Hello! Hope you’re all keeping warm and well in these arctic conditions. Thank goodness the BIG snow didn’t arrive on the day of Candy Cane eh?!
Big thanks to everybody who came along last Saturday. The weather was already chilly, with snow on the ground (athough it was nothing compared with what was to come!) Luckily it didn’t seem to keep anyone away, and we had over 1500 visitors to the Millennium Galleries on the day.
I helped out on the welcome desk all day with Leah and Kelda (and Sophy who popped in at lunch) which was great fun. We sold lots of raffle tickets between us!
Thank you to all the stall holders who kindly donated an item to the raffle prizes. Your generosity was much appreciated.
Just to clarify (as a number of people enquired on the day) Craft Candy is a not-for-profit organisation, and therefore all the proceeds of the raffle get ploughed back into helping to cover the cost of the event, thus ensuring Craft Candy can continue to keep these craft fairs running three times a year at the Millennium Galleries.
As always, we had a great mix of crafts on offer, including some familiar faces, and some newcomers to the fair. Resident photographer Owen took loads of photos on the day, too many to include here, so make sure you check out the Candy Cane 2010 set on Flickr. If you had a stall on the day, your photo should be there!
In the meantime, here’s a little selection of photos, starting off with stalls located on the Avenue (the main walkway through the upper level of the Millenium Galleries)…
Here are some photos of the Long Gallery…
And here are some of the stalls which were located in the Long Gallery…
As usual, there was a competition for the best dressed stall, and this time the prize went to the lovely Sian of Strawberry Kitten. Sian makes beautiful plushies…check out her Etsy shop which is stocked up with lots of different animals from bears and racoons, to foxes and reindeer!
And we were also treated to some beautiful festive song from Singsoc – The Sheffield University Choral Society. They are amazing and drew quite a crowd!
Thanks to everyone who came along on the day, we hope everybody enjoyed themselves. If you are interested in applying for a stall at the next fair, applications are now open for the Spring Fling which takes place at the end of March 2011. Click on the link below to go to the application form.
Stay warm and safe!