To be honest I was dissapointed. I didn't make as many sales as I thought I would, not that I had huge expectations but I thought I would be more successful. A lot of people commented on how wonderful my things were but they didn't want to buy anything. I think with the whole economic crisis that the media is shouting about, it has scared the customers into thinking they can't spend any money in case something huge comes along. Another reason could be that my target audience wasn't there. A lot of jewellery was being sold, they weren't so interested in the other things as much. And also my prices may have been to blame. Too high perhaps. I had raised them from my original thoughts after getting advice from other crafters, but I think I would lower them to what I had originally intended. Maybe that will make a little difference at the next market (which will be Unwrapped on the 4th December 5-9pm). But I did make more than I would have if I had still been working in my old cafe job so it's not a total loss! Plus the experience was great and it was nice meeting people. There were some people there who recognised my work from the grad exhibition as well! Also I was next to the loveliest girl Anna Vedelago who makes the greatest looking neck pieces out of vintage neckties you must check her out! I would have bought one but I am so dirt poor at the moment I can't spend anything extra these days, it was very hard at the market I kept seeing such nice things everywhere!
So despite the dissapointment, I can't let it get me down! I have to strive to get better and know that someone out there will like my things and will want to buy them!
Here's a couple pics of my stall, I had one with me but oh my gosh it was so terrible! So you'll have to be content with just table photos
I had my Buhni cushions, brooches, 1inch badge sets, Xmas cards (the one with the wombat putting a star on a tree) and original paintings for sale. I know my display looks super lame using cardboard! I had ran out of time to think of anything fancier. I'll try to get a proper display for the next market if I can and also work out a way to show the cushions better - anyone got any ideas? They're so bulky to work with!