I hope you all had a great Bank Holiday weekend! I know I sure did. We’ve been busy running our first craft stall and visiting crafts stalls.
On Saturday 26th August to start off the big weekend we ran our first India Inspired Crafts stall at St. Peters Church, Bardon Hill Flower Festival & Craft Fair. We said a prayer before we left blessing our day ahead. We arrived at the venue feeling a little nervous not knowing what to expect. It was a beautiful sunny day so we knew we would have a great day.
We met Rachel (craft fair organiser) who kindly welcomed us. We went into the marquee located our table and started setting up, introducing ourselves to our fellow stall holders.
Once set up we were ready to enjoy the day! Here is a picture of our stall and the marquee with our fellow stall holders:
We had a great day made some sales and went home feeling happy with what we had achieved. On our drive home we passed Bardon Park Chapel with our favourite Bible verse on the board outside ‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.’ (Proverbs 3 v.5) We truly had a Blessed day! That evening we got home and relaxed with a lovely dinner and movie (and a phone call from mum!).
The next day we decided to attend some craft fairs. I found out about a craft fair that was taking place in Moira at the Furnace, an event being run by Curly Magpie. It was a lovely sunny morning. We parked the car and walked up to where the craft stalls were. There was some lovely handmade and vintage items for sale. We then stopped and had a little picnic lunch 🙂
Here are some pictures of the craft fair at the Furnace in Moira, organised by Curly Magpie.
After a wonderful morning in Moira, we decided to go back to St.Peters Church, this time to enjoy the Flower Festival and Craft Fair. We went into the church and followed the trail showing flower displays from countries all around the world. It was absolutely beautiful, click here to see some photos of the flower displays. We then went and had a cup of tea and cake before visiting the craft stalls. Some of our fellow stall holders from yesterday were here again today, so it was lovely to see some familiar faces. We browsed around before heading home.
As it was a Bank Holiday, there were lots more events running today (Monday 28th August). We chose to have a relaxing morning then head over to St. Josephs Tearoom a great little place in rural Leicestershire.
They were having a family fun day event with craft stalls, archery, bouncy castle and more. It was about lunch time when we got there so we decided to treat ourselves to a pot of tea and some toasties with salad, before heading over to the craft stalls.
Again, the craft stall were selling some great items. This just goes to show how many different types of products people can make and also how talented people are in their skills to make such beautiful things.
Overall, we had a great Bank Holiday weekend, and I hope you did too.
More craft stalls to prepare for…..better get back to work! Head over to our Events page with details of our future Craft Fairs. See you soon.