Archive for September, 2016

It’s amazing to think that it’s about a year since I last posted on this blog and 10 months since I took part in a craft fair!  I have no idea why it has taken me so long to get around to correcting these things and I’m going to do both on the same day – provided I manage to finish this post in the next 45 minutes before midnight. Why am I typing this so late?  In a the vain hope that I might be able to stay awake to see a new Brit taking on Novak Djokovic in the US Open Tennis.  The match won’t start until 2am at the earliest.  Not sure I’ll manage it but no work tomorrow so it’s worth a try!!

I’ve been really busy in the last few months building up some stock, trying out some new ideas and preparing to hit the craft fair circuit again. I’ve got some new retail outlets which are both proving quite successful and I have plans to work on my Facebook page and Folksy shop to see if I can drum up improved sales online.

I set up my new display at The Crafty Pint Market at The Waverley Public House in Bognor Regis today.  I have recently purchased a 3 shelf collapsible bookcase – a great little item for a modest price, easy to transport and I thought it would be ideal to give some height and make my table more attractive.  Looking round the room today I see that many of my co-crafters had exactly the same shelving that I had selected – great minds and all that!

Ted’s modelling prowess brought some nice comments from the Bognorians – he sat patiently all day without complaint but failed in his ultimate goal – I still have the hat!

Spiders were a hit with the youngsters and my next fair at Worthing Pavilion on 9 October will see more of them escape from my bag – Halloween is coming and they can’t wait to take part in the fun (see last blog post below).

I was surprised that felted soap did not attract more comments.  Perhaps these unusual and inexpensive presents will be more appealing nearer to Christmas?

Thinking about the impending festive season, I spent the day making some hanging Christmas pudding tree decorations so, not only did I have a very pleasant day with fellow crafters, I sold some of my wares and was productive as well!

All in all a good day and, despite spending the day in a pub, not a drop passed my lips until the red wine I had with dinner this evening!!20160904_103847




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