from the market
So, me and Penelope had a stall at Fitzroy market yesterday, and it was lots of fun! Here are some shots of my humble little end of the table. Not the most professional looking display - with everything scattered all over the place, and not even having a table cloth, price tags, or proper business cards - but seeing that people still stopped and looked (and purchased), I'm happy with it. