But... over the years, as my stall display skills have increased, and I have collected a better variety of display equipment the more pleased I have been with the finished design.
However, since I found my 'muse' (You can read all about that in the post 'How I inadvertently invented a marketing strategy...') I have a much better understanding of my style and what types of craft stall display work best with the felt brooches and corsages that I now make.
So... as I am now on Summer break and won't be attending any craft fairs for a couple of months (don't worry you can still shop online!) I thought it would be good fun to have a look back at some of my previous craft stalls and see how my style and skills have (hopefully!) developed and improved over the years.
Promise you won't laugh...
Here in all its technicolour glory is a picture of my first ever craft stall.
Taken at Elsecar Heritage Centre on 22nd May 2010:
|Look how few brooches I have on my stall back in May 2010...|
Next we move on to the rest of 2010 and early 2011.
Purple is still a very big feature. But already you can see lots more brooches!
Unfortunately I cannot seem to locate any pictures for Autumn/Winter 2011
or Spring/Summer 2012 so we will just have to fast forward directly to
The purple tablecloth and mismatched equipment have gone into hibernation
to be replaced by pale cream and grey wooden crates and baskets.
Felt brooches as far as the eye can see!
By Spring/Summer 2013 I have swapped to a grey tablecloth and am using the wooden crates
to create a stepped display area for my luxury boxed corsages.
I acquire hessian lined wire baskets and a make a hessian tablerunner to match.
...And hey presto! 3 years and 3 tablecloths later a stall display to be proud of:
Featuring a LOT of felt flower brooches!
I'd love to know what you think of the changes that I have made to my craft stall display
over the last few years. Is there anything that you particularly liked or disliked?
Have you got any favourite tips for making your stall look fabulous?
Do you have any suggestions for changes that I could make in the future?
From September I have a lot of big events that I will be attending where I really want to make an impression and stand out from the crowd.
What else could I do to make sure that made by lolly felt brooches get noticed?
Please feel free to leave any feedback in the comments below!