[What’s On]: The Crafty Fox Talks on ‘How to do your own PR’

Last night, I had the opportunity to attend Crafty Fox Market’s second series of Talks held at the Collective Hub in Camden that brought together a great panel of speakers; journalist Perri Lewis, Designer-Maker Zeena Shah, Creative Director Miss Cakehead along with Katherine Raderecht of Mollie Makes and The Simple Things to share their insight on how to go about promoting yourself and your business effectively. Perri dealt with the ‘dos + don’ts’ on how to approach journalists and bloggers, while Zeena gave tips from her own experience on how essential it is to network, being friendly and saying “yes” to creative proposals (however challenging it may be!) and Miss Cakehead encouraged folk (using her own Avante Garde portfolio of PR work) that being bold and brave i.e. using your creative imagination, to make you and your work stand out from the crowd! All in all, it was such an amazing evening that left me feeling really inspired (I took down plenty of notes and even recorded it for reference!) and even had the opportunity to meet and network with other creative individuals. I cannot wait for the next set of talks, so I shall be keeping my eyes peeled on the Crafty Fox Market website (or alternatively sign up to their mailing list!). Unfortunately, I’ve only a few photos taken from that night as I was far too busy taking down notes and networking!! I do know that Michelle and Tim were doing the official photography and videos so it may crop up soon enough so keep your eyes peeled!CRAFTFOX-TALKS_1_WEB CRAFTFOX-TALKS_2_WEB CRAFTFOX-TALKS_3_WEB CRAFTFOX-TALKS_4_WEB CRAFTFOX-TALKS_5_WEB CRAFTFOX-TALKS_6_WEBAnd I’m totally pleased with the contents of my Goody Bag (above)! Thank you Crafty Fox Market for hosting a fantastic inspiring event and I look forward your next one already! :)

[Image credit: Made by Molu]

[What’s On]: Crafty Fox Market’s Cut & Paste Camden Pop Up

If you haven’t already been then please do stop by at Crafty Fox and Brixi’s Cut & Paste Pop Up shop held in Camden Collective‘s new space on Camden High Street which has been open all week – and today’s the last day!!! If’ you’re looking for that something ‘unique’ then there’s plenty of lovely handmade and bespoke goodies to choose from; ranging from jewellery to cushions to wall prints to crockery and many many more! You’ll find the works of artists and designer-makers such as Hope and Eden, Mr Peebles, By Emily, Lucy Loves This, Oh My Clumsy Heart, Jimbobart and lots more. I managed to pop along yesterday morning, before my manic day of errands and work began, and I can tell you it looks pretty amazing including the way the shop is set up inside! I even got  the pleasure of chatting to Sinead of Crafty Fox for ages seeing as I had missed the opportunity at the Blognic last month. I did actually come back home with lots of photos from yesterday to share on here but thanks to my new iPhone, which did a random sync, it somehow erased all the photos I had taken since the day I got it last week.  It wasn’t my day with technology yesterday! Anyway, Sinead’s been kind enough to let me use a few of Yeshen‘s photos to give you a little glimpse of what you’ll expect to see (thank you!!)

Anyway, do pop along as it’s only open till the end of today! For more up to date info – follow Crafty Fox on Twitter or Facebook. You can also find more information on the designers here.

When: Tues 16th – Sun 21st July

(image credit: Yeshen Venema)