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Monday, 23 June 2008

Just back from holiday although I feel like I need another one already! Nearly three weeks without knitting - I've gone cold turkey. Have loads to do as the craft events just seem to be piling up.

The Wee Green Market in Killearn will now be held once a month till December. This is great news as I was really looking for a venue that is local, which also gives me the benefit of customers expecting to find me in one place!

Doing lots of fairs in different locations is fine, but I always feel that the 'one offs' don't give you the opportunity to develop a customer base and local business connections. Its also great for showing the local communities what is available on their doorstep - LIVE LOCAL, SHOP LOCAL!

I'm also considering taking a stall at The Country Living Christmas Fair at the SECC in Glasgow at the end of November, a bit daunting as I would be playing alongside the big guns, watch this space.....

On a more exciting note, my sis and I are taking our kids camping this weekend and we are trying to remember all the skills we mastered at Guide camp many moons ago - lots of square lashing, wooden tent pegs and cleaning of latrines. My niece has requested that we have 'clean' food - just as long as the ice packs keep our wine chilled once the kids have gone to bed!

I'm away to try and find my welly sticks.....

3 comments:

Aileen Clarke Crafts said...

Hi Lynne. Tell us about your fairs in the Handmade In Scotland group if you have time. Be great to catch up with you in person over the summer :)

My Baboo said...

It's on my 'to do' list! Lx

carolineinckle said...

Good luck with the camping!
You're a brave woman!
Also you should go for it with the country living fair.
I look forward to hearing how it's all going.
CX