Sorry to have been a bit quiet over the last month but have been trying to finish all the orders from CRAFT in September before all the Christmas Craft Markets start! First up is the Renegade Craft Fair in the Truman Brewery on Brick Lane on 5th & 6th November. Not done this fair before but I have heard great things about it so fingers crossed for bumper sales! I then have a stall at the Unitarian Church in New Road, Brighton on 19th November and the following week I am doing “Made in Clerkenwell” from 24th – 27th November. I am in the first floor sink room (yes, that is just a room with a sink in it) at 21 Clerkenwell Green. Last years show was quite successful so hoping for good sales this time. Finally new stock will be going up to Fringe in Alexander Park Road in North London after Renegade Craft Fair. Phew! I thinks that all for the moment!
I’m back from exhibiting at CRAFT at Olympia which seemed to go fairly well although it wasn’t as busy as I thought it would be. However there has been a flurry of excitement this morning which has left me in a bit of a spin! There are going to be several flocks of seagulls “Oscar’s Friends” flying off to pastures new over the next few weeks plus about 60 (!!) hot water bottle covers! Watch this space for further details, I have to admit it is quite exciting. Also orders for my new throws and matching cushions will be making their way to an interiors shop in North London. There may also be follow ups from other contacts made at the show so it looks like I am going to be rather busy!
“Oscar’s Friends” Candy, Lobster and Lagoon take a last gulp of fresh air before being zipped into the bag ready to travel to London on Saturday where they will be making their debut at CRAFT at Olympia.
Getting ready for a trade show is always stressful and I have been busy folding leaflets, making sample cards and the designing stand for the past week. Nothing ever runs as smoothly as you hope, but fingers crossed it all comes together in the end. I do have some lovely new shelves made by a local furniture designer which I am sure will last longer than the IKEA ones I have been using.
I will let you know how the show went when I get back next week!