Sunday, 6 October 2013

Little Jumping Joan attends her First Craft Fair

First a shout out to all my lovely Bloggers who leave comments. I am totally overwhelmed by the comments I've had about LJJ and Sidekick Molly. Thank you all so much!!!

We have done our first craft fair in Colchester, Essex. I just took my LJJ items and some book cover collages.



This is my stall. I kept it very simple and uncluttered. 


The lovely Laura and friend from 13 Stitches. Laura makes bears and her friend knits bears and other toys.


Sonia from Vintiquity setting up her scented candle tea sets, milk jugs and sugar bowls, cake stands and kitchenware.


Vinyl as you have never seen it before, clock, bowls and so on. This lady sells at the Pop-up shop, in Chelmsford.

So I had such a busy day, no time to take any more pictures. LJJ was voted a hit by the customers and several stallholders complimented me on my work too. Plus I sold two pictures, several unframed works, brooches and cards. Also got booked for two more craft fairs. So feeling very pleased with myself.

The fair was very well organised, super flyers posted to all the surrounding houses, food was plentiful and really reasonable. Signage was also good, the hall is only 18 months old and car parking was plentiful. a bonus the lighting was great as well. I've booked for the next one.

Now I'm hoping to get in early on Handmade Monday, make yourselves a cuppa and have a peek at all the talented makers.

24 comments:

  1. I love seeing craft fair pics - thank you! I'm not surprised LJJ was popular - she's fab! x

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  2. Your stall does look nice, it looks a lovely venue. Glad that you sold as well not suprised really you have wonderful work.

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  3. Lovely to see you in action at the fair on Saturday Joan. Your work is superb so I knew you would be very popular with visitors & stallholders alike. I had a good event as well & sold lots of scented candles & bird feeders. I'll also be back again for the next event next March. Keep up the good work. Sonia x

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  4. Your stall looks lovely and I'm glad to hear you had so many positive comments.
    Ali x

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  5. Well done -glad it all went well. Good luck for the next fairs!

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  6. Glad you had good day Joan, the stall looks lovely x

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  7. Really pleased it was a success -well done x

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  8. Great - it's so good to hear about a good craft fair! Here's to many more successful ones x

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  9. Well done. It looks like a lovely fair, and your table looks great.

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  10. Great to hear the fair went so well! Your stall looks fab and the compliments you received are well deserved :) x

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  11. Fantastic, Joan.. Just what I was hoping to hear.. A success all round I'd say. Your stall looks perfect, love the uncluttered approach it show's your work off perfectly.xxx

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  12. Your fair looks lovely and not surpising Joan was a hit - she is great. Hope you have a good week.

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  13. Sounds like a really great time! and a great fair to attend :)

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  14. Your stall looks great, am glad you had a good time. It's always nice to share conversations with other crafters and with people who want to talk about your work too.

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  15. FAbulous stall I'm glad you had a good day. I spotted a pineapple ice-cube pot - we used to have one of those - happy memories.

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  16. How lovely that you had such a great day. So much work goes into these days and it is lovely that you came away with so much positivity.

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  17. It's really good to hear of a well run fair, I'm glad you enjoyed it.

    Jan x

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  18. Love your stall and glad you had a good day,
    Popped over from Handmade Monday x

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  19. Congratulations on your first craft fair. I attended mine a few weeks ago at a craft party. It was only a mini-fair but it was good practice for the real things that I have coming up at the end of November! x

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  20. Your stall with all your creations looks lovely. I'm happy you had a good time.

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  21. Well done on your first fair. Looks like you had a great time. Here's to the next one... xx

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  22. nicel done Joan! i have never 'done' a fair, but it looks like a lot of fun (and a lot of work)
    glad to hear it went well, your booth looks great.

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Your comments are all read and appreciated. Hope you will forgive me if I miss commenting on your comment, I will be busy doing art :-) x Joan