Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Market wrap up!

Just like that, it's all over!
What an amazing weekend we had!! Lots of chatting and laughing. Lots of wonderful customers that were really positive and excited about handmade!
It was really exciting to have people buy my stuff. Serious fun! Even though I have been selling for awhile now, online is very different to having someone stand in front of you and love what you do enough to hand over their hard earned money. I like it. I like it a lot.


Little zippers. Priced a little to high for that kind of market. Will be listing some on madeit later today :)


Mel's G O R G E O U S skirts!!
The Six Little Heart dresses were a massive success!! Sold out on the first day!!



Six Little Heart's boy shorts. Made at home by the marvelous Mel.


Lots of stock sold. Lots of business cards giving out. Even did some swaps with the wonderful family behind us selling rainbow play ribbons, capes and giant star crayons. Ost & Found, keep an eye out for them! Made at home in the top end of cause :)

I have learnt lots of things. Leaving things too the last minute may help me sew up a storm but it doesn't work for the family. It has been a really hard slog for them. I have done nothing, and I really do mean nothing the week of the market.

Also. Craft markets in Darwin are just that. Still a little old fashion. Good news is there are now a few of us that at looking to do something more up market. Like what you mob are lucky enough to have down south. Darwin has always had a passion for handmade and I think there are now enough bright sparks to tap into that wonderful pool of makers.....
to be continued...... xox


13 comments:

Kate said...

It looks wonderful and sounds like you had a great time!

Mel said...

Nice work Ms Bianca! And of course super excited that my 'ol bestie sold up a storm! Her clothing is amazing.

Julie said...

Well done Bianca. Its hard work but fun at the same time. I hope you can get a "trendy" market going up North.

Corrie said...

well done! the first market is always the hardest because you have to build up your stock from nothing but it gets easier when you just need to top up.

family life gets easier to as they realise they need to help out (ok hubby realises) in the lead up and on the day!

I love doing markets too, seeing people get excited and taking the money it's like playing shops again when you were a little kid!

so proud of you and your friend mel, your stall looks gorgeous and stick with it!

corrie:)

melissa said...

Sorry i missed it :( looks like you guys had fun though, hope to catch up with you soon x

Polka Dot Daze said...

It all looks fabulous - well done! I love doing markets too. But I think I need to work on my range a bit.

CurlyPops said...

Well done for doing all that hard work and getting out there!
Markets are so much fun, but there's so much preparation that goes into each one that no-one sees.

Pippi creates said...

Congrats on your first market, your stall looked fantastic, lovely presentation. So glad it was a success for you!

beck said...

I love the look of your stall Bianca! Glad it was such a fun day. And yep, you can never be too prepared! xo

Frugal Down Under said...

I went and I bought a little something :-)

Love the journal for my friend.

Tracy aka Mad Quilter said...

Congratulations on your first market and it's success!

Lollipopps Creations said...

Wow...you sell the most amazing stuff. Really glad to hear that had an awesome time. I'd heard the markets could be a waste of time from others. But i'm thinking about doing some markets next year. Have to see though.

Posie Patchwork said...

You started your first market at a great event!! Go Darwin GO!! I started up there 5 years ago & had amazing support & success from the word go, just mums like who love to buy handmade, only many can't actually make it themselves or have access to cool fabrics!! Congratulations, love Posie