Sunday, December 02, 2012

My first market adventure...

I had toyed with the idea of taking some Dudley and Grace goodies to the market for awhile now.
In  fact Dudley and Grace was originally created for our local markets ...but I never actually got there....
I just stuck with my little Etsy store instead.

Then a few weeks ago I got the itch to give it a go....
so I started working on some new lovelies...
 I stockpiled them away... and come market day I had quite a pile.

My craft room has looked like a bomb site as I got ready....

Then last night there was what seemed a million last minute jobs to do.....
Price tags to stamp...

The necklaces needed constructing (Thanks to my beautiful helper)

I was finishing off these brooch / necklaces with matt protective spray....

My little pile of goodies began to take shape...

Lots of little softies all waiting for the morning to arrive....

A pile of heat mats and wonky pin cushions....

 The brooch / necklaces all set to go....

Then after a fitful nights sleep.....I was up early.....and off to the main street to set up....
It was SO hot and sunny.... and we (Char and I) were given a stall in full sun.... which seemed ok for the first hour....after that I just grew redder by the minute....LOL



Here is my lovely friend Char with her sweetest little machine embroidered goodies....as well as her homegrown and dried fruit which sold out in minutes!


Here I am.....evidence that I was actually there.....I can hardly believe it...
I HAD A MARKET STALL!!
(Thankfully Char kept me company as we fried in the sun)



Here is another view of the markets stretching down the street....
 ...and there you have it....

Markets done and dusted...
another little life experience I can tick off the bucket list.
Now I can get busy loading all that remains to Etsy....
I feel much more comfy there....and there is no chance of sunburn either.




10 comments:

  1. hehe they are lot of work and can be bit hit and miss but your stall looks delightful.....you so looked the part too with your skirt and necklace...they are gorgeous too btw :)

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  2. I had flasbacks when I read this.I used to travel to craft shows all over NSw and do markets rain hail or shine.I have done it in snow -flooding and even an earthtremor.I will trasures these memeories for ever and would never trade them.The people you meet whether thy are stallholders or customers are the best.I hope you trasure your memories..-love dee x

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  4. Your stall looks gorgeous Mardi! I just love your necklaces, are you selling them on Etsy?

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  5. Oh your table looks gorgeous Mardi... so many beautiful goodies... I love the three tier stand too filled with your delicious softies... and your skirt is so pretty... is that one you made... I have had a lot of fun selling at markets over the years... even though now...I choose to be in front of the stalls instead of behind them... they were great times...

    Jenny ♥

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  6. Well Done Mardi, your table of goodies looked fantastic, hope you had a good day!! i love markets and wished we had more here!

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  7. Great work having a stall! It's nervous and hard work, waiting and hoping that people stop by and love your work! I'm sure they did cos your things are just gorgeous!! :)

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  8. Wow, wish I lived in your area i would have loved to have visited the market. Your stall looks amazing. Sounds like fun. Hope you sold heaps.

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    1. Thanks Natalie .. That's so sweet of you. I have loaded some left over lovelies toy Etsy store Dudley and Grace if you were interested
      Mardi x

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  9. You're so brave Mardi. I couldn't do it! Your stall looks gorgeous!!

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So lovely of you to drop by..life is busy...so I really appreciate that you have taken the time to leave a comment.
Mardi x