It’s been a couple of years since I last tabled at a craft fair. I planned to get back into it last summer, but circumstances prevailed and after my dad passed away I did lose creative impetus a little. This year, though, I’m itching to get out there and get back into the fray and have already booked into two markets, with hopefully some more a little further down the line. I love to see what other people are making, and chat with (potential) customers in person – it’s such a different experience than selling online!
I don’t expect a high volume of sales – I know a lot of people just like to browse – but having changed focus since my last craft fair, I’m interested to see how my collage notebooks go down. The zines & upcycled badges will still be there, too, of course! I’m also considering branching out & making some framed collage art – something I have so far baulked at attempting on Etsy due to the extra cost and worry about potential damage when shipping bulky-but-fragile frames…
I’m looking forward to all the ‘boring’ preparation – planning different packaging, deciding on labelling etc. There are lots of ideas bubbling around inside my head, now I just need to work on organising them into a format I can put into practice!
Are any of you out there in or near to Derbyshire (UK)? I’d love to meet you at one of the craft fairs! I’ll be giving away small goody bags to anybody who spends £5 or more, but if you mention this blog post, I will find a little extra something for you, too. 🙂 I have added a link to the mainpage sidebar with further details of forthcoming fairs & markets, but here’s a shortcut for you. New dates will be added as I book them. Hope to see you soon! 🙂 (But if you can’t make it to an event, you are always very welcome to browse the online TangleStore, instead!)