I think the dust has finally settled after my time in Harrogate at the British Craft Trade Fair. I made it home on Wednesday after a 6 hour drive home and a stop off to repair a puncture! phew!
Anyway I had a great time and found BCTF to be the most friendly and relaxed show that I have done. It was so nice to be within the Yorkshire countryside, I just wish I had factored in more time to enjoy Harrogate. Saying that I did get to enjoy a gorgeous dinner in Betty's tea room with Mum!
The show was fairly quiet at times but I am happy to have gained a new stockists and to have been invited to take part in a few exciting exhibitions (more information to come soon!).
I think the main thing I have taken away from the show is feedback and also I always feel like the shows give me a chance to step back and reflect on my work from a different angle. It is easy to get stuck in a rut when you work for yourself, coming to these shows opens your eyes and I love meeting all the people that doing so well within their own crafts, it really is inspiring!
I am excited for the year ahead and I am glad that my new products gained such postive feedback at the show. In the next few weeks I hope to concentrate on sending out the outstanding orders and revamping my Etsy shop. I still haven't got to grips with selling online so lets hope I can crack it over the next few months! (ow and I still have a wedding to plan!)