Sunday, 3 August 2014
I concentrate on my craft fair makes. I need to focus on this so that other concerns are pushed away to the back of my mind. I am concerned about the impending craft fair and people have tried to defer me from doing one, but I am tenacious and when I set my mind to something it has to be done! Researching on line it seems that many people are having a hard time selling at craft fairs for various reasons: people don't have money to spend on fripperies, it is the wrong time of year, the wrong venue etc etc. What I have observed though (being one of life's observers) is that people reporting poor sales are generally selling the same types of things such as simply made fabric owl cushions, machine stitched fabric cupcakes and camper vans on cards, stuffed fabric hearts etc. Now, I have no idea how my craft stall will fare in September but I am going to stay away from these generic items that seem to be repeated makes in craft books and magazines.
The craft fair I am attending doesn't have a large footfall but the stall was comparatively cheap and will give me a chance to practise my selling skills and a chance to promote my etsy shop (which is currently empty!) I am wracking my brains trying to pre-empt what people want to buy - maybe things that other stall holders would find useful such as money aprons - I have yet to make this myself though!
I think bags of chocolate bark or cinder toffee would sell well but only if I could sell them for more than the outlay to make them. I will need to give this careful consideration.
Right now. Back to the drawing board. What shall I make next?