Thursday, 23 April 2015

Preparations for Craft Fairs, Pricing and Pigs

I really love that feeling of getting ready for a craft fair. Getting the boxes out an discovering things you had forgotten about (of course this might just be me, I am getting very forgetful). Then sorting and, this time, even throwing some things away. That is until I come to pricing - I really find it hard to decide what to charge, I know there are formulae on line but they always end up making things so expensive that I know no one would buy them, particularly at a craft fair where people often just drop in out of interest and don't have vast amounts of cash with them. On the other hand I don't want to make things so cheap that it devalues the amount of time and care that has gone into making them.
Anyway rant over. Here is what has occupied most of my crocheting week.

I feel a bit sorry for the elephant. Although this looks like a mummy pig and her babies -grown up children perhaps, I am about to make some piglets which are even smaller.

Two apparently similar pictures - just to show that all that setting fire to and generally torturing small cuddly animals has been worth it. These pigs and elephants passed all the tests and are now CE marked!

I did make three sets of kitten ears, some tennis balls (spot the odd one out) and two very long daisy chains.

Mainly I have been arriving at the conclusion that it is better to price things so that they sell (fairly quickly) otherwise there would be absolutely no room in my house because of all the crochet.
Hope to see you at the craft fair in Camberley on the 2nd of May 2:30pm to 4:00pm -High Cross Church in Knoll Road. And/or at the May fair in Wokingham on the 4th of May. This one is all day, they close the streets - we really recommend this as a lovely day out for the family.
Lynn and Vicky


  1. OOOh love your party of perky pigs - proudly displaying their CE marks - well done!
    Ingenious tennis balls - those sort of interlocking shaped puzzles intrigue me!
    Hope all goes well and you enjoy your craft fairs as much as you have fun with the preparation...I think I agree with your pricing policy...
    Ali x

  2. Hello Ali. Thank you for you r good wishes. We are very proud of to have CE tested toys on sale now although we did not enjoy the process.
    Lynn and Vicky.

  3. Love your pigs. I have the same problem when it comes to pricing. It's just so hard to know.