All Ready for my First Ever Craft Fair!
Finally, the preparations that have been going on for months have come to an end, these last two weeks in particular have been manic, but finally everything is ready. I have time to post again! It was touch and go whether I would actually have time to write this post, but I really wanted to, so I diligently got all the final things done and everything packed up and ready to go this evening, and can settle down to write this with a well-earned glass of wine while the cake that I just made bakes in the oven and the boys play Gran Turismo on the Playstation.
So, the Made-It Market is tomorrow, Saturday 26th November, at the Guildhall in Cambridge, come along if you’re in the area and say hi! It is my first ever craft fair and I am all a flutter with emotions and nerves. I am excited, nervous and a little bit worried, all mixed into one. Will people love me creations or loathe them? Will they just amble past ambivalently, without even giving me a second glance? Will I stick out like the amateur that I am, lost in the sea of expertise and professional craftspeople? Who knows, all will be revealed tomorrow, and I shall report back once the fair is over on how it all went.
I am pleased that I managed to make such a variety of things, hopefully there will be something for everyone. Want to know what I made? No? Oh well, it’s my blog and I’m going to post a
boring list anyway 🙂
4 hot mats
3 boxy pouches
12 make your own mini bunting kits (I am particularly excited about these, mostly because I designed the packaging myself and love it!, will blog about them later)
8 crystal glass snowflake Christmas decorations
Phew, that’s all of it, I think!
I also made a wooden display tree to hang all of my baubles and crystal snowflakes on, and crazily made 20 fabric business cards.I have put price tags onto everything and found little boxes to help display things in.
I have packed a large tablecloth, my money apron, some old French wine crates to help display things, some battery powered farly lights to decorate my tree, 100 brown paper bags to pack purchases in, a framed price list, a string on bunting to hang around the table, a notebook and pens, a bottle of water, scissors and some blank labels, my float and my camera. What am I forgetting? <worried>
Wish me luck! Once this craft fair is over I will have lots of spare time and I intend to fill it by blogging more tutorials, including the things I made for my craft fair like my fabric business cards and the wooden display tree. I will be having a (little) break from sewing to give the boys a break from the rattling noise of the machine that has filled the nights for the last few months.
Enjoy your weekend everyone!