Dobby my ‘Elf on the Shelf’ has returned home after spending the “weekend at the Museum” otherwise known as….. Bangor Heritage Centre.
He is in great form and watching everything! No sneaking any naughty treats for me. Think his weekend at the museum has given him a whole new lease of life – he even has a big smile on his face.
He is available for sale or on loan. No reasonable offers refused!!! I have no little ones that Santa needs a running commentary on, we have grandchildren, they have elves at home…….
We had a fabulous time at Bangor Christmas Market, starting on Friday evening we set up and had a quick look at what our fellow crafters brought for sale, over 20 stalls were opened all around the museum, throughout the exhibits and walkways, inside, outside, upstairs and downstairs.
Once the doors opened on Saturday, it was all go! Crafters really are a lovely bunch, friendly and willing to help each other. We looked after each others stalls, brought coffee, picked up fallen stock and commented on all the lush handmade items and crafty products available for our wonderful customers. There was so much choice, hand made wooden turned goods, handmade chainmail jewellery, chutneys and jams, keyring, knitted hats, aprons, blankets, dolls, bags, christmas decorations, Santa’s, Snowmen, pincushions, and a partridge in a pear tree! Honestly the choices were wide and varied and the standard of the products very high. we also had henna tattoo artists and wildlife volunteers showing children how to look after hedgehogs and plant trees. it was such a diverse group of like minded people it was a privilege to spend time with them.
I enjoyed the preparation, making all those items, quilts and bags, angels and fairies, scottie dog cushions, lavender bags, bracelets and keyrings and then some!
So if you have a spare moment, try and visit a craft fair. And if you can, buy something you fancy from a crafter. All the thought, love and care that crafters put into their handmade products rubs off onto the buyers and everyone shares the warm fuzzy feeling…. honestly!