i loved the challenge of trying to create items that would suit a spring market. because when you think wool, and knits... i gravitate to winter, and fall... it's good to be challenged. there were many oohs and aahs over the daisy bunting. loved making that! and almost all of the bunnies hopped away to a new home. as did a few other items. :) i love learning new ways and techniques of trying to find the best way to market my product. my booth is still very new, and has a long way to go, but i'm enjoying every step of the way!
i just love the market atmosphere! and this one was pretty fun. one of the things i really liked was meeting other vendors...
there was so much talent at this event. and i really wish i had tonnes of money to burn. but then that could have been dangerous :)
i did walk away with a ring that i absolutely love. wanna see?
isn't it oh so pretty? this was designed and created by the talented janamade. she's a busy new mama, and she's starting to make an appearance in markets. funny thing, she's actually from my neck of the woods. but we had to go up island to meet. haha. i hope to see much more of her. she is super talented, and makes the most beautiful jewelry. i had crushes on
i've been stalking her etsy shop, but since having her sweet boy, she's taken a vacay. she'll be reopening up the shop though, so i just have to be patient :) and by the looks of her most recent post on her blog, new things are a brewin'! however, if you search under her sold items, you can see what's been hot. i know she's worked with custom orders too.
be sure to check out her flickr gallery to give you a great idea of what she creates. you can find all things janamade here:
make sure you head on over and show her some love! i am looking forward to seeing her at lots of markets :) yeah, the market atmosphere is so great! you just never know who you'll meet! and now that i've met jana, i bet i'll be sporting more of her goods by christmas. i just bet. :)
i had a lot of fun at this market, but i do think my product caters more towards fall and winter events... i do have one more summer market coming up that i'm excited about.. and i'll be chatting more about that as the time draws closer...
how about you? what is your fave thing about markets? do you make friends with the vendors like i do? are you planning on participating in many markets? how do you plan for them? do you bring extra moola with you to spend at other booths? xo