Archive for September 27, 2012

New Fish on the Block

So, I keep tropical fish and saw the most unusual guy at the fish shop the other day. He is a reed fish (or Rope fish to all Americans) and has been trying to get out of the tank daily (apparently this is normal behavior and just ‘what they do’) His name is Nelson and actually breathes air unlike other fish. I have spent countless hours trying to block up any holes in the tank top just in case he decides to go ‘walkies’ He is amazing to watch as he gracefully winds along with no effort at all.

Craft Show Experience

So, I finally completed my first ever event under the ‘Affectionate Gizmos’ name :) A craft show at Hulme Hall in Port Sunlight. I was so pleased with all my families support, coming down to see the stall and even buying from me. I also received support from a lovely couple with a jewelry stall at the event who was very complimentary about my work. I was glad that there was no other stall like mine which made me stand out. I got a lot of attention from passing customers and quite a few business cards were taken. Even though I didn’t get as many purchases as I would have liked, it was nice to hear all the people who ‘cooed’ over the sloths, monsters and other cuties on my table. My boyfriend got a bit bored and ended up playing football games on his phone lol 😀 But he was a really big help. The hall was also quite cold so I was glad that I brought my gloves along too! I watched my stall closely to see what people prefer and have decided that I need to make more hats (possibly with gloves) and keep the bigger and more expensive plush for online buyers. People were out looking for a bargain and I do not want to sell my work short to make some quick money. It has been a learning experience for sure…

Ali and meWheres Ali? LolPanda Gloves
FlyersJeff loves FairsGetting tired now
LetCamera ShyMy little brother loves EVERYTHING!

Craft Fair Preparation

I am currently preparing for a craft fair in Hulme Hall, Port Sunlight. From making labels to more products and new business cards I am starting to get excited….

It’s not until 23rd September this month but I want everything done early for more time to look at the finer details.

Most of the money I make will be going towards my trip to Africa in January to go and visit my boyfriend’s family. Will be really awesome to experience his country. (I am going to stand out like a sore thumb haha)

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