Can you imagine having a front garden this big and beautiful that you can actually host a complete craft fair in there? Well, Yvonne has one, and it turned out to be the perfect place for the wonderful first edition of the Yvestown fair!
As you can imagine when you know Yvonne's style a bit, her garden was like Fermob heaven! I was able to quickly take these pictures of the empty chairs before the fair started, because later during day the chairs were occupied constantly by people drinking fresh lemonade (it was quite hot all day!).
The images above are taken at the table of my fair neighbour Anki of Zilverblauw. At her colorful table she sold handmade bibs, plastic peaces and lots of her posters.
Oh, it was so tempting to immediately spend my whole revenue at the tables of the other fair participants again! The beautiful crochet cardigan by Wood & Wool stool on the first picture above had been on my wish list for a long time, and when I saw it in real life I liked it even more. But I worried that it would already be a bit too small for Rosa (and I told myself that it would be wiser to save some of the money I made for my maternity leave instead of spending it immediately ;)) so in the end I didn't buy it, but I'm so keeping it in mind for baby #2! ;)
A few images from my own table. I had brought lots of small tiles, postcards and writing paper sets and that turned out to be a good choice. I was really happy with all the nice reactions and chats, and of course with the great sales. I think it's quite exciting to see how people react to your stuff 'in real life' when you normally sell online. Somehow after all these years of online selling, I can still sometimes worry that people will only like my products online, and not in real life... Though I'm used to selling my stuff online, I can still feel quite shy when actual people standing in front of me want to buy the things I made, or tell me they like them. So with so many people visiting our table I was feeling quite shy about all day, I was lucky I had my sister Olga with me who did all the hard work while I was jus standing there feeling shy! ;)
Unfortunately I didn't have that much time to take pictures of all the participants tables (and the light overdose due to so much sun also spoiled a lot of my photos), but I did manage to take a few of the lovely stuff sold by Muswerk, whose style I really admire.
Inbetween all her work organizing the fair (what an excellent job she and her team of helpers did!), Yvonne had somehow still found the time to decorate and run a beautiful table selling her yarn and crochet products.
With all these great creative women together there were many nice 'shop girls', but I don't think I insult anyone when saying that MaandagDaandag girls Elvis & Maantje Piet were among the cutest... (and they worked hard too!) ;)
After the fair everyone sat down for food and aftertalk. I guess after an event like this you're always supposed to say that it was a big success, because that's just what people do, but I think this time we all felt it was really true! ;)
(Only 'not-such-a-success' was that I came home with a headache, which had nothing to do with the fair, but everything with the strong sun & heat during the day. I always get headaches easily when the sun is shining strongly, but somehow during this pregnancy it seems to have gotten worse, which is quite annoying, especially for someone like me who always used to love the sun & hot weather... Now I guess winter works better for me! ;))