Elephants and Lace.

Whilst I try (but fail) to not worry about the elephant in the room that is the looming wedding fairs, this past week I have been procrastinating with various small projects including lining the inside of a wooly hat for a friend at work to stop it itching her forehead!

 

 

 

 

 

I also made a little lace garter for my friend Jane who got married at the weekend in a lovely pink and lemon styled barn wedding.

The latter I think I will make a variety of these to add to the wedding fair items. Since it’s been mentioned, here are a few other wedding-fair related items/issues that I have floating around…

Items to make. What, how, best work this out soon!

Display Props. To be decided and completed; what will look good, not be too expensive, and fit in my too-small-for-this-kind-of-affair car. So far we have an old vintage suitcase, recently purpose-purchased in Manchester, that is determined to retain that vintage shop smell! I have my mum’s old-school very lovely looking Singer machine still to collect, and lots of cheap wooden frames that I have painted white.

Display Set Up. How to display aforementioned unmade items. I have a 6ft space to play with and so far we have bought 3 x 2ft folding tables (these needed to be small car suitable), and some bits of chopped up wood that Pete has yet to make my display board. But it’s a start!

Display Styling. Will my style and things I like be accessible to the wider audience? Pete reckons I need to tone it down as people tend to like more ‘normal’ stuff! I’m not so sure.

Boring stuff still to do. Public liability insurance, PAT testing…enough said about that.

Marketing & Sales. Marketing I can probably just cope with, sales may prove more of a problem being possibly the least pushiest person ever! However, not too worried about this as: a) I like weddings, b) like talking about weddings, c) like to hear about other brides talk about their weddings, and d) am pretty enthusiastic about making anything people would like for their wedding…so I reckon this gives me just about enough experience in this area!

Now to pull them all together and get sorted!

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Exhibiting…exciting!

As of today I am an official exhibitor at my first ever wedding event.

Not only did I receive lots of lovely comments and questions last week after our wedding was featured on Rock My Wedding, I was also asked if I wanted to exhibit my crafts and promote my crafting business at the ‘Wedding Event with a Difference‘ on Sunday 16th October by the lovely ladies from Save the Date Magazine.

A little questionnaire and booking form later and…taa daa…I feature on their website’s ‘Exhibitors Exposed‘ section. I shall be exhibiting in the event’s Creative Corner. How exciting! And equally terrifying as my name appears in a list of some pretty talented people. Looking forward to meeting some brides to be though and chatting weddings.

I have a couple of ideas so far for my display but these have yet to be developed. However, as a starting point, we have taken a trip to B&Q to get some wood for Pete to make me a display board – all very in keeping with the handmade theme of course!

It’s a good job my lovely business cards arrived too…

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