Saturday, 12 February 2011

Getting Ready for Craft Fair #2

So craft fair #2 is a mere day away, and so far I have:
  • Unloaded and repacked all my stock that is ready to go, adding price stickers and updating my stock list
  • Found my silvery cake stand to display some of the items
  • Packed the contents of my craft drawers into a small bag and a little tool kit 
  • Found some vintage items to sell, and researched prices
  • Made some new items and updated some that weren't quite working

Here are the newbies.  Firstly some decoupaged hearts (some magnetic, one puffy and some ready to hang on the wall).  I'd like to think of them as being funky Valentines.

And while I was in the groove, some matching pencil boxes.

And finally, I've updated the silk paper journals with some pretty jewelled butterflies.  For their intended audience, I hope that's an improvement.

Jobs left to do:

  • Pack the jewellery I'm taking to sell, as this is not exclusively a craft fair.
  • Make up the cash float.
  • Wrap OH's birthday prezzie.  Bless his heart, he's coming to help at the fair on his birthday.
  • Eat.  Body and soul  aren't as together as they once were.
  • Once the varnish has dried, pack the new makes
  • Pile everything up ready to go in the hall
  • Check directions for the venue
  • Zzzzzzzz.  Lots.

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

WOYWW: The Mega-Making Edition

So it's been a busy week.  The big boxes of makes have been unloaded, reviewed, repacked and listed ready for the fair on Sunday.  Another list has been drawn up of things to make, and a fair amount of knuckling down has taken place. (Scary, huh?)

This time, I managed to get my act together at an earlier stage (although I did have just over 24 hours notice before my first craft fair), and ordered some bags for my bigger items.  I'd read some helpful suggestions at the Craftster forum about decorating your own bags, so I spent a happy hour stamping away on the bags and some labels for smaller paper bags.  I must admit to being taken with the flowers as part of the font; what do you reckon?

As Sunday's fair isn't exclusively a craft fair, I've been ferreting amongst my vintage finds with the intention of mixing vintage items amongst the crafty makes.  It'll be a voyage of discovery, but then most of this business stuff is exactly that at present.

For any of you with teenagers, I'd love to know what you think they might buy in terms of makes.  I have decorated box files, pen boxes and journals underway.  Any other thoughts?  Should I abandon production of anything I've started?

I'll show you more of the makes and the production process later this week.  Unusually, I've found myself a bit quiet this week, but I'm sure it won't last....

To see more crafty desks, head on over to Chief Desk Inspector Julia Dunnit at the WOYWW button to the left.