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Cow and Crow

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We will be selling homemade wooden animals, coconut bird food holders, lino print cards and increasing our range of cow and crow themed products as profits allow.

Target market: People who need gifts, who like nature.

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Moor Market stall and sales!

Posted on February 13 2022

Yesterday we were at the Moor Market from 10 till 2pm. We enjoyed the time, it was slow but steady (the best thing was we were right oposite the bakery!). We took over £50 which we are very pleased with.

Recently, we have put up our new prints on Facebook and within a few hours we had 6 orders online, some of these orders include: printing onto T-shirts (which has been a challenge for us in the past with ink dificulties, but are ready for a challenge), printing onto art paper for someone's child's bedroom, and Rose has been challenged with the task of making 3 personalised wooden pigs. Someone has asked for replicas of her 3 pet pigs, one having a curly coat, which Rose is very excited to start making.

We have started planing our final report, and aim to start writing it up this afternoon. Everything seems to be on track in the meantime, which is quite unusual for us, but we are very much enjoying it.  

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Product development

Posted on February 5 2022

We know we have bean very quite the past few weeks, but we have started working on our spring card collections! We have made 2 new designs and are working on 2 right now: a dafodil, a party cat, a lamb and a mug. We have found it hard starting up again after christmas, with not many places or products to sell, but are very excited for the valentines moor market on the 12th February. We might also start selling a few of our cards at a Farm Shop, so we are back in full swing with producing lot, and lots of products.

We have trying to improve the print quality of our cards.  Weve been experimenting with printing on to rice paper and then sticking it onto the cards with PVA and spray mount, although both work, spray mount works a little bit better so we will use that for now. This technique does use more money, but we think the overall look is much better,the prints are much clearer.

One problem we have come across is with our little helper, Welly (our crazy dog). After spending hours printing cards in our kitchen, Welly decided to jump on the table and knock a jug of water all over the cards. Some of the cards are save-able, but it was alittle set back. Although we lost a bit of money with that incident we have learnt not to leave the cards in reach of the dog. We are learning new things everyday!

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Fair number 2 (oughtibridge fair)

Posted on December 12 2021

This fair was very different to the KES fair; there was an axe throwing stall, there was a father christmas someone and asked for a retierment card, we will have to put it on our to do list! Overall it was a slow but steady fair and we met lots on new people, we have even been invited a craft fair in the summer.

At first count we think we have now taken over £320 between all of our fairs/orders. We still have a few more orders to put together, but i think we need to spend the next few days completing orders and making sure our accounts are up-to-date. We need to think about how we are going to sell more items after christmas.

Overall we have a really jam-packed and exciting week selling and making products (often at the last minute), but we are very tired now and are ready for a rest. 

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