Monday, 29 August 2011

Made it Market Fair

On Saturday I took part in the Made it Market Fair in the city of Cambridge, a beautiful city renowned for it university. The fair was held at Cambridge Guildhalll, in my oppion a very well organised fair, with lovely personal touches, such as a informaiton pack which included a canvan bag and unlimited coffee, tea and biscuts laid on for the stall holders
Cambridge Guildhall
The footfall was impresseive with a contast flow of people coming in, which really indicated the level of advertisment generated by the organisers. This I feel contributed to the sales I received on the day, unfortunately I cannot show you all as I did not have time to take pictures, the skirt is one of the sales received on the day.
Fit and Flare Linen Skirt
There are also a couple orders still to be confirmed, based on the level of interest I have booked to attend the next fair in November The only downside of the day was parking, having had a really successful day, I stayed to have a coffe a lovely cafe' near the car park. Brimming with success I returned to my car, first stopping to pay the parking fee. OMG £26.00, yes you heard right. £26.00. I will not be stopping for coffee next time and I am definitely going to research for an alternative parking for the next fair.
Have a great Bank Holiday Weekend

Friday, 26 August 2011

Paying The Bills


I was made redundant at the end of March, Ooooh, I don’t want to even think about it. Although I have been desperately trying to find a job, nothing is coming through. I am awaiting confirmation of a job, but in the mean time I have to find ways of earning, as the bills don’t know what redundancy is.

To keep some money coming in you will have seen some of the custom orders that I have been producing. There is also my Etsy shop in which I sell a range of clothing which I make. I have also been participating in several craft fairs, I will be attending one this Saturday.

Orders from the craft fairs and custom orders keep me very busy. I also love sharing what I have made but unfortunately I don’t always have time to take pictures before the orders get snapped up or items I have made for the craft fairs get sold. I had planned to put the new stuff I make for craft fairs in my Etsy shop and on my website, but this does not alway happen, oh well at least they are selling.

Here is one of the custom orders I made recently and was able to take photos of. I love this dress, like a few of the dresses I made this summer; this has a vintage inspired feel. The dress is fitted to the bodice with the front neckline higher that the back, this is set on a full circle skirt. I think it’s beautiful. What do you think?



 

















Have a great weekend and keep well

Monday, 22 August 2011

Monday Blues

Hi it Monaday again and I would like to share my new interesting with you, creating a mood board with a selection of the wondefull creations from  EST team members. I hope you have time to stop by and check out them out.

Friday, 19 August 2011

Another Custom Order


 
This is one of my latest makes. Its a size 6uk or 4us. Wow, I hear you say. Well curves comes in all sizes and this dress would also look great on a curvier lady.

The dress has a deep plunge neckline with a high back neckline, giving the impression of a halter neck, but without the exposed back. The bodice sits on a full gathered skirt and the dress is lined in a vibrant red lining. Heart breaking stuff. I have finished it off with a a contrasting belt which ties at the front. The dress looks great but I am biased, how about you, do you like it and would your wear it.

I will be putting in my shop as a custom order.

Monday, 15 August 2011

My first Mood Board

Members of European Street Team features a mood board every Monday. I have never really looked into it. But today I checked it out, not bad. I have settled for the simply square, but there are several options. So here is my  moodboard for Monday, this features a small selection of the latest new listing from the EST team, with so much to choose from I am spolit for choice.
The mood board helps to promote other members shop, a much needed promotion, when you consider the size of Etsy, so every little helps. 

Please take some time to check these wonderful item, you can find more here on http://star-of-the-east.blogspot.com/ ENJOY

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Summer Craft Fair

This Sunday I will be at a Summer Craft fair at Budworth Hall in Ongar Essex. If you are in the area do stop by. This is my firts time here, so I am looking forward to meeting some new crafter and new customers.
This craft fair has been organised by  Noonah Crafts,
Doors open at 11am and closes at 4pm
Entrance is free to the public.

I will be having a End of Summer sale 30% off most items.
This Blue print skirt is £45.00 get it for £31.50 Size 12

This White Print Dress is £43.00 - get it for £30.00 - size 22

Friday, 12 August 2011

New in My Shop


This sassy high waisted full circle skirt is made in a tone on tone palette of forest green, yellow and blues with a shaped waistband front higher than the back
A super cute full circle skirt, featuring two side pockets and two buttons, one of which forms the opening for this skirt. .
The skirt is lined with netting placed around the hem to give volume and that rock chic look. A super cute and sassy skirt with a great wow factor.

This skirt is available for Custom Order Only

Click on this link to check out the longer length
http://www.etsy.com/listing/77738448/rhapsody-full-circle-skirt

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Sold at Wells next the Sea

I attended the Wells next the Sea Carnival Craft on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday was a pretty lively day, with a quieter day on Sunday. It was a great weekend and the feedback I received was really great, validating the reasons for continuing to work on my craft. 
I sold a few items on Saturday and Sunday, and although I did not make a great deal of money, it was great fun meeting new people and hearing their comments, it’s a really great feeling

Attending craft fairs has not only helped me to market my products but also to gauge my target audience.
 This skirt is one of the items I sold, and is now only available for custom order
This Kaftan was also sold on the day. If you would like one of these kaftan there is a blue kaftan available in my shop, the brown is available for custom order only.