Monday, September 28, 2009

post market pinks! (the opposite of blues)

I had such a brilliant time at Made In The Shade on Saturday. Here is my stall, all pristine and ready to go before any customers arrived. I was really happy with how it looked. I had laid my wares out on the living room floor for a practice run on Friday night and was really struck by how... cheerful it all looked together. It was nice to see everybody's reactions as they came across my stall: lots of smiles (and laughs) alongside more than a few confused faces! Well, to be fair, I'm not sure why I embroider soap stars either!
Here's a wee close up of the whole stitched Walford gang together.

I made lots of sales and sold at least one of nearly everything on the stall which was really nice. Makes me think I officially have no duff products! Ha! All my new products (I'll share pictures soon) went down a storm and I actually sold out of little red riding hood brooches! I was still sewing pins onto the back of them as the doors to the Lighthouse opened but I'm so glad I managed to get some finished in time. They have been a long time in the making with much experimentation and tweaking to get them to match up with what I had in my head (again, pictures to follow) but I seriously LOVE them and am officially delighted with how they turned out. It was so exciting to see that other people liked them too!

Graham came and helped out on the stall (another gold star for him!) and quite a few friends stopped by. Most exciting of all, my mum and dad made a surprise appearance! They had travelled all the way from Elgin just to see my little stall. How sweet are they? They took Graham and I out for a lovely dinner afterwards and stayed for the rest of the weekend. I can't believe they kept it all top secret :)

So, all in all, a top day! My head is buzzing with ideas (some new ideas and some tweaks on old ideas) and I'm really hoping I'll get to do more markets soon. Come on, Christmas, do your worst! I'll be ready for ya!


  1. Omg your stall looks amazing! The placement of everything looks just right! glad it went so well!

  2. Hurrah! I'm so glad it went well for you, though I'm not surprised judging by your stall...x

  3. Hi - your stuff is on feeling the portraits! I love Frank Butcher best....

  4. Thanks for letting me know I was on feeling stitchy, countrymummy! I've been really surprised how popular Frank has been. I love him too :) Maybe I'll have to do a special edition birthday suit and bowtie version?

  5. Hi Laura
    I saw your splendid stitchery on Lady Luck Rules OK's website. I missed Made in the Shade but I would love to buy one of your soap opera character samplers. the Etsy shop seems to be all in dollars, do you have a UK shop? Thank you and good luck with all that you do. Miss Annie Sparkles

  6. I have left a comment over on your blog, Miss Annie Sparkles, that I hope should be helpful. Thanks for your kind words and for pointing out that my samplers were on Lady Luck Rules OK - I hadn't spotted that!
    Keep in touch :)


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