Sunday, May 31, 2009

so where were you?

If you make it, they will come...

Well, not when it's boiling hot and all they want to do is be in the park.  The market was a bit of a wash out really.  I met some nice people, I sold a few things (including a hulder print which made me happy) and got lots of nice comments but ended up making less than I did at the last market which was hailed as the quietest market of all time.  And just look how smashing our stall looked!
Annoyingly, I've come home with lots of chocolatey things that will either have to be eaten or binned.  I guess it's not the weather for chocolate cravings.  The edible buttons were oohed at but not bought by many.  The sure fire winners from last time (button cards and moustaches) were total losers this time.  I don't understand the fickle craft buying (or just looking or not looking at all) public!
It was a good day all in all.  I got to hang out with my friend and have some food and a drink and make (a teeny bit of) money at the same time.  Here's a wee behind the scenes shot of my half pint of cider that I had to accompany my big bowl of spicy chips.  Yum.  

I'm just a bit downhearted about it all because I thought it was going to be great and in four weeks time I'll be out of a job.  I really hoped I might be able to make a go of the whole crafting thing (with something else on the side) but now I'm not so sure, and it's a lot of time and effort for an out and out hobby...

I guess I just need to try again or maybe set up an online shop and see how that goes?  Onwards and upwards (via the job centre)! 


  1. Aww, don't be too downhearted. The weather was the kiss of death - no one wanted to be indoors today! It does take quite a lot of plugging away at craft fairs initially to get going. Defo an online shop would be good way to go.

    Let me know if you need a hand disposing of those chocolate moustaches!

  2. Roll on Christmas... This time in December I'll be a millionaire! Thanks for the sympathy and advice :)

  3. Get yourself a folksy shop and bung the buttons on, bet they won't hang around for too long!!

    I've had bad fairs and good fairs and there seems to be no rhyme or reason for success, don't give up though, your stuff is amazing!!


  4. Please don't be downhearted, you love your crafts (and we do too) so stick to it! The economy is so funky right now that it's hit and miss for everyone. Keep at it and you'll be glad that you did!

  5. Thanks for the lovely positive comments. I'm definitely not giving up, just adjusting my expectations! :)


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