Friday, 27 November 2009

Another Christmas Fair tomorrow!!!

It's been so busy these past few weeks preparing for the Christmas Fair tomorrow, and fulfilling orders, that I have not kept my blog up to date. Now I have a Card Party to do next week too so the pressure is still on.
Here is one of my Smiley Snowflake decorations that I hope will sell well. The snowflakes are made from foam and the faces are done with Peachy Keen stamps. Just finished making up some Snowman Soup packs tonight and have now got everything boxed and ready for tomorrow.
I wanted to upload a photo of my A4 Art Deco cards but my batteries in the camera need charging tonight so hopefully I can take the pics tomorrow.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

"Who Hoo It's Christmas" well not really but here's a card.

I love this Owl die from GoCreate and decided to make him all white for a gate fold Christmas card. Just added a few snowflakes and some stickles to make him frosty. I have also used him on a brown birthday card for my brother.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

My craft table at the recent Christmas Fair

Here are some of my goodies that I made for a Christmas Craft Fair that was held locally. It was my first time selling to the public and I was very nervous, would my prices be too high-too low, would people like my cards etc., On the day I was not nervous but excited and also glad that my daughter was with me. The weather started out really wet and windy but by lunchtime people began to arrive.

Unfortunately my table was down a corridor from the main foyer, in a seperate room which I shared with a lady selling leather handbags and another selling handmade recycled material patchwork pictures. I was tucked around a corner and think that a lot of people looked through the doorway, saw the bags and did not bother to come into the room. So the day wore on, I had a few customers but did not sell very much, however I did learn about other craft fairs that were worth considering for next year. To make matters worse I was told that the middle Saturday of the 3 was always the best one - I only booked a table for 2 Saturdays- guess which one I did not book!!! They have got me down as reserve in case anyone cancels and I do have the last Saturday to look forward to, although that is normally the most quiet one. Oh well, put it down to experience, at least I am not a craft fair virgin anymore,lol. I may have a table at a school Christmas Fair at the end of the month and am told I should do well there, here's hoping.