The Fairy Tale Fair

The Fairy Tale Fair Katrina Sophia

Two Sundays ago, I had a stall in Brighton Open Market with The Fairy Tale Fair for the first time! It was also my first time to bring my art outside London. I didn’t sell enough to cover the cost of my stall like my stall with Designers/Makers last August. I felt a little let down – having to get up at 5.30am, carried super heavy bags for over 3 hours each way and didn’t make a lot of sales in the end. I think if you are going to venture outside your area to sell your stuff, you will need a car. When I get a car, I would definitely consider to sell with The Fairy Tale Fair again or other markets outside London.

Please don’t let my experience with The Fairy Tale Fair put you off applying to trade with them! Honestly, there were so many great stalls that seemed to be selling very well. I believe in taking risks because that way I know which market works for my products. If I don’t try, I won’t know! I learnt much more on how to improve my products from having four market events in 10 months than when I was painting commissions and running an online shop for over 3 years. So worthwhile. Having an unsuccessful market experience doesn’t have to be a bad thing as it forces me to think about more about my products and stall presentation. It also gives me more motivation to improve.

My next market event is this Sunday 8th November in Old Truman Brewery with The London Artisan. Hope to see you if you are in the area. I am doing a little different with my stall presentation and bringing along some new products.

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15 comments on “The Fairy Tale Fair

    1. Katrina Post author

      Thank you so much Mili, my stall on Sunday was actually more successful to my delight! I hope it is the same for my two upcoming markets this December :)

    1. Katrina Post author

      Thank you so much! I have improved my stall look last Sunday and I think you are going to love it too :)

    1. Katrina Post author

      Thank you Stephanie! My stall last Sunday was more successful, a bit relieved and a confidence booster :)

    1. Katrina Post author

      Thanks! Can’t wait when I get a car – I think it will be years away until I can afford it though.

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