My crochet in the wild

Roseanne's Shop at CCMA Craft Fair
Roseanne’s Shop at CCMA Craft Fair

There wasn’t much demand for my crochet and handsewn homewares at the recent CCMA Craft fair which was very disappointing for me after all the work I put in since January, especially with everything else that has been going on. (We moved! Same area, much more house to keep!) However my motivation for taking a stall wasn’t purely profit: the centre is just down the road and I thought it was a good way to get involved in the community. I was really impressed with the number and variety of craftspeople based in the area. It was also a challenge for me to push my creations out into the world. I even created a pattern which I will post anon – it’s kind of an Ikea hack too! I’m also considering setting up an Etsy shop or taking a stall at another market. So onwards and upwards.

The only thing that sold like hot cakes were my vintage knitting patterns. I have a large collection thanks to my godmother and great aunt (below, on her wedding day 🙂 but as I don’t knit myself I’m willling to part with them.

Some of the pieces I crocheted for  have been repurposed as gifts and I’ve been delighted to see them in use! My mum (one of the three people who bought something) has been using the coin purse she bought: the bright yellow zip makes it easy to find in the dark recesses of her handbag. We all know that feeling!

I think the bunting above will likely make an appearance at the school family fun day too!

Coasters in Cork
Coasters in Cork
Doily with Rosemary's arrangement atop
Doily with Rosemary’s arrangement atop