Tuesday, 18 September 2007

Balloon & Kite Festival

Fairy Finesse had a great time at last weekends Essex Balloon & Kite Festival. It was with some apprehension I set off early Saturday morning to set up the fairy grotto and lay out our stall. This all should of been done on the Friday but I was beaten by the wind. Fortunately Saturday was a gorgeous sunny day and after a few hours hard work our stand looked good. We had a lovely day both selling our fairy goodies and entertaining the little ones in our fairy grotto. The day ended with a firework display and night glow of the hot air balloons.

When I arrived on site Sunday morning it was a whole different story, the wind had already damaged our grotto and we had to very hastily add extra guy ropes to it to stop further damage. All stock had to be kept inside the gazebo which was a shame but the bright colours still caught people's eye. After a busy start it soon became apparent the event was not going to be nearly as busy as the day before. The wind had meant they were unable to fly the hot air balloons, so upon hearing this visitors were turning straight back round and leaving. This was a great shame for both traders and visitors as the day didn't have the same atmosphere due to smaller numbers of people there. However we still had a lovely time and chatted to loads of new people.

These photos show just some of our fairy customers and some of the lovely fairy items they created in the grotto.

Friday, 7 September 2007

The Essex 2007 Hot Air Balloon & Kite Festival

I have booked a trade stand at the upcoming Essex 2007 Hot Air Balloon & Kite Festival on 15th & 16th September at Montpeliers Farm just outside Chelmsford. More details on this event can be seen here http://www.mpevents.co.uk/

This is a new event to Essex and is already receiving alot of interest from local press so fingers crossed we should have a busy weekend. We will be setting up our grotto so all the would be fairies out there can come in and make something lovely. We will of course also be taking a large supply of fairy dresses, wings, tutus, pixie jackets and much more for the fairies big and small.
As promised heres a few more bits of our new stock....

Monday, 3 September 2007

Weyfest 2007

We arrived back this afternoon from a weekend trading at Weyfest. This music festival was situated in the most beautiful setting of the Rural Life Museum, Tilford, Surrey.

Dan my husband had agreed to come along for the weekend so we left the kids with my mum and headed off down the motorway. Unfortunately after a few hiccups we arrived on site much later than planned, so we only time to pitch our gazebo and tent before darkness set in. Never mind great excuse to head off to the local pub for food.

This did however mean an early start Saturday setting out the stock in the grotto and making sure everything looked as good as possible.

All though we were not rushed off our feet we did meet some lovely people and enjoyed the festival very much. We had the pleasure of being pitched alongside a lovely lady Jo from Jo's Jumpers see her lovely stock here www.freewebs.com/josjumpers
The weather has been a constant source of worry while out and about this summer so we were very lucky with no rain and even some sunshine making the weekend much more fun.

We met some lovely little fairies & mermaids and it was so lovely to see them running around all weekend in their tutus and wings. Here's just a few!

Rain & Finally The Sun

We've been busy out and about again, firstly at 'Its Showtime Event' at Althorne. Unfortunately the weather was not very kind to us fairies and we spent a good chunk of the day once again mopping out the grotto.

However at our next event, Woodham Walters Rural Celebration, the sunshine finally shone down on us making for a scorching afternoon in the most beautiful setting. This was a really lovely event which we thoroughly enjoyed.