The Crafter’s Prayer

I wrote this little prayer for those talented ladies and gentlemen of the UK Craft Forum

The Crafter’s Prayer

Our father who art in every industrialist, craft be thy name, thy will be done. The sales will be made online, as well as at the craft fairs. Give us this day our greatest sales, and forgive us our over excitement, as we forgive those who ridicule us, lead us not into deficit, but deliver us to profit in the name of the entrepreneur Dragons Den….. Amen.

© 2010 Sue Edmondson

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Wordless Wednesday – Fantastic Fair

Winwick Lesiure Centre Fantastic Fair

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Baby and Toddler Fair Village Hotel, Centre Park in Warrington

On Sunday 18th October 2009 I had a stall at the Baby and Toddler fair, which was held at the Village Hotel, Centre Park in Warrington. It was a lovely venue with ample parking; the room was large enough to accommodate all the stalls without being cramped.

I met some fellow crafters and exchanged business cards with a few of them, I also made friends with a lovely couple Zoë and Dave from Sweetheart Baby Cakes, I liked their display so much I had to take a picture, their baby cakes are very reasonably priced too.

Sweethearts Baby Cakes

This was my second fair and was a much more pleasant experience than the previous one I had attended. Even though I didn’t cover my expenses I enjoyed myself and felt that this event was more successful than my first craft fair.

Several people asked for my web address and showed an interested in ordering personalised items for Christmas. I am eagerly looking forward to my next craft fair which will be on Sunday 25th October 09 at the Bellingham Hotel on Wigan Lane, Wigan WN1 2NB 10am – 4pm free admission.

My First Craft Fayre

Craft StallOn Saturday 17th October 2009 I had a stall at my first ever craft fair, which was held at Lord Street Primary School, Lord Street, Horwich. Although from a sales point of view the event was a washout I don’t consider the whole experience a failure. I met some wonderful fellow crafters who were generous enough to share their wealth of experience and knowledge.

Wendy

The craft fair itself wasn’t very well advertised and as a result customers were thin on the ground. The main body of school stalls such as the tombola and second hand toys were in the foyer, which was clearly visible from the entrance, whilst the Crafters were situated in a room along a series of corridors away from the main entrance. This in my opinion didn’t help the fee paying stallholders as very few people saw the small sign pointing to the craft stalls and as a result the craft room was more often than not empty other than the stall holders themselves.

By 2pm it was painfully obvious that the event wasn’t going to be the success that I had been hoping for, however I shall learn from this experience and before booking similar events I will endeavour to check out the venue, it’s facilities and advertising campaign in advance.

Tomorrow, I’m off to a Baby & Toddler Fayre at the Village Hotel, Centre Park in Warrington, for those of you who use a sat nav the postcode is WA1 1QA.  Doors open at 10.00am and close at 4.00pm.  I am told there is ample parking and a free Goodie bag will be given out on arrival, why not come along and say hello.

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