At the beginning of the year, I set out to get involved in a few craft fairs.
It’s been something I’ve been wanting to do for several years, but although I’ve had bits up on Etsy for a while now, I’ve not got around to taking the plunge into the world of craft markets. It seemed like a bit of a daunting prospect, to begin with.
A few months on, and I’ve now had my stand at around four local events, with varying degrees of success. Some have gone better than others, I think that will always happen though, depending on the day, the location, and the weather. My stand has grown each time, and I’m happier with it each at every new event.
Each event has been a bit of a learning curve for me. Seeing how people react to my products, seeing what people are buying, and what they’re not. It’s really very interesting.
I’m constantly coming up with ideas for new things to sell, and am gearing it all up to centre around my Illustration, maybe with the odd crafty bit creeping in, but mainly Illustration. I’m looking forward to expanding it, with some larger pieces.
It’s an exciting project, and I’ve met some lovely fellow stallholders, and some fab customers. There’s still a lot to learn though, but I’m looking forward to the challenge.
Well, It’s really been far too long since I posted in here. So, quick roundup. After a busy end to 2012, working on a craft book, we had a nice, chilled out Christmas. Then January came around, and I got thrown into lots of exciting projects. Maps, Activity books and layout projects, never-ending snow, weddings and a holiday have come and gone since, and i’ve finally got a little time to post here.
I’ve also been gearing up to have a bash at some craft fairs this year. It’s something i’ve been wanting to do for a while now. There have been a couple of Pop up shops in the Jubilee pub I’ve used as trial runs, which went pretty well.
Despite being fairly busy with projects lined up, I’ve got lots of Ideas for self-initiated projects that I can’t wait to start. I think 2013 is going to be a good year.