Yes folks, I have found it! The one piece of 'kit' that makes life so much easier, you wonder why and how you haven't managed to think of it and use it before!!!
'Please tell us, oh all-knowing one...' I hear you all cry! Well, it is this...
...wait for it...
Glass clear vinyl sheeting!! (pauses for whoops and hollers)
Yes, I finally managed to get hold of two 3m lengths of clear vinyl sheeting to cover my tables on the many outdoor stalls I have through the year and today was a perfect example of how wonderful it is. Bromley was a town of all seasons today - sunshine, rain, wind, we pretty much had it all.
However, thanks to the aforementioned sheets, my normally frantic running around covering over stock and trying to deflect rain and drips was absent! The plastic protected everything from the rain and the wind did not cause the usual whipping up of tablecloths as the plastic hung some way down the front of the table (behind my banners) so the wind couldn't get underneath.
Yes, I realise this is not the most exciting thing for non-crafters or for those crafters who aren't on the craft fair circuit but believe me - if you have ever done a craft fair in a rainy, windy, outdoor location, the joy is palpable!!
Oh yes, and I am pleased to say that on a pretty quiet day numbers-wise (there were a few tumbleweed moments down the High Street today) I didn't do too badly considering! Tomorrow we are back at Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre nr Gillingham, Kent so the plastic sheets can have a well deserved day off as we are indoors. (I'll be honest, I won't miss the rain and cold plus I can throw in a bit of shopping too!)
If you are in the area and want to come and say Hi and get your Christmas decorations (this is the last trip to Hempstead Valley before Christmas) you can find our stall in the area outside Marks & Spencer.
Hope to see you soon & happy crafting.