October 23, 2006
But I love how it turned out anyway. And that way I had a "natural" division of the table: one for softies, felt and embroidered stuff. The other for bags, mobile cosies and baby stuff.
The green is very green, and I was a bit worried it might be too much, but I think it suited my things, and once there was stuff on it, it didn't seem quite as fluorescent!
There are a few things I think I'll do differently next time:
Put more stuff on the table; I had more of most things, but I was trying to make the table look "clean" so left about a third in the suitcase.
I want to get some business cards, that people can take even if they don't buy anything.
It would probably be a good idea to have small (paper) bags, cause some of my things are fairly small and it would be ridiculous to stick them in a carrier bag!
The hall we were in was really lovely, it was a great place for a craft fair; much better than a sports hall or something similarly drab! A
nd all the stalls had so many pretty things in them; what a shame I didn't make any money so I could have spent some there!
It was such a shame that so few people came, for whatever reasons, for all involved. In that respect it was a disappointment, but I still think it was a good experience. It was nice to meet other crafters (and bloggers; for example my stall neighbour whose arm you can just exactly see in the picture!).
I guess your experience depends on your expectations. I know how hard it can be to organize events, especially when you can't control every aspect of it and there are unknown factors.
And I think props go to Laura, the organiser, for putting this together in the first place. I can't wait for the next fair!