Some may recall that last year was the first time I attended the Maple Village WI Christmas Fayre, which I thoroughly enjoyed in the beautiful setting of the St Andrew’s Church in Surbiton. And this year was no different, and great to return to a familiar setting.
We were treated to a few musical renditions from the Kingston Rock Choir who finished off with some appropriate Christmas carols, adding some festive cheer to the day. As always with these fair days, I met some lovely people and crafters from the local area.
M&E Crafts are a mother and daughter duo, making lovely fabric and textile goodies, from these fabulous ‘sock monkey teenagers’ to embroidered lavender backs and quilted cushions. They were a lovely pair to be sitting next to and it was great to meet them.
Heaven’s Attic was another stall close by held by Jane, part of a larger organisation who have an online store selling gifts, jewellery and accessories. A fantastic set up which provides rescue and support from its sales for those suffering from sex slavery and human trafficking.
My stall was a different shape this time round, being very long and thin, which provided an opportunity to try out some new set-ups, which seemed to keep people interested! I also had a couple of returning customers, which was fantastic – it is always so great to see people who have bought things before and come back again – very encouraging! One very appreciated customer has also sent me some photos of her book and drawings, so I will be posting about that soon as well!
So all in all a good day!