Rubyblue's first Christmas Fair

After leaving my full-time job at the end of October to spend time building Rubyblue, I threw myself into exhibiting at my first Christmas Fair at Burghley House in Stamford. I signed up last year, so I've been printing cards in my spare time around work. This was difficult after long days and 2 hour commutes but I did what I could in the evenings and at weekends.

Once I'd left it was all systems go, as I only had 3 weeks! Print, print, print! I didn't really have much time to think, I just had to keep going. Then there was planning how to set up my stand. This was stressful to think about but my lovely father-in-law saved the day and built me a fold-away board to back my stand. Everything then fell into place, it was wonderful to see my products all together packaged up for the first time...

Photography by Ed Godden