Saturday, 3 December 2011

Recovering from Craft Fair!

Yesterday I felt like I was coming down with a cold (still not sure, sneezing a bit tonight) but I fought it off as best I could as I was really looking forward to the craft fair today.

I was there in good time this morning but because I maybe only do 1 or 2 craft fairs a year, I'm not as slick setting up as the others. I also ran out of time yesterday with preparations so nothing had been priced up, I took lots of labels and tags and was trying to do it all as I set up.
Consequently it was a bit of a mess, stuff everywhere and never enough room on your table. I had also taken work to do, about 11 brooches to finish stitching!

Anyway, I finally had the stall set up, half an hour after it started but no problem as they weren't exactly queueing to get in!

It was a bit of a slow start but I'd covered my stall cost by lunch time and then there was quite a flurry over lunch and into the afternoon so I actually did better than expected.
It's interesting what I sold, or didn't sell. None of my specifically festive things sold, I'd done christmas fabric favour cones, fabric sweetie bags with a choc coin in (bargain at 80p), christmas cards, the nutcracker kits, and the felt ice skate decorations, these just didn't seem to attract people. Also unsuccessful were all those mini handmade journals I knocked up.
I did sell lots of pincushions, some lavender bags and brooches, plus a couple of knitted rabbits, packs of recycled labels and then odds and sods, most interesting.

All was quiet again by 4.30 but it was a lovely afternoon and I knew most of the other artists and makers so nice to catch up with folk.
I also managed a few purchases myself so it's all been worthwhile.

Above is a brooch I bought from Selina.

Next we have some lovely new card designs by Peter Schoeonecker. Peter is a great artist and illustrator and does fab cards and lino prints.

Finally, I bought a cat mosaic kit for an xmas pressie. Sally who owns the Wolds Village has started doing mosaics and was selling her kits. The pieces she had done using black grout (above) looked great.

An early night to recover I think!
Details of my festive giveaway coming next week.


Thimble Fingers said...

Your stall looks very enticing. Glad you covered your costs and made a bit too. Strange that no-one bought any Christmas goodies ... you just can't tell what people will fancy, hey?!

greenrabbitdesigns said...

You're stall looked great Sally!
I love your purchases too, the little rabbit card is gorgeous and I just love that mosaic cat!
Vivienne x

grace said...

It is strange what sells and what doesn't, but the stall looks lovely.