Friday, 29 January 2016

Who's selling at the next #craftfest event - part 3

Stalls at February #Craftfest -part 3

#Craftfest is open from 26th - 28th February 2016
Here's a sneaky peak at some of the stalls that are taking part in the next #craftfest event.
Handknitted and crocheted items.  All of my items can be made to order in any colour choice.


Unique hand-knitted shawls, scarves, hats and gloves using high quality yarns ready to compliment or jazz up any outfit.

A girly girl who adores jewellery and is passionate about creating unique handmade designs in high quality silver, gemstones, crystals, pearls.
Cards, home d├ęcor, gifts that have been hand made or decorated.  Items can be personalised or tailored to your individual requirements.

A mother and 2 daughters who combine their different skills to make unique items using cyanotypes & textiles.

Handmade oddities creations based on the gothic side, paranormal or just plain odd. Jewellery, homeware gifts, accessories.

Lotus Heart
Angel and Christian Prayer beads, metaphysical crystals and meditations for healing and comfort.
Kawaii craft craft supplies for unique projects, inc. cabochons, embellishments, jewellery making supplies and much more.

Come and join us at #craftfest from 26th - 28th February to find some beautiful and unique handmade items.

Friday, 8 January 2016

BOOK NOW for CRAFTfest Best of British - 26th - 28th February 2016

Previously our events ran on a separate social network for crafters (Creative Connections) giving a fabulous community feel. This did however, mean that each of our participants had to find the time to upload all of their products onto the network, add descriptions and links etc to each one so that the customers could purchase from them. This also meant that the initial point of contact was always through the network itself and unless the customers clicked through a third time (after visiting their virtual stall and then selecting a product) the chance that the customer  made it through to the sellers own website or online store was smaller.

For our New Improved CRAFTfest events we are cutting out the middle man!

Our events will now be held directly on the CRAFTfest website. The window to your stall will take the customer wherever YOU want them to go at the first point of contact. This can be -
  • Your website (home page, specific category or a new page you made especially for the event)
  • Your online store (Etsy, Folksy, Amazon, Ebay …)
  • Your Facebook or other social networking page.
  • Your blog.
  • Any other online space that you use to sell your creations.
  •  An email address (not recommended but possible.
  •  If you do not have any online presence at all we can arrange to host your products for you for an extra cost. Please contact us for information about this.
We will direct the customers wherever you want them to go ensuring that you get the full benefit to your business.

This also means that you have much less preparation work to do and can devote your time to marketing yourself and others who are taking part.

Book your place for £5 here

The event we are currently booking for is for UK residents only. If you live outside of the UK please let us know where and if you would like to part in an event. If we can get enough interest we can then organise a CRAFTfest event in your country.

What's involved in taking part? Read more about it here

Thursday, 7 January 2016

CRAFTfest Returns!

The first CRAFTfest online fair took place in September 2010 and was an instant success. Multiple fairs took place each year until December 2014 when we decided to close the fairs to take a break. During our first four years we had lots of fun and helped many craft businesses to learn new marketing skills, make new friends, boost their businesses and sell their creations.
Previously our fairs took place on the Creative Connections network. Early in 2015 the hard decision was made to close the network as we all seem to have less and less time these days and splitting our time between multiple websites is now no longer possible.
So we have taken some time off, had a good think and come up with a new way of running CRAFTfest which will save YOUR time and directly help to boost your online businesses.
This time the fairs will be held directly on the CRAFTfest website and all links to your products will be directly to your websites and social networking pages. This puts YOU in complete control of how you sell and advertise your products and that you get ALL of the click throughs and links.

Would you like us to run an online event for you?
We have a lot of experience in running online events so if you would like us to host or run one for you or your business just get in touch and we can discuss the details.
Booking forms for our return event will be opening shortly!