Tuesday, 29 November 2011

My First Craft Fayre

Yesterday was my first ever stall.

Sunday was a manic day spent finishing off some sewing and packing everything up ready.

Firstly, look at all these decorations I have made (I have posted about them before but not all together)...

Sunday I set up a mock table in my living room...

I didn't want to turn up completely unprepared as I have never set up a stall before so I didn't have a clue how long it was going to take me.  I found that it took a LOT longer than I expected.  At the actual stall it didn't look as good as I wanted it too but I done well out of it nevertheless.

SORRY about the really naff photos.  Taken in a rush and I forgot all about picture taking when the doors were opened to the public as I would of liked to have got one with me in it and the final layout (I played with it quite a bit during the course of the night)!

I forgot to take a photo but at the end of the table as I put a couple of chairs together, covered them in a cloth and set some of my cushions out on it.  That looked quite nice and I think I would do that again if I have the space to do so.

I think it looked a lot nicer at home somehow.  The proper table was a much longer table and I think I need to add a bit of height to it at the middle.  I'm now thinking I should have got a little tree for the middle to put my decorations on.

I was really pleased with what sold.   Lots of cards sold, a peg bag, washing up bottle aprons, decorations, lavender bags, trinket boxes and I almost sold out of my flower brooches so my job tomorrow is to make up more for my next stall (which is Thurs) as they seemed really popular.

The raffle was drawn and some lucky winner took away the festive cushion I made.  I really do hope she likes it.  Remember it here...

I have also had...
...wait for it
...12 orders today!!!!
I am so excited and if any of you who have ordered from me today are reading this I want to thank you.  I really appreciate it when someone likes what I have made and appreciates the work that goes into creating handmade items.  I hope you like what you have purchased even more when you receive them.

Hope you are all having a good week xxx

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  1. Your stall looks fab! Congrats on your first fayre and all your sales, you must be so proud! I love your festive cushion, someone was very lucky to take it home! Have a good week and best of luck for your next fayre! x

  2. Huge congrats on your first stall, sounds like it went amazingly well!

    I must admit, I took a tree to display christmas decs on at my last fayre and it looked quite good, although it was one of those fibre optic ones so more than anything, I was hoping people would be drawn towards the lights! LOL!

    Rhi x x

  3. I find that with the more craft fairs I do my table usually evolves and I find better ways of displaying things. (I also had a food look round the house for 'props' I could use for displaying things!)

  4. Good for you! It looks like it went well, and you learned, so you can improve for nest time. I loved the first few pictures with the rows and rows of Santas and Snowmen, etc. The looked like little Christmas armies! Your display is nice, post more pictures of Thursday!


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