Sunday, October 30, 2011

Craft Fairs in Perth WA ...

It's been exactly a week since I had attended for the very 1st time one of the biggest known Craft Fair here in Perth, Western Australia.. The Subiaco Craft and Community Fair, the Biggest Outdoor Craft and Community Event in Western Australia was held last week , 23rd October 2011 at the Oak lawn of the University of Western Australia.

I considered myself lucky being able to secure a stall for my jewelries and I am really thankful to the organizers for accepting my application to be one of the stallholders there during that day. I was a bit nervous coz I didn't have any experience being in any Craft Fair yet here in Perth so this event is gonna be totally new to me I don't have any idea what to expect. I just told myself that it would be a trigger that would open a whole new door of opportunities and an eye opener for me.

I consider myself as a Jack of all trades, doing a one man show .  Why ?

I was all alone during that day multi-tasking on my own. That's why. From the organizing of what things to take for display until 4am of the day of the event ( geee... I need some sleep don't I ? ) , to the packing and loading into my car on an early morning of Sunday ( I had even over slept coz I went to sleep only at around 4am after I had boxed everything I'm gonna take to the fair . I was thankful to my dear 12 y/o son who woke me up at 7am in the morning of Sunday , he  was asking me " Mommy, isn't your fair for your jewelries today ? " I immediately flew out of bed hearing him ! whew I was running late . Was supposed to be at the unloading place by 7am ... arrrgghhhh ! ) , hurriedly ( without even thinkin og breakfast at all ) , I  drove my poor car for the delivery of my stuffs to the venue ( thanks a lot to the volunteers who wheel barrowed my boxes to my table while I go park my car... good job guys , Thanks so much ! ) , to the setting up , to the never ending sales talk under the heat of the burning sun all day long ( I got no gazebo at all so I just hid under my neighbor's shade LOL ! ) and again to the packing up at the end of the day. Indeed i was very tired ... very, very tired !  So tired that i didn't have any energy left to cook dinner. I just dozed off on my bed even before dinner was served ! Hubby took care of my kids food that night ... yupppeeee ! I was snoring like an angel ha-ha !

But i had a great smile despite of the fatigue and backaches after all the work coz I did great with my sales and a friend with her family came to visit and support me too. Hey Dolores, many thanks for lending me your umbrella ... but I can't hold it all the time coz I need to talk and fit the jewelries to my buyers . So holding an umbrella is not that easy ha-ha. I guess, i will have to invest for a Gazebo next time ... good idea !
I am so glad I had met a lot of awesome people who really liked my jewelries that day too . To all my buyers and jewelry admirers, many thanks for being there for me. I will surely be coming to the next fairs especially just for you guys ... muaaahhhhhh!

My most admired items and sold fast were my hand weaved crystal bracelets and beaded rings .
Here are some of the sold items :

Note down on your calendar :

My next big Fair would be on the 3rd of December , 2011

 Craft Thyme - Perth's most unique gift & craft extravaganza

Gift - Craft  Home Fair
Saturday December 3rd
South Perth Community Centre
Cnr Sandgate St & South Tce
Come & Visit
 Stall There ... 
Admission: $4 adult’s - kids FREE 

Hope to see you all there ...

October Birth Flower
The October Birth Flower is the Calendula (Marigold), as shown in the above picture
Meaning of the October Birth Flower:
The meaning of the October Birth Flower, the Calendula (Marigold) is sorrow or sympathy

Flower photo excerpt from :