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Title: Fangfest weekend
Post by: Em on September 05, 2011, 05:24:39 PM
Like Retro, I didn't have a great one despite it being the coolest event I've been too. saturday had beautiful weather and a decent turn out just nobody was spending. I amused myself learning how to sculpt, potter, carve logs with chainsaws and build rocking horses. And EJ popped by to see me baring gifts of her lovely egg soap, so that made my afternoon!

Sunday started dreadfully and I was in danger of not making my table money for weekend but when bad weather set in, so did the customers and we had a very good afternoon.

One thing really bothered me about the weekend though - despite it being a strict craft event several tables offered children's lucky dips with bits of plastic tat. The table next to me did most of its business this way. Is that not cheating??? I'm trying to think up things I could put in lucky dips such as mini soaps as it seemed to be a real money spinner - but I want it to be relevent to my craft!

And being a terrible wife I had a massive crush on both the sculptor and the (not especially attractive but sooo skilled and enthusiastic) wooden pen making man. I clearly like men who are good with their hands and am now begging my hubby to take up a craft!

Pic shows my parents helping me set up - I shy from cameras.

Title: Re: Fangfest weekend
Post by: Esby on September 05, 2011, 05:52:06 PM
Your display looks great!  I love your banner too  :buttrf: :buttrf:

Title: Re: Fangfest weekend
Post by: Lindy on September 05, 2011, 06:08:03 PM
Very nice set-up!  Love it! :buttrf: :buttrf: :buttrf:

Title: Re: Fangfest weekend
Post by: retropants on September 05, 2011, 06:14:48 PM
gorgeous stuff and your set up is beautiful!

Title: Re: Fangfest weekend
Post by: Suzanne on September 05, 2011, 06:44:02 PM
Lovely set up. I am sorry it did not go better for you.

Title: Re: Fangfest weekend
Post by: Helen on September 05, 2011, 06:49:19 PM
Sorry the 1st day was rubbish but it is fabbo that you met up with EJ and learned all those new skills.

Bet your eyelashes ached the next day after all that fluttering and flirting  :mwaha:

I love how your stall is arranged, really pretty but those cute soaps are just adorable.  Love the jigsaw ones and those stripey ones are fab!!! 

Sounds to me that, if nothing else, it gave you some inspiration on how to generate interest (like with the lucky dips etc...)

 :buttrf: :buttrf:

Title: Re: Fangfest weekend
Post by: Eva on September 05, 2011, 06:50:00 PM
That looks lovely!  :buttrf:

Title: Re: Fangfest weekend
Post by: Andy on September 05, 2011, 06:50:21 PM
Your set up is really nice, and I just love your colourful logo.

Sorry it didn't went so well for you, but it goes to show that bigger fairs are not necessarily the best.  :buttrf:

Title: Re: Fangfest weekend
Post by: madpiano on September 05, 2011, 07:25:44 PM
That looks lovely and clean. Sorry to hear that it didn't go so well, I think it must have been a really bad weekend as everyone has struggled. But you got to meet EJ and it sounds like you had a ball  :buttrf:

Title: Re: Fangfest weekend
Post by: polly on September 05, 2011, 07:50:15 PM
Sorry you didn;t have such a great event, but it sounds like it was good to be part of it, and your stall looks lovely.

Title: Re: Fangfest weekend
Post by: PurplePrincess on September 06, 2011, 09:33:50 PM
Shame things didn't go so well for you, especially with all the effort you've put into your products. Your stall looked lovely.

I sometimes do a lucky dip on my stall, with odds & ends of soaps & bath bombs that have got a bit battered or old looking. I filled the last one with last years left over christmas stuff that I found in a box after we moved house recently. I charge £1 a go & as everything that goes in usually sells for more than that everyone gets a bargain & I have a little less excess to add to the mountains I already have.

Sally x

Title: Re: Fangfest weekend
Post by: Em on September 06, 2011, 09:39:20 PM
I think the lucky dip is a good idea if it's relevent to the products you sell. Especially as so many people only want to buy the cheapest items - we sold loads of M&P soaps therefore. I'll definitely put something together with soap and bath bomb odds and ends. I have a lovely little hamper I can put them in too.

Title: Re: Fangfest weekend
Post by: Avril on September 10, 2011, 01:07:22 PM
lovely set up, shame about sales...