Sunday, 24 March 2013

Spring CRAFTfest 2013 Statistics and information

After a bustling week Spring CRAFTfest is over yet again! But lets just have a look back on it shall we?
  • We had 140 wonderful stalls 
  • Our team leaders ran some fabulous marketing skill challenges proving that even old CRAFTfest hands can learn new tricks. :)
  • The atmosphere around the whole event was fabulously friendly with a great community spirit.
  • We welcomed back CRAFTfest regulars and met lots of new crafty folk who we hope will join us again for future events.
  • Our CRAFTfest Comic Relief Team raised over £250 for charity!
Heading into the June event we have already come up with some new ideas that will be of use.
  • We are hoping to create downloadable guides outlining all of the promotional activities so that you can be prepared and have something for reference.
  • We have found a way of an 'opt in' service that will gain you a country flag on your profile image that will highlight your stalls origin. We think that this will show how international our events truly are.
Now for the bit that I know you are all waiting for. For those eagle eyed people you will notice that the views are considerably down on the November event but there are a few things that you should take into consideration.
  • We had 140 stalls at this event compared to the 250 stalls for the November one. This highlights the need for active promotion from you all before the booking forms close as the more of us there are the louder we shout!
  • The analytics have been very interesting. Last year a huge number of our views came from Twitter, some believe that many of these are automatic bots which invalidate a lot of views. Now whether this is true or not we have all noticed that due to changing twitter rules (the allowance of retweets per account dropping considerably)  we have not been able to hit twitter as hard as we have done for recent events. This has however opened up other avenues of promotion amongst the other social networks which allows a far better standard of link.
  • Very early on in the build up to this event Lu noticed that CRAFTfest stalls were coming up on the Stumbleupon boards, this is due to the hard work of the stumble promoters at previous events.
  • The second highest amount of traffic to the event was via organic google search! This is fantastic! This shows that our backlinks and SEO are working really, really well and can only mean that each future event will just get us more and more well known across the web.
I shall stop rambling now and get down to the bit you want to know:

During CRAFTfest week (not including any in the weeks previous due to the ongoing promotions) we had:

3,899 new visitors 
who viewed 31,315 pages
The most popular category this time was Home

The top 25 most visited stalls were:
(This is to their main stall pages only not individual items)

  1.  Beadwork and Coe
  2.  Beads and Findings
  3. Waterlily Cards and Keepsakes
  4. Scrapbookerry Mini Albums and Keepsakes
  5. Juesaics
  6. Paulines Passions
  7. Silent Companions
  8. Manic Weavers
  9. Beadstorm Jewellery
  10. Cola Creations
  11. Due Amiche
  12. Sheena Rogers
  13. Epple Bay Ceramics
  14. Strombolitwo
  15. Trudy's Art
  16. Personal Space Interiors
  17. Crystal Cavern
  18. Jillybean Pottery
  19. Rubbish Revamped
  20. The Bead Bounty
  21. Fairyhogmama
  22. Pepperpot
  23. Scent Cosmetics
  24. Ravens Stained Glass
  25. Keep it in a Frame
It was fantastic to see so many visits from the sales fairy too, don't forget to let us know if you have sold by shouting it in our SOLD group. We also have a thread for if you made a purchase this time as well. Please remember that as all sales are made off site we only know about them if you tell us. We really do appreciate you letting us know.

We hope that you will join us all again for the June event. Dates will be announced shortly and the forms will be open in a few weeks for you to grab those all important first page spots.

For now, the CRAFTfest team would like to thank you all for taking part and being such good promoters. We couldn't do it all without you.

See you soon!

Friday, 15 March 2013

Coral Team CRAFTfest Stalls Part 7

Coral Team CRAFTfest Stalls Part 7

Blue Shed Crafts Gift Stall
 

 Knitted, Crocheted, Sewn and Needle-Felted Gifts. 











