Well, my first foray into the world of craft fairs is over. I enjoyed the day spent talking all things crafty and business with my fellow stall-holders. We had a steady trickle of visitors in the morning but it was very quiet after lunch. Although the day was bright and sunny, temperatures had dropped dramatically and the wind was very cold so there weren't many passers-by to draw in.
When I made my first sale, I wanted to jump up and down with glee but, being with experienced crafters, I kept my cool and tried to act like I was used to it :-)
Elsie Rag Bag's stall and what a stall should look like. She's only been doing craft fairs for a year but has had a soft furnishing business for much longer. And, as she said to me, she only has to top up between fairs, but I still need to build my core stock.
Holly Pop Cakes' tempting stall with her halloween themed cakes. Holly's business is different from us in that it's more about taking orders and promotion than selling on the day.
Also at the fair was my friend Bev, signing and selling copies of her book. She's been doing really well and sold a few copies here as well as at her local book launch event last Wednesday (where I got my signed copy). You might remember me blogging about how I did the first proof-read of it for her. I'm also going to a business workshop soon that she's hosting, to get help with that side of selling my crafts.
Progress since last time:
Finished another cushion for the craft fair at the last minute (the blue and white one above)
Sold 5 items at the fair
Started knitting another scarf because 2 people at the fair wanted the same one.
Pink cot-sized quilt started but didn't get finished in time.
Knitted lamp-shade - on hold until other items done.
Bye for now