We had a wonderful and highly successful weekend at the Sparkle Contemporary Craft and Gift show in the Landmark Arts Centre in Teddington, South London.
There was a real buzz to the event which kicked off on Friday evening with a preview session and really got into a swing on Saturday and Sunday. We met some lovely and very talented artists and designers on the stands at the show and you could see the passion that everyone had for their respective disciplines.
We also had the real pleasure of meeting some lovely visitors to our stand - both buyers as well as browsers - and I would like to thank all those people who were highly complementary about our stand and especially our pens. We go to a great deal of effort in making and presenting the pens and it is very rewarding to have someone approach you and tell you that "she had never seen such beautiful pens and that she gave us 10 out of 10 for presentation and quality".
We decided to make a contribution to the BBC Children in Need appeal for every pen sold over the weekend and I am pleased to say that a cheque for £25.00 has been sent off on behalf of Crawford Pens.
Finally, we were also approached by a new Gallery opening in the area soon and we are delighted to be supplying them with a range of high quality pens and possibly some accessories. There will be more about this in a future blog.