Monday, 9 September 2013

Weekend Sale

Hello to you.
Hope you've all enjoyed a lovely weekend?
It's been a long time since I've had such a busy weekend.
I had my first craft sale.
Here is my table full of months worth of work.
We had it over two days. As you can see, the stall didn't stay as tidy as the top photo on Saturday.
I had a very patient helper too, my daughter sat with me all day Saturday and Sunday. Considering she's only seven, she had bag loads of enthusiasm for the whole thing.
Well, it was a good first experience of craft selling direct. Although I didn't make many sales, the sales I did make were greatly received and complimented.
One lady who'd bought a door stop actually came back to tell me that it looked fabulous in her home - which made it all worth while.
So I might indulge myself in making some things for myself for a while now. Saying that, there is talk of a Christmas craft sale, so we'll see.
Hope you're all enjoying your week so far?
Thank you so much for all the wishes of luck - I think they might have channelled over!


  1. Aww congratulations! I'd love to have a go at something like this, but I'm a little bit scared of the whole thing and building up all that stock is a lee-tle overwhelming... if you fancy sharing any tips on your blog I'd love to have a read. Also if you do a Christmas stall please post some lovely pictures! x

    1. Hello. Like you I was very scared of the whole thing being quite shy and not one to push myself forward. I did enjoy it and enjoyed meeting the costumes and having a chat about similar interests. I did take a while to build up my stock and gave myself plenty of time so it didn't feel like a chore. I'm sure I will be writing about the Christmas craft sale preparations when I begin. I'm very new to it all but hope I continue to enjoy it. Thanks for commenting x

  2. Congratulations, sounds like it was a great experience! Chrissie x

  3. Good for you! It sounds like it was a good experience.

  4. Well done you, and your little helper. I've done about 4 fairs now, don't seem to sell much but have a great time and have made loads of new friends.
    S xx

  5. Well done for doing your first stall. I love your granny blankets Xx

  6. Your table looked great, glad you enjoyed it.x
    Clare x

  7. Ah your table looks gorgeous FB - I'm glad you, and lovely patient daughter, enjoyed the experience! It was very sweet for the lady to return and thank you so nicely too.
    So now you can do a little bit of what you fancy for yourself after being so busy - what will your next project be, I wonder? Do you fancy joining Chrissie's stitch along?
    Enjoy your week, whatever eventuates!
    Joy xo

    1. I know Joy wasn't it lovely of her to let me know how it looked in her house, very sweet indeed. I'm still battling on with my hexagon blanket it is growing slowly but surely. I don't like to rush myself, have you noticed hehe.
      I'm also hoping to make some cushions too bought some nice fabric from the local market today. Now I read about this stitch along on your blog I must go over and have a look. It might be nice to join in if I get some extra time!
      Your always so encouraging thank you xx

  8. Ooh wow I'd love to have my own stall! Well done and u think u should def do the Xmas one! Xx

  9. Your stall looks great. Congratulations on selling in your first craft fair. I have done a few in the past myself and they can be quite difficult indeed. but if you stick at it, I'm sure things will get very busy for you. Especially when you are getting great feedback like you did.
    Rosie xx

  10. Your table looked great! Glad you enjoyed it.
    M x

  11. I'm glad to hear your first craft show was an enjoyable experience. It is wonderful to be in front of the customer and able to chat with them one on one! That is a great experience for your daughter too. :)

  12. So pleased it went well for you and it must be such a good feeling to have people make such nice comments after all your hard work.

  13. Your stall looks lovely and I'm glad you had such a willing helper to keep you compnay. How lovely to get such great feedback.
    Sarah x


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