Sunday, 4 December 2011

The Aftermath...

I am completely knackered due to a busy afternoon at our local Christmas Fayre, but due to my self-imposed Advent blogging challenge I am typing this before hitting the gin.  The photo on the left shows my last lonely Christmas cupcake, I'm sure I can find a home for it soon...

This afternoon I was there with two hats on (not literally, and anyway I'm not really a hat person - what looks jaunty on a born hat wearer looks a little odd on me, but I digress...) Firstly I was there in my capacity as part of the management committee of the community centre, and one of the main organisers of the event. And secondly I was sharing a stall with the lovely Anna and Jo from my craft group with a selection of festive stitchy wares.

So how did it go? Well, from an event organiser perspective we noticed that numbers were definitely down on last year, and this did have an impact on our fundraising. Final figures are still being hammered out, but rough estimate is about £250 profit.  But that's better than a poke in the eye, and the Community Centre was full of families enjoying themselves, which is a good thing in itself. And I was working with a lovely team of (mostly) women who it is always a pleasure to spend time with.

On our stall we took nearly £70 between us. My top sellers were my fabric robins and the little pudding badges which I was pleased with as they were new products. I'm sharing a stall again with Anna at on 18 December at RedFestive, a Christmas pop-up happening on our local high street in an old carpet show-room, which sounds intriguing...

Anyway, I'm off to sink a G&T. I'll sort out all the unpacking in the morning.

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