Monday, 12 November 2012

my fair lady

Well I can tick 'do a craft fair' off my bucket list!!
Thank you for your encouragement and well wishes.
After I realised New Milton has a huge blue rinse population (older persons)
I sat back and prayed for some yummy mummy's to turn up.
And they did.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with the older generation,
I love a natter as much as the next person,
my 'stuff' is, shall we say aimed at a younger crowd
(one that doesnt knit, crochet or sew).
So what did I learn through this experience?

1 research your craft fairs demographic...
2 ....and price accordingly
3 let your hair down, it's friendlier
4 take some sewing with you
(it kept me awake through the slow times and adds interest)
5 make more garlands and less patchwork
6 smile and enjoy!!
7 seriously think about selling online!!

I would like to thank everyone who supported me 
and to Anne who left me a lovely message
and is hopefully getting to grips with some paper piecing
Anne if you get stuck, click on my tutorial.

Now I can get on with all those exciting things
like housework and painting our new extension.
I'm whitewashing, it's real fun
anyone want to help me?
xx

17 comments:

  1. Your stall looks really yummy clare and I am neither a yummy mummy or one of the blue rinse brigade! I am not up for the whitewashing but I would have loved to have a look at all the lovely things on your stall! x

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  2. I was wondering how the fair went?! Your display looks gorgeous! I hope it was worth all the effort..my fair lady! Great blogpost title! ☺

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  3. Your display looks perfect! Fairs are very long days - they can be draining. It looks like there were quite a few vendors. I want to come and help with the painting. I am sure I could learn a lot from you.

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  4. Hope it was worth your while. Sounds like it was!

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  5. Yes you have to have the right 'audience' for you wares! It all looks fab, not sure I would describe myself as a yummy mummy anymore, but I would have made a purchase or too! :)

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  6. Looks like a great display, and great tips!

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  7. Loved this post! I see lots of wonderful things on your table. So does this mean you are considering etsy? I'm impressed you were able to make so many things!

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  8. Gosto dos seus conselhos.Sempre esqueço de levar alguma coisa para o tempo ocioso...Valeu a pena para você?Beijos

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  9. These fairs can be very hit and miss. I did one last year and made a fair amount, but only sold cards (which i nearly didn't take! ). It was billed as a Christmas Gift Fair, but the ladies where very "Footballers Wives" and the lady selling the nasty bling and leopard skin tat (who could take payment by credit card) made a killing. Your stall looks fantastic and I'm sure it will sell on Etsy etc xxxx

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  10. Your stall looked great, glad it was a successful and enjoyable day.
    Lisa x

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  11. I see lots of goodies I'd buy online.....especially the dala horses! I have a small tree that I decorate with Swedish things. Your table looks beautiful!

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  12. It's tough to know what will work at any given fair - even with research - until you've done that particular fair a couple of times. Your work is beautiful and I'm glad that your crowd showed up. :-)

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  13. What a great booth! I went ahead and signed up for my first craft show last week and have been working on stuff all weekend!

    I opened a shop on Etsy earlier this year and love it! http://cheeryhomemaker.etsy.com

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  14. Your stall looks absolutely perfect.
    Julie xxxxxx

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  15. I love your Dala horses! Would happily buy some off you!

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