Wednesday, May 5, 2010

i'm hooked

i have finally found a moment to sit down and share my thoughts on my first market stall experience. i have no measure to go against but i feel that it all went better than i expected. petrie markets is such a laid back place to have a stall so that certainly put me in the right frame of mind right from the moment i pulled into the driveway. we were shown to a lovely spot right in between two gorgeous trees giving us full shade for most of the day. Renata was the perfect other half to my hand made goodies and her quilled cards certainly were a draw card. i was so pleased that she too went away having done better than expected and keen to be a regular partner in crime. i did well, but of course would hope to equal or do better next time and this experience gave me an insight into how to improve my sales. one lovely lady who runs the scrap booking shop reminded me that even if people didn't buy today they would be able to keep a memory of what i have for sale and buy it at a later date if i became a regular. i thought that was good advise and a great way of thinking. here are a few murky shots to share with you.

this is early in the morning and i am told by the lovely linda that our stall was by far the prettiest!!

we both had a sale at the same time which made us so happy we had to have a cuddle :) that is my gorgeous niece Renata who now has her online shop up and running, head over and have a look at her blog you wont be disappointed.

and here is my father who came for a visit with my eldest sister (reantas mum), he is a great supporter of all that i do (and all of his children for that matter) and bought an item from both me and Renata to help boost our sales. thanks dad, you're the best!!

i would like to thank my good friend Jo for visiting and spending up big and introducing me to some of the gorgeous children she so lovingly cares for in her role as a foster mum. and of course the lovely Linda for supporting me even though she was on deaths door. not only did she buy some of my hand made lovelies but she gifted my lili with THE most GORGEOUS hand made pillow you have ever seen. i am saving that for my next post :)

well thanks for stopping by and checking in on me. overall the market was so good that i am keen to get out again. we have a definite date of the 23rd of this month but i sure do wish it was sooner :)

have a great hump day..whats left of it!


p.s. i have made something totally new, and am working on something i started ages ago...will share some sneaky peeks later...


sassypackrat said...

Congrats on a good experience!

clare's craftroom said...

How could anyone resist such a gorgeous stall ! Congratulations but I had no doubt at all you would do well !

susan said...

Congrats! Your stall looks great!

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Oh I have been waiting for you to post bout your stall!!!
How great does the surrounds look!!!
Andso good to hear it all went well.
What sold best?

Kerryanne English said...

I'm so glad Rosey that it all went well for you and Renata. The stall looked so pretty with the bunting too.
Looking forward to seeing what secret projects you are working on.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Anonymous said...

So glad you had a fun time,it looks adorable your booth!

trixi said...

Good on you Rosey! You wanted to have a market stall and you did it, and even better it was a success!!

soggibottom said...

Now I really wish I could have made a visit. Well done. x x x x

Anonymous said...

Your stall is gorgeous! So pleased that you had a wonderful experience and had some sales. Wish I could come to the market and see all the pretty things you make for myself! I see the hearts and birds and things you made for me every day, I have them hung near my desk. :)

Best wishes!

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Rosey,
I'd stop at that pretty stall as well. Sooo glad to hear all was good.

Joolz said...

Hi Rosey,

Your stall looks great. Look forward to seeing you out there sometime soon.

Darren From said...

Congrats Rose we are very proud of you :)

babalisme said...

Congrats dear!!! If I were there, yours would be the first one I'd visited! The buntings is very attractive !