Mother Nature was very kind yesterday and delivered a lovely Spring like day for all to enjoy the many hours of preparation and planning that was put into the first Spring Fair to be held at our complex. Gauging from the comments and response it will be an annual affair from now on.
The support from the other residents and members of the general public was outstanding. The most popular stall at any Fair is the cake stall and as you can see from the photo below the tables were laden however they had sold out by just before 12 pm. What a great effort on everyone's part who did the baking and organising.
I was over the moon with the success of my stall.
All of the bowl cosies went, the scrunchies were very popular with the young girls, one young boy bought 2 of the reading cushions for his cousins, the table runners were a big success as were the little girls dresses. Many grandmas were drolling over the dresses. The kitchen hand towels, make up bags, cat coin purses, tooth fairy pillows, purse sized tissue covers and wine bottle bags all sold very quickly as did the mobile phone holders. On lady bought one, immediately put it around her neck and she was subsequently asked by others walking around the Fair where did she get it from. She kindly directed them to my stall but by then they had all sold. The heat packs, mini Christmas stockings, pot holders and placemats were also extremely popular.
My idea of using unsold items from the day as Christmas presents needs to be re-thought as I only have one child's and one adult apron as well as three scrunchies, 2 pot holders, 1 set of placemats, a ballet bag, 1 reading cushion and a heat pack left.
My machine and I have taken a break from each other over the past week. Tomorrow I intend giving it and the overlocker a good clean and oil where necessary before we meet up again for more sewing sessions.
There are one or two items that are currently being worked on at present that need to be finished off but after that there will be a clean slate. No doubt the daily emails from Pinterest will inspire me to start making another list.
Back soon and in the meantime