My sister Tessa and I have thrown ourselves into making things to sell at two craft fairs over the last few weeks - the villages of Ombersley (Worcs) and Austrey (Warks) have been our guinea pigs. Frankly, we didn't even cover our costs BUT the positive and enouraging feedback from visitors was a welcome surprise. Craft fairs are not really "us", however - it's the "making" we love. It's highly unlikely that most makers will ever be recompensed for the time they put into their work but the need to create is so strong!
I now plan to reapply myself to City and Guilds embroidery, having got ceramic buttons well and truly out of my system. Wish me luck!