The Right Road but the Wrong Avenue?

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It is a week since the long waited craft fair. A time for reflection and action planning.

Good points

  • positive comments about my work
  • networked with other stall holders
  • practice at setting up- trial of stall layout/design
  • made a small profit!
  • gained one commission
  • canvassed for/generated some new ideas
  • people expressed satisfaction with prices displayed
  • good response to baby items and the desire to see more

Bad points

  • limited foot fall
  • not enough sales (tho’ I did better than others!)

Reflection

I think I chose the wrong site and date, it is as simple as that- the main problem was not enough foot fall and this must have been due to the fact it was Bank Holiday weekend and a scorching day when people were out and about but not in a cool old school hall!

What Next?

Book further stalls having networked with other stall holders. Pick events with other attractions to guarantee better foot fall. Produce further baby items- bootees of different sizes, blankets and jackets. Make bag charms.

Here are one or two pics of the stall and the last few ‘makes’.

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Author: onoodlesstitchcraft

An erstwhile teacher who has taken a new path due to illness and returned to an earlier existence exploring her artistic and creative skills of stitchcraft. My oldest son laughs and says I am as mad as a spoon, qualifying the comment that I am not like other middle aged mothers... well hurrah for that! So what do I do? I love to cook, I am never without a craft project or a few on the go, I love my garden, walking, nature and the environment. I am a magpie for vintage patterns and love colour. I get pleasure from creating and giving to friends. I have a rabbit! I ride a bike and recycle... Drink too much tea and like nothing better than to lunch with friends. Snuggling up on cold winter nights is essential. I like the theatre; musicals and dance in particular. Amongst my favourite films are Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Singing in the Rain and Fried Green Tomatoes. I love to read anything from Crime thrillers to classics (love Wuthering Heights) or biographies about inspirational people. I hate sexism or racism and disingenuous people. I value friendship and above all else my family.

11 thoughts on “The Right Road but the Wrong Avenue?

  1. Your stall looks great

  2. Your table and display are wonderful, very eye-catching and vibey. Hope you handed out cards with your name and number on, because often people want to get back to you after the fact !

    • I did all that, cards, a flier and even made a ‘look book’! Emma who is my ‘daughter-in-law’ ably helped and advised me! Talked to as many people as possible and certainly gathered people around the stall. Encouraged people to try on the garments- the one that sold was so beautifully modelled by a friend’s daughter – that’s the one I have a commission for. I have had plenty new likes on my facebook page and contacts for other venues. I was disappointed with the footfall but happy with how I was received! It’s a start!

  3. Jill, maybe its just my browser, but the pics in this post don’t appear – neither do they appear in the link for the Made It challenge!!! Would you mind sending me a pic so that I can add it?? (also, so that I can see which marvelous creation you are entering!!!) xxxxx

  4. Oh they have all disappeared! I will get onto it tomorrow! Who knows what has happened.Thanks for letting me know x

  5. Oh and now they are all back? Strange! I will look at the link and get back to you x

  6. Thank Jill!!! How awful for wordpress to hide such a treasure trove of yummy photos!!!! So glad they are back xxx

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