Back from the Market

I spent this weekend at the NSDCC Christmas Craft Market. The prep was hard work - but I had a great time. The weekend started on Thursday afternoon, when we loaded in our booth. Because of my crazy perfectionism - it took us about six hours to set up, but I was happy with the results.

I really wanted the booth to feel cozy and homey - like an extension of my studio - and I hope that I acheived that. All the furnishings either came from my studio, my nana's house, or were bought on a (very tight) budget. Lanterns and fairy lights always make a space look warm. (: So many wonderful things happened, I don't know where to start. I met lots of Nova Scotian artisans, and had such supportive feedback and comments. I met Austen of Stripey Pebble who bought a photo album from me, and is as lovely in person as she is on her blog.
The market took place in a renovated cargo warehouse on the waterfront. It was nice to be in a market space close to the water, with floor to ceiling windows. I love these industrial views. I also had my first Oscar nominated customer - Emily Watson - who is in town shooting a film and stopped by the market and bought some of my work. But, everyone who came by, said hello and had a chat is a star in my eyes. Thanks to everyone for their help, support and kindness. I couldn't have done it without you! I've taken tonight to sit back and reflect with a glass (oops! nearly a bottle!) of red wine, but tomorrow I'll be back at work for the holiday season.

A few more photos on my flickr.


Shona~ LALA dex press said...

Oh it looks so beautiful! I am so excited for you because I know how much work went into all of this and how much it meant to you. Congratulations! OOH and a celebrity client!

Austen said...

Hi Trudi!
Your pictures look great but I can vouch for the fact that your booth looked even better in person—definitely worth all the hard work. :^) It was great to meet you on Saturday and the wedding album was a big hit!
Hope you're enjoying some well-deserved relaxation!

Steph said...

I'm so sorry I missed it. I wanted to get to the market, but was so worn out from the week that I was a hermit at home.


Your booth looks beautiful - very eye catching, bright and colourful with a simple background!

Beth Howard said...

Your booth design is really fab! I love the twinkle lights!!

Clare said...

Stunning! What a beautiful booth!

papermuse said...

Your booth looks amazing! I always struggle with displaying my handmade books nicely but you've taken it to a whole new level...

Congratulations on your success!

pussman said...

congratulations!, Your work is really lovely and looks very proffesional!
You have good taste