SOooooo, at last I've found a moment to sit down and blog about last weekends craft fair "world tour". When I say world tour I actually mean Dundee and Edinburgh, but when you're lugging around the entire Plastic Bat stock room as well as assorted display items it begins to feel a bit like an epic trek!
Saturday September 11th - Dundee Jamboree at N_ilk
Saturday's amazing venue was the Botanical Gardens in Dundee for the N_ilk micro music festival. We were all squeezed up in a cute little log cabin in between the 2 music venues - perfect for passing trade!
I was sharing a table with the amazing Wooden Tree - see Mr Stag on the wall behind our table - he's mine now!! Next door on my other side was Sketch Stitch selling beautiful drawings, cards and other assorted pretty things. It was also great to meet a few familiar names from twitter including Iheartdotdotdot and Jolly Good to name but a few! Also big props go to Hilary Grant for the best ever display!
The crowd was great - really friendly and welcoming! There was a steady stream of people all night as well as teas, sandwiches and biscuits to keep spirits up!
Sadly I didn't really get a chance to have a wander to see any of the music acts and take photos but you can see a few here - The N_ilk Flickr Group
Big thanks go to Dundee Jamboree girls Nikki, Lauren and Jen for their hard work and fab organisational skills. We all felt very well looked after!
Sunday September 12th - Magpie Market at The LOT
Only just managed to drag myself out of bed on Sunday morning and hop on the bus to Edinburgh at 9am to get set up for Magpie Market. The LOT is a really great venue, we had a little more room to manouver this time which was nice and the day got off to a pretty good start. Overall it was a little quieter than the previous night but given how tired we were it was probably for the best! This time we were sandwiched in between Glitterysah and fellow weekend craft marathoner Jolly Good. Another good day but I was so glad when 5pm rolled around so we could head home for some much needed rest.
Thanks so much to Emily for taking time out of her duties at The Spider and the Fly to make it happen - I've applied for the following 3 monthly magpie markets so fingers crossed!
You can see more photos from the weekend on my Flickr account!