Monday, 28 June 2010

craft fair headache!!!!

well i didn't realise organising a craft fair was so brain frazzling!! I have got my hubby (as i write this) adapting one of his application forms (he's an events manager) to suit our needs, but i have found it surprising that we have not been flooded with applicants!  We are using everything that we would expect to be done if we had stall, into our planning (food/pricesvenue etc) as we really want it to be a success for the stallholders.  Lots of advertising has got to be done (we have a local mag that gets delivered to 9000 homes locally/radio etc)
The more i think of things thelonger my list gets :)
As i have 3 kids, i know that i wouldn't get long to look around a craft fair, so i am trying to organise some kiddie things to keep them occupied(hook a duck etc)  I know from experience a happy child is a happy parent :0.
Sorted size of tables,hopefully do a raffle (although i now know you have to have a license to hold a raffle!)
Listed the event on stallholder tonight too.  I really must think about making some more tiaras etc to put on the stall!
Will keep updating when there is any news!

Friday, 25 June 2010

The first installment of my experience of organising a craft fair.

Well there are 4 Folksy ladies that have decided to set up our own craft fair, so I thought i'd blog about our experiences good or bad.
We met up in my home town, Hucknall, which was nerve racking as we have only spoken over Folksy.  The ladies,  / / (and of course myself) were all lovely and we had a good brainstorming session to sort some designs/prices etc.  We had a good 2 hr chat and have decided to start trying to get some lovely sellers into our fair.
When i eventually got home i mentioned to my hubby that for a small add in the local paper it was going to cost us £136 pounds, to which he decides to let know that he sorts all advertising out locally within his job role and had got a big list of contacts!!!  So Paula has opened a thread on the Folksy Events site to see if we can get anyone interested in a table.  Tables are £20 without lunch and £25 with lunch, free refreshments throughout the day also.  Fingers crossed that we get lots of interest now then we can get advertising!!
I will try to update on here when we have any new updates
sam x

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Winner of my Facebook giveaway!!!!!!!!!!

hi all, below is the winner of my fb giveaway!!!!!!!!

everyones names........

Ready to be drawn.............


my gorgeous daughter, ready to pick one.........


And the winner is .........................


HANNAH KEMP!!!!!!!!! Well done, one of my pieces will be on its way to you soon, please let me know your address

sam xxx