Monday, 29 April 2013

Fair stuff and a winner (better late than never)

 I have been nowt short of a slacker this last week
I am way behind with my giveaway winner (to be announced any moment)
things have conspired against me over the last few days including the lurgy, fair prep for a fair that had no customers, and a bit of a hoohaa involving Mr Bettys business that required me to offer a lot of moral support and many more cuddles

I sometimes choose to completely avoid blogging about a fair when it is total pants but I have decided to talk about the one on saturday despite it being a massive flop
the reason I can find the strength to discuss said event is that there were really fabby stall holders that I am totally keen to talk about 

given that us stall holders had more than enough time to get to know one another, I managed to make some new mates and take plenty of pics
here are my most faves


me (again) and the launch of my 'pocket money pets'
 I did manage, by some sort of miracle given the footfall (about 30 peeps if your asking), to sell a few of my new critters

agatha blue
Agatha Blue's stuff was really pretty, I particularly loved these colourful frames
had I have taken enough money I would have purchased these in yellow, very Springy!

cool brooches

more agatha blue

cool pastic (right up my street)

more reconsidered retro
I was in awe of the Reconsidered Retro stall
so colourful, fantastic packaging and presentation, a real feast for the eyes....I needed it to break the boredom ;)

I met a totally cool lady, ace hair and style may I add, and probably a new stall mate.
she has a good eye for fabrics and we did a great swap which will be revealed during my next 'nice things' post
I am hoping to do a 'nice things' post tomorrow but I am not making any promises as I have the lurgy and I can hardly walk due to a bad back

 you can find more of her her stuff via The Joyful Nester

the joyful nester on Etsy  and Facebook

love these
 I also met this lovely lady
such a talent

very talented artist Lucy Gell
so, to sum it up, it was a piece of s**t fair
who was to blame? who knows?
am I giving the craft thing up?
not too sure as yet

 and now on to a brighter note, and we have a winner
I actually follow this person on Instagram....I think
she has an amazing cafe that is annoyingly far away from my home and she entered via Facebook

well done Hayley Gosling
I will post on your FB wall

thanks for reading, I feel better now!!

sorry about the terrible grammar, writing,punctuation and lack of order in this here post
my back is in spasm and Mr Betty needs to bring me some chocolate x


  1. Oooooh Betty you are in the wars! Please don't give up crafting because of one rubbish fair, you are so talented and your critters are beloved by many (including my kids!). Hope you feel much better soon. xx

  2. reckon it might of been worth going for the people you met (especially if one is a new stall mate)?
    but I know you'd rather be at home with the fam.
    Hope you have a good week and your back gets better
    fee x

  3. oh dear! I feel your pain! I was completely disheartened at Christmas when I put in a crazy amount of effort and time to make lovely things for a stall at a craft fair..which I thought would be my biggest yet...and it was total RUBBISH. There were hardly any punters. It takes a while to get over but you'll find a good one and hen you do the buzz is amazing! Swings & roundabouts it is! Its lovely to meet other craftsers though..atleast some good may come out of it. Your pocket money pets are super fab by the way!!

  4. On the bright side - errrrrr, no I'll stop there! Sorry to hear about your back, Mr K's goes regularly and it is thoroughly miserable for him BUT you have been able to show us some lovely talented stallholders - I'm off for a mooch at their sites right now x Jane (P.S. I find that wine is also very good - for medicinal purposes x)

  5. Sorry the fair was a flop - sometimes you win some you lose some. I have just signed up for a "shumble sale" and I'm worrying already x Hope you're better soon lovie x x x

    1. Thanks Wendy.
      Please tell all! Whats a stumble sale? Need to know. X

  6. So many fair's are a disappointment but it's wonderful to meet fellow crafters and stallholders. I do hope your back is better soon... Sarah x

  7. Oh poor you, sending virtual hugs to you x

  8. Oh sorry to hear the fair was a wash out ... lovely finds though ... I am off for a mooch now ... hope you back is better soon ... Bee xx

    PS Please don't give up your lovely crafting ... we adore our Mr Fox here ... Bee xx

  9. Oh no. What a shame. You must have sold Pete he was amazing :)