Thursday, 27 September 2012

A Busy Weekend Ahead

Definitely a busy weekend ahead of me this week....I have my craft fair on Saturday and we have a few new crafters, some new to craft fairs and some just new to us so new faces all round. 

We've also had to bring the stallholders from outside into the Hall because of the wonderful British weather so it will be nice and cosy in there come Saturday! We have allsorts this month - from me and my JewELLs Cards to felt items, cupcakes, veggie man, Greek Deli, paintings, brooches, knitted items, dolls, handbags, buttons, homemade chocolates, etc

And then on Sunday is the Last Drop Village Craft Fair which I help with so busy busy again....at least I can have a lie in till 7.30am each morning which is better than getting up at 6am!

If I could do this full time, wouldn't it be great but I either need to win the lottery (would I then be in this country to organise the craft fairs? I don't think so) or a fairy godmother who could finance me.....ho hum, wishful thinking!

Made some 'friendship' cards last night but my camera battery was flat so couldn't take any pictures. Will take some on Saturday so you can see the hall etc

Don't forget, you can get your cards handmade for any occasion and I will write the versus for you aswell. I've also made some wedding invitations for couples who are on a 'budget' but who would like them handmade. I went to a Wedding Fair on Sunday just to see what they were like and to see if there was a way in for the JewELLs Cards. OMG what a bunch of stuck up women! There was only one stand where the ladies made their own cards, invitations etc and they were very nice but flippin eck the prices! I know what you're saying - this is their business and they have overheads etc, well yes, I know but I'm charging less than a 1/3 of their prices and still making a little profit! The other stands were singers, cars, flowers, photography and such - very nice but the prices!!!!! What you need is a wedding fair for couples on a budget and I'm sure the people selling the services would be far nicer and more approachable and you would get more value for money.....now there's an idea! Lol - JewELLs Weddings on a budget....any takers?

Anyway, as you can imagine, we didn't stay long - one woman asked if I was the bride and when I said no, she obviously wasn't interested in talking to me - customer service? What customer service.....for all she knew, I could have been an owner/manager of a venue looking for a wedding planner to offer to my guests etc or to help organise weddings for me.....she could have potentially lost out on some money there! You should treat all your customers the same, as you don't know if one of them will be giving you that lovely big order - looks can be deceiving as I found out at Smithills School a couple of weeks ago ....a lady was looking at my JewELLs Cards and said they were lovely but she wanted to have a look round and would come back....no problem I said not really expecting another visit from her, but was pleasant and answered all her questions as you do....about 1 hour later, she returned and bought 3 Christmas JewELLs Cards and gave me a commission for a friend's Birthday....so there you have it!

So, looking forward to Saturday and we're also going to our friend's house for a meal afterwards so should be a good day!

Will update again soon
xx