My New Year's Resolution for 2012 was to hold a stall at a Craft Fair somewhere, somehow. The Cathedral Centre at Ely has held a couple of Craft Fairs since we moved, so I bit the bullet back in April and booked myself in for a stall at their next fair at the end of July.
The main panic for me until now has been the amount of stock to bring. Do I create loads and loads of stock? But then, I thought, if I've got to cart it all over to the Cathedral Centre anyway, I'll have to take home what doesn't sell, so probably better to not panic too much about quantities! Besides, it's always good to have feedback, and if anyone sees something they like but want it in a different size or colour, I'd be happy to discuss any custom orders with them.
So, the big task now is labelling and of course, the stall display. So throughout the month, I'm going to concentrate on pricing, labelling and individual product displays and then I'll worry about the final table nearer the time.
So, the first product to be labelled up and ready to go are these crocheted Rose Brooches. They're all based on Rachel Choi's Rose pattern that's available from CrochetSpot.com and I've always enjoyed making these. They're great for getting rid of all those half-used balls of leftover yarn. They're in three sizes (small, medium and large). The large ones are about 7-8cm wide (a couple are also felted), the mediums are about 5-6cm and the smalls are around 2-3cm wide.