Tuesday, 31 May 2011

And then the rain came....

Here we are, Saturday afternoon, full of optimistic anticipation for the day to come. Marquee lined with our handmade fused plastic bunting, stalls arranged ready for everyone to fill the following morning.

When Sunday came, unfortunately for us and the main event organisers (Royal British Legion & Chorley Council) who had done a phenomenal amount of preparation, visitors were up against the most awful wet and windy weather and understandably either didn't bother braving the rain at all or came briefly and then swiftly took their picnic hampers back home.
There's no denying it was not the day it had promised to be but that said, our marquee was a place of beauty and solace for the committed visitors who came to see us. The atmosphere, as ever, was friendly and jovial and despite low numbers of paying customers (a lot of people were drawn to our shelter as much as our arts and crafts) a good time was still had by all.

Here are just a handful of images from the day. Many more to come in future posts (and on members personal blogs and websites!).

The following week was our regular meet-up in Chorley which included a workshop on the very fashionable art of paper-cutting. The afternoon yielded some beautifully delicate pieces and will have hopefully inspired people to create some more designs which we may see at a future sales event. Craft knives at the ready... 

Sunday June 5th is our next craft fair at our regular venue - The Coach House, Astley Park. We are covering two floors again with over 20 makers, some of whom were with us at the Picnic in the Park, some who weren't. It will be a fabulous day come rain or shine!

Saturday 18th June meet-up will be a scrap-booking session run by Nikki from Paint Pots and Petals so don't miss that one. Contact Charlotte at silvermousey@yahoo.com or Sarah at decolalia@hotmail.co.uk for more details.

Back next month with more so bye for now x

1 comment:

  1. I visited your craft fair at The Coach House, Astley Park and really enjoyed having a look and, yes, making a couple of purchases! Everyone was really friendly and eager to talk about their work. Great to see craft alive and well in Chorley and nice not to have to go out of my home town to see some beautiful hand-crafted things. Keep up the good work :) Janet