Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Contemporary Craft Fair 2010

The show was great and I was so glad that the weather held out....

Arrived Wednesday.... Our 6 hour journey went without a problem and wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. Got to the football pitch campsite and set up the tent. There were just porta loos which weren't as bad as I remember them, hot showers though which were great. We had a little wander into Bovey and got sorted at the supermarket and of course a pub!!

Thursday set up..... Got my display together (see pic) and then just got ready for the private view evening, drank a little cider and got chatting to loads of people.

Friday showtime....Beautiful day!! There were plenty of people about which made the day go quick. In the evening we deciced on a mini BBQ and a few games of gin rummy.... I'm pleased to say I won with a score of 153 to 10!!

Saturday and Sunday..... More great weather two more busy days and it was great to see a few customers enjoying wearing some of my jewellery they had purchased at one of my stockists Nicola Hurst in Plymouth. The Saturday eve we went out to an exhibitors party, an event put together by the organiser and it was great. We got a bus up to a farm who served the most amazing buffet and then we had a performance of jazz which I really enjoyed. Sunday morning was time to pack up I left the tent to be packed up whilst I sold on the last day of the show, it went really well and then it was time to head home..... just as we were getting the last of the stand in the car the rain started to fall!! Got back pretty late but did mean I had the whole of Monday off!!

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Bovey Tracey, Contemporary Craft Fair

Well time is up!! The show is nearly here and I have been busy preparing. The run up to a show always seem to mad no matter how well I plan it always seems to creep up me. This is a retail show so have had to make plenty of stock to take with me. The ranges I'm taking are Leaves, Alliums, Look to the Sky and East Coast (see images) then a mixed selection of bangles and brand new cufflinks.

Its the first time I've exhibited at the Contemporary Craft Fair at Bovey Tracey so really looking forward to it! I did take a look round as a visitor last year and it was great it was a little bit more unusual to other fairs I've been to, in that it has a real festival atmosphere. Alongside the 3 main Contemporary Craft marquees there are open air demonstrations and childrens activity tents punch and Judy etc.

Hope to see lots of you there the show opens this Friday (11th June) 10-5 until Sunday. Come visit my stand C19!

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