Time to go streach legs after a rather frosty January! I always get excited about firsts, and a first craft fair is always bound to send me into fits of hyperactivity. I'll spend pretty much all night running around the studio, and by time it's the early hours I'll drift off, then have to wake up at the crack of dawn!
I've never been to Castle Acre before, it's sounds like somwhere out of a children's fairytale. When I got there I could see why it had such a fabulous name- sheep, ponies and bags of farmland as far as the eye could see. And a castle- the ruins of one. But an *actual* stone castle on top of a big hill.
The villiage hall where I'd be setting up pitch was right nearby- covered in bunting and looking rather majestic next to all the wonderful scenery. Inside was wonderful too- small but packed to the brim with arts and crafts from all over Norfolk.
It was great to see some familiar faces too- Lisa from South of the Border, The folk at Fudgey Fudge and Shiny Cat who owns Love Spoons Jewellery! I quickly nabbed a few bags of fudge- peanut butter, cookies and cream and chocolate chilli (delicious!)
The atmosphere was really wonderful, although the fair is small it attracts a *lot* of people. It's very family friendly too, with a little cafe on the side serving hot drinks, squash and the most amazing cakes (some of which are vegan and gluten free). The standard of crafts is great too- with jewellery makers, mosiac artists, textile artists and glasswear too.
He's my stall on the day, looking back, I'd like to add a bit more height to the overall look, it would help me get more stock in and at least some of the jewellery would be at eye level then too :) I was absolutely thrilled to bits that a lady called Abbie brought the biggest statement necklace I'd brought on the day. She said it was gorgeous and has assured me she's had lots of compliments since!