#ippdailydraw and craft fair August 12th

Well as this is the last day of the Olympics I didn’t expect the craft fair at Mannington Hall to be busy but honestly it was so quiet I was able to have a conversation for an hour and a half with a fellow stall holder without interruption! Never mind, the people in my space were lovely – they all knew each other from the Norfolk craft fair circuit and Brian – he of the birds below, is going to send me a list of  craft fairs that he rates. Which is kind of him :)

The sketch is duff today!

fellow #ipp ers – we all have off days.

The next few images give you a flavour of my stall and the general absence of people!!

This Brian Slaytor and makes and  sells these gorgeous birds at craft fairs throughout Norfolk

I took the suitcase from the top of my wardrobe to display some of my wares. It looked lovely – but the only thing rummaged through was the bargain box of Phoenix cards. Of which I sold 3 ;) for a pound each

I more than halved my usual prices (on stock only – not the personalised things) and didn’t sell any of it. It wasn’t the right audience. The only genuine fan customer I had was my friend Helen, also the fantastic chef of the Greedy Goose at Mannington Hall who bought this daisy bunting. These take a whole day  to make – actually longer if you factor in cutting out the wood. They cost £29.50 and I have one left. I love them but they are bonkers as a retail item. If you factor in time you make a loss really! So if any of you want the one remaining at that price with free delivery let me know!

© Gabriella Buckingham 2012

© Gabriella Buckingham 2012

This was the average customer level !:)

And finally …

I deliberately deleted the price I charged for these as I wonder if you’d like to guess? I didn’t sell any but a craft shop owner came in and said what a good idea and would I supply her… so we will see. What price would you expect to pay?

Answers below please! I am going to put together a few kits for sale on my site and notonthehighstreet.com/moobaacluck with instructions and ideas for decoration. I wonder if that is the environment needed?  I think it is :)

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