Milton Keynes Handmade & Vintage Fair

Just a quick blog post about my busy weekend!
Saturday and Sunday saw the return of the Milton Keynes Handmade and Vintage Fair, which is situated outside John Lewis at the Centre MK shopping centre. Its a brilliant fair, with a total of 128 stalls full of handmade and vintage loveliness.
We have been taking part in the fair for a good few years now and its by far the biggest and best one we do. 
I thought i would just share some photos of our stall for everyone that didn't make it to see us this weekend.

This is one of my favourie prints at the moment - british birds, i might keep this dress for myself - i like it too much!

 We decided early on that we weren't going to have a table this time, so we went for the step ladder shelves, we ended up chopping up my dads wooden ladders to make this display and the shelves are made from tongue and groove floor boards - makes them light enough to carry but sturdy enough to display our items on.  I also made a new backdrop, which i thought would take me an hour but actually took me 6! I guess sewing 30 little velcro tabs on takes a lot of time!

Our new fabric covered hardback notebooks went down well! i decided to cover some recycled wooden fruit boxes with book pages for our all new display.

We also decided to sell some of our left over fabrics as fat quarters, which went down a treat :)

And of course we couldn't do a fair without bringing along our trusty 'brilliant ideas' notebooks! Sticking with our new display theme i also made some fabric trays like the one seen above, i think i ended up making about 20 odd in the end, but they do fit well with our new backdrop as well which seemed to pull the whole display together.

A close up of the goodies on our ladder shelves.

And a new custom orders sign made an appearance - which seemed to work well as i've got loads of orders to be making up this week and next.

So after a successful weekend selling, i've had a quiet 2 days but i must be getting back to normal now and start making for the next one (it's not until june but i like to be prepared!)

Grace Face xoxo