The fair was in my local village and was quite small which I was quite relieved at. I was a bit nervous at doing the fair as it’s definitely out of my comfort zone, I’m terrible at self promotion and talking to strangers so I’m definitely proud of myself for doing it.
I did a lot of preparation for the big day, making sure I had a decent amount of stock and making my stall look pretty. I spent tonnes of time on Pinterest getting tips for the day and ideas for my stall.
I got to the fair an hour before opening to set up, it took me about 10 mins so I had plenty of time to sit in horror and watch as the other stalls set up massive displays and show off there huge amounts of items! I had a small amount of stock, everything that was on the table was everything that I had! As I had plenty of time, I popped over the road to grab myself a tea which was a big mistake as half hour after the customers started to turn up, I needed a wee and was unable to leave my stall unmanned! The day was all about learning from mistakes!
My sister surprised me and turned up to help, which was fantastic! It meant I could go for a wee but I also that I had someone to talk to during the quiet periods! During the day, I had tonnes of support from the family: Marks parents both came to visit, my sister in law Charlotte and the kids, plus Mark came down with Spencer and Coen who I was so pleased to see.
The fair wasn’t hugely successful for me, the thing about being in a village is that most of the residents are a lot older, so not really the target market for teething necklaces. I did manage to sell a few though and I had tonnes of fun and I’m so proud of myself for doing it.
I immediately started to look at doing more craft fairs, especially baby events. However with this time of year, most of the upcoming craft fairs are Christmas Fairs, so I might have to wait until after the New Year xx