Tuesday, 29 November 2011

3 top tips for fab craft stall displays

Here at Mosaic Tree, we've been busy with the Christmas season craft fairs, table top sales etc.  I thought I'd pass on some of my recently gleaned knowledge....

1) Keep It Simple - Also known as the Kiss principle! - This is with reference to labelling.  I have always had big laminated labels showing the item description, price and Mosaic Tree logo.  However, as I've added more choice of items over the past year, I've had to make more labels - and it ended up looking more like a sea of labels with the odd item dotted in between! 

The soloution - take some labels out (you can always tell the customer the price - plus sometimes they may like to look at the item, try it on and fall in love with it before knowing the cost!).  Put some labels flat - all of mine were vertical until then.  Make smaller labels - I'll be doing this for 2012. 

2) Diversify - Until this season, I had been creating mainly baby hats, necklaces, brooches and phone covers.  I did what I do very well but it does only appeal to a limited number of people.  Another stall holder suggested that I do hairbands earwarmers.  I took her advice and they have been an instant hit.  I've also started doing bigger spiral brooches with wooden beads in centre - in vogue at moment, look great on shawls, coats, bags etc - and the great price of £8 each (excl p&p).  These and the wooden beaded strap watches have both gone down well.

3) Manage your overheads - As we all know, some craft fairs work well for you, others less so.  I go to craft fairs where the cost of a stall is low - c£5 - £10.  This means that, no matter how much I sell on the day, I'm unlikely to be out of pocket - an important consideration in these lean times.

Please feel free to share your own craft fair tips. 

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Head warmer ear bands

Want to feel as snug as a bug in a rug?  Mosaic Tree head band ear warmers have arrived - just in the nick of time!  To place your order, contact Annie via www.facebook.com/MosaicTree.  Available in adult and child sizes.  Every one is unique!  £12 each (excl p&p).

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Yarn bombing the Mosaic Tree way!

For all you fine blog readers who remember the yarn bombing pics (26th June 2011 blog entry), Mosaic Tree has now gone activist! 

Witness these pics.....and enjoy the new head band/ear warmer creations (none yet listed so get in touch via www.facebook.com/MosaicTree to commission - £14 each (incl p&p)).