Saturday, 7 November 2015

It Was A DISSSSSASTER DARLING!!!! - as Craig Revel Horwood would say!!

Morning all, have scheduled this post, as i'm on my way to Oxford to spend the weekend with my eldest son.

Following on from yesterday, i did my first craft fayre at the local library. It was the first one that was held, and 4 of us turned up with goods to sell. 

We set up our individual tables: jewellery, aloe vera products, beauty products and me (selection of cards, folded books and knitted toys etc.

All had a little chat with each other, as people were coming in to renew their library books or buy a coffee etc etc.....all looking very promising. People wandered around looking at our wares. I sold my knitted budgies on a hoop....good start, then nothing, not a dickie bird!!!!. (excuse the pun!!)

Although there were people constantly in and out - no-one sold a thing. So out of the four of us , i was the only one in profit.

A disappointing afternoon. 

I'm hoping that i have a brilliant weekend to make up for it, and i hope you do too!! x


  1. Enjoy your weekend Jan. Craft fairs are often like that, I know!!!! People say to me'you are selling your cards so cheap, then dont buy any!!!!!

  2. So sorry to hear you had such a disappointment. I've had the same in the past but then you get a good one. A lot of it is down to advertising so folk come with some money. It is something new so folk need to get used to it. Hope you are having a good weekend. Best wishes Jackie x

  3. Hi Janice
    Don't lose heart chuck. As Jackie says, its possibly not a venue that folks would take too much cash to but now they know you're there, things may change.
    Enjoy your weekend away.
    Ang x

  4. Janice like the other , fayre are funny things. It's when you are selling your hand made pendants and you get some saying oh I can get cheaper at Primark, yes but they are mass produced and 10,000 all over the place are wearing the same. No we have had the " lookers". Many a time but try again. Or have an open house where you invite a few friends and ask them to bring another friend. It works. Hazel x

  5. What a shame and after all of your hard work As others have said it may be the venue, the time if year, the weather Lots of things If it's going to be a regular occurrence eg monthly stick with it People will get to know you're there and make a point of visiting Even down to giving you orders A friend of mine had a photography stall at a monthly carft market and it took about 3-4 months before she got an order/booking and now she's flying

  6. Hi Jan,

    Sorry you were disappointed but the first one is never usually very good it takes time to spread the word, stick with it for your work is good and people will be looking out for you soon.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Hazel c uk