A Christmas Craft Fair

I’m not gonna lie, I love a craft fair, I do.

And anyone who knows me, will know I also enjoy selling.

But….. I have a standard. I only sell what I believe in so, imagine my suprise when I discovered our new tenant (at Finnigert) was a very skilled woodworker and, like all artists, does not enjoy selling his creations.  Obviously, I offered my selling skills to his wife and off we set this morning to grab a late cancellation table at a Craft Fair in Lerwick.

The Fair took a while to warm up, but folk eventually arrived.

And, yes, every child that walked past, I quoted my best Harry Potter Leviosa spell – ‘It’s leviOsa, not levioSA!’  One enchanting girl grinned from ear to ear when I said that!

It was easy – such gorgeous pieces.

They sold themselves.

There were obviously other tables and I had a peruse.  I need someone to knit me the fingerless gloves on the right! I could possibly obtain the pattern (I have fat hands, so you know).


I may have, at a previous Craft Fair, bought my weight in these chocolates – stocking presents, you understand.  The lady gave me a freebie, as I think she felt sorry for me as none of it was for me!

And I bought these for the tree – ideal as they are enclosed and a small dog/cat/other dog can’t eat them.  We are all hopeful for a Christmas tree this year as we  haven’t had one in two years.  Strategically placed Hygge branches are not going to cut it this year.

And home, via the local shop, to buy Frazzles, a bottle of whisky and a big bar of chocolate (the last two of which I will share with OH).  I am knackered from smiling and being nice, though it wasn’t difficult as the pieces I was selling were high craftmanship and I don’t say that lightly.

12 thoughts on “A Christmas Craft Fair

  1. Rebecca A Final

    What absolutely extraordinary items at the craft sale. I would have had a very hard time not spending lots and lots on many of the items. Just beautiful!

  2. Judith Garbutt

    There were some stunning pieces I wouldn’t have been able to resist. Does your friend sell on line, Frances?

    1. Frances Post author

      Aww, you are the very best. I will hunt down the pattern and wool. It might take a while, but I will. Thank you xxx.

      1. cheri

        try the Wintergreen Gloves designed by Cailyn Meyer, free download on ravelry.com. You’d have to add the foldover at the wrist, but it’s a real good starting point — fingerless gloves with a heart-shaped 4-petal design; I think the other bits could be derived from the picture. Janet O’Burraland gloves might also be adapted, Emily Poleson’s ravelry store (says they can be made fingerless, but not sure if you have to adapt or if instructions are included). Neither of these is exactly right…

  3. Judith

    PS There may be a pattern that would suit you on this website:

    I get emails regularly. I crochet; but a hopeless knitter. I thought I’d have time to crochet in the run up to Christmas but other things took over, such as repairing our dining room ceiling, painting the attic ceiling (which I could only do while the builder’s scaffolding was in place so had to get on with it) and joining a church choir – loads of music to learn at this time of year!

  4. darby callahan

    So many beautiful things. I have not been to a craft fair in years, wondering if they even exist in my area any more.


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