Well Saturday turned into a "wash out". It started raining at 10am as forecast and did not stop.
I set the table up and it looked nice and I had some compliments but so few people through the door.
Last year it was so busy but unfortunately that was not the case this time
This time there was no Santa, no Christmas music, raffle, Christmas food or lucky dip stalls and everyone noted that. It just seemed rather flat and those that did venture out to visit seemed few and far between.
The fair was due to be between 10-4 but by 2.30 some stalls had already given in , packed up and gone. I packed up at 3 as by then no one new had been through the doors for ages. Last time I didn't get home until 5pm . A few regular stall holders said they doubt they will be back unless the organising and advertisement is better, but you can't book the weather and it was bad so as far I could see that was the major cause. I do think a "Santa" is always important at fairs and some music too. Little children that came really had little to see or do ..a shame. I helped at fairs at the kids old schools and know it is hard work organising these events so it was a shame but these things happen.
Today I am busy baking cupcakes for a cake stall, Little Miss' unit are holding in the main school tomorrow. I am also helping run the stall . The unit are raising funds for the new garden in the unit which at the moment is small and a muddy strip!
Another busy week , another fair but this is for 2 hours in the evening, again I don't know how successful this will be.
I have been wrapping swaps and presents but nothing yet ready to post, but I imagine they will be by the weekend . Then Christmas cards to top and tail and then the decorations.
The dining room needs to be emptied of craft stuff now as I don't intend to make anymore Christmas stuff as i want to just do some sewing or cross stitch now.
See you soon