Sunday, 18 May 2014

Sedgefield Medieval Fayre

Yesterday was my first craft fayre of the year - Sedgefield Medieval Fayre.  Last year was a complete wash out with torrential rain but this year was blazing sunshine and was completely packed.  I love this fayre.

The children from the village schools parade through the village to open the fayre, and they have a fancy dress competition as well.  The Durham Rams Sword and Morris Men so a couple of sessions throughout the day, and Peppa Pig joined in, and Dawn of Chivalry have knights and their men sword fighting like something out of a Robin Hood movie, with tug-o-war contests thrown in for good measure. There are fairground rides and craft stalls, raffles and tombolas, and generally a lovely family atmosphere.

I decided to go for a half stall again this year because I didn't have tons of stock, which means there are two stalls in one gazebo (one table each).  It was enough, though I will try and do a full stall next year as I have some new ideas for items that I want to get designing.  Here is my stall:

and a closer look at the table:
I did have a couple more puppets which came out throughout the day, and as people showed interest.

We had to dress in medieval style.  I had my jester outfit on so I was jingling around everywhere.  It sort of matches the puppet theme - silliness personified! My sister had taken a full stall this year and was in the next gazebo so we got to chat and help each other with change and stuff which was nice.  Here is her stall:
We were both really pleased with the way the day went and are all fired up for next time.  The lady sharing the gazebo with me was so happy with her day too.  She was selling homemade dog treats and managed to almost sell out. 
To top off the weekend, these massive knitting needles came in the post from a Simply Homemade magazine giveaway, so I am well chuffed!

I'm off to link up with Handmade Harbour for Handmade Monday, hope to see you there.

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