|What’s your name?|
|Craig and Leisa (aka Boot n Mini)|
|What is the name of your business?|
|Boot ‘n’ Mini’s Country Creations|
|How long have you been trading?|
|What products do you sell?|
|Hand Pyrographed /hand routered wooden art, racks and signs|
|What sells the best?|
|Birthday calendars, key racks, signage and commissions|
|What markets do you trade at?|
|Singleton, mortels, De Bortoli and any that may suit our style.|
|How did it all begin?|
|It all began by Leisa being a beginner artist in pyrography and craig being a handy man with the router and we simply decided to combine the 2 forms of work.|
Leisa saw potential with the results and gave the markets a try. We were amazed at how many sales we made.. Our hobby then took us to the monthly markets at mortels (the Sunday muster) we then decided to stretch our wings a bit and had a good run at Singleton John Street markets. (it has just recently moved to Townhead park Singleton)
From there our hobby has grown to now adding De Bortoli (hunter wine country markets)Every now and then we will travel to further destinations and we do the occasional fairs that our work will be suited to.
We love what we do.. The places we go and for certain, the folk we meet.
We have come such a long way from when we first started… And we have so much further to go.
|What do you like most about being a stallholder?|
|Meeting new stall holders, the atmosphere and fun that can be had trading. We meet so many wonderful folk.|
|What do you like least about being a stallholder?|
|Unexpected rain and Wind would have to be the worst factor. Losing work to damage. As well as Rushing to pack up, it can be very frustrating… And we both get a bit of a short fuse.|
|Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?|
|Very much so doing more markets, travelling far and wide with our work.|
|What one piece of advice would you give to a new stallholder?|
|Don’t feel put off if you don’t make a profit.|
We all have a few bad days here and there..
Think of the day more so being, spent promoting yourself and your beautiful handmade work.
|Do you have a Facebook page you would like us to feature?|
|Attach a picture ideally of yourself, your stall or your products.|