Thursday, September 1, 2011

Market Debut

Rather belated post, but a post none-the-less!
So on Sunday, the one just passed, I woke up with the sparrows (or the unbelievably annoying skwarking bird that sits outside my bedroom window every freakin morning), got my crap together and headed off to my first ever "real" handmade Market. I thought I best head off early because I really had no idea how long it would take me to set up my little stall first time round. I had actually never even visited the market before, so also had no idea what I had gotten myself in for!
Turns out, I didn't need to accompany the sparrows, as my little stall took much less time to set up than I had anticipated - good to know for next time. And this is what it looked like:

I had a vision in my head of what I wanted it to look like, and given the limited amount of space I think it turned out ok. I got quite a few compliments on the set up, so I mustn't have done too bad!
I was really nervous. Like, couldn't sleep the night before nervous. And the first 45 minutes from when the market opened, the doubts crept in - what on earth was I doing? Nobody was going to stop and buy my goods......they're just not good enough - yada, yada, yada. But then a strange thing happened! A lovely lady came and took her time looking, and bought a dress! I was so damn excited! And from that moment on, customers kept coming, and kept purchasing until all the doubts faded away, and I was re-assured that putting myself out there was worth it.
All in all, it was a truly successful first day at the market. I handed out a tonne of flyers with details of my FB page on it, and much to my delight, got a whole lot of new "likers" through in the following days. Even more delightful - an email from one of the before-mentioned customers, ordering three more dresses! To say I am thrilled would be the understatement of the year! All of the day's compliments and feedback on how different and beautiful the dresses are, has spurred me on. So much that I just had to then push the purchase button and order these:
*Sigh* They're so damn pretty and amazing....and I can't wait for them to land on my doorstep so I can start creating the next little collection of garments!


  1. Congratulations Ms Midge - I am so proud of you!! + that new material looks incredibly striking and so exciting!! can't wait to see them in action! V :)

  2. Yay! They are so adorable! Julie


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