27.11.06

At the market...

The market finished up yesterday, and all in all, it went pretty well. The blow by blow account goes a bit like this - I started setting up on Thursday, around 1:30 pm, and everything was going wrong. I had no electricity, my fairy lights wouldn't work, the tables provided by the organizers were not great, etc. I left at around 7pm that evening, on the verge of a nervous breakdown with a half decorated booth.
We came back around 9am the next morning and finished setting up. I was fairly happy with the way everything turned out - the photos that I took aren't really great, but I got loads of nice comments. The show opened at noon on Friday, and when I hadn't sold anything after a few hours, I was a bit worried. But, it suddenly got very busy and I ended up having a pretty good day.

Saturday and Sunday were also good. I had a great time chatting with all the customers, and the other vendors I met were lovely too. Most had been at this market for a few years, and were more than happy to help and watch out for a rookie like me! While the feed back from customers was great, I have to say that getting nice comments from other craftspeople was especially wonderful. A special thanks for this goes out to Alex and Trudy (yes, another Trudi) who were kind supporters and patrons all weekend.And, I must also thank my husband Martin, who has been so patient and helpful through this whole process. I'm having this week off from my studio to regenerate, and we're going to have the weekend in a little cottage by the sea. But right now, my week off starts with the latest episode of Dexter - it's getting really good!

5 comments:

Shona said...

YAY! it looks so so so beautiful! + those jitters of working SO hard + thinking that it might not come together, oh I hate that, but it did come together!
It's amazing how tiring talking can be, but a weekend of being "ON" with a big grin can wear you out.
The photos look fantastic, I love the way your booth is decorated, your work IS fantastic + you deserve a break!
CONGRATULATIONS!

Orange Blossom Goddess (aka Heather) said...

Your booth was just lovely!!! I'm glad you had a success at this fair...so nice to receive compliments on your hard work!

Austen G. said...

hi trudi, just a quick note to say thank you for your kind comments and that i've seen your work at the henhouse and it is beautiful! i'm glad the show went well...congratulations!

Rachel said...

Your booth looks magical! That is such a great idea to give the ceiling some definition with the mats and lanterns. I wish I'd seen it in person!

cruststation said...

I love how you decorated the booth, so beautiful and compliments your products wonderfully. Congrats on the market success and enjoy your well-deserved break.