Thursday, 19 May 2016

Country Markets

I have finally taken the plunge into trying to sell some of my craft work.  After all I have boxes of cards I have made with no homes to go to (as yet!). I remember going to the Country Market in Bentley Heath as a child- it was then the WI market (changed to Country Market in 2004 apparently).  The set up suites me- no pressure to produce loads each week (there is actually a limit on the max number of things you can bring along) and a chance to 'test the water' to see if I like selling, plus a chance to get to meet other crafters :-)
I have done my two week 'just helping out' trial and tomorrow is my first 'selling' week.  I have been crocheting like crazy the past 2 weeks:
 Phone cosies :-)
 Cotton bags (made two of these before- one for a present and the other for my Mum.  They both went down well.)
 Finally got the motivation to finish this summer shawl (4 ply wool and so hopefully just right for a summer evening when the sun ahs gone in).
 An impressive 160cm across at it's widest!
 A baby blanket (actually made this a while ago but all my friends had baby boys and so this was redundant).
 And of course I will also be bringing along some of my card stock pile:
All a learning curve in packaging, labelling and pricing...
If you are interested it's Fridays 9:30-11:30am Bentley Heath Community Centre.  Lots of food (cakes and savouries) and plants as well as craft.  Maybe it will inspire you to check out (or join) a Country Market near you?


Cherry said...

Good luck Louise. All your crocheting and cards ,of course, look amazing. Love how you have labelled them too. They are lucky to have you in my humble opinion. Hope you really enjoy it and sell your lovely creations to good homes. Hugs Cherry xxx

Lauren Hatwell said...

Brilliant idea. I'm sure your amazing work will absolutely fly. Good luck with your new venture Louise. Lx