Ode to Craft Fayre

Our vendors’ll be nestled all snug in their booths,

In hopes that our AWBS friends will come through.

To shop for their prezzies, but not only that,

‘Cause Santa is there, and not taking a nap!

He’s waiting for kids who want pictures with him,

You’ll also meet Else, yes, she from Frozen!!

But wait, there are Elves who your faces will paint,

So stay, sis, cause Mom’s gone off shopping – the Saint!

Or is that Mom stopping to chat with her friend?

And hey, where is Dad? Has he wandered again?

Oh no, he's enjoying the raffle he Won!!

This year, true to our Mix It Up motto – AWBS Craft Fayre will be in a new must-see venue: the historic, Grade I listed Founders Hall at Royal Holloway College, opened in 1886 by Queen Victoria as an all-women’s college. (Go Girl!) The Founder's Hall (where we will be) was modeled on the Château de Chambord in the Loire Valley, France, and has been featured in films including: Howard’s End, Downton Abbey’s  Christmas Special 2013 and the Avengers: Age of Ultron 2015. 

Are you as excited as I am that it's that time of year? ‘Haul out the holly, we need a little Christmas!’  Where better to celebrate than at the AWBS Craft Fayre this Saturday, Dec. 5th, It’s one of my favourite events of the year. I still remember the friend who brought me, and my big find that year, which is still hanging over my mantle. What a find!!

Kristi Thompson

AWBS President