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My First Craft Fair


MAC Contemporary Craft Fair August 2013

Last weekend I had a stall at a craft fair for the first time, at Midlands Art Centre. I’m not used to having to make up so much stock, as I only make the items I sell on Etsy when I receive an order. I have a stall booked for a couple of Christmas craft fairs so it was a good practise run at laying out a stall and testing what would sell. I was visited during the fair by my friend Jo, and my family which was very nice:)

MAC Contemporary Craft Fair August 2013

As well as selling a few items, I also came home with a couple of lovely things.

I traded one of my plush Geek Chic Panda for an amazing necklace by a fellow stall holder Working Clasp. It’s my new favourite necklace and is going to get worn with EVERYTHING!

Working Clasp Necklace

I also bought some awesome handmade oak buttons from Against the Grain. I picked a small-sized button as I’m going to attach them to a skirt or blouse as soon as possible. Sue, the artist who makes them, can make buttons to order for specific sewing projects. Tempting:)

Against The Grain Wooden Buttons


Author: Charlotte

Sewist, crafter & blogger, based in Birmingham, England. I'm spending the year growing and gathering to create natural dyes and enhance my sewing projects. Find me at www.englishgirlathome.com

7 thoughts on “My First Craft Fair

  1. It is so excited! I see you have a good experience. I am thinkig of selling on craftsmarks as well. The neclace is stunning! Good trade 🙂 The buttons are cute. I could use such in a knitted blous… I have to look around 🙂

    • There are some nice handmade buttons on Etsy, but it’s nice to buy them direct & saves on postage! The fair was worth doing although lots of work to prepare for.

      • Preparation is hard … I was organising big events so I know how it is… my participation and preparation takes as well a lot of tme and energy.
        It is good for me to read all advises and experiences on blogs – it helps… 🙂

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