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I have decided to enter the world of craft fairs even though I find the idea very daunting. What to sell, how to display my items and, most importantly, will I sell anything?!?!?

I love craft fairs and find that everyone seems to have everything just right but I am so nervous I will get it wrong. It’s not until the beginning of August so I have some time to think about it but don’t want to end up spending a fortune making my stall look eye catching and pretty. So if anyone has some cheap and cheerful ideas please, please, please let me in on your secrets.

I have decided to attend a local ‘Makers’ Market’ selling only handmade goods, with the idea that mine will be as good as everyone else’s (fingers crossed).

So far I have decided on hair accessories, key-rings, brooches, stuffed toys, teapot cosies, baby booties and hats, cot mobiles and baby blankets. I thought that the small items would be more appealing to potential customers as I would be able to sell them cheaper plus they do not take long to make. The larger items i.e. blankets and cot mobiles, I was only going to make a few as these are more time consuming and therefore I need to sell them at a higher price. I always think that people don’t tend to take a lot of cash with them to these events, most keeping to a budget.

So here are some of the items I am thinking of selling:

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These are going to be part of the cot mobile.

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I was also thinking this bird bunting may sell.

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So what do you think? Any ideas or advice would be much appreciated. Please visit my Facebook page www.facebook.com/OffTheHookCrochets for photographs of my other items and let me know what you think would sell or what you would buy.

Thanks for reading my blog.

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Well summer is nearly upon us and hopefully it is going to be far too warm for woolly hats and mittens! My new idea is for hair accessories.

I have been blessed with a beautiful daughter who has had from birth a full head of hair. Though at 10 months old it’s a little unruly, too short to tie back and too long to leave it down. I have bought her umpteen amounts of hair grips and slides but they are constantly being ‘misplaced’ which is costing me a small fortune.

I decided to make my own embellishments to decorate some cheap hair grips. As it is spring the lovely cabbage white butterflies have given me the inspiration. Everyone loves butterflies, don’t they?

I set to work with my 2.5mm hook, baby yarn and a small amount of embroidery thread and they turned out lovely.

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Each butterfly measures approximately 1″ x 1″ a perfect size for a hair slide.

Here is my little one modelling her hair slide, I apologise for the slightly blurry photograph but getting her to sit still for more then 3 seconds is impossible!

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Thanks for taking the time to read my post and any comments would be much appreciated.

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