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!
Ok, so, I did this cushion a little while ago, and it was up on etsy for a little while. Then, one night I realised how sad I’d be if it was sold, so I whipped it off the internet, and it now has pride of place in my living room.
I used a mix of new and charity shop fabrics, and for a first attempt at patchwork, i’m really pleased with the result. I think there shall be more to follow!
The fabric for the back came from a charity shop, I think it might have been an ikea bedspread in its first incarnation.
My photography has improved since I took these photos! I love these fabrics though! I can see me making many more patchwork cushions in the future, and maybe even letting some go to new homes…