Monday, 26 August 2013

Summer Fair Pics.

Hello again.
Just quickly popping on to share pics of my table at the fair.
Unfortunately I only sold 5 cards in the 6 hours but never mind.i also had to remove my baskets of cards towards the end as they started to steam up so those have all got to be rebagged before they are ruined.
Thanks too for all the wonderful Birthday Wishes and stunning handmade cards I have received.
I have had lots of owl related pressies and money too so I`ve been a spoilt girl.
I am also being treated to a birthday meal on Wednesday, the day before my cholesterol blood test, oops.
Anyway here are my pics, they are a bit bright because it was so sunny.
my table, I had baskets with some ready packaged in and then some loose at the front.
I bundled up some flowers and herbs from my garden to decorate the table and they smelt lovely too.

small basket on the left had my 75p reduced cards in and then the basket on the right and the loose cards on this side are my £1.50 ones.

the middle of the table, my most expensive cards are on the right, these were £2.50

and a basket of my £2.50 ones too.

this was my bigger flower bunch in the middle.
and that's about it.I am waiting for my hubby to cook my birthday tea now followed by choccy cake and cream , yummy :D
See you tomorrow.
Hugs Nic.xx


crafty-stamper said...

table looks beautiful great selection of cards and the flowers and herbs look great
carol x

crafty-stamper said...

Forgot to say happy birthday
carol x

Elaine said...

Ohhhh I'm so sorry! I've not been around for a few days and I didn't know it was your birthday.
Sending you a big, squishy hug :)

Your table looks amazing! And the flowers are such a pretty touch.

Big hugs
Elaine xxx

Cara Caswell said...

Hi sweetie, sorry I missed your birthday! Hope you were truly spoilt! So sorry the fair didn't go too well! I cannot believe you only sold 6 cards, those people must have eyes painted on to not see how beautiful your makes are!
Your table looked beautiful too!
Hope you enjoy your birthday meal.
Hugs xx Cara xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Enjoy your birthday tea Nic. How disappointing you only sold 6 all your cards are stunning and I can't understand it maybe they need to go to Specsavers lol! Susan x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Coops
Your table looks stunnning ... Your cards are a good price ... What do people want.... I only sell a few on my craft stall... But we enjoy the time there a lovely cake stall.....
Hugs Sylvie xxx


Beautiful table Coops, full of beautiful cards and the flowers are stunning, I can smell them from here. I stopped doing Craft fayre etc because I found it heartbreaking, sometimes I wouldn't even cover the cost of my table. I charged approx what you did, and people would look and turn their noses up. Although they want great bespoke cards, they want to pay cheap eg 5 cards for a £1. Sometimes you get lucky though and have a good day. Isn't there a boutique, flower shop or salon that would sell them on your behalf? Janine x

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

Happy Birthday Nic. Hope you've had a great day. Love your table can't believe you only sold 5 cards. Love your flowers.

Hugs Sarahxx

Janet - aka stacky said...

Hi me again LOL sorry you only sold 5 cards your table looked beautiful with your gorgeous cards and lovely flowers.
I hope you enjoyed your birthday tea xx

Lynne in NI said...

Your stall looks soo pretty Nic, great flowers too. Sorry you didn't sell so many, in my opinion those were bargain prices!
Hope you're having a lovely birthday, enjoy your tea and cake :)

SaraJ said...

I can't believe you didn't sell every single card. People don't realise what they've missed out on.

Janine said...

Happy Birthday Nic xx

Your stall looks beautiful. Can't believe you only sold 5 cards. They're much nicer than shop bought cards and far cheaper too!
Hugs. Janine xx

Tanya said...

Happy birthday Coops! Hope you're having a lovely time :)

Tags xx

Chrissy said...

Your table looks lovely Coops with all your gorgeous cards spread out.
The sprigs of flowers are such a nice touch.It is a shame when we sit there for hours and only sell a few, but nice to see the people looking and the nice comments.
Hope you have a fabulous Birthday tea..


Linda Compton said...

Lots of beautiful cards there Nic. Sorry you only sold 5 in 6 hours. Your cards are so pretty, it is hard to believe. We have a craft show the first weekend in December. I have thought about selling mine there, but I have heard mixed results from previous crafters. One lady did really good, but had someone steal her cash box and lost everything. YUK!

