This weekend I have had a stall at the Assembly Rooms Christmas Craft Fair – this has a footfall of 4000 ish..
I applied key lessons learnt the previous year. I added height to the stall with plastic storage boxes, hidden under a table cloth. The bag stands help display bags which will not stand on their own.
I find display tricky – trying to fit stock onto the stall but not to overcrowd 0- perhaps I should invest in shelving?
As economic times remain hard I added to the low end price products, making up some penguin cases (purchase the pattern here). This was a great addition, perfect for coloured crayons for 5 year olds or lip balm for teenagers. The pattern is well written with clear diagrams. I have to admit a major chain currently has a christmas ad whose lead character is a penguin, this may have helped sales!
I also dug out some older stock and created a sale basket, this proved popular:) I had mixed feelings about this, its important not to devalue my work but at the same time I would like to create room to make new designs in the coming year:) I am blessed with a sewing room but inevitably I do have limited storage.
SO I am continuing to offer sale items over on my Etsy shop, grab yourself a bargain with bags from merely £10 – search Etsy Vicky Myers Creations Cyber Monday and grab yourself a treat or some Christmas gifts.