Christmas Preparations.

I’m in the middle of the panic month for Christmas  In my diary I have seven craft fair type events between now and mid December.

I think I need to get organised and work on my presentation  The children and I went hunting in the park for a suitable branch to be “planted” in plaster of paris in a large plant pot, in order that I can hang necklaces from the branches. I’m rather pleased with the end result and think it should really help with the appearance of my stall. I trialed it at a local Macmillan coffee morning and it was commented on kindly.

I need to work on some signs. The space hanging from the front of my stall is currently wasted so I shall fill that with a good clear explanation of who I am and what I do.

The ceramic bowls are black with turquoise inside, so they are great for children’s wooden bracelets or mobile phone charms for the teenagers. I should take a full length mirror so that customers can try on my work and see how it looks.

I’d like to have some way that customers could pay by credit or debit card and have heard of a fancy app that allows a smartphone or tablet to serve this purpose, so I’ve tasked my darling husband with this.

One of the events is a two day extravaganza so I’m planning to take my crafting desk and tools so I can work during the day. I’m hoping it will generate some interest, and of course I can make alterations to suit a client needs.

So I’m going to be very very busy. Please wish me luck. I think the temptation to hide under the covers is going to get stronger as we get nearer to Christmas.

I’m off to Handmade Monday to get some advice from the other crafty people who are no doubt better organised that I am.


16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Wendy
    Oct 01, 2012 @ 10:10:38

    I love the branch idea – I’ve seen it used to great effect with other hangy things too. Good luck with the fairs – organisation is half the battle and no easy task at all!


  2. highland monkeys
    Oct 01, 2012 @ 11:13:30

    I’m sure you will be a busy bee at the fair. Good idea to work while there, it makes you look busy and interested in what you’re doing.


  3. Jill Spain (@JillSpain)
    Oct 01, 2012 @ 11:41:54

    That;s such a nice idea to display jewellery. Also frees up table space which is always not enough. I make cards when I am at events, find it creates interest plus people then realise we really do make them. Hope you have a good week.


  4. Sheena
    Oct 01, 2012 @ 12:55:12

    Worst case scenario: you sell ALL your jewellery! Wouldn’t that be nice?


  5. hannzach
    Oct 01, 2012 @ 14:54:32

    I think the branch is lovely, & the mirror would be a good idea. Hope you can fit it all in your car, with your tools as well.
    Have a good week x.


  6. Sarah
    Oct 01, 2012 @ 16:00:08

    Love the branches as jewellery displays…good luck with the Xmas prep…I keep trying to start mine but life keeps getting in the way :/
    Have a great week x


  7. soyofthenorth
    Oct 01, 2012 @ 18:38:37

    You’re going to be so busy. Good luck with the events. The branch is a great way to show off your necklaces.


  8. For Keep's Sake
    Oct 01, 2012 @ 18:42:31

    I love the tree idea – we used one for some small hanging name plaques we made last Christmas. It was sprayed in silver and looked fab :o) good luck with the fairs. Busy time of year!


  9. knitnrun4sanity
    Oct 01, 2012 @ 19:28:05

    Of course I wish you luck. Craft fairs sound like a lot of work and therefore you are going to be very busy! I love the idea of the branches – it looks great and does the job.


  10. t1ckledp1nk
    Oct 01, 2012 @ 19:43:45

    The branch looks fab! I’ve seen it used so many times to great effect but haven’t managed to find a suitable one for my own use yet!


  11. Jan @ Handcrafted by Picto
    Oct 01, 2012 @ 20:00:45

    It’s a great idea to do a bit of work while you are there, the last fair I went to the jewellery man done a few alteration of sizes, especially the children’s bracelets.
    Love the branch 🙂


  12. claireabellemakes
    Oct 01, 2012 @ 21:05:24

    Fantastic way to display your necklaces! I am doing my first craft fair this winter, but just starting out with one. Good luck with your marathon of fairs!


  13. Handbagsbyhelen
    Oct 02, 2012 @ 05:36:39

    Sounds like you’re going to be very busy. Good luck with all the craft fairs.


  14. Alison
    Oct 02, 2012 @ 15:10:39

    I think your branches look great. A really good way to display your jewellery. Hope all the fairs go really well, it sounds like your going to be busy.
    Ali x


  15. Wendy Melling
    Oct 03, 2012 @ 13:16:29

    Good luck! I like the tree branches as a display. The mirror is a a great idea too!


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