I've done a couple of fairs recently. My first for the year was the Byres Road Makers Market, which was busy and fun when I got there, but the travelling was a bit of a pain. We love going to Hillhead in Glasgow - the Botanic Gardens are beautiful and the squirrels are so friendly, they'll run up to you as soon as you stop walking becaus they think you might have food! However, although we've been to Hillhead for work and play purposes many times before, this was the first time we went there with the contents of a table, i.e. a large shopping trolley and 2 very full large rucksacks. Getting all this through a very busy Byres Road was horrible, so I'm not sure that's an experience we want to repeat again in a hurry.
In March, I took part in the first Milngavie Makers Market. I didn't know about it until mid-February when the owner emailed me with an invitation to take part and as soon as I mentioned it to my husband he loved the idea of a market in our hometown! It was great to be able to walk there in a matter of minutes - right across the road from the train station and no crowded streets! The market itself was a first and I had great time, so I've signed up to do another one in June.
One of the biggest sellers at both markets were my handmade cards and in particular, this set of little mini-cards caught a few buyers' eyes. They have a silver glitter start on the front and a wee message saying "You're a Star".
But not content with just stars, I've been playing with other materials, shapes and sentiments, so I made some cards with felt hearts:
I've also been inspired by chalkboard bunting, so I've got some bunting dies and my cunning plan is to make bunting with chalkboard film in my stash. Watch this space...