Tuesday, 18 December 2012

A craft fair & a catch up


Hi guys! I realise I haven't actually written a proper catch up post in a while. I've spent the last few weeks crazily preparing for my first craft fair and trying to keep up with Christmas orders. I can't wait until my last order is done and I can breathe and relax, and of course cook!!

Don't forget to check out my Vegan Gift Guide over at Midwest Muse.

Tofu has been settling in well, he's now the king of the house and likes to boss the dogs around. Effy is still being very sweet with him and wants desperately to be his friend. He still hisses at her lots!

Last weekend, it was my first craft fair. I had a stall at the Christmas hand made market in Lancaster where there was a great selection of hand crafters, around 40 stalls all together! It was a great but exhausting day.

I managed to give out about 75 business cards and got lots of interest for custom orders which was fantastic! I loved speaking to people in person about their orders, I ended up meeting some other great crafters too! Unfortunately, all of the Russian Dolls I had spent countless hours painting in preparation for the fair came home. I sold quite a lot of jewellery, so I'm very glad I'd decided to make some last minute rings, earrings and brooches. Next year I think I'll bring just jewellery and Christmas cards, as it wasn't worth all the trouble bringing the Russian Dolls.

Here's some pictures of my stall:


My two besties Wensdimade & Chopstitch shared a stall at the fair too! Here's some pictures of their stall :)


18 comments:

  1. Such a cute booth! I always love your budgie Russian dolls.

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  2. This looks great! If I was there I would have picked up one of those bow necklaces! I love them! Also I'm liking the dinosaur stuff at chopstitch.

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  3. Your booth is so freaking adorable!

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  4. LOVE your booth! I love your jewelry pieces, haven't seen those before (where have I been?!)! Your Russian dolls are beyond cute!

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  5. Your craft stall looks amazing!
    Looks like so much fun :D xox

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  6. Your booth looks fantastic! and everything you make is so ridiculously adorable! :D

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  7. your booth turned out great! i love the kitty brooches!

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  8. This looks like so much fun and your table was absolutely adorable! Thats crappy that the Russian dolls didn't sell- I can't believe it bc they are just so cute! But selling the jewelry is awesome too!
    I too can't wait for a tiny break from my shop when I go on holiday, hopefully I will be even more refreshed an excited about it upon my return! :)
    xo Hannah

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  9. Oh my gosh. Your booth is just too cute! You did such a great job!

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  10. Loving your jewelry and the amount of blue & pink in this post

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  11. It's one of the times I wished again I was living in your country. Loooove all that adorable pieces!

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  12. you stall looks so good!
    I can't believe you didn't sell any of the Russian Dolls!
    They are amazing and look even better all displayed together!

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  13. You never quite know what's going to sell or not at craft fairs, but I'm glad you sold a bunch of jewelry and put out word on your custom order stuff! Looks like a lot of fun.

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  14. Eeep I love your pins! Also, your stall looks wonderful :D

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  15. Well done, your little stall looks so cutteee! I over-prepared for my first show too, but it was worth it - rather have too much than too little right? And you learn that way too!

    xo
    http://kittysnooks.blogspot.ca/

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  16. It's so fun to see all your stuff together in a booth! I wish I could go! :( I am so happy for you! It's good to see you doing what you LOVE.

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  17. Your store looked fantastic. I'm surprised none of the Russian dolls sold. I love those snow men.
    Are you going to be putting any on the jewellery up on the webstore? I want that strawberry and snowman badge.
    Also I really want one of the animal scares from wendsi's made. They aren't up on the etsy store and she wrote something on facebook about where I can get one, but now I can't find it.

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  18. Your stall looks soo great! Its so happy and colorful! Who wouldnt want to buy all your goodies!!
    Xo,cb

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