We’ve had a table of our handmade goods for few years, at a holiday fair, we really love. I only have photos of the past two year,s but this was our 6th! It started because Siena has always loved making things, and we thought it would be fun for her to sell her kits and goods. And it was.
It has been so much, that here we are are, once again. In between. Lucas has gotten involved and makes and sells his handmade goods, whichever they may be. I make few things too, and take advantage of the time we have to make these, and the time and space we have for displaying them at the fairs. But truly, it is mostly for Siena we participate in it, she’s the one reminding us all year around that we should be getting things done for the fair.
Last couple of years, we participated in two fairs. They’ve been different ones, sea re trying new places. This year, we did three. That seemed like a lot, but it was what Siena wanted to try. So, we all worked on them. Getting ready, making, getting the supplies, creating, looking and thinkings of ideas, boxing things up, getting up early, setting up, selling, packing things up, staying up late, and everything else in between that means to be at a fair of crafts.
I love seeing how Siena has changed in these 6 years of having our own craft fair. How much she’s grown up and how much her making has improved.
Friends come to see us. Actually they’ve come every single time. They are so supportive, they words encouraging, with everything we make. Sometimes we’ve needed this, when we are not sure of what we are doing, what we should make, or how we are going to set up our table at the end of one fair for the next, at 8pm.
And from this second fair, we went straight to set up to our third and last one (of the year), the one we’ve been at five other times.
The magic, the colors, it’s the beginning of the Holiday season, for sure.
And I have to say.that a big bonus of participating in these craft fairs, is all the trading that happens with the other vendors. Look what I brought home.
It was a year of fairs, a year of making, months of felt and sewing, tables filled with fabric and paints, and I know we have at least one more fair coming up, which means, more making is ahead of us, after the making for the holidays are done. And, I am so glad.