Wednesday, 30 November 2011

A Shopping Trip for Props!!!

Following my first craft fair on Monday night I have been having a good think about my table layout.  I was pleased with the way it looked considering I had never done a stall before and I know they will look better the more I do with practice but I really do feel my table needs a bit of height as having almost everything flat on the table is rather dull.


We paid a visit to Wyvale Garden Centre this morning.  Was only going to be for a look to get ourselves feeling all festive.  Kiddies were really excited with all the Christmas stuff on display.

And I fell in love with LOTS of things!!

So, for my craft table I found...

Sorry the pic is quite rubbish.  The stand is a lot bigger than it looks in the picture and I love it, especially the little dangling wooden heart at the top :-)

I will make sure I take pictures of it full off goodies at my next craft fair which is tomorrow.

I also bought a tree...

I have had a lovely gold pot for it too so I will put this on one end of the table.  Adds a bit more character and people can see my decorations a bit better.

Again, I'll take a proper picture tomorrow.

Really pleased with my two new props and they are things I can use at home afterwards.

I also couldn't resist these things...

pick n mix sweeties, a Cath Kidston mug, Santa ornament, Yankee Candle in Cinnamon.

I haven't had time to make my boys stockings this year as I wanted but I found these and really like them.  The gingerbread man is very cute which gets moved from pocket to pocket as the month goes on!

I couldn't resist this...
I am not normally one for fancy ornament type things but this was so festive and pretty and it lights up so I had to get it...

Tomorrow is my second craft fair.  I am surprisingly prepared.  All is packed and ready to go.  I will be at Rhyd Y Fro Primary School in Pontardawe so any locals please pop along.  It's 3.30pm - 5.30pm.

I spoke to someone today who said I could go along to another event on Saturday so naturally I said yes!  I must be mad but I am completely loving this.  Hopefully it will continue after Christmas although I am expecting it to dip quite a bit as January and February are quite dull months normally.

I'm off to finish watching Handmade Britain and sew some more flower brooches as I almost sold out of them on Monday and I have a new colour to add to the collection too.  Will post pics when finished :-)


  1. What lovely items, I love Yankee Candles - I bet it smells delicious! Your props will make your stall looked amazing, good luck! x

  2. Excellent choice of props! I'm sure the tree will attract lots of buyers of your felt decorations.
    From sew (having difficulty posting a comment via other than 'anon'.


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