Well I'm back and I survived the Spring Fayre.
What a mammoth task it was though for me. Compared to other people, my total number of cards made was nothing, but I'm really chuffed with what I did. I was so tired after though!
So 160 cards were made in total. I went to the fayre with my friend Karen, as I mentioned before. She was selling some homemade baking, some gluten free (Karen is a Coeliac so she cant eat wheat or gluten or foods containing these ingredients) and some with gluten in them. She had a selection of crispie cakes, tablet, bounty slices, rock buns and marmalades. They all looked delicious, and I know for sure that a lot of them tasted delicious too!
We were there for just over 2 hours. I made £50 and Karen made £20. We're both really pleased with that, however Karen would have liked to have made a bit more. We think the fact that she was advertising some of the baking as gluten free scared people away, but we wanted to try and attract the gluten free people to the stall too. It's quite difficult to get the right balance.
I was a wee bit disappointed on the day. I was told by the lady organising the fayre that because I was selling handmade cards, she wouldn't take anyone else selling cards. However there were 4 other people selling cards on their stalls. One of which was a lady who I do not like or get on with, and she was right at the entrance (our tables were allocated when we arrived). So as soon as people were coming into the hall where the fayre was being held, people were stopping at her stall and buying cards. She was charging £1.50 for her cards and one of the other stalls were charging £2.50. I was selling mine for £1 each, but had some individually priced from 50p (for small 4x4 cards) up to £1.50 for A5 sized.
Overall I'm really happy with the outcome. Still have a lot of cards left, but at least it means I can have a break from card making (for selling) for a wee bit and concentrate on blogging and challenges for the design team for http://creationsbygillm.blogspot.com/
So here are the photos I took during my preparation for the fayre. We also took some photos on the day itself.
Look forward to hearing your thoughts, good and bad!
|160 cards on my bed!|
|Another view of the cards (my dog teddy just HAD to get in the photo!)|
|Just some of the Easter cards I made|
|This is me!|