Before I collapse into bed I wanted to pop up a little post about today – after weeks of worry I have made it through my first wedding fair, the first of any type of fair in fact…yeahy!
Way back in what seems like week’s ago now, I was asked by the ladies at Save the Date Magazine if I wanted to exhibit my wedding related fabric crafts at the Wedding Event with a Difference in Derby…..errr, yes!
I got cracking with lots of lovely fabric buying (again!) and spent many more late nights (kind of becoming the norm these days) at the sewing machine crafting up some bits and bobs for my display, thinking up items people like to decorate their weddings. This included: bunting (obv.), placemats, napkins, napkin rings, various garlands, gift bags, little lavender bags, fabric hearts and birds, and even a few extras such as the little purses, i’ve previously posted about, and garters.
A dark 5am start this morning, saw us (yes I dragged Pete along for moral and physical support) arrive in our packed up car at the beautiful Roundhouse venue in Derby. We were placed in the Creative Corner of the fair which housed lots of other crafty exhibitors and, on setting up, started to get pretty stressed at the sheer gorgeousness of their items, some stationery, some wearable accessorise and more; all very different, but each amazing. Needless to say I felt out my depth!
Anywho, once we got set up and I started chatting to the other exhibitors, I soon felt more relaxed as everyone was so lovely, and visitors to the fair came by, some who I had nice chats with about weddings and took away my little promo cards (which also got lovely comments regarding the design – thank you Rose Mountague). My lovely friends also came along all the way from Leeds to show their support!
So, all in all, it was a very nice day and I don’t think I did too bad for a first attempt. I felt very privileged to be at a great event amongst such amazing talent. I especially want to direct others to have a look at the works of: Chloe of Adore by Chloe, a wedding blogger and sponsor of the Creative Corner, Sheena Holland who makes the most gorgeous headpieces; Jenna of Wren’s Tea Party – a super lovely lady, with support from her hubby also, who got married around the same time as we did and decided to set up her own little business hiring vintage accessories, and finally Gemma Nemer of The Button Tin, who frankly I’m just plain jealous of – what a talent; one I can only aspire too!
Me and my stand...hello!