The Summer Crafting Event run by Create and Craft is held at Doncaster Racecourse. We went last year and it was a no brainer that I was going again this year.
The location is perfect although a little expensive for refreshments (£10.25 for 2 bacon sarnies, a coffee and a fruit shoot). Next time I think I'll take something to eat in the car.
There are loads of exhibitors. There are a lot of the peel off and shiny paper variety which I suppose is because it is aimed at the cardmaker primarily. I'm not a cardmaker - it just doesn't appeal so those type of things don't really float my boat. Once I looked beyond all that though there was lots to buy. I was restrained though and came away with this little lot
A Tim Holtz die, some doilies, double sided tape, a stencil, lots of new mists and tons of beads. The bead stall was amazing. I could have spent an absolute fortune in there but restrained myself to two packets for £1 each and a goody bag for £5. They have a website if anybody is wanting some cheap but scrummy beads - http://www.riversidebeads.co.uk/. I just need to go and buy a lovely jar to keep them in now.
Plus I got a Create and Craft goody bag which was £10 and yes there was an ample amount of card making stuff as you can see but there was also a heat gun and a craft knife with refills which I will use. My little man has claimed the rest of it. Not sure he has seen the fairy papers in there. I'm sure I will be getting those back lol
I am seriously considering trying to get a stand next year. I would be very nervous about it though. Would people buy my flowers? Would I be the stand where nobody is at? I suppose it would be a way of testing the market at that time. I'll see what the powers that be say in reply to my query about exhibiting I guess.
Typically I forgot the camera and tried to get a shot of the exhibiting hall coming down the escalator from the food court with my phone but as you can see it was a bit of a blur.