Sunday 12 June 2011

Royal Cornwall Show 2011

Well, it's all over and to be honest, I'm absolutely shattered! Such a big build up over the past few weeks, then setting up, followed by 3 long days (8.30am - 6.30) - I feel like I could sleep for a week!
I really wasn't sure what to expect sales-wise and actually I would have hoped to have done better: there were ALOT of people who walked straight past my stand and that can be very disheartening! But I gave out over 200 business cards, so I suppose there may be leads from them at a later date. Plus I met some fab people - fellow stallholders, craftspeople, and some very lovely customers. Apparently Kirstie Allsopp was there on the first day with her crew, but unfortunately she didn't come to our tent - much to our disgust! (Although her photographer did take a photo of me and my stand - I keep checking my e-mails to see if Kirstie has messaged me!!) And not wishing to name-drop, but my best sale was to this well-known chap! He bought one of my collages and some other pieces!
Though I would dearly love to take a few days off, I have about 250 driftwood cards to make for shops and galleries, so I've got a bit of catching up to do!

BTW, cards and prints of my collages are now available in my Folksy shop!Link

Thursday 2 June 2011

6 days to go....

...and I'm still frantically making! To be honest I'll be glad when it's all over because I'm tired out and feel like I'm not spending enough time with my boys. Not to mention running out of room: my stock seems to be taking over the house!

There's quite a few unique driftwood pieces ...

...fifty of these!

And remember this? I finally got around to finishing it! Still undecided whether to take it to the show or not - even if I do, I wouldn't have a clue what price to put on it!

I'm very excited to have some giclee prints of my collages!

This is my banner - it's all coming together!!

And finally, I've had some greeting cards printed as well - plus plenty of new business cards to hand out - and with funky rounded corners too!
I will make sure I take a few photos when I'm all set up next week, and then I'm looking forward to a few days off and catching up with you all in dear old blogland!
(I just realised it was my 2nd blog anniversary last weekend, and I've been so busy I missed it!!)

Hope you all have a most excellent weekend! Enjoy the sunshine!