Well! It is getting harder to escape the fact we are in the run-up to Christmas! I haven’t started shopping for gifts yet – I’d love to think I’ll make most of them but really…
In an earlier post I shared my experience of being the sellers side of a stall at a craft fair. Last Saturday I packed my homemades into the car again and went to the annual Christmas fair held at The Church On The Heath, Elvetham. The venue was very comfortable and the organisers extremely welcoming – even providing refreshments from a tea trolley brought round to stall holders – much appreciated!
I’d like to make an unashamed plug for craft fairs, pop-up craft shops and on-line craft selling sites. Please check them out when you are your gift shopping and tell family and friends about them (I only heard about creating an on-line shop with Folksy through word of mouth). Take a look at the British on-line site ‘Folksy’ or the worldwide site ‘Etsy’ – there are are thousands of items at a wide spread of prices. Ranging from jewellery to handbags, soft furnishings to garden ornaments, clothes to original artwork, greetings cards to bedding, wedding favours to tables, and much more!
From Folksy’s homepage today:
We love craft. We have 182,719 things for sale from 5,922 British designers and makers.
So here are the links – take a look, it could kick start your Christmas shopping or even inspire you to open an on-line shop!