a few of us to man the stall we could take it in turns to have wander around and listen to some live music and check out the other stalls. It was a brilliant day and really positive day for Hours of Fun.
We are now looking forward to the next fair at the end of the month in Isla conservatory in Stanley Park in Liverpool, a Halloween special with lots of activities and crafts. I will post more information nearer the time.