On September 28th, I took part in the Autumn edition of Clutter City, a local craft market held at Norwich Arts Centre. It was a fab day, and I met some lovely people, Including the super-talented Kellee Rich
, and Deerly Beloved Bakery, with their tasty cakes.
I took along a fair bit of new stock: a good few of my new little notebooks, – Mushrooms designs and Norwich themed ones – as well as a new, improved stand setup.
For a couple of weeks beforehand, I’d been preparing some screenprints of my Norwich Illustrated map down at the Stew gallery and print rooms. It’s the first time in about 7 years I’ve done any proper screen printing. I had a brilliant time, and learned a lot. I’m definitely going to go back and do some more work down at Stew. It’s a brilliant resource for local artists and printmakers.
I’ve also been accepted for several local craft markets in the run up to christmas.
• Sat 26th Oct – Pottergate Crafts – Rackheath Holy Trinity
• Sun 17th Nov – Pottergate Crafts – Costessey Centre
• Sat 23th Nov – Thorpe Christmas Fair
• Fri 6th Dec – Castle craft fair
• Sat 7th Dec – Norwich Makers
• Sun 15th Dec – Pottergate Crafts – Costessey Centre
I’m currently working on some new stock, and should have some new screenprints, cards, notebooks and earrings for sale soon.
The past couple of weeks, I’ve been getting ready for the Autumn Clutter City at Norwich Arts Centre.
It should be a good day, with live music, and lots of stalls selling arts, crafts and lots of handmade goodies. There’s always some pretty fab cakes there too. Yum.
I’ve been expanding my stall a bit too, there will be lots of affordably priced illustrated earrings, notebooks, bunting and more.
Pop down and say hello!
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.
I’m dead excited about being included in the spring Clutter City Market this year at Norwich Arts centre. There’s going to be lots of local artists and craftspeople selling their handmade goodies!
If you’re about in Norwich on Sat 20th, then pop in and say Hello!
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.