Thursday, 18 October 2012

Some christmas knitting

At the beginning of December my friend S and I are having a stall at a Winter Bazaar......I do sell cards to friends and family.....but this will be the first time I've tried to sell to the 'general public'.....and the thought of it is very nerve wracking!!!!
And I'm not really sure what will be the best type of thing to sell.......I don't think christmas cards are a good idea......they are just too cheap to buy in the shops......so I need things that are a bit more unusual......and don't take too long to make......that I like......and can be used by me or given as gifts if they don't sell.
A pretty tall order!!!!
Anyway......I decided to start with some knitted holly tags.....I've made about 20 so far
Quick and fun to knit......though putting them together takes almost as long.......and the next problem is what to charge for them.
Maybe this bazaar wasn't such a good idea!!!!!!!!
But I do think these tags will be my monthly make for The Felt Fairy this month.

25 comments:

Abi said...

These are really pretty Jacky! Do let us know how the stall turns out! xxx

Jane said...

very cute, I'm sure they will sell well.

Kathyk said...

Your tags are very cute and should sell easily at the bazaar - GOOD LUCK

Kathyk

furrypig said...

ooh I love them you are clever! Let us know the date and venue of your sale in case we can pop down xxx

humel said...

Oh wow, Jacky! These are amazing :)

You might find it worth having a few cards too, you know - people sometimes want a special Christmas card for someone even if most of the cards they send are cheap and mass produced, and your cards are certainly special :)

Louise said...

oooh these are lovely. Enjoy your bazaar - i'm doing a school one with a friend too and am having the same dilemmas as you x

alexa said...

Fingers are crossed here for you! Though not sure you will need any luck with these - they are seriously cute!

Jo said...

Those tags are gorgeous, how great would it be to get a gift with one of those attached. Good luck with the bazaar

Amy said...

Wow, that is very exciting for you Jacky! I think these are absolutely adorable and will probably sell very quickly!

Cheri said...

I'm sure you will do great! You are so talented (i totally don't know how to knit). But also smart to make things you can use yourself just in case...

Maria Ontiveros said...

These are really cute! I enjoy craft shows but haven't done any for a while.
Rinda

Denise said...

These are lovely Jacky - I must say that I also think people would buy your cards too x

Chris said...

I think they're gorgeous and something a bit different so hopefully they'll sell. Chris x

Karen said...

How lovely. . . and unusual, so I think they will do very well. They'll be so gorgeous on a package.

Sian said...

Ooh, best of luck Jacky! I think these are fab..they'd definitely tempt me. I think you are thinking very wisely about the cards, though if you have a few and have a little spot going spare on the stall, no harm in trying to squeeze them in

Angelfish said...

Pricing handmade goods is such a minefield. I used to sell my jewellery at craft fairs but never tried with cards. Your holly tags are gorgeous and I'm sure they will be a good seller. I agree with Mel that it's probably worth having a few cards for those that want a special one to give. Maybe personalised for family members.
Good luck x

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Hi Jacky..You have won the Knit Giveaway on the blog so you have some lovely new CK knitting needles to use when making your pretty knitted holly tags!
If you could send me your address details I will pop them in the post for you along with the buttons...
Happy weekend!
Susan x

Elizabeth said...

I think there will be a long line waiting to buy your cards. They are that good. Love the holly you knitted.

pinky said...

They are lovely Jacky and very unique. I am sure they will sell but wouldn't have a clue what to charge:( gOOD LUCK

Alison said...

So pretty Jacky..these will sell like hot cakes!!
Alison xx

Stephanie said...

Impressive Jacky & what a great idea - I understand what you mean about cards being so cheap in the shops, my friends always ask why I don't sell my cards, don't think they understand how financially un-viable it is lol Good luck, can't wait to see what else you come up with for your stall :) xxx

Fiona said...

They look gorgeous.

Jimjams said...

These are fabulous - though difficult to put a price on as with any hand-made goods. I find special offers tempt people e.g. buy 5 for the price of 4. I agree with the others though - if you have spare cards, have them available.

Jennifer Grace said...

These tags are so cute! Good luck with the stall. I tried one a couple of years ago and only made about £3 all day, but never mind! I think your tags are really sweet and should sell well! x

Becky said...

These are wonderful!