Well, today was the day. My first Farmers Market at Sandwich. It was not a rip roaring success. I covered my pitch and a tiny bit more but with four hours in the sunshine and lots of prep I was a little disappointed. The other stall holders were really friendly and assured me that regulars in our slightly reserved town would need to get used to me before they bought from me! It wasn't all bad though, Tracey came to keep me company for an hour (bringing cold Coke), Bev asked me if I would like to set up a pitch at her ladies pamper night, (yes please!) and I had a really nice lady selling jewelry next to me. We chatted and she said that a shop in Deal sold her necklaces and might be interested in my brooches and bags. I mentioned it to lovely supportive Simon (who had had the two children all morning) and he suggested we went over this afternoon. The lovely lady in the shop said she would take some knitted bags in the winter and she bought every brooch I had taken to show her straight off me....yippee. Taking the day as a whole I feel that I've made some progress. Not only have I got some more leads, and a really nice shop selling my stuff but I have learnt fromtodays stall and had some feedback and now feel really positive about next month.
Look out on Folksy and Etsy for things that I didn't sell today but am stll rather proud of!
Thanks for visiting my blog. I am always glad to make contact with others who maybe pick up confetti from party tables, keep all those little packets of spare beads and buttons that come attatched to new clothes, who stroke fabric ......for hours...whilst gazing into the middle distance. (I cannot believe I am the only one who is maybe half woman/half magpie!) Please take the opportunity to have a glance at my latest 'fiddlings'. Enjoy fellow fibre freaks!