Yesterday we had our stall at the Chalfont Crafty Collective Spring Fair over in Chalfont St Peter between 10-2.
We arrived at the hall around 9.20am and got set up. I have to say I was really concerned that we were almost directly opposite a stall selling very strongly scented wax melts… Not good for a scented soap stall! Last time this happened was at the Little Fox Market in Rickmansworth where we were side by side with a similar stall and people were ‘smelled out’ by the time they got to us and either couldn’t smell our essential oil products or just didn’t want to! It seems to throw up an annoying either-or scenario. Or people think you’re selling the same thing!
Anyway, we actually did fairly well. The fair was busy most of the day and we recognised some visitors from previous fairs, which is great. We actually sold out of our Miracle Mango and Hemp Butter (not hard as we only had a few left in stock!) after having a discussion with a few ladies about dry skin complaints and the amazing benefits of mango butter and hemp oil, along with the therapeutic effects of Lavender and Tea Tree. Of course I am able to share my own experience of eczema and generally dehydrated skin. I really hope it helps with their skin issues as you really can’t escape your skin.
Also got given a few leaflets about fairs and shows that are being organised if we’d be interested. Always good to find other events in the area.
We’ll keep you posted on our future events! Don’t forget to check our website www.thesoapcabin.co.uk
I have lots to do today as I’ve had a busy week this week and not much time to start making a larger order that I need to get started on. We also have the Chalfont Crafty Collective Spring Fair tomorrow. Thankfully I’ve got most things sorted for that, apart from soap samples and some bottling and labelling.
Hoping it’s a good day tomorrow!
Sorry! I feel like I haven’t written much on the blog lately! Maybe it is that Winter get-your-head-down-and-get-through-it thing. Now the days are getting longer; lighter mornings, lighter evenings, and suddenly I feel like I’m getting the ‘spring’ back in my step, if you’ll excuse the pun. (I also do Tap Dance, so…)
I was also wondering recently if there is also the aspect of our hyper-connected age, where we have access to so many blogs, that we can almost be intimidated by the really good ones, which then makes us hesitant to write our own because it’s not as interesting/funny/cool etc etc. (It can be the same with a business or product).
I try not to be too bothered about what other people are doing, but I’ve found when looking for ideas that I have been drawn to blogs written by seemingly ‘successful’ people sharing their amazing stories of starting their own business or going freelance. People who quit their day job to travel the world and earn tons of money from their blog, which they write by the pool…when they feel like it… This then breeds dissatisfaction in the reader. How did they do it? Why I am still stuck in the same job/routine? Why do I not have thousands of Twitter/Facebook/Instagram followers like they do?
But then, I drop back down to earth. Social media is full of people bragging about how great their lives are and how successful or good-looking they are, and very rarely, if at all do we see the real person with personal struggles, sleep deprivation, writer’s block, lack of inspiration to make or design or just a season of really poor sales!
What do you think? Is hyper-connectivity swamping you?