Craft Exhibition - Boddington, South Northants

As promised, i took a few photos of my display at the Art & Craft exhibition over the weekend.
It was a really long weekend - 10am till 4pm on both days, which is exhausting but it means i can put up a really nice display... which i enjoy!

The above 2 are quilts that i have made recently. The floral extravaganza is made from 14 different Cath Kidston fabrics. It is available in PaperFish.etsy.com and will be in my *new* shop http://www.lovepaperfish.com/
The animal baby boy Cot Quilt was a real success.

On the wall at the back here - i displayed the quilt i am currently making for my daughter. I had alot of nice comments and chats with craft and fabric fans - about colour choices and getting projects 'finished'!
I used lots of my vintage homewares and a pot of yellow Gerberas to help make my display stand ZING!
These are also new... The above are 12 scallop pennants i call "Artisan Bunting" with each scallop a different mix of linens with hand embroidered and machine stitched embellishments. These were really popular and i have plans to make many more. They are designed for the grown-up bunting and craft lover, to hang on shelves or on a mantlepiece. I am so proud of these and can't wait to develop this idea.
I hung mixed bunting all across the ehibition room too. It was a real 'country fair' english shabby feel and the reactions from the public was so much fun. Sometimes when i sit and 'make' in isolation i worry that people won't enjoy the same things that i do. It is a great feeling to get positive reactions and sales. Also to chat with people who always supply me with new ideas (Thanks Juliet for the Pockets Thing!) 
Vintage suitcases to add height and interest and because i love them and because i can carry my products easily in suitcases. I sold many lavender cushions which was such a compliment.

I also put out books and magazines and freebies on the stall to help engage people in conversation aswell as set 'the scene'..... i even sold some Christmas Decorations this weekend! i apologised for my prematurity but customers were easy to forgive me and liked to see what new Christmas 2010 stock is on it's way.....
Mini Lavender and Clove cushions with off-cuts of Cath Kidston fabrics... the smell!

And i had a small area to sell some supplies were i put a portfolio of me and my work and also displayed my sketch book and all the craft artciles i have written.
All in all it was fun. I took some money and people loved their 'finds'. I chatted much about sewing and crafts and patchwork and .... ahhh, so much other stuff.
Thanks for looking - hope it inspires you a bit xxx

12 comments:

meplusmolly said...

I am all smiley for you Kirsty! It looks fab, and the feel of the display as well - blooming marvellous, so glad it all went well for you X ;0

::cupcakesandbiscuits:: said...

Lovely Fishy! You have surpassed yourself with that display. I love it! So colourful, thoughtful and creative, sounds like you doesn't it?
Thanks for sharing! I hope you sold lots and got inspired to create more deliciousness! xx

PaperFish! said...

aww x you two! Kirsty, you know how it feels when you are hapy with your display! you have the gift of artful displays.
Times are hard for people financially but i hope we all want a little *something* new occasionally....

Menopausal musing said...

Putting out books and magazines sounds like a brilliant idea! Love the scalloped bunting, so very different from the usual stuff that is out there. Hope it was all a roaring success!

Jeanette [Maisy] House said...

the display looks absolutely amazing! i bet people stayed snooping and chatting for ages. *very* exciting about your new site - will be watching... xxx

Lucy Jackson Designs said...

As always Kirsty your stall looks bloomin marvelous, i am sure you brought a smiles to many faces.
is that little pockets on that quilt?

Christine said...

All looks so beautiful Kirsty xxx

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B said...

Your display looks fabulous! You can tell that a lot of thought has gone into it's creation. I hope it was a great success.
B x
p.s thanks so much for your help and support recently ;O) (Little Bee)

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