It has been a really busy few weeks since I last posted – my apologies all. However, I do have some great things to share with you…
A wonderful, but admittedly exhausting, day of Christmas crafts and gifts at the AWA (American Women’s Association) Snowflake Fair went down with success. My first ever fair I have sold at and something really worth while doing. My cushion covers were all finished in time and made their debut displayed across my table.
Tempting buyers with Christmas cookies…
Handmade and iced
Quite a lucky lady today as not only did Mr S play my trusty assistant, he bought me this beautiful ring from the stall next to us which I had my eye on from the start!
The stall owner’s husband is Pakistani and when he returns on business he brings back wonderful pieces for her to sell. They are made by a talented craftsman and it seems to be really taking off- her stall was pretty busy! The collection specialises in gold plated jewelry with a very distinctive design. She doesn’t have a website yet and is selling at Bahrain fairs to see how it all takes off.
During a quiet spell in the afternoon and leaving Mr S in charge, (hes a pretty good seller by the way!) I went for a wander and found so many lovely stalls. Another clever craftswoman was also selling handmade jewelry (designed and produced by herself) among of which I found these mouthwatering must haves…
I wasted no time in snapping these beauties up , not to mention they were only 9 BD! The talented woman was Nissrine and the shop is located in the Yateem Centre (ground floor) tel- +973 33139820
So back to my stall; I was happy because my fabrics were pretty unique to the Island and no one else had anything similar The only downside I faced was that the patterns seemed less popular with locals than expats, but I suspected this would be the case. All in all it was a good sale and I have enough stock left for the next fair coming up. It’s hard to get festive in the sunny desert but this certainly started up the mood for the festive season!
Enough tasty treats for one sitting…see part two tomorrow : )
Have a creative evening!