As well as selling my goodies online, I like to attend craft fairs and summer fetes and things. I’ve only done four so far, and I’m learning new things each time.
Last year I was invited by Ellie at Ultimate Gift Packs to have a stall at the Christmas Fair she was running at Weyhill Fairground Craft and Design Centre. Cayden and I had a great time, and I look forward to attending again this year. Weyhill Fairground is a beautiful little place, and we plan to get back at some point this year for a proper look around.
While we were there I wandered around the stalls quite a bit, like I always do. I spent a wee bit of money at some beautiful stalls – I’ll blog about those later. As I said, I learn new things at every fair. I get new ideas for stock, and for display, and just general things I’d never thought of. One idea that really struck me was having a cute way to display my business cards.
So far I’ve just had a little pile of them on the table, but the STARescue Small Animal Rescue Centre stall had a fantabulous idea! A book hedgehog. For some silly reason I didn’t take a picture at the time, but there are tons of them online if you search. Like this one by Clara Maffel on Flickr…
I also found this adorable Harry Potter one from Pinterest.
That one leads to a dead Etsy link, but there are lots of others on there if you want to buy one. This cute little bespectacled one…
…has sold, but the seller, Maplewood Book Art, has a LOT of really cute folded book art that is just so inspiring.
I could bombard you with picture of hedgehogs all day, but I’ll restrain myself. Just this last one, which you can buy at Creation Crafts and Gifts – to show you how to display business cards in one.
Folded books and altered books are things I’d like to try, but I have a very long list of things I want to try and haven’t quite got around to yet. But when I saw a video pop up on my YouTube subscription feed for a place card holder, I thought that’d be perfect to hold my business cards.
I used a 12×12″ sheet of craft card rather than origami paper, and by the end some of the folds were quite difficult. But for a first attempt I think it looks pretty good.
I will be making some more for practice. Maybe I’ll use a thinner paper next time. Keep your eyes peeled for updates, and hopefully a book hedgehog of my very own!