Sunday, 27 January 2008

At a loose end!!

After a complete wash out at the craft fair yesterday and am so unsettled on the craft front. It was the first event at this venue and there were 6 card stalls, one in the foyer and another right by the door, another right opposite me, and one right behind me...I was sandwiched in the middle with no room around me at all!!! Not letting it put me off I am going to give it another go next month but I am wondering if I need to change my style, my prices, what I make....I am just so unsure and have no confidence in my work at all. When small bargain cards with a peel off stuck on them seem to be selling it has to make you wonder doesn't it!

I dragged out the clutter from under the stairs today in search of some pink cotton and I am going to do some knitting tonight!!!! But as for the rest of the crafting front and am completely unravelling!!!

Not really knowing what to do and what path to choose I decided to be self indulgent and not care less about stock, whether it will sell...etc...I decided to be flamboyant and OTT and make Chris another Valentine card ( he saw the last one!!) I don't care that it's too fussy, or busy or anything...I had fun making it and that is what it is all about....and Chris will love it, because he knows how much love I put into making it for him.....total slush I know...but like I said, I don't care!!! Very unlike me!!!(blush)

I made it inspired by this weeks dare from the Daring Card Makers!!! Foiled!!!
"My dare this week is 'Foiled!' -I would like you to utilise some plain old aluminium (aluminum for our friends across the pond!) foil from your kitchen :). You can scrunch it, die cut it, emboss it, ink it, coil it, cover chipboard - or anything else that you choose!"





7 comments:

Jo said...

This is beautiful!

Stempelchaotin said...

Boah wow this is absolutely stunning. Fantastic card.

Rosanne said...

Very nice, love the embossed heart!

Andrea, said...

this is a gorgeous card. Sorry the craft fair didn't go too well, hope the next one is better.

tillymint said...

What a beautiful card, I love the embossed foil heart!

Anne said...

Sorry to hear your craft fair didn't go well. I know how you feel, I had pretty much the same experience shortly before Christmas, and felt very disheartened, too. Still not entirely sure what to do, may try offering more than just cards next time - things like bookmarks, notebooks, door hangers etc. And things that kids would buy. Please don't change your style though - I think your cards are beautiful!!! And good luck with the next craft fair!

SANDIE MALLON said...

Sorry to hear about the craft fair your cards are fab dont change your style... and i love the valentines card...

PS YOu make the best cards