Monday, 26 November 2012

Village Craft Fair


This blog was supposed to be posted yesterday but had trouble uploading the photographs, anyway, they are done now.

As some of you may know, I went to my craft fair on Saturday and did reasonably better than I thought I would. Not as well as Sylvia though, well done to her.

The cards I sold the most of were Kanban cards and one of my Cupcakecrafting cards. I had also made some desk calendars using the Moreheads CD Rom by Crafters Companion and some baskets with doggy treats and bird food using the Garden Delights CD Rom and the Paws for Thought CD Rom, both from Cupcakecrafting. I also made som baskets with cat treats in using the Polka Doodles Paper Boutiques CD Rom but these didn't sell - maybe more dog owners than cat owners in my village.

Here are some photographs of some of my wares!!

I wasn't sure whether they would sell or not so only made a few.

These are two of my favourites, although I like most of the images on this CD.

Here are some of the baskets.

I also added a sign on a lolly pop stick that said 'Feed the birds, Tuppence a bag' using one of the 'labels' dies from Spellbinders. This was an after thought and had already taken my photographs by the time I remembered to do it. I made the baskets using card, filled the bottom with shredded tissue paper, part filled a cello bag with bird seed and put a bow on the front. You can't quite see it on this photograph. I used a Martha Stewart punch to decorate the handle.

These are my doggy treat baskets. Again, I did the same thing as with the bird food baskets but used the Paws for Thought CD Rom. The card is printed on both sides. I used my Spellbinders dies for the circle and the scalloped circle and then cut the bone using the Pot Pourri Cricut cartridge using black/brown card, depending on the colour of the backing paper and doggy treats. Again, I filled a cello bag with doggy bones - charcoal or gravy flavoured depending on the colour of the basket and put a bow on the front of the bag.

I was pleased they sold, but sad that they sold better than my cards.

Not to worry, I have one more craft fair to attend. If the cards don't sell there, I have my Christmas cards already made!! They will be a lot more elaborate than I usually send to people I don't see very often!! Lol!

Thank you for popping along. If you have time please leave a comment, I always like to read what you think.

Thank you  and Happy Crafting.