Monday, 1 December 2008

Christmas Fair



Attended a Christmas Fair on Saturday, attendance was low as was the spending, on the positive, however, I met another forum member and also had a good chat with some other stallholders, exchanged business cards with a view to having a fair co-operative in 2009.

Also spoke to a wonderful watercolour artist and she persuaded me to join the Liphook Arts and Crafts Society, they meet on the first Tuesday of every month and have exhibitions of members work twice a year. This is exciting, as some of you know I am planning to take my business back to the grass roots doing what I love best, sewing and embroidery etc. So 2009 will give me the opportunity to research, design and make my new line. I have always wanted to include a clothing range preferably one off creations, so watch this space.

Don't forget to check out the other MMP blogs with all the news of the Pink Ladies.

11 comments:

  1. Hi Caroline,

    I'm happy for you that although the attendance for the craft fair is low, but you have made new friends and possibly new avenues to market your craft! Way to go!

    Have a great week!

    Pei Li

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  2. Caroline

    This is a tough economy. Sorry about the fair. Hopefully, next year we will see a significant change. You still were able to market your business though so that is great news.

    Lisa
    www.palepinkandroses.com

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  3. Hi Caroline,
    It sounds like the craft show may be bringing you other benefits even though the sales were low. good luck with the new contacts.
    Marie

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  4. Hi Caroline. How awesome that you met another Pinky. Who was it?
    It's always good marketing when you can exchange biz cards. Good for you.
    xoxo
    Roxie

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  5. Sounds like you made some good connections at the fair. It's just as important as the sales, right? Have a great week!

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  6. Interesting that the economic news is not good anywhere...well, hopefully, it gives everyone a chance to take a deep breath and think of new and creative ways to meet the challenges!
    Susan *dutchrose*

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  7. Hi Caroline,,, Although attendance was low, it sure sounds like you made some great contacts. This is always a good thing....:)
    I look forward to seeing what you have coming up! (())gail

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  8. Sorry your craft fair wasn't up to expectations, seems to be the way this year. At least it was a successful networking event, that is a big positive.

    Pat

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  9. Hi Caroline,
    One doorway was closing so the next could open up onto your new path. Glad you will be getting back to doing what you love. It makes all the difference. I can't wait to see what you create in 2009!
    Hugs,
    Shell

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  10. Hi Caroline,
    It sounds like you made some new contacts and friends even though attendance was low. It is like that everywhere. All the arts and crafts fairs are really hurting here too. We just have to hang in there!
    Carrie

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  11. Interesting that the economic news is not good anywhere...well, hopefully, it gives everyone a chance to take a deep breath and think of new and creative ways to meet the challenges!



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