Christmas Markets!

After a busy few weeks selling work at Christmas  Markets during November and early December, I’ve found some time to stop and write a post! I took part in four markets over three weekends and really enjoyed the experience.  This year having done a bit more research into fairs and markets, I’ve found a selection of fairs which complement my work.  I’ve also met some lovely sellers, crafts makers and customers along the way.

My first Christmas market was at Bearwood Handmade on 21st November.

Bearwood Handmade is a wonderful market which takes place annually and is organised by Crafty Muthas.  As a born and bread Bearwoodian, I was excited to be given the opportunity to take part in the fair.

It was such a lovely event, I was blown away by the enthusiasm and warmth of the visitors, stall holders and organisers.  It was also my most successful fair to date with regards to sales. It is great to know I have the support of my local community.

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The second market I took part in was The Paperdolls Christmas Market on 29th November, in Kings Heath, Birmingham. This is one of my favorite markets, run by the lovely Jo & Carolyn.  There is always a great atmosphere at the Paperdolls Markets, made all the more special by the live music and craft activities which take place throughout the day.  This market also takes place in the Hare and Hounds, one of my favorite Birmingham pubs.

The 5th & 6th December was the MAC Christmas Craft Market, this was my first time at the MAC and also the first time I have attempted a market over two days. I was impressed with the choice of products and quality of work available and  I’d definitely take part again.  I also had a massive table to fill for the first time which was brillaint! See below.

IMG_1731I was also very pleased to be invited to take part in a Victorian Christmas Fair at Hillhead Farm in Ugborough, Devon where my good friend Laura was manning a stall, selling some of my Little Penn Products.  This fair was held in a beautiful Victorian farm yard,  full of handmade gifts, festive treat, roast chestnuts and Christmas trees.  To see more beautiful photos from this event have a look at Laura’s blog post.

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Victorian Christmas Fair, photo credit Laura Crouchley

Now I feel that its time for a well earned rest in the run up to Christmas!

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