Sunday, 28 October 2012

Just want to say a big "thank you" for all the supportive comments from the 'Handmade Monday' contributors, on the lead up to my craft fair.

Unfortunately, after my big effort, the craft fair was a bit of a let down :(
It was slow for everyone, and the people who have shown before believe the area may be just too affluent!

For me personally, i'm not sure that I gained any insight. I'm not sure whether my display was strong enough (although as a non-driver i'm not sure I could carry any more!), or whether my pricing was wrong, or if I just didn't have enough stock! It is extremely disheartening, but I need to put this behind me and find another one to give a go!

I have just started to work on my first Etsy order, for some christmas baubles.
As I always tend to work in a bright, rainbow colourway, it makes a change for me to be working in someone elses taste of colour palette.

This set is to be done in white, coral and silver/grey.



  1. the baubles look lovely! well done on getting your first Etsy order, i'm sure many more will follow :)

    what a shame about the fair! your makes looks gorgeous, i hope you aren't too disheartened... these things can be so hit and miss x

  2. Don't be disheartened. Your display of makes looks lovely. I have only done one or two fairs, and have no idea why some went better than others. Your bauble is nice too.

  3. It's disappointing when a fair doesn't do well - but small comfort that it wasn't your stall but the event overall. There's not much you can do when the visitors just aren't there. Well done on your first Etsy order. Good luck for your next fair and here's to many future Etsy sales!! xx

  4. What a shame about the fair, but at least everyone did badly. Don't panic too much and keep trying, you win some you lose some! The baubles are lovely and well done on your Etsy order. I'm sure there will be plenty more.

  5. Sorry to hear it wasn't as you'd hoped for. I gave up doing craft fairs a while ago. 3 fairs saw me sell one 7.50 item! And that's not even the profit on the item!!

  6. I am really sorry to hear about the fair. It must be really hard not to take it too personally although it sounds as if it was the same for you all so you shouldn't. Really like the baubles :)

  7. Oh what a shame after all your hard work. Hopefully next time you will all do better.