Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Craft Fair Prep

I'm just about ready for my first proper fair at the Harrogate Show ground for the British Wool Weekend. Now I should say this isn't my first experience of craft fairs when I was growing up my mum had her own business, Joybears, so most of my weekends were spent getting up very early and packing a car to drive to a fair and set up so I know what's in store for me... it doesn't stop me being really nervous though!

I'll be taking all my new designs with me including my new wreaths and my inkmeup feather brooches (which I love!) a huge pile of lavender bags and of course all the tweets! We're pretty much ready but there's always something else you can be doing! I'm still trying to finish a big wreath as a centrepiece for my display and I have to stamp all my boxes with my logo but I'm getting there.

I have been thinking about my brand and how I want to promote it so all my carrier bags have been stamped with my logo and I have made special promotional postcards with a discount code for fair goers so I will be able to track where my orders are coming from! (hopefully!)

On Thursday I shall be putting all my shops in holiday mode so I don't have to worry about them while I am away... I have big plans for when I come back but I shall keep that under my hat for now!

Sunday, 7 August 2011

My First Proper Fair!!!

I just booked in for my very first proper craft fair with my mother this week... The very first British wool weekend at Harrogate show ground. We're both very excited, my clever mum is a feltmaker too, you can find her at Joyfeltcreations, and we both really wanted to do the fair so decided to split the costs and share a stall.

I'll be taking the full Menagerie with me and closing all my shops for the weekend and there'll be some special show offers for visitors. It sounds like a fab weekend and hopefully will continue and become a Yorkshire version of Woolfest! I shall be in a state of panic for the next month until it's all over now trying to make extra stock and sort out my prices etc... squeeeeeeeeeeee.... we can't wait!

British Wool Weekend 2011

Hall 2, Event Centre, The Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2 8PW

Saturday and Sunday September 3rd and 4th 2011