Sunday, 26 June 2011

Keeping spirits up...

Hello everyone,

I attended my second craft fair yesterday, trading as DysfunctionDesigns. It was at Finlaystone Country Estate and it was a little disappointing to say the least. The location is beautiful and the stables and courtyards were a lovely place to have a stall but sadly it was not a success. I think I'd mainly blame the weather as it was fairly miserable all day. I'm not sure how much advertising had gone into it, but alas, we live and learn.

In the spirit of getting back on the horse, I have managed to secure a place(due to a cancelation) at the Ayrshire Arts & Crafts Fair in Troon Concert Hall next Saturday(2nd July!)
It is fully booked so hopefully that gives some indication of how good it is. It is also indoors, so fingers crossed that it goes well. I'm not sure what kind of crowd this fair will attract but i'm staying positive for now. It's only my 3rd craft fair afterall!!

The weekend after i'll be at the Merchant City Market(busy bee, I know!! :D ) I'll be trading on both Sat 9th and Sun 10th of July so pop in to that if you're in the glasgow area. It's also indoors and theres a fab selection of restaraunts and bars in the square as well so hopefully it'll be a success.

As i'm attending these craft fairs i've been working away on a lot of new pieces! I've added a couple of items already today and will continue to add new stuff pretty frequently throughout July (unless it all sells at the craft fairs of course, hehe). If all goes well then I may have to spend a lot more time crafting and I might not be able to update as often as i'd like. I'll try to pop on every so often to let you all know what's going on.

Please spread the word about DysfunctionDesigns, I would appreciate it very much. Share my Facebook fan page with your friends and family or mention my Etsy Shop to your work collegues. Either way, I'm trying to get the word out to as many people as possible,in as many locations as possible so please tell people about my items if you like them!
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Monday, 20 June 2011

Busy Busy Busy!

Hey folks,

Sorry for the lack of updates this month, I've been pretty busy. I was trading at my first craft fair ever on the first Sat in June! It ended up being fairly quiet due to the location (Stereo, in Glasgow) but it was good nonetheless. I made a few sales, learned a few things and picked up a few tips from other sellers so all was not lost!
After that I went to Download Festival in Donnington, had a great time but was happy to be back home with running water!! hehe.

The real world is trying to drag me back so i'm currently back to the job hunting as i'm only working part-time at the moment and sadly I just can't afford to keep doing that. If (when) I get a full time job you may see a slight lull in updates and new products but i'll do my best to keep on top of things as my wee business means a lot to me and I really want to see it take off.

On a brighter note, I'll be trading at the Finlaystone Annual Summer Craft Fair at Finlaystone Country Estate in Langbank this Saturday (25th June!). It's in a great location and there will be a wide selection of sellers there offering their wares. Hopefully the weather will be good so come along if you're free!! I'll be selling lots of new items.
All the details can be found here:

I'm also trading at the Merchant City Market on both Sat 9th AND Sun 10th of July! so pop along if you can. I'll be bringing along loads of new items that won't be available online until after the fair! It's situated in the Merchant Square so there's a fab selection of restaurants if you fancy popping in for lunch or dinner.
More info here:

I've been working away making a lot of new beads and pendants so i'll be uploading lots of new items after the craft fair this sat so keep your eyes peeled! I'm going to be adding some clay rings to my shop as well as new clay bracelets and necklaces. Don't forget I also sell tribal jewellery for men!

Anyways, just wanted to give everyone a quick update on what's happening with DysfunctionDesigns... I'll try not to leave it so long before my next update :p

Ta ta x
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