Waking up at 7.30am on a Saturday to get ready for a craft fair is not unusual for me, but prepping for two craft fairs in one day would certainly be a first!
I arrived at 9:30 at the Norwich Art Centre to get ready for this gorgeous bi-annual fair. Twice a year, crafters from Norwich, Cambridge and even London pop in to sell their wares. Some big brand names such as Eclectic Eccentricity, Dusty Does and Su Owen Illustration all started here.
Su Owen's papercut shadow puppets, all inspired by the circus!
Gorgeous minimalist leather jewellery by Dusty Does.
After setting up my stall I got a very small window to take a look around, the main hall looked fab, I was stationed in the main foyer, where I enjoyed the light streaming in from the top windows. I was a little upset when I took out the brand new sheet I brought from its packet and found that the whole thing was a bit creased (I say a bit, I mean *a lot*)
Our Hexagon Necklaces and Heart Earrings went down a real treat- the earrings were just £3 a pair and the hexagon necklaces ranged from £3 to £20. Acrylic is such a versatile material, and so incredibly cheap to produce too!
We also heard that our friend, Emma, from House of Handmade, had just had her gorgeous lace cape features in molly makes magazine!
Alas, there as no reast for the wicked with this fair, the entire Norwich Arts Centre was packed out with hundreds, if not, thousands of people! It got to the point where almost nobody could move in the foyer! The food from Mountain Bakery was certainly a welcome treat!
At the end I managed to get one last whizz around and saw Katherine's quirky prints and illustrations, couldn't help but purchase a few bits!
The fair finally died down just after 4 and I had a bit of a mad dash to get packed up! I managed to get out at 4.45 and, like the mad woman I am, carried my decorating table and case all the way across town towards Lakenham. I *did* get a few funny looks, hehe!
At 5.30 I set up at Norwich Steiner School, which opened to the public rather quickly. I was still laying out necklaces at 6pm when families started to roll in. Lisa from South of the Border was set up opposite, and I simply had to take a little look at all the treasures on her stall!
And then I spied..... oh my gosh! Betty Page earrings... hello!
I traded one of my Winter Rose Pin Brooches for these babies and I absolutely adore them! The fair was doubly exhausting after Clutter City... but boy was I happy when I put on my earrings before bed! I didn't get back home until about 10.30pm, but the day was so worth it- full of friends and prettiness!