Last night I managed to take part in the chat with the @Craftblogclub on Twitter, having participated earlier in the year, but more recently realising that I had just missed it! I actually came across it having met one of the bloggers/makers through a craft market that we used to do.
Last night we were discussing our next projects and what Christmas fairs (if any) we are doing. Obviously we’re doing 2 in Chalfont St Peter and Chorleywood, on a reduced schedule due to impending house move!
There are lots of these creative groups on Twitter now, like Folksyhour and Handmadehour. Its a great way to share information, ideas and to even arrange crafty meet ups. I’ll have to see if I can take part in either of those, maybe as a one off.
@craftblogclub currently chats Tuesdays 7.30-8pm on Twitter
I’m currently plugging away at getting products made for our upcoming Christmas markets (Chalfont Crafty Collective and St Clement Danes School Chorleywood), as you can see from the photos above and below. I need to wrap and label these soaps and start on the next lot this weekend, as well as getting on with my regular wholesale order. I’m also thinking about what new products we can introduce this Winter…
We’re really looking forward to these two local events because we haven’t been able to take part in many markets most of the year due to putting our place on the market and now awaiting a move date. Hopefully this won’t happen too close to Christmas, which is the busiest time of year! Anyway, exciting times!
Check out our website for dates of events we’ll be at, or to purchase online 🙂
I spent a good portion of the morning fulfilling a couple of orders that came in towards the end of this week, which is great! I’ve been really keen to see the website orders pick up and it is happening when we’ve actually stepped back a lot due to packing up the flat to move (soon…hopefully next month?), so who knows what we can do once we’re settled into our new work space? Exciting times!
We’ve cancelled our place at the Chalfont fair again because it could have been in the middle of the move, but we are definitely doing the Christmas one. Can’t wait to get back into that and getting known by new customers. It’s always worth being there every time as people can get to know you and come back to see what else you have on your stall.
We now need to get making for those Christmas events!
We are back from a lovely week in Cornwall, and this afternoon I made these gift boxes using some funky templates I found. What do you think?
I think I will use them on our stalls that we will have on the weekends running up to Christmas. I know, it seems early, but it’s time to get cracking on Christmas prep!
We will also be relocating in a few weeks (not far from where we are now) and are making up boxes for another purpose (!) so we will need time to sort ourselves out in our new home before the Christmas fun begins!…
Melted ingredients poured
I made a one-off skin balm for a friend of mine as per request. They’re not currently available on the website, but they usually come in a 50ml tin and will hopefully be back later in the year… The skin balm is full of natural goodness to help dry, damaged or eczema prone skin. Also makes a great balm for lips or feet, or all over!