Hi everyone, yesterday I went to the Charity Fun Day at Little Heath School, where my friend works, to sell cards and crafts! I had a little stall that we set up with paste tables, a gazebo and tablecloths, plus the card stands that hubby made me, and the cute bunting that Pam made. It was an amazingly hot, sunny day and the fair was busy, though we didn’t have so many visitors at our end of the field.
We set up or table slightly off centre as there was a space next to us for another stall to set up, but in the end no one arrived.
Here’s the ‘cards & crafts’ banner that Pam lovingly spend hours and hours sewing! It looked super pretty.
So here’s one side of the stall with lots of cards propped up on one of the stands that James made. He cut them from the MDF left over from building our desks, and painted them and added a distressed shabby chic effect. They are the super bestest card stands I have ever seen and I super love them.
And here’s the other side. I also had a basket of cards for £1 each (forums online suggest that people seem to like looking through baskets!) and they were quite popular. There was another lady there selling cards and hers were all £1 each, though generally simpler designs, so perhaps I lost a bit of business to her (especially as she was nearer the front of the fair and people got to her first!).
I also had some other craft bits and pieces for sale – peel off stickers and packs of paper and die cuts etc. – but they weren’t as popular with an audience of mostly non-crafty folk.
We didn’t make a huge profit – just enough to cover the cost of having the stand there, and a bit more for a few ice creams and perhaps a bottle of wine – but overall it was a lovely day! The weather was great and it was nice to meet Pam’s lovely colleagues. I think I would certainly do another fair again – perhaps an arts and crafts type one where people are specifically looking for handmade cards and gifts.
I also put out the little wooden decoupage tags that I’ve made so far (I know I said I’d do a post on them – I will when I’ve done some more!)
And finally, here’s my mum taking a pic of the stall.