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The Bead Bounty Supplies Stall

 

Here you will find gorgeous Hand Crafted Lamp Work Beads to turn into your own Beautiful one off creations. Made with the finest glass, my beads are kiln annealed for strength and durability and are hand cleaned. I am also having a sale on a large selection of seed beads. There are over 100 to choose from.
The Bead Bounty "It's a Bead Thing" (",) 







 
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 The Bead Bounty Jewellery Stall





Lamp work beads, hand crafted at the torch in the Bead Bounty studio that are turned into unique pieces of wearable and usable art. Jewellery and gifts that are unique to you as no two beads are ever the same.









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Thursday, 14 March 2013

Coral Team CRAFTfest Stalls Part 6

Coral Team CRAFTfest Stalls Part 6

noodleBubble Fashion Stall


Fab Fun & Felty original brooches

















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 DueAmiche Jewellery Stall


 



Eclectic Assortment of Knitted and Crocheted Treasures








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 Hill Farm Crafts Gift Stall
 



 Beautiful Wooden Keepsake Boxes, Wooden Plaques, Signs and Gifts. Lovingly handcrafted and personalised for all occasions! 









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Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Coral Team CRAFTfest Stalls Part 5

Coral Team CRAFTfest Stalls Part 5

Auli'i Beads Jewellery Stall






Handmade Beaded Jewellery 








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Valg Studio Jewellery Stall

 


Contemporary Costume Jewellery & Accessories









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Bluestone Crafts Jewellery Stall


 

 Hand Made Jewellery 








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Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Coral Team CRAFTfest Stalls Part 4

Coral Team CRAFTfest Stalls Part 4

NOfkantsCurios Gift Stall
 


Collectables, Fossils, Semi precious Gemstone Key rings, Handbag Charms & yarn craft items.





 

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 Made by me...Made for you Jewellery Stall
 


Handmade genuine gemstone jewellery and accessories 





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Sunday, 10 March 2013

Purple group at CRAFtfest - part 9

Jellibabies: Handmade bespoke nursery packages , baby accessories and personalised clothing


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Thank you for visiting Beadstorm Jewellery. All my jewellery items are individually designed and handmade by me. I love working with semi-precious gemstones, crystals, glass, shell & pearl, using their colours, textures and unique qualities to create a one-off piece of jewellery that I hope you will be delighted with. If you see an item that you would like made slightly differently, maybe in a different colour, or to a different length, please contact me and I will make it if I can.


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 Kerri Robberts Designs creates beautiful handmade products from some of the most fabulous fabrics. Her favourite fabric designers are Henry Glass and Robert Kaufman, as is shown in her work.


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 Mammazooms: Fun and Practical hand crocheted Beanie and Hats for all the ages.


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Saturday, 9 March 2013

Blue Team CRAFTfest Stalls - Part 7

Blue Team CRAFTfest Stalls - Part 7

Introducing some more sellers from the Blue Team taking part in the March 2013 CRAFTfest!  Today we are featuring  Lushy Boutique, KOOSHKA London and Black Country Crafter-Cards

Lushy Boutique
Welcome to Lushy Boutique's Craftfest stall. At Lushy Boutique all items are handmade. Lushy Boutique's Aromatherapy products are all made in small batches from 100% natural ingredients, all products are tested on myself and others before listing for sale.



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KOOSHKA London
I make modern patchwork cushions and wool felt bits and bobs - egg cosies, keyrings, mini cushions etc! Keep an eye on my shop for new items/products!


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Black Country Crafter - Cards
Hi, I do a wide range of handmade items, including cards, jewellery, ruffle scarfs and bags. Enjoy browsing, all items are made with love.



 
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Purple group at CRAFTfest - part 8

Fabridashery: Fabric, haberdashery & craft supplies


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 Rubbish Revamped aims to bring a smile to people's face with quirky recycled crafts and books to inspire you to make your own


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 Thread Squirrel: Cushions, bags and notice boards which have been embroidered with the outline of a chosen country. They can also be customised with a love heart button to mark a special place.


