The craft fair that I have been working towards for the past 9 weeks(!) finally happened yesterday. I'm very pleased to say that I had a great time, and I cannot wait til the next one! It was a really long day as I was up early (and couldn't sleep with excitement the night before), it was a half hour drive to the venue, then half an hour to set up my stall, and then it was open for business! Here's my stall all ready -
I was really pleased to make enough money to cover the cost of my table AND still come home with a bit of profit :)
According to the organisers, it was a really quiet day in terms of numbers of customers so I'm looking forward to seeing the difference between that and what they'd consider a 'busy' day.
I'll have to wait a little while before I get confirmation of other dates I can attend, but I'm really looking forward to it, and the initial nervousness has now gone.
Another great thing is that now I have my stock built up, there won't be so much work involved in preparing for future events. (Although I will need to start thinking about CHRISTMAS!)
One thing that sold really well yesterday were some little lavender scented hanging hearts. I did a little bit of embroidery on each one, all different. This one was a particular favourite of mine -
It'll be hanging in it's new home by now! I wish my embroidered writing was always this neat too....its the new standard to meet!
I'll take a little time to digest yesterday's craft fair and may post a few tips later on in the week for anyone thinking about taking the plunge to have their own stall at a craft fair.
Here I am on my stall during a quiet moment -
Now that the frantic sewing of 'stock' will ease off, I really must get on with making a cushion that I've been promising Joshua for ages! I've had the fabric looked out for months and now I have no excuse for not getting on with it. I also have the other cushions to make for my sofa..... No rest for the wicked ;)
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