Monday, 14 July 2014

Craft Assembly Line

I have provisionally booked a table for a September craft fair.  I am excited and terrified all at once!  Having caught a shocking cold, I am trying to keep clear headed, not panic and methodically make lists of all the things I need to do to make the most of the opportunity.  My biggest obstacle is having enough stock.  Generally the things I make are quite small so I will have a bit of a struggle to fill up a table.  I may have to fill in gaps with dried Hydrangea heads, battery tea lights (in jars?)  and maybe a few mini pumpkins!  Any ideas are most welcome.

On Saturday I went to visit the craft fair which are held monthly.  The setting is within a church with beautiful stained glass windows.  It is cool and dark in the church so I thought my tea lights could show the stall off nicely and give it a bit of atmosphere.  I had a chat to some of the stallholders who said they use the fair as a networking opportunity rather than focus on sales.  I hardly saw any buyers which was a bit of a concern but maybe come September there will be more visitors.  Who knows?!!!

So now I need to get my head down (despite feeling under par)  and come up with a plan for an interesting stall with a variety of things for sale for the best chance of success.

11 comments:

Marigold Jam said...

Good luck and get well soon colds in summer are so miserable as you don't want to cuddle up with a hot water bottle and sip hot drinks do you?!

Simone said...

Hi Jane, I am drinking cold drinks, eating ice cream and sniffing olbas oil!

KC'sCourt! said...

Good luck with it all. I filled my stall with a few bits of bric-a-brac and I hung things from small branches set in a vase filled with marbles.
Julie xxxx

Rosie said...

Hope you feel well soon, Simone. Your ideas and preparations for the craft fair seem just right to me:)

Lisa said...

How rotten to have picked up a cold.
Hope it goes away as quickly as it arrived.
I suppose people may not buy the first time but once seen you may inspire them as a possible present provider once Christmas starts to come to mind a bit more?
Lots of luck.
Lisa x

Toffeeapple said...

Get well soon Simone. You might be better of to wait until you are fit before starting to make things.

greenrabbitdesigns said...

That's brilliant Simone and I think come September time people will be more interested in fairs than during the summer months. I know you're not feeling the best at the moment but you must be excited.
Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!
V x

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Helen Philipps said...

Summer colds are horrible, even worse than the usual winter ones!! Hope you are feeling much better now, Simone.
Great news that you have got a table at the craft fair! I hope you enjoy making things and planning for it too.
Take care.
Helen xox

Bev C said...

Hello Simone,

Good luck at the craft fair, have you thought of making up packs eg one of your cards that have a Sprite on them and the actual Sprite.

Happy days.
Bev.

Anne Butera said...

I'm excited for you, Simone. And I love this lineup of sweet little faces!

Enjoy the craft fair prep!