Picture the scene……
The stall is set up… it’s looking beautiful…..people are celebrating the colour in the corner. You have just settled down after a couple of good sales……
When you hear…..
‘Duff! Duff! Duff!’
(Pssst! It is a true Jurassic Park….water glass….Teranosaurus Rex type moment!)
People are turning towards the staircase wondering what creature will appear from around the bend. Is it Godzilla? Mr Staypuff?
People are wondering should they run away in fear? Some are frozen unable to move! I am standing…eyes closed….because I know what is going to happen next………
Eager faces charge to my stall proffering sandwiches and apples.
“What are you doing here? Is it a craft fair?”
Smiles turn in my direction (reprieve all round!)…..”Oh so it is her that is causing the commotion!” ( “I ‘aven’t done owt!”)
In my head a chorus of voices sing the praises of my stall and the positivity it makes them feel.
“I didn’t want to come…Dad made me!”
“I’ve had to put up with this all morning!”
“I want a cake!”
“Have you only got one chair! Tuh! Where am I going to sit?”
“Cor! We’ve got a telly this time!”
The Cavalry had arrived! And very pleased I was to see them too. I am always pleased to gain support from my nearest and dearest. But when it comes to any type of shopping I adopt the old Yorkshire saying….
” Oh! Thanks for coming! ( (Whispered)Thanks for going!)
It has taken 14 years for me to accept that the men in my family simply do not like shopping! Any shopping! The fact that they turned up…..noisily……to support me, shows that they are willing to put aside the hatred that they have for the ‘Beelzebub’ activity of retail therapy, and entered hell on earth, in their eyes, to walk alongside their wife or mother for a while. I greatly appreciated them coming…..and I didn’t care about the knowing smiles from some, (whose monsters are a home,) scornful looks from others ,and ‘I’m glad it’s her’ sniggers from the rest. These are my boys! And as noisy as they are…especially in any type of retail space…and how ever much of my ‘we made this for you’ sandwich the pinch; they are there for me!
Moo on the other hand can’t get enough of this craft business! She came at lunch…and stayed till the end of the day. (That’s my girl!)
So what was the day like?
I loved it!
We were in a fantastic space….with fabulous original pictures of the walls. I had fantastic company with the other stall holders. What more could I ask?
It’s all getting a bit ‘samey’, these shots of the stalls I am doing! Just different locations….so I promise, if I do another craft fair, there will be no more shots of the stall….unless I decide to go for a different arrangement. Promise!
I also did a make today…although I have not finished it yet, the big reveal will have to be tomorrow! I promise.
Why did I enjoy today so much? To be honest last weekend was a bit of a kick in the ribs. I have spent the week asking myself lots of questions
‘Are my makes too boring?’
‘Are they too expensive?’
‘Are they just simply rubbish…..but my family and friends can’t tell me!’
Anything to explain why I did so badly last weekend. I have to remember that everybody was in the same boat. The fact I sold loads today shows me that the effort I am putting in is worth it. I am so pleased!
I’m a very happy bunny tonight,
See you tomorrow. (With today’s make plus tomorrow’s!)