This week has been pretty manic, not only are we all ill (me, hubby and the smurf - my 2 and a half year old son) but I had my first real event for CLS Creations. A month or so back I had booked myself a stall at my local G Casino's 'Be Gorgeous Pampering' Event. Aimed at women as the name suggests lots of stall selling make up, body products, treatments, etc. I have had a stall there before in the past but not since I started making things again and not with my new range of keyrings and brooches and coin purses.
So I was interested to see how well they would do, I also decided to re brand myself and my website, so squeezing it in between my other web design work and staying up far too late I finally came up with the new design for http://www.clscreations.co.uk which I am really happy with.
I made myself some lovely price labels and a sign explaining that all the items were handmade and ordered some lovely zebra print bags off ebay as well as a hat stand to hang my larger bags from.
I managed to get a good amount of stock ready (although not as much as I'd wanted) and Mum and I set off for the casino. (she was my happy helper for the night in case I needed to dash to the loo)
I was approached first of all by a lady asking me about my wholesale prices which I took as a huge compliment. My first sale came from fellow stall holder (and friend) Em's Cupcakes I went on to sell a further two coin purses, two keyrings and a brooch.
I was more than happy with that as the event only lasted a few hours and it's given me a good idea of what is popular. So I have much to do before the craft fair I'm attending at the beginning of April!
My teams BNR is starting tonight at 7pm and running all weekend so I'm really looking forward to that. You can see a preview of it here hoping to generate lots of sale for British Handmade Artists.
Then on Sunday I'm off the the London Kensington Bear Fair with my mum of Lottie Lollipop Bears phew, I shall need a rest next week I think!