It definitely seems to take me longer to recover from the craft fairs these days! Finish on a Sunday & I may just be back to ‘normal’ by Wednesday haha.
We generally have about a month between events which is plenty of time for me to replace sold stock & come up with a few new ideas too.
This time though it’s only THREE weeks until our last fair of 2018 – Mold Town Centre 28th November to 2nd December – so I need to get my skates on, especially as I am also attending the Mothers In Business Association meeting on the 19th!
So what gifts are you all looking to buy this Christmas? I am making a determined effort to support small local businesses this year so that my money goes to help other people like myself.
If we all made the effort to buy hand-made it could make so much difference to the local economy. After all, we aren’t going to be squirrelling away what we earn in off-shore accounts to avoid paying tax, but instead will be using it to buy gifts for our own loved ones.
There are so many talented people out there and a unique gift is always so much more special that a mass-produced piece of plastic!
Come and see some of our fabulously talented crafters in Mold & I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.
I’m off to make a new batch of bath salts now.
Love & Light
The working title for this blog post was “Help! What Shall I Write?!” which pretty much sums up how my brain is feeling at the moment!
After what feels like a month (actually only 2 weeks!) of making new products, sorting out packaging, finalising my table display, I THINK I may just be ready for the
Moonlight Magic Craft And Holistic Wellbeing Fayre Llanrwst
on Sunday 23rd September in Glasdir Business & Conference Centre, Llanrwst.
I am really quite excited about this event.
Seven years ago I attended a course in Glasdir for women with work-limiting health conditions.
At that time I hadn’t managed to get my Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis under control & was also suffering ridiculous levels of pain, especially in my back. I hadn’t been able to hold down a job due to prolonged absences.
The course gave me the confidence to start my own business & Skinkiss was born. I am so grateful to Penny Matthews, the course tutor, who inspired me so much and made me believe this was something I could really do.
Fast-forward to 2018 and Skinkiss is going from strength to strength. I love to develop new products & see how they work. I have a bathroom full of ‘testers’ because I believe that I should be the ‘guinea pig’! If I don’t like them they don’t make it onto the website http://www.skinkiss.org.uk!
So, a few of my latest makes which will be available on Sunday, and also on my website:
Hope to see lots of you there. There will also be Gift Baskets – ideal Christmas pressies.
Living Life Naturally
In these challenging economic times it is even more important to support your local small businesses. Whilst the high street giants can generally weather the storm, for a small business your purchase could mean the difference between survival & going bust.
Every hand made item has been made with love, care, & thought – rather than run off the assembly line.
For small businesses it’s not even all about profit: it’s about making a customer happy, giving them a unique & special gift for their child, uncle, aunt etc, knowing that they will appreciate the work that has gone into making it. Yes, hand made items are often a bit more expensive but they are SO worth it. Their uniqueness alone makes them so.
And then of course, there’s the stark reality for small business owners of needing to pay bills & feed families – just like everyone else does.
So, please, when you’re looking around for that special Christmas gift for Auntie Flo, take a look at all the wonderful products out there from small independent businesses like mine, and choose something really special for her.