Tuesday, 24 November 2009

First Fair

Hi everyone

Well, I survived my first fair! Sunday morning I was sick with nerves and nearly didn't go but my Mum gave me lots of moral support and we made it to Bruntcliffe High School in Morley for their Christmas Fayre.

We had a good table, infront of the stage and almost directly opposite the door through which people entered the fayre. We managed to get set up just before the doors opened - my hands were shaking with nerves and we were distracted by the smells of the baking stall next to us! (We relented and treated ourselves to some cupcakes which were delicious). Here's a picture of the stall

Throughout the afternoon I had lots of people stop by the stall and gave me some lovely comments which really helped to boost my confidence. I made a few sales, but when I had a wander around the fair there were 8 other jewellery stalls. It seemed that because there were so many jewellers, we were all struggling a bit as a result. A few people took business cards so hopefully they might visit Glamourpuss Jewellery on Folksy and find a few things they like on there.

Overall it was a good day, I covered the cost of my table and gained some valuable experience. Looking at my stall I can see how to change the layout slightly to improve the presentation and I feel so proud of myself for going in the first place! My next fair is this Saturday (in Sheriff Hutton Town Hall if anyone is nearby!) so hopefully I can apply the things I learned at this first fair to my next one and I hope to have a bit more confidence now.

As I probably have enough stock for my fairs now, I'm spending the majority of this week listing all of my new pieces on my folksy shop, so please pop along and take a look http://www.folksy.com/shops/glamourpuss

Hope you all have a great week, thanks for reading,

Kate x

1 comment:

  1. your table looks lovely ... love the blue cloth :)
    Being next to a cake stall is brilliant ~ just as long as you don't spend more than you take on cakes! hehe
    Hope you have a great next fair and that there aren't so many other jewellery stalls!


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