Wednesday 16 January 2013

Being crafty

I've always been interested in art and crafty things - it was my main passion at school but I just didn't know where it could take me or of I'd have the patience and commitment to turn it into a full time career.

So, I studied media and went into PR and love what I do. But I still like to let my creative side out when I'm not too tired and have an idea in my head. In fact, in April last year, I had a week off where I made two foot stools, two scrabble picture frames, painted some old items and made some brooches for gifts.

I've been making my own cards for a while now and my friends have said to me I should try selling them on eBay or something but I never thought they were that special, plus items like cards, to make well, cost quite a bit in terms of materials so in terms of 'making money', there's only so much people will pay.

However, with bubs on the way, I wanted a little project to keep my mind busy and to potentially make a few pennies so I started looking at craft fairs in the area. I've booked my first stall - Krafts by Kelly- for this Saturday at Lichfield Guildhall and will be selling a range of cards, including Valentine's, Mother's Day and Easter, plus hanging decorations, such as fabric hearts, wicker hearts, wooden word signs etc, and button frames and canvases (I am a little obsessed with hearts and buttons!).

Here's a couple of snaps of some of the things I'll be selling. It's cost a bit to get everything I need and to pay for the table but hope if it goes well, I can do this once a month even on maternity leave and make a little money at the same time as doing something I love. Wish me luck!


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