Only a week to go until the Spring Craft Fair at Stanwick Village Hall (Sunday 8th May 10am-3pm) so I thought I’d give a little update on what’s been going on since the Handmade, Vintage and Gift Shopping Event last month…
Lots of customers said they had seen the pavement signs I had put around Raunds so I thought I’d make the most of this sort of advertising and treated myself to a laminator! With the help of my lovely hubby I’ve made lots of signs to go by local roads that have a high volume of passing traffic. Fingers crossed lots of people will see them and know about next weekend’s event! If you’ve seen any of the signs please do let me know! I’ll be making more signs so that there’ll be even more for future events.
There’s been lots of other advertising going on too. I’ve distributed well over 3000 flyers to local schools and preschools over the past few weeks and have plans (thanks to some great advice from a customer!) to hand them out at local WI meetings too. We also had a shout out on Thursday Night live radio so thank you for that! Ads have also been published in the Raunds Round Up, Nene Valley News, Kimbolton Parish magazine and Kidz First.
Several stallholders had asked about whether they’d secured a place at various events so I have started allocating stalls for all this year’s events. If you’re in any doubt as to whether or not you have a place on any of the dates please get in touch. There will be a maximum of 2 stalls of each type, e.g. jewellery to ensure a good mix. As I’m getting to know venues I also have a better idea of how many stalls fit in comfortably so can allow more room for customers to sit and have a drink. Feedback is always welcome so if you have any more ideas please let me know.
I’ve been a busy bee and also started working as an Avon Representative! I’ll bring some catalogues along to leave on the coffee tables so please do fill in an order form if anything takes your fancy. You can also shop online: http://www.avon.uk.com/store/louiseslippystore I also have a Facebook page giving updates, reviews and info about offers http://www.facebook.com/louiseslippystore
That’s all for now! Hopefully see you on Sunday 🙂