Sunday, 12 November 2017

43 Days until Christmas

Bought the wrapping paper this week and have been busy wrapping gifts for F & F. All done and put away until needed.

Updated my website this week, the theme has been carried over to my blog, facebook and twitter page. I have made a decision with regards the business, will carry on until end of 2019, then review. If things have not improved will downsize in a big way. This is a hard decision but getting fed up with lack of sales, I know from talking to other's I am not alone and feel particularly bad for those that have to rely on sales to live. Even friends who do the large shows which have normally been successful for them have struggled to earn a profit, add the rents, travel and possibly an overnight stay, near impossible. On a plus note I feel that the smaller fairs have picked up and maybe the way to go is select events with less stalls but a keener eye on the quality of products on display.

I have toyed with the idea of putting on my own events but organisation shared with at least 5 other crafter's. Have a pop up tea room.  Something to think about for the New Year, only problem is finding 5 crafters near me who can work up the enthusiasm and prepared to commit.

Sunday: Last week's blog post checked and published. Can also show you a card done for an old schoolfriend as by the time this post is up she would have had her Birthday.

Monday: Website planning and vision board for future makes.

Tuesday: Spent the morning at the hospital with DH for his 6 monthly check up and popped into 
M & S on the way back.

Wednesday: Sweeping leaves, so many down and so many more to go

Thursday: More leaves....... Made a change to my website, blog headers etc. Now feel can start 2018 with new vigour.

Friday: Not a lot as am poorly

Saturday: Due at a fair today but had to cancel as still feel so rough and not fair on other stallholder's and visitors to have me coughing and spluttering all over the place. Staying in bed and making DH look after my every need, lol.

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Have a great week


  1. Oh you've reminded me of my garden in England, I lived in a forest and clearing leaves at this time of year was endless. Love the card, fab colour palette :D Dropping by from #HandmadeMonday

  2. I hope you'll feel better soon. Regarding reviewing your business, I understand as the sales have been slow here too - it is good that I have other jobs for bills and food so I can carry on with my artistic endeavours. here is for a better 2018 and the hope that the sales will pick up by 2019 :).

  3. Your new look is just lovely. I don't think this is the one I voted for on FB but now it's here I LOVE it - very you!
    Hope you are feeling better soon.

  4. Sorry to read about your experience with fairs and craft events - I know it all too well and have scaled down all my making now and concentrate on things for me and my family. Hope you feel better soon!


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