Hope your Birthday is a very special one. Enjoy your tea and chocolate cake with cream. Sounds yummy.

kay said...

Sorry you didn't sell more but hopefully your tan got topped up.your table looked lovely x

Jackie said...

Table looks lovely coops, a shame you didn't sell more, better luck next time :o)
Jackie xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Coops, your table looks fab but your cards are way too cheap. Sorry sales were so slow, sign of the times but don't undersell yourself. Glad you had a lovely Birthday x

June Nelson said...

Your table looks fabulous darlin and I dont kn ow how you didnt sell them all your work is first class, pleased you had a happy birthday lots of love xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Margarets designer cards said...

Hi Nic

Your table looks lovely and what a pity you only sold five, my husband thinks cards are going out, well the handmade ones, the postal of course is so high, people just can't afford it at the moment.
All the effort that goes into getting the table ready, making and bagging up the cards etc, its just disappointing when you sit for so long and have little to show for it. I know how you feel. I always say there's another day. Don't let it get you down.
Hope you enjoyed your birthday meal, hoe he remembered the candles.

Christine L said...


Secondly - ignore me asking about the selling in my comment on today's post... I'm working backwards so just saw this one!

HOW can you only have sold 5???? HOW ignorant are people that can't see a masterpiece for the low prices you are charging???

Your table looks so gorgeous.. it should have been attracting people in the hoards! Although it's a long time since I had a table selling at Craft Fairs (I used to do it when we lived on the Isle of Wight)... I still sell my cards for £3.50 each... People will happily pay that for a unique card rather than one that comes from Clintons!

Don't be disheartened hon...

Christine x

Sandra H said...

Hi Coops, Wow wish l was at your stall it looks full of gorgeous cards and don't worry to much about not selling to many there will always be another day.....hope you have a lovely b'day take care xx

Lisa xx said...

firstly.....belated birthday hugs and wishes xx

your table looked absolutely stunning Nic (and im sure it smelt so too) it can be so disheartening.

Sue - bearhouse said...

Glad you had a good birthday Nic.
Your craft table looked so beautiful with you all your gorgeous cards on display, sorry you only sold a few. I guess people just want something for nothing these days and don't appreciate the work that goes into each an every card.
Enjoy your meal on Wednesday
hugs Sue xx

aussie aNNie said...

Looks fab. We do love our cards but they are so hard to sell, people don't want to spend the money they are worth...xx

Lau W said...

Wow this table is wonderful !
Happy birthday my dear friend !

May said...

Your table looks Gorgeous with all your wonderful cards...Shocked they did'nt sell...they clearly don't know beauty when they see it & your prices were very fair... Hugs May x x x

~@ngie~ said...

the whole table looks awesome darl... the flowers are so pretty & I cant believe you didn't sell everything... your stuff is amazing... obviously not enuff people went to the fair that had a good eye for talent lol
Hope ya birthday woz amazing & that my card arrived ok :) lol

love n hugz Angie xXx

Gemma said...

hope you had a lovely birthday hun! its so hard to sell cards at craft fairs, people want to pay peanuts even when they are priced at a bargain in the first place. xxx

Katina said...

Your table looks beautiful Nic and such a gorgeous selection of cards! I love the addition of the flowers - so pretty!

Belated birthday wishes - glad you had a lovely day.

catherine said...

Your stall looks so lovely set up. Happy belated birthday wishes and sounds like you had a great time
x catherine

nwilliams6 said...

Happy Birthday a bit late! Now I really hope your lunch today is wonderful as I know it is your Birthday you are celebrating. I think that if you eat the food right before the test it may be ok because I know one time I had a test after lunch and ate a ton of cheesy and gooey Mexican food and it was still 1only 125. Anyway good luck!

Your table looks fabulous - love the flowers out of your garden and the fun little hearts. Your cards look so lovely - I would have purchased a ton of them if I had been there! Hugz!

Julie Kitchener said...

Oh looks so beautiful!!! hope you had a great birthday hun?!

Sarah said...

Your stall looks fabulous, can't believe more people didn't buy your cards!

Sarah said...

Happy belated birthday btw x