As many of you know, I have been preparing for selling on the online craft fair CRAFTfest. The weekend has crept up on me and with only 3 days to go till CRAFTfest goes live I am busily preparing my new folksy site. If you are not aware of how CRAFTfest works, here’s a bit of a summary! There are over 150 stalls, all online and hosted on the Creative Connections website. You can browse the stalls from the comfort of your own sofa, all stalls are categorised so it’s easy to search for what you are looking for. If you see something you like, you can then click on a link which will take you to where the item is being sold, such as on Folksy etc.
Most of the items I am selling are things that I have made from trying new projects. As I do my crafting/sewing in my spare time, the thought of selling things scared me a little! However I decided I needed an identity to make me and my stall stand out, so I bought a banner through a shop on the Etsy site.
Now my Folksy site is complete all I have to do is sit nervously and see if anyone buys anything!
I thought I would just mention a few other people who I have got to know through CRAFTfest, please take a look at their site and stall and if you like what you see buy something unusual and support handmade!
Jeeberellas Craft Castle
Natasha makes lovely personalised items from bunting to wine bottle labels.She is my group leader for CRAFTfest and has put up with my endless ‘help’ emails!
Fusion Glass art by Penni Simpson
Penni and I follow each other on Twitter. She sells gorgeous glassware which I absolutely adore. I will definitely be buying some for christmas presents!
Linda has kinda featured me on her blog and so I want to return the favour and promote her lovely items. I have been searching for a knitted/crocheted headband to keep my ears warm in the cold, she has some gorgeous lacey ones which I might treat myself too!
Raven’s Stained Glass
Beautiful stained glass – I love the misletoe!!
Please can you all pass the word around to your friends and family about CRAFTfest, and make sure you just spend a bit of time at the weekend browsing the stalls. I have already got a list of things I am going to buy!
Welcome to another handmade Monday! This week I have been again catching up on swap making. I have finished my makes for the decoration swap, and I am just waiting on getting some material from Cotton Patch to finish off some bits for the advent swap. Not long till I have to send off my boxes of goodies, which also means it’s not long till CRAFTfest opens! So after buying some jewelry from the vintage fair last weekend, I set to making some fab bookmarks following a tutorial I found on Pinterest.
I bought some ribbon clasps and some jump rings from The Ribbon and Bead shop and after less than 10 minutes I had turned the bits of jewelery into bookmarks!
After a busy day I ended up having to take the photos in the dark, so they’re not great pics, made worse as the light bulb fell out of the light fitting whilst taking the photos! After moving to another room to try to get better light, the cat followed me, She always has to be where I am!!
I will be adding the bookmarks to my CRAFTfest stall. Here’s a sneak peek of some of the other things I will be selling.
Please help me and the other stall holders by telling your friends and family about the event – 26th and 27th November, all stalls are online therefore it’s so easy to complete your christmas shopping from the comfort of your own sofa, whilst supporting handmade products!
Whilst we’re talking about supporting good causes, I just wanted to mention Team Hannah which I read about on Penny’s blog. Please take the time to go and read about Hannah and what she is going through and ways in which to help her raise the money she needs for her operation.
If you want to top up on your craft fix for this week, pop over the Wendy’s blog and see what everyone else has been up to for Handmade Monday.
Another very short post just to tell you that I am featured on Jeeberella’s Craft Castle blog. As Natasha is our leader for our group she is blogging about everyone who is selling at CRAFTfest. Please go check her post out http://jeeberellascraftcastle.blogspot.com/2011/10/my-lovely-pink-group-craftfest-peeps.html
Also remember to keep 26th and 27th November in your diaries and go visit all the lovely stalls for CRAFTfest. There are still some stalls available if you fancy selling too!