Christmas Fairs

Well I had 2 Christmas Fairs last week which have worn me out completely.

The weather on Thursday for the Christmas Market at St Joseph and St Bede’s School, was just unbelieveable.  Snow, blizzard and then torrential freezing rain – not ideal for an outdoor market.  As a result it wasn’t a particularly successful afternoon.  I froze for 3 hours and sold a good number of my knitted Christmas tree decorations.  The little stockings are very popular, and look great in different yarns and with monograms added.  I might be adding them to cards for next year!

Saturday was the Friends of Walmersley Village Christmas Fair, providing Christmas cheer for the local community.  Of course no Christmas Fair would be complete without a visit from Father Christmas.  The weather was cold but dry for a couple of hours of festive frivolity, and there was plenty of merrymaking, carolling, mince pies and mulled wine. My Christmas pudding tiffins and mincemeat parcels (a low fat alternative to mince pies) went down very well, as did my small heart-shaped giftbags.

My biggest success of the Christmas Fairs was my new design Christmas tree hat!  It’s still a work in progress as I am looking for some ‘tinsel’ and I need to make a star for the top, but it has certainly produced some comments!

Happy Christmas Crafting