Thursday, 17 March 2011

Blooms Garden Centre Craft fair March 15th

On Tuesday i took a days holiday from work to attend another craft fair at Blooms Garden Centre in Rugby.
I had been told about the fair from a fellow crafter from the craft forum and, as it was local, decided it would be a great opportunity for me.
As usual it was a mad rush for me as i was one of the last to arrive but it didnt take me too long to set up.
Blooms runs a gardening club and on this particular day they were offering double points to their members so we knew there would be quite a few people around.
We didnt anticipate how many though!!
All morning there seemed to be people everywhere and quite often i found that there was quite a gathering around my table.
It was a lovely feeling having people looking at my table and an even better feeling when they started buying. And buy they did!
I managed to sell 4 out of the 6 bags that i had made plus orders for 3 more. The fabric flowers also went well as did the pen cases and mobile phone cases. Several of my cards were picked up plus an invite to attend fairs in Bourton on the Water.
It was a great day and a good morale boost plus great to catch up with fellow crafters that i havent seen for a while.
But now i need to retreat to my machine and get sewing. The next fair is a big one so lots to be done!!
Until next time


  1. Glad you have a good day :-) It makes you glow when people ooooh and ahhhhh over your pieces then BUY them :-) and IT gives you some cashflow to invest in EVER MORE lush fabrics :-)

    Looking forward to seeing some of your new bags though :-)

    Again though glad you had a good day :-)

    Francesca x

  2. sounds like you had a great day may there be many more xxxx

  3. That's brilliant Lisa! Great news about the bags!!

  4. I think you have great idea on Garden Centre Cheddar. You are SO talented and explain clealry .