Sunday, 22 November 2009

Craft Fair Update

Tadaa! Here's the craft fair venue - our very own local Town Hall, lovely and draughty, and I froze my butt off (sorry, there's no polite way to say that!), sitting right next to the main entrance all day, hehe! Oh the glamorous life of a crafter - and would we have it any other way? Erm . . . don't answer that one!!

I think this was the start of the day where there was still some unpacking being done. I had a cosy spot in the corner which was actually quite well lit so it had some advantages (apart from being draughty!). I wouldn't say it was a very busy day but there was a slow stream of visitors and I made enough sales to make it worth my while (OK, about 50% of my customers were people I knew, but . . . hey, that's cool!!).

Here's a pic of part of my stall . . .

. . . and the stars of the show - my little lavender pouches!

. . . of which I sold 4 out of the 5 I had made for the fair! Well, it's only taken me 3 years to find something slightly less time consuming to make which I can price quite reasonably - these things take time you know! I did think they turned out quite nice and would make sweet little Christmas gifts - one lady was going to post her's off to family in Dubai, I hope it arrives safely!!

I was going to take my 3 'tweedie' draught excluders but only managed to take 2 as the previous evening I sold one on Etsy, which will be travelling all the way to Illinois, USA - needless to say this caused me great excitement and lots of jumping up and down! (Well it was quite exhilarating at the time!!)

Hope you are having a nice relaxing day - I plan to :)!

Cheerio an Drasda :)

9 comments:

Mary said...

Someone in Illinois is lucky. I love the buttons!

Aileen Clarke Crafts said...

You make such a beautiful range of items. Love the sachets and the buttons. It's a great boost when our wares sell internationally isn't it. To think that something we have put love and care into making is away across the ocean! Worth jumping up and down over : )

june at noon said...

Sounds like a success! And the stall looked great. I was thinking of some little drawstring pouches with lavender or other nice scents as well, with a little embroidery, so I'm glad to here they were good sellers for you! :)

Biba said...

I love your lavender pouches! They're the sweetest thing! And the fair sounds like fun as well (apart from the draught, that is...)

Gina said...

Those pouches do look perfect... I wish I could smell them! Glad they were a hit and that you were happy with the day.

Karin said...

What a great stall you had. Those sachets are lovely. Good to hear you had a nice day!

janet said...

Hey Alison..happy you show went well. I feel I have been so negligent in my blog reading and commenting lately. I have just been so busy in the studio and also with upcoming holidays...I need more hours in my day ;-) As always it is wonderful to 'chat' with you. Much love across the pond...Janet

florcita said...

well, a success then! Congrats. I love that ball in the pic, how the greens and browns/ solids and pattersn combine. And that plushy with the 3 eyes is hillarious!

Swirlyarts said...

Your stall looks fabulous :)