Which was a good thing, because on December 6th we had the Etsy Made Local fair in Glasgow. And it was BRILLIANT! From the minute the doors opened the venue was completely crowded out. We had security on the doors to control the number of people coming in and at one point, there were 300 people queuing outside! My husband popped out to get some hot drinks and had to plead with the security guys to let him back in without queueing. Inside, it was crazy busy - I sold out of loads of products and it was just non-stop. As a measure of how busy things get, I always bring a crocheting project with me and most fairs I've been to, had time to make enough flowers for a string of bunting (about 20). This time I didn't even get the crochet hook out! From 12-4pm we were inundated and I'd like to say a huge WELL DONE to the Glasgow Etsy Team captains for organising such a fab event. In the end, footfall was around 2,800 and that's definitely down to the hard work the GET captains put in to publicize the event in the months leading up to December.
So now we're into 2016, in the midst of office-job-hunting again, I'm replenishing my stock in time for my next event, the Byres Road Makers Market on February 27th. It also gives me a chance to do a stocktake and think about what products I'd like to concentrate on from now on. And as Mother's Day is the weekend after, I can make lots of cards as well using some new die-cutting machines I invested in last year while I had the office job. I've been having lots of fun making Chinese New Year cards :-) So all in all, 2016 is looking exciting already!