This month I have a packed calendar of selling cards at various craft events in the local area.
Last Sunday 3rd June I had a stall at the Saddleworth Vintage and Handmade Fair which was an altogether splendid event. Lots of fabulous vintage and handmade stalls and even better lots of customers. I managed to break my sales record and my cards sold well. I almost sold out of Father's Day cards, most of my new vintage designs went and my sale box was depleted! The event was organised by Saddleworth Vintage which is made up of Samantha Mills of SJM Designs, Jude Gidney of Jude Gidney Photograph, Lisa Gee of Pamper & Pose and Russell Wood. Together they created an outstanding event which will hopefully become a regular occurrence.
|Photo courtesy of Hazel from Hazelnut Bakery|
|Photo courtesy of Jude Gidney Photography|
Next weekend I will be selling cards at Saddleworth Show.
This year it's a 2 day event and has temporarily relocated to Saddleworth School. The event is open 12noon - 5pm Saturday and then 10am - 5pm Sunday. I've had a stall at this event for the last 4 years and weather permitting there's always a fabulous turnout. There is so much going on for all the family including BMX displays, duck herding by sheepdogs, a duck race, live music and of course lots of stalls and trade stands.
On the 24th June I will be back at Uppermill Civic Hall with a stall at the Saddleworth Creative Network's Summer Craft Festival. This is a must for any local who loves handmade. So many stalls selling fantastic handmade products and also some tasty treats too!
The network is run by Maria Hourigan and Claire Hilton who's aim is to provide a local event which is run for crafters by crafters. Both of these ladies run their own businesses and still manage to find the time to organise a fantastic event. Make sure you put this one in your diaries now - it really is worth a visit!!