Kisani Krafts Market Stall Stock

I would love to get some feedback from my Readers!

I have linked my Facebook Page and would love to get your opinions on my stock!

https://www.facebook.com/KisaniKrafts

Here are some pictures of what I have made, I am completely open to criticism and price recommendations!

This is my Absolute FAVORITE at the moment! A beautiful ‘Mobile’ made from glitter mesh material. So fun to make and looked great in the wind!

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Felt Wands! They’re around 35cm Long

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Felt Food of all sorts! I plan to make a big variety, though I would love to make this a ‘custom’ order, as I don’t want to make to many.

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These little Scene’s in a Bottle were inspired by an Anonymous Artist I found on re-shared to many times, Pinterest Post! I though, “Yeah, I can do that!” So I did!

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This scene is a Cherry Blossom and Bunny Rabbit

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This is a custom order, Scull and black rose.

Story stones, I only have a few on display, there is also a Castle, Boy and Girl Stone.

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Kids Coupons, Including, get out of Chore Free card, Your choice of Movie Card!

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Movie Night Kit, Includes Popcorn, ‘Tickets’ and an Adult voucher book!

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Peg-me Magnets, Such a great idea!!!!! Gosh I love mod podge!!!

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Peg Doll Kits, Pirate and Fairy

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Cute felt owls, still tossing up to hang them or not

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Fairy Food made from Polymer Clay! Amazing Stuff!

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Lucky Dips, made all perdy like with calico bags and leather strap!

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Calico wrapped Chalk Board with matching Candle Holders.

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So these are a few of my favorite things! I would love to hear from you, comment or visit my Facebook!!!

A New Venture. The Market Stall

Hey there fellow Bloggers, Friends and Googlers!

Last weekend I gave the ole’ Market Stall a go. I would love to say it was highly successful, heaps of sales! But no. I was the newbie, among the veterans of Stallholders who gawked and laughed at my sad attempt. Don’t get me wrong, I got plenty of great comments “Ohh you have some lovely stuff here!”, “Wow, your so creative!” and yet, I walked away with (I assume) a few pitty sales.

Unfortunately, I didn’t take a picture of my display, however I can describe it to you. Bland. A black sheet background, nothing hanging, everything on a single table. Since that horrible day, I have done HEAPS of research!!!

Here’s what I have to correct..

1. People don’t go to small town markets to spend big $$

– Your better off selling cheaper items. Market goers know there won’t be any ATM’s, so they may only bring $20-$100 cash. Expect that you’ll only make a small profit on everything you make. For the first few months, you may not even make anything ontop of the cost for materials, with all the haggling and bartering! But also a good idea to get your name out there!

2. Don’t look Desperate

– Market goers are intimidated when you desperately ask them to take a business card, or tell them the markets they can find you at next week!

3. Colours

– Bright, vibrant colours will draw in the kids! I have alot of Craft for Children but I went for the ‘Simple, Calico and Wooden Box’ Style Stalls. I had one child come over and have a look (because her mum dragged her over).

4. Stock

– Have plenty of stock. The more you have, the more interested people are. If you only have a few items, people are more willing to have a quick look as they pass by, The more you have, the more they have to hunt around to see everything on display.

And Last but not Least…

5. Weather

I live in Queensland, Australia. It get’s hot. BE PREPARED! I was lucky enough to have a lovely lady next to me who looked after my stall so I could dash quickly to get a Frozen Slushie… But I’ve learnt my lesson! I’m buying an esky and stocking up on Ice and Cool Drinks!!

So this is all the info I have for now. Round 2 is this Sunday, This time I’ll take a picture of the ‘new’ display and hopefully be able to present you with some better news!!!

Project #6!!! Play TeePee

Project #6!!! Play TeePee

My Aunty was coming to visit and she has 3 lovely boys aged 4, 6 and 8!
After having a chat about my blog and what I’ve been up to, she joking said that the boys would LOVE a TeePee but they are WAY to expensive.
This lead me to thinking, if I was to make one, what would I use and how much would I spend?
I started doing a bit of research and found that there are quite a few ways to make TeePee’s.

http://mypoppet.com.au/2012/03/how-to-diy-tee-pee-tent-part-1.html

I found this Blog that was (finally) in Australian measurements and had a run down of the Auzzie costs of her TeePee. Than I realised, my Aunty lives in Ipswich, so they will have to take the TeePee in the car with them. Was wood poles really a good option?
I kept looking around and found THIS Blog

http://www.themudpiemakers.com/2011/09/make-your-own-play-teepee.html

Fantastic Tutorial and used PVC pipes!!! After a trip to Bunnings, I priced some pipes and joiners and I was looking at around about $50 just for the PVC…
As I was looking for something inexpensive but effective I made my way to the Mitre 10 trade centre to source something a bit cheaper.

