Since my last post I’ve been to 3 fairs;
- Dalkeith, St Johns Church, 25th March – This event was held inside the church which has been newly renovated to accommodate events such as this one. Lots of space and a lovely bright venue. The weather was lovely and you would have thought that we’d be busy with lots of curious customers, but that was not the case and stallholders wondered whether the fair had been advertised enough as many visitors spoke of not knowing that the event was on. However even though we were quiet there was a lot of interest at my stall and I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of sales I received.
- Erskine Bridge Hotel, 26th March – I was here at the end of January where by it was busy with lots of tables and customers but today was quieter, not so many tables which can sometimes be a good thing for me. Today was also Mothers Day but we were all hopeful that we’d have lots of customers as the hotel was fully booked for lunches. I managed to cover my costs purely because the commission panel of the two Skye Terriers was to be collected today. My customers were delighted with their purchase.
- Morningside Makers Market, The Columcille Centre, Morningside, Edinburgh, 1st April – A slow start to this event was felt by almost all the crafters, perhaps the dull weather was to blame because when the sun came out after lunch the customers followed! All in all I was happy with the sales I had, I certainly made more than my last visit here.
Attending these fairs has meant that I’ve been working hard to replenish stock and to finish the Skye Terrier panel. In addition to this I’ve now got an outlet in Cowdenbeath, Fife that is stocking my goods, No. 8 at the Gallery – Artisans, Antiques and Beyond. I also have had to replenish the stock that I’ve delivered here…I hope that I’ve not taken on too much.
So what next?
Well I’m working on more commissions, a horse’s head that is almost finished, a panel of a schnauzer dog – a present for a customer’s Husband’s Birthday. This has to be finished for the middle of this month, after this one another panel of a cocker spaniel, then another horse and finally a quote that I have given for another panel has been accepted. This will be competed around mid summer.
In addition to these I have lots of events organised, my next one is on 8th April at St Andrew’s and Blackadder Church in North Berwick. I hope that you’ll come and visit!