Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Craft Fair stalls

It's a strange post-relaunch world :)

I feel that yesterday went really well, I hope to be able to keep up some of the foot traffic to my shop that I achieved yesterday. If you went by and checked out my shop - thank you very much!

Anyway, today brings me to thinking about craft fairs. I'm applying for stalls at 3 or 4 places in time for Christmas, and am likely to have a stall at my day job in December too. So I've been thinking about how to dress it, how to make it look interesting and most importantly, how to encourage people to buy things! :D Etsy have a good article on thinking outside the box, but I am starting from scratch and low on funds. Does anyone have any top tips on how to dress a stall? Or ideas for low cost but interesting things to do?

Of course I have to actually get a place at some of the fairs first, but I like to be hopeful about these things! I will keep you all updated on how I will be dressing my stall as I go. After all, what's the point in having a blog like this if I don't share my experiences - there's lots of advice out there on what to do, but I hope my perspective on how I attempt to launch a craft business is interesting to you. And I will be adding posts on interesting makes too, in case craft business stuff doesn't entertain you!

~ Miss 50s xoxo

Tuesday, 28 August 2012


I'm so excited. Today I am launching this blog officially, along with my new logo. I have also uploaded all my items to Etsy - I hope someone makes a sale soon!

In the mean time, I will also be closing my twitter competition this week. I was going to close it when I got to 100 followers (I'm pretty close!), but this seems like the perfect opportunity. I'm going to offer double entry to anyone who retweets a different tweet between now and the official close on Friday.

I mostly wanted to share my excitement - please check out my new items at my Etsy shop!

~Miss 50s xoxo

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Setting up the relaunch

So I'm currently in the process of relaunching, tying up a bunch of currently loose ends in order to be able to run Miss 50s Craft as efficiently as possible. I know, I know, I'm a mad woman.

On my to do list currently are finalising the new logo that I have commissioned (nearly there! Very exciting!), moving everything to my Etsy account and letting the Folksy listings run out (I'm sort of sad about this, but it's easier to maintain one than two and the research I've been doing tells me this is the right move), and take new photos. This final one is the most important for now - I have a little photo studio to put to good use and will hopefully increase the saleability of my products! :) That's what I've been up to lately. I need to go on the Etsy forums to drum up interest, finish my twitter competition, and order business cards as well, but those are either ongoing or a product of my main objectives :D

I really hope I can get this to take off properly - I love my products and want others to as well :) I love making them, I love coming up with the ideas and I love talking about them. Hehe. Anyway, that's it for now. Hopefully my next blog post will be about my new logo!

~Miss 50s xoxo