Yes today was a great day at the craft fair, it was well attended and I got a few nice comments about the hessian we bought recently to use as table covers on my stand, it went very well with the rocks and trees.
I met a very interesting chap who wanted to have a chat about a lump of rough flint I had on my table which I had placed next to the flint pendants we had made, it was there to demonstrate where the pendants had originated from. Anyway this chap told me his father had lumps of flint in his back garden, piled up and they are about 6″ thick or more and asked if I could use some, the answer of course was yes please. Anyway he said he will bring some to next craft fair in July and I promised to make him a nice paper weight as a thankyou.
Later in the day a young lad and his mum came to the stand and they spent a long time looking at the tumble stones, this young lad really knew his stones as well, he told me his favourite was Amethyst, that was until he spotted a lapis Lazuli cab I had on display his eyes just lit up and he wanted to know all about it. His Mum asked him if he wanted to choose a few tumble stones for his collection, so while he was doing that I had a rummage about in my “reserve” box of tumblestones and found a Lapis specimen, it had quite a bit of calcite in it so wasn’t really going to be used in Shalini’s jewellery, anyway after he had chosen his stones paid for them I gave him the Lapis for free, he was over the moon as was his Mum and they both said they will be back to see me in July at the next fair, good job we have a few kilos of stones tumbleing at the moment.
So all in a long day as organisers, but a good day because of the people I met!