Saturday, 23 October 2010

Giveaway Survey - Craft Fairs

Two blog posts in two days - can't be bad eh?

I'm knitting like a nutter at the moment, trying to get some stock ready for a craft fair at the end of November. I'm been thinking about what might sell best, what sorts of things people buy, what price range etc. So here's where you can help. If you take time to answer the following questions, you could win yourself a nice little surprise - something handmade by me.

Here are the questions - please click the comment box to leave your responses - simply type your answers as follows e.g. 1b, 2c, 3b, 4b, 5b

I'll collate the responses and let you know the most popular choices, just in case you're doing a craft fair too. I'll put all of the names into a hat and pick out a winner. Closing date is 31st. October. Thanks for your time xx

1. How much would you spend at a craft fair on one knitted item?
a) less than £5
b) £5-£10
c) £10-£15
d) £20+

2. What knitted item are you most likely to buy?
a) hat
b) long scarf
c) neck cosy
d) tea cosy
e) toy
f) baby items ((eg hat/bootees)
g) brooch
h) gloves/mittens
i) other (please state what)

3. Who would you buy a knitted item for?
a) adult male
b) adult female
c) boy
d) girl
e) baby (boy/girl)

4) What colour schemes are you most likely to choose?
a) brights
b) muted tones
c) black
d) white

5) what style of knitted do you prefer?
a) chunky
b) cables
c) stripes
d) lace
e) plain

Friday, 22 October 2010

Going Gothic Folksy Friday (and a bit about Waldo the Worm too)

Well another week has passed so quickly. I've been knitting more neck cosies and scarflettes for a craft fair in November, and I've finished a test Waldo the Worm hat for Dave, the Author of Waldo the Worm childrens book. I'm pleased with the result and my little boy loves it, even though it's a bit big for him - it's an adult size.

Down to the business of the day - folksy friday. This week my theme is gothic. Hope you like these picks. Just click on the image to take you to the shop, then don't forget to click the back button to come back to my blog. Have a lovely weekend.

Bella D'Luna FaeryatrixHarriets Imaginations Natasha MorganLovechild Boudoir Uniquely Different

Monday, 11 October 2010

What next?

I feel a little less frazzled this week as I finally posted off my extra knits for issue 27 of Let's Get Crafting Mag (knitting issue). I designed and knitted one knit, and then they asked me for another 'quick' knit. Once the mag has been published I'll post the pattern so that you can make your own. I was really pleased with my finished items, the yarns were nice colours and made them look really pretty.

What next? - well, I signed up for a halloween swap, which I had completely forgotten about, so I need to whip something nice up, fairly quickly..... I also need to try a different Waldo the Worm finger puppet for the author Dave. I think I promised to do this some time ago - oops.

I would also like to do a local craft fair in November, so really need to make some stock. I'm thinking neck cosies - chunky knits are all the rage this winter, perhaps some of my skinny flower neck scarves - perfect for an evening out, knitted cakes - always popular and some amigurumi toys - perhaps some bunnies.

So I have my work cut out for the next month or so. I'll let you know how I get on.

Friday, 1 October 2010

Favourites Folksy Friday

I've had a hectic week this week, as I had a deadline for Let's Get Crafting Magazine, for a knitted item. I made a great start, but things went a bit pear shaped and I had to scrap my first design as it didn't really fit the project specifications of being 'simple'. So, it was back to the drawing board, with little time left and not enough hours in the day. Panic!! It turned out well in the end though, far nicer than I expected. I can't wait to see it in issue 27.

For my folksy friday this week I've taken a look in the shops that I've favourited, and chosen my favourite items.

To be honest, there are so many shops I love on folksy that it may take me a few weeks to get through them....

Just click on the image to take you to their folksy shop, and don't forget to click the back button to return to my blog...

Fluff and Fuzz - Tooley Owlknitting pattern for beginners Orange Bird Studio - Hand Knitted Fingerless Gloves
Aileen Clarke Crafts - Textile Leaf Shaped Necklace Lollyanna - Berry Green Earrings
Dinky Daisy - Mini Strawberry Cupcake Pencil Case Molly Moo Designs - little birds thank you card