I found 2 pipes that already had a joint bit at the end to fit 2 pipes together and had them cut into 10x 1 metre lengths. 2 of which had the joint and so I had to by 3 separate joints, so I end up with 5x 2 metre poles that could be taken apart for storage and travel.
All up the PVC costs me $22! Bargain!

As for the material, I went to the local St Vinnies and found a HUGE length of blue, thick material for $5 and a white sheet for $2 and cut them into Triangles 1 Metre down the bottom and 50 cm (Middle of the metre) up the top, Than measured down about 180cm. I cut the top of the triangle down 10cm so I could have the gap up the top.
I didn’t really overdo the measuring as this was a trial run. But it turned out alright!

After a FULL day of sewing, I managed to finish this little project and they kids saw it on the weekend, they LOVED IT! It was set up back at theirs within 20 mins of being home haha.

This is a Picture of the back. I had so much fun putting this little project together and It really wasn’t that hard! Anyone can make one! Give it a go, maybe check out the Tutorials I’ve linked here and see for yourself what a fantastic gift for your kids it is!!!

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A couple of finished Projects!

A couple of finished Projects!

We had my Step Son with us on Monday, and he wanted to make more Felt Monsters (YAY) He’s only 4, and I don’t trust him with a sharp needle yet, but I have plastic ones coming from ebay soon.

He chose the Colours and we designed this little Monster!

Isn’t he awesome!

Again, I got these designs from http://www.itsalwaysautumn.com/2013/01/28/stl-felt-monsters-to-make-with-your-kids-plus-free-mix-n-mat.html and I highly recommend checking out some of the idea’s on here for kids!

Speaking of kids, My Big Kid (Hubby) came home yesterday and saw that I had finally decided to borrow a Sewing Machine from a friend, and give my hands a bit of a break!

Mr Nosey decided he was going to give it a shot (To see what it was all about)

See the concentration? About 2 mins after this photo he announced that it was the best thing since sliced bread, and we absolutely MUST buy one!
He started scouting around the house for things to sew and I had to stop him when he went towards my Tent Project!

Needless to say, I expect it will be war over the machine for the next few days until he moves onto the next fun thing Haha

So with the Sewing Machine, I had a few practice runs and got straight into securing the stitching on my Kids Tent. I googled a few different ‘top’ designs and in the end, I just winged it using a pen, ruler and piece of strings to make a home-made protractor.

I’m pretty happy with myself, and soon I hope to make a few as I’ve had interest from some friends in regards to buying them!

If anyone has any idea’s for Projects for me to get my teeth into, please feel free to comment!!!

 

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Project #4 Krafts for Kids, Tents!!!

I have been looking at tents to make for the yard/inside. Something light and durable that I can wash (As I live in a rental property and can’t build a wooden cubby.
There are some AMAZING idea’s out there! I’m especially impressed by the tents found on Pinterest!

Here are a couple that I fell in love with!

From http://www.craftionary.net/2013/02/ways-to-make-tent.html

And

From http://www.hegeinfrance.com/2013/06/8-ways-to-drink-your-tea-in-peace.html

Just to point out a couple.

So I gave it a crack. This being my first time, I didn’t use any instructions, I just winged it.
I went the the Arts Superstore and bought $40 worth of material, a hula hoop, some shower curtain rings and iron on fabric sealer.

Needless to say, I had quite a bit of material left over as I overestimated. 4 Meters was just way to much! But this is my first prototype!

As you can see I also managed to make a Bunting and cute Door Hanger for Bubs Room!
I found a few pillows too and made some pillow cases for them, to put at the base.

I’ve hand sewn EVERYTHING so far, and I’m on the hunt for a Sewing Machine. When I find one, I’ll be refining the tent and will post the new design!!!!

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