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Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, United Kingdom
This is a blog I use to share my papercraft projects. I make them for friends and family, as well as selling them to fund my craft stash. You can get in touch with me at loumac03@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to place a commissioned order.

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Cramlington Craft Fayre

So yesterday was my first ever experience as a 'trader' at a craft fayre. Goodness me. It was BRILLIANT!! A HUGE thank you to Amy Burrell for organising the whole thing - the whole day was flawless!!

So, a lot of my blog readers have asked me to give an update about how the day went and stuff.. so first up I'll share a little picture of my stall with you all.

You see two seats as my lovely boyfriend offered to come along and give me a hand. He's got all of the sales patter so he was handy to have! He also isn't shy to pipe up if he sees an opportunity. In fact it was because of him that I got my first commission! :D

My bookmarks were a sell out. In fact I wish I had taken the time out to take more to take as people really loved them. I have a commission to make a pink themed one for a ladies grand daughter.

Loads of people took my business card - so I'm pleased I'll be getting my name out there!! A huge thank you to Jo and Shirley at Papercuts in Whitley Bay for making that happen!!

I had already voiced my concerns to loads of my friends and family about how the public would take me - I know how cruel they can be! But seriously.. they were LOVELY!! There were a few people who walked past and looked at my table as if to say 'what the hell?!' but the majority of the general public came up and had a look - some even asked questions regarding how long I had been making cards and other bits and bobs, how I coloured my images, and whether I had been doing it long. More of the 'crafty' people said that I was majorly undercharging!! That made me laugh - I didn't really know what to expect and I didn't want people to be put off with high prices - but I'll keep their comments in mind for next time!!

I met a lot of lovely ladies who all praised my work. I love the craft world - seriously. A bunch of lovely ladies.. and gentlemen. :)

I think the things I took away from this day are:
1. Non-crafty people are more into the 'other papercraft' items, such as bookmarks and tags.
2. I gotta start making more mini accordion albums with themes - such as babies and birthdays.
3. The crafting community are genuinely lovely people.
4. I definitely need to do more craft fayres as a trader. Roll on the Christmas Fayre on the 10th Dec!!
5. I need to have more self restraint when it comes to hand made goodies. i.e - don't spend all of my earnings at other peoples stalls! LOL!


  1. Sorry I couldn't get along to see you Lou , so glad you enjoyed the day , was it Busy? I am presuming the next ones in December?
    were there lots of stalls?
    ooh I am nosey LOL!!

  2. Glad it all went well for you Lou! Your stall looks fabulous!! Take care, Sheila:)X

  3. Ooh! your stall looks fab Lou, glad you enjoyed it hun.

    Donna x

  4. Lou you are an amazingly talented lady! and I am so glad your day went well xx

  5. Ooh, well done you! Your stall looks fabulous, and I wouldn't mind betting that you pretty much sold out. Hugs Sxx

  6. well done hun, really pleased your day went well.your stall looks really professional.am not surprised that people snapped your fantastic makes up :D

    xx coops xx

  7. Glad it went well, your table looks great.
    Paula (PEP)

  8. good for you, I've never done a craft fair - but am hoping to get a stall at the school xmas fayre this year,so am thinking maybe should concentrate more on the stocking filler items than cards
    your table looks fab

  9. Thanks so much for sharing this Lou! It sounds like it was a great day and it's so exciting to hear you enjoyed it!



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