Thursday, 7 November 2013

Raising the Roof!

I think the main answer to the question I asked in a previous post, regarding selling face-to-face, at a craft fair (or anywhere for that matter) is to 'put yourself in the customer's shoes'. I read it somewhere recently and thought, 'That's it!'. Obvious, really.

But, despite not understanding this before my last stall, I still had a successful morning, making a good profit, even after deducting the stall fee.

This is the side chapel at our church (where we held the Coffee Morning/Craft Fayre) after 2 friends and I had heaved around dozens of heavy chairs and assembled about 10 tables, the previous evening.  This whole area used to be full of immovable pews until a few years ago when they were replaced with comfortable chairs. All sorts of functions now take place in this area: from meetings to Ladies Group to choir practice (and craft fayres).

My stall
This event was the first in what will, hopefully, be a series of fundraising functions, organised by a small, recently formed group.  The money they raise will supplement the grants that are being applied for, by another part of the group, to raise money for vital work to the church building - mainly, the replacement of the roof!

If anyone would like to make a small donation, any amount would be very gratefully received, and can be made at the Church website.

In other news:

After nearly 6 months, I will be working my last day at the hair salon tomorrow. Working somewhere is very different from being a customer, and, although the other staff and the customers are mostly lovely, I've decided it's not for me. I'm going to continue having my hair done there, though, and may even be needed to help out now and again.

I have nothing else in the pipeline at the moment, but there is a very busy time coming up, so I'll just see what happens.

Bye for now
Teresa x


wayside wanderer said...

What a lovely church! And those windows!!! Wish I could stop by because I would. You look well stocked. I hope the sale goes well.

Scarlet said...

I'm so pleased to read that you had a successful fayre. I've read/ heard about quite a few who have had a disappointing time, and have also attended a couple where beautiful things were on sale at very reasonable( even cheap) prices and people still weren't buying.

Linnhe Mara said...

So good to hear your faye went well for you. I think it's always such a boost when you sell your creations, knowing that someone appreciates them as much as you do . Were you one of the organisers of the event?

Sorry to hear the job wasn't for you. Still, now it leaves you plenty of time for making to sell at more craft fayres.

Silvia LGD (Little Green Doll) said...

Congratulations for having a successful fair :) Your stall looked very nice.
What a pity this job wasn't for you, I wish you find a job you really enjoy.

Marivel said...

I hope everything goes well with your church fundraising program. And I'm happy to hear that your fair was a success.
Best wishes!
bye for now.

Tamara Stanley said...

Helping to raise money for the church’s roof replacement? That’s very sweet of you. I hope the following events will continue to succeed just like this one, so you can earn the money you need for the roof replacement. Good luck! – Tamara @