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Monday, 25 October 2010

To Market, To Market.......

But not to buy a fat pig! This is how our stall looked on Saturday at the MarionLIFE market. (Yes! That is grandson peeking out between the table and Picklesticks' great bags on the righthand side!) It was a great day weather wise and thanks to my Bradley we were well set up with shade for the day. (Nevertheless, I still managed to get burnt! No-one else under our shade did. I just have very fair skin I guess) Grandson only lasted about an hour. Markets are NOT for 2 year olds. Not for the grandson kind of 2 year old anyway! He went home with an Aunt to spend time with his Pa. (My Bradley)

A closer look at our wares! Mrs P from Quilting in My Pajamas came to visit and bought a monster (My only sale for the day! Thank you Mrs P!) I, of course, had just gone to the supermarket in search of lunch and missed her. My girls thought that was really funny! Both Picklesticks and Miss 24 made some good sales and were pretty happy with the day. I was also pretty happy cause I did get to meet Pip from Rest is not Idleness! She is a lovely person. Not a shock really cause I think most craft bloggers are the best kind of people!

These are Mr 16's birds that he made. People liked them and touched them, but nobody bought them. It was a really interesting day to people watch. So many people touched our handmade things! They really were drawn to them. We had lots of compliments which was a real confidence booster for us all. Picklesticks has already loaded some of her market extras onto her etsy shop and I will be doing the same later this week. I am glad to have done the market, but also glad for it to be over! This week I will be sewing whatever I want!

8 comments:

Leanne said...

Glad you didn't buy a fat pig where would've you kept it LOL. Markets are interesting I love watching people.

Jacqui said...

hey was soooo good to see u there!!! sorry i couldn't stay at your stall longer.... (needed to get back to my stall!!)

your stall looked fabulous.... your family is sooo creative, and i would like one of the wire birds!!! please inbox me (facebook) prices!!!

Mary said...

Glad the weather was nice for you - so much more fun when you are not in the rain.

Mary said...

and, your booth looks great!

Jill said...

Well done Kris - your stall looked so fresh and bright. What a shame the sales did not come your way. It is my dream with my friend to 'do markets' I know it is hard work and people won't part with their money easily or appreciate the work that goes into handmade articles. I hope you aren't discouraged - it's a great thing to do.

Pip at Rest is not idleness said...

I am blushing. It was nice weather wasn't it? I did feel sorry for the stalls that didn't have cover, I think there would have been a few burnt people at the end of the day.

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

Your stall looked lovely and very professionally turned out.

Clearly I have taste and nobody else does if your monsters werent a massive hit. I could quite easily have bought about three of them ...they're all so cute.

I'm so peeved I missed you.

Amanda said...

AAH I have just decided to sign up for a market store locally, I am sorry you only made one sale. Must say I love the birds.