Last week saw the return of Grace Face to the Milton Keynes Handmade and Vintage fair.
I have done the Milton Keynes fair a good few times now and have always found it a really good fair, not just for selling but also the vast array of other traders who are all lovely and friendly!
Annoyingly i didn't take any photos of the other traders but i did treat myself to a gorgeous little jacket from Abi Jackson - my old textiles teacher from school! And also a cute little daisy necklace from Silver Flowers - they make amazing real flower jewellery.
Flashback to a few years ago, before i started doing the MK fairs, i would jump at any and every opportunity and wasted a lot of time doing so at not so great events. It wasn't so much time wasted, i learnt that its always best to visit potential fairs before having a stall to see whether its right for you - looking out for how the stalls are laid out, the variety of stalls there and most importantly the footfall - and whether that footfall is your target market.
As well as craft fairs being a great place to show off what you do and sell lots, they are also fantastic for networking, meeting and chatting to other traders and most importantly meeting your customers! Its important to listen to what your customers have to say about your products, the good and the bad, as well as what they tend to look at the most and what they don't, which can help with laying out displays in the future.
Unfortunately the Milton Keynes fair is the last one i will be doing before Christmas, but after the relocation i am looking to do more next year, in the Northampton area and Cornwall!
Grace Face xoxo