It’s the September CRAFTfest countdown

My first ever craft fair is six days away (depending on who’s counting), and it is a virtual fair (see post). Prior to signing up, I didn’t know that there was such a thing and I always thought that I’ll have to get a booth and all the accompanying necessities in order to participate in one. And we won’t have to bother about the unpredictable weather (this morning was quite cold, and we’re in the last week of August) as we’d have to if we were putting up booths in a park or so. It’s almost a win-win situation (it’ll be a win-win when I make my first sale). So when I came across a post related to CRAFTfest on Folksy forum, I didn’t hesitate for a moment before signing up. I’d love to make some sales, but more importantly, my shop needs to be known as it’s only a couple of month old. So, fingers crossed.

I promised when I signed up that I’ll do my share of promoting fellow stallholders and that includes tweeting and following, stumbling (thought only people who’ve had too much to drink stumble, may be not all, but well…), ‘facebooking’ and pinning amongst the several social media currently available. I can now confirm that it can be a lot of work doing all these and more, especially if you’re a semi-lurker like me, but who’s trying to reform. In all honesty, I’ve not done a lot but I hope to improve. Thanks to CRAFTfest, I now have a facebook page, and can pin as well as tweet; however, I’ve not gone round ‘stumbling’ yet.

So this week like I did the last time, I’ll be featuring some of my fellow sellers in the purple group that I didn’t feature then.

Group 8

Group 9

Group 10

A lot of people have put a lot of effort into organising, and especially holding the hands of stallholders like me who are new to craft fairs. This is thanking Gill, Lu, the other group leaders, and all who’s been very helpful to all. Do not forget to join us from the 1st to the 8th whether you’re a crafter, a buyer or even a browser, you won’t be disappointed.

Off to putting some jewellery pieces in my stall.

CRAFTfest (September 1st to 8th)

I signed up to my first ever fair a few weeks ago – CRAFTfest, and if you’re wondering what it’s about, it’s an online craft fair where crafters get to showcase their work and put their business right at the heart of the Crafting Community. I am so looking forward to it and I’m sure you’d not want to miss it too, so pen down the dates in your diary.

Crafters have been grouped into teams and I’m in the Purple Group with Gill of PSInteriorsUK as our group leader. I have begun to fill my stall with jewellery pieces that will be for sale (subject to availability during that week), and Gill has been doing wonderful work in holding everyone’s hands especially people like me who are first timers. She’s put up the complete list of stall holders on CRAFTfest’s blog, and I will be sharing some of them with you to give you an idea of what to expect during that week. Click on the pictures to go to our stalls.

So, do not forget, and remember to tell friends and family. And there’s no starting and closing times, you can visit all day and at anytime in the comfort of your home.

Group 1

Group 2

Group 3

Group 4

Group 5

Group 6

Group 7

And there’s me, can’t believe I actually forgot all about myself. I need to update my stall though, I have lots of interesting things to list. Promise.