So I went back to the Craft Fair in Lerwick, leaving the family at home with a list of all my chores I would have done today. It seemed only fair.
Feeling absolutely no guilt, I arrived nice and early easily finding a parking space (yesterday a fight nearly broke out in the already stuffed-to-the-gunnels teensy tinsy car park).
I spent a lovely 3 hours wandering around with purpose. I did the outside edge stalls first and then the inner ones that were clustered together in islands, looking at everything. I was by myself and taking my time to look at everyone’s immense artistic and creative talents.
I bought some Christmas presents including a very nice seaglass ring for myself. I know I shouldn’t shop for myself just a few weeks from Christmas but my reasoning was that no one else was going to buy this for me, I really liked it and so I should have it!
I feel very smug now having done most of my Christmas shopping and I learned a few interesting things too like the meaning of the word “Knap”.
Someone asked yesterday why I don’t sell my photographs at the Craft Fair and the main reason is because everyone else does and are much better than me too.
Photography is very popular in Shetland.
As is all things wool.
I totally fell in love with this lampshade.
And these little chaps.
There was just so much to look at and take in or take home.
Once fully shopped out, I wearily drove my Christmas sleigh home.