Wednesday 17 November 2010

Winchester Handm@de

I had a lovely day on Saturday selling at the Winchester Handm@de Christmas craft fair. The fair took place in the Guildhall which has been refurbished since we were last there in the summer and is now looking great, much more light than before.

My products sold well and it was lovely to have a chance to meet my customers face-to-face and get their feedback. It is so nice when people have the time to stop and chat. People had such lovely things to say about my work and were so encouraging about where I am heading with 'Claire Hurd Design'. Most of all people admired the quality of my work which I was really pleased about. It is so important to me that everything I produce is manufactured to the highest standard. I want to show with my products that 'handmade' means made with love, care and attention to detail; making it stand out from mass-produced goods. 

As is always the case with the Handm@de craft fairs the other stall holders were all really friendly and there were some beautiful products for sale. In particular it was really lovely to catch up with Meninafeliz again. I first met Meninafeliz before I had taken part in any craft fairs and when I was still new to online selling. They have always been so friendly and encouraging and full of advice. We had such a lovely catch up and I was even treated to one of their lovely products (I won't know what until Christmas day!) by my Husband. Take a look at their beautiful work HERE.

My neighbours at this fair were the lovely 'Quercus Silver' and 'Jude Allman'. It makes such a difference at craft fairs when you are positioned with people that are producing beautiful that captures your interest and that are nice and friendly! Quercus Silver were selling silver and resin handmade jewellery and Jude Allman was selling beautiful ceramic pots, buttons and decorations. Do check out their work as I am sure you will love it as much as I do. Quercus Silver can be found HERE and Jude Allman HERE.


Scented Sweetpeas said...

Your stall looks fab, glad you had a great time. Off to nose at those sites now :-)

Julia said...

Claire your stall is a feast for the eyes!!! Im happy you had such a good day, its always lovely to meet with customers and get nice feedback isn't it?!
Off to check out some of those links you have shared now, too tempting to resist!!

Sending love
Julia x x x

Claire Hurd Design said...

Thank you Scented Sweetpeas and Julia. I hope you enjoy browsing the links.

Claire xxx

Quercus Silver said...

Thank you so much for your kind words. I was really happy to be your "stall next door" again. Your work is gorgeous and always so beautifully presented.