Archive | June, 2012

Project: Mass Production

3 Jun

Where I live, our local village holds a May Fayre and a Frost Fayre every May and December respectively. While the May Fayre seems to be getting more and more quiet every year, the Frost Fayre always seems to be heaving, and the stalls are full of people selling expensive products as Christmas gifts.

As my friend and I are both into the crafty side of things, reguarly cardmaking and cross stitching together, we’ve decided to spend the month of June seeing just how much “stock” we can generate in a month. We thought that if we can make enough, we’re going to enquire about signing up to have our own stall at this year’s Frost Fayre, selling smaller things such as cards, tree decorations, then we can go crazy making things to sell on our stall. If we can’t make enough for the Frost Fayre, we’ll have a think about starting now and signing up for next year instead 🙂

So far, I have spent just one evening with a bit of papercraft, and managed to put 5 cards together in two hours (which isn’t a bad rate of production if you ask me). I have plans for some little heart sachet tree decorations I want to make, and I know my friend has bought some cheap fabris and she’s going to attempt to make a few small handbags to sell as gift ideas. I also want to buy the ingredients I need to make some bath bombs (instructions for which I’ve found in Kirstie Alsopp’s book “Craft” which was a birthday present off my friend this year).

I’ll update my blog with the progress we’re making on our production line: this could be the start of an annual venture if all goes to plan, so expect a few upcoming posts about things I’ve made to sell.

I am rather excited about the prospect of selling our own handmade items on – essentially – a market stall. Gifts and cards for Christmas: handmade and homemade inspired items are everywhere at the moment, so we’re taking the advantage and seeing what we can do.

Fingers crossed, and wish us luck 🙂

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