Well. Erm. So… yeah. It was a bit poor. However, it was the general consensus amongst all the stall holders that it was a particular naff fair, no one was buying or indeed looking, and exhibitors weren’t making money. Good to know it wasn’t just us amateurs!
As the craft fair is next Sunday, last weekend I took a few extra days so I could prepare without panicking. I set up a little ‘activity centre’, as my husband called it, and got to work. Basically I spent 4 days surrounded by bits of paper, card, envelopes, inks, pens, more paper, there was a ruler there somewhere (never to be found when needed), some silver thread, stamps and stencils, paint, and good old PVA glue.
I reckon I made good headway though, mostly my stock for the Christmas Craft Fair is done!
For a while now, the crew aboard The Craft Fantastic have lusted after these super cute V.I.P. Birkmann cookie cutters:
But now, as Chritmas is drawing near, our attention has been brought to these:
They are without a doubt the best festive cookie cutters ever. We want.
I’ve been busy busy folding and sticking this week.
These origami candy canes are simple to do and I think they look great. You start with a sheet of 2-colour origami paper, blank side up. Fold, crease and uncrease corner to corner, both ways, so you end up with this:
I’m afraid I’m using my old camera; aside from it not being very good, I keep putting it on the wrong settings!
Step 2. Fold the bottom corner up to a little way below the top point, like this:
Next, turn the paper over and fold up from the bottom… like this!
Then all you have to do is fold the top bit twice to make the hooky bit at the end:
Press the creases reeeeally well, so it sits as flat as possible.