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    Hi,

    Has anyone here ever organised a craft fair? If so how did it go? I'm thinking of giving it a try, probably just somewhere local to start with. I'm based in Derby and there's a shortage of genuine craft shows! I'm fed up of attending them just to find that the room is full of sales reps from forever living and virgin vie!!

    Any experiences good or bad would be really helpful.

    Thanks

    Leanna
    www.purethoughts.co.uk
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  • #2
    I can sympathise with your frustration at finding reps but can i stick up for Virgin Vie, Ive been using thier products and i look 20 years younger, ....which would make me 10!

    But I recomend their eye wrinkle cream.
    https://folksy.com/shops/GrimmExhibition


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    • #3
      I think I could do with some of that, I'm just approaching my 30th birthday and I'm starting to notice the wrinkles!

      I had a chat with a virgin vie rep last time I came across one and she was telling me that all their products are made in the Clarins factory. I sampled a moisturiser and it was nice.
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      • #4
        Apparently the 'magical' ingredients they use arnt used in any other over the counter products, so Im hoping if I stick to using it they will work in the long term.

        I dont know if its psychological but I do think my eye wrinkles are getting better.(Ive hit the big 30 and am fast approaching the big 31).I keep scunching my eyes up when i look in the mirror to check.I should have applied the eye cream to just one eye then used the other to compare it to.
        I dont like getting old, I seem to be getting those veins in my cheeks like farmers wives!!

        Id recomend it.I bought about £50 worth and still have plenty left, 1 batch should last about 4 month so thats just over £10 a month which is very reasonable.
        https://folksy.com/shops/GrimmExhibition


        http://poisonedapplecraftuk.blogspot.co.uk/

        Poisoned Apple Theatre - Handmade Crafts on Facebook

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        • #5
          I don't think that issue was directed at Virgin vie (which I also like the products from), It's just that a craft fair isn't the place for ready mades and mass produced goods. it is in every crafters best interests to push the organisers of craft fairs to disallow that type of stall. The idea of a craft fair should be to promote genuine skilled crafters goods. They should be goods that are made by hand. I have been at craft fairs where people are passing mass produced jewellery as their own creations. The market where I have a regular pitch is the local farmers market and the stringent checks carried out by the runners drive all us stall holders mad, but at the same time it protects our standards and our clients know that what they are buying is handmade or homemade or home grown or raised by the butcher selling it. If we don't maintain standards, then we may as well invite Marks and spensers, Harrods and fortnums to come along and sell their goods!!!
          full time mum and very very part time crafter.

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