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Blue Team CRAFTfest Stalls - Part 6


Blue Team CRAFTfest Stalls - Part 6

Introducing some more sellers from the Blue Team taking part in the March 2013 CRAFTfest!  Today we are featuring  BerryNiceCrafts, Arabella's Attic and Floppsie Moppsie!

BerryNiceCrafts
Personalised gift bags, cushions, name banners and hearts.













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Arabella's Attic
Welcome to Arabella's Attic CRAFTfest stall! We hope you enjoy browsing through our stall. All items shown here are made by us and are one off items.








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Floppsie Moppsie
Beautiful personalised papercuts, art work and papercrafting.




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Friday, 8 March 2013

Purple group at CRAFTfest - part 7

Fairfield Gardens: Browse my natural skincare products - all made using only vegetable oils and butters, natural essential oils and aromas and botanicals. No artificial fragrances, chemicals or preservatives.

The creativity in my products lies in their formulations - the mixtures of oils and butters, and the essential oil blends - which have been individually considered and crafted to produce recipes that you won't find anywhere else.


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 The Old Button (Gifts): An eclectic mix of hand crafted items for children using both new and recycled fabrics embellished with hand embroidery, applique and buttons. I also have a range of ready made gifts for adults and the home. Some of my ready made items have been discounted - see sale categories in my shops.




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 Fused glass homewares by Jane Cameron


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Thursday, 7 March 2013

Purple group at CRAFTfest - part 6

The Bead Shop is a family run business which has been running since 1993 where it was established in Manchester. As the name suggests, The Bead Shop specialise in a vast array of unique and stylish beads from all around the world, a range which is complimented by their selection of jewellery making tools as supplies. This treasure chest of crafts is a beader's dream as there is everything you could ever want or need available to choose from. From Swarovski Crystals, glass beads and seed beads to ceramic beads, kashmiri beads and even shamballa beads, you will be spoilt for choice.



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Gifts by little miss: Novelty soaps, bathbombs, candles and handsewn gifts.

 

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 Berry Bakewell: Fabric and Crocheted Accessories and Homeware

 

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Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Blue Team CRAFTfest Stalls - Part 5

Blue Team CRAFTfest Stalls - Part 5

Introducing some more sellers from the Blue Team taking part in the March 2013 CRAFTfest!  Today we are featuring Keep It In A Frame (Weddings), Black Country Crafter (gifts) and Strombolitwo.

Keep It In A Frame - Weddings
My personalised gift stall contains a small selection of the scrapbooks and memory albums that can be found on my website. I also make guest books for weddings and special occasions.






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Black Country Crafter - Gifts
Hi, I do a wide range of handmade items, including cards, jewellery, ruffle scarfs and bags. Enjoy browsing, all items are made with love.



 
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Strombolitwo
Mens and womens accessories handmade by me from upcycled kimono silks.


 
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Silver CRAFTfest Team Part 6

Welcome to the Silver CRAFTfest Team Blogs
Here are a few more talented members of our team who will be taking part in the next CRAFTfest event on 16 - 23rd March 2013.
My Cherry Pie 
 Limited Edition Handmade jewellery and Gifts for the Home.









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Creative Jems Cards

 Cards for all occasions for everyone a good mixture.









 
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Quirky Quaint Creations

 Everything on my stall is hand made from either pre-loved material, some new material, and felt that I make myself from merino wool. - I like to make and try anything and have some unique designs.









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Silver March CRAFTfest Team Part 5

Welcome to the Silver CRAFTfest Team Blogs
Here are a few more talented members of our team who will be taking part in the next CRAFTfest event on 16 - 23rd March 2013.
Tumblebead

I try to create unique hand crafted beaded jewellery which is Funky, Chunky and Fun as well as being beautiful.







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debilou

 Nursery pictures and shaped bunting







 
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Lou Lou's Garden Workshop  

Handcrafted Cards & Gifts









 
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