Saturday, 17 July 2010

Braving the elements!

Well, after the blistering hot weather we have been having in the east of england for several weeks (most of which I spent indoors at various events/fairs), today had to be the day that I was outside and it was blowing a 40mph gale!

After fighting to even put the table up and keep the tablecloth on it, I then spent the rest of the afternoon rushing backwards and forwards picking bits of nappy cake up.

I tethered some of the teddies to other parts of the cake which helped, but thank goodness I didn't have a gazebo as I didn't have enough arms to hold everything!

I sold one nappy cake and then as I was packing up two women came rushing over and I sold two more which was fantastic. I also got rid of lots of leaflets so hope that means some more orders coming in shortly.

Have a good weekend.

Friday, 16 July 2010

A very good day

I have approx 8.5 days of holiday to use up from work before the beginning of September so took today off to see whether I could find some places to put my leaflets etc.

Typically, the car magnets I had ordered turned up at the office on the day I'm not in so I popped in to pick them up. They are great - I'm going to put them on the car each time I'm parked somewhere - you never know it might drum up some business!

I then popped into the local maternity hospital and managed to persuade a nurse to put some of my leaflets into the waiting rooms. On the journey home I thought I would pop into a florist just down the road and the owner agreed to take in one of my nappy cakes and sell them after adding a commission for herself.

I didn't need asking twice! I rushed home and wrapped up one of my ready-made nappy cakes and made up a photo folder then went back and left it all with her so let's hope she gets some business.

Tomorrow I'm off to a local village day so please keep your fingers crossed that the weather holds.

Monday, 12 July 2010

A Fantastic Weekend

Well, I said I would update you on how I got on this weekend at the Cambridge Big Weekend and I'm pleased to say it was great.

Despite the hideously hot weather (the temperature reached 31.7 degrees on Saturday in the marquee I was in!), it didn't seem to deter people from coming along. There must have been approx 3,000 people wandering around over both days.

I actually made £164 of sales which just about covered the cost of the actual stall hire but it did get me thinking - am I better off actually paying out more for stalls at bigger shows/fairs/events where I have got more chance of getting business as there are more people there, or do I stick to the smaller village fairs/fetes where there aren't so many people.

Something to ponder and I'll let you know what I decide.

In the meantime, check out the nappy cake with the expensive bottle of champagne in - ideal if you want to spoil both baby and new parents!

Have a great week.