The fair went really well. We had a nice big table and I needn't have panicked that I wouldn't have enough stock - I had plenty. In fact, almost too much. We also had a very nice view of Ely Cathedral out the window, and the other stall holders were great fun. anyway, distractions aside, the point of this frivolity was to get a bit of feedback from potential customers on what products they'd like, and I definitely got some of that!
A few Rose Brooches and scarves sold but more importantly, the felt bowls flew off the table. Visitors loved how tactile they are. I also had a little felted handbag that sold fairly quickly, and it was nice to be able to offer one customer the chance of a specially made order, after I sold a bowl in a particular colour she liked to another customer first.
The moral of the story is that the felted items seem to be what people are interested in. Which is really interesting because I'd never really shown off my felted bowls (other than the Rainbowls) to people so I had no idea they would be so popular!
The Ely Christmas Craft Fair was fully booked (boo!) but the good news is that the organiser let us know of another small Craft Fair being held in Peterborough on December 8th (yay!). I snapped up the chance to apply and got accepted, so in a few weeks' time, we'll be heading up north with a carful of stock!
I'll also have some brooches and stemmed flowers. However, this time, I'll be selling the flowers in vases, with the opportunity for customers to buy them either as a full display, or just the posies. And there might even be a couple of Christmassy things thrown in - after all, 'tis the season and all that...
So, if you're in Peterborough on Saturday December 8th, and anywhere near the Voyager Academy between 12noon and 4pm please do stop by and say hello! I look forward to seeing you there :-)