Fun in the Sun

Well the weather has been beautiful over the last few weeks here in the UK. In true British style that's the first thing to discuss in the blog! Whilst the sun has been shining, my blog has been neglected, but don't worry there's lots to talk about.

With the beautiful weather Crafty Penguin has been out and about spreading its wings and meeting lovely customers and selling products in the fields at local galas and festivals.

Stall Planning

Obviously there has been lots of planning gone into Crafty Penguins first ever stall last weekend. And things were don't by halves with events on both days. I have been busy searching charity shops, eBay and other second selling websites to collect items for my stall. I even raided my Mum's cupboards!

After two weeks of searching I managed to collect all the items I was looking for to prepare for my stall. Everything needed to be painted and designed to fit my colour scheme for Crafty Penguin.

So with paint brush in hand and a tin of blue paint I set about getting everything ready. Up-cycling shelves and an old school chair all to make my stall look like the vision I had in my mind.

The image shows the Crafty Penguin Ice Cream design.
Crafty Penguin design displayed on a mini easel.

One other purchase that I really liked are these mini easels. They are perfect for showcasing designs on my stall. What do you think?

Once the storage was sorted my next job was to sort out the branding on my stall and I designed a banner, poster and flyers. All designed by myself but due to the size and quantity I had them printed by Vistaprint, who did and excellent job and were fast to deliver them.

Craft Penguin banner, poster and flyers.
Crafty Penguin branding

Of course being crafty I wanted to add a little more to my stall than the commercially printed items. I decided to make Crafty Penguin bunting! I am really pleased with how it turned out. I even managed to get material to fit beautifully with my colour scheme.

Handmade Crafty Penguin bunting.
The making of Crafty Penguin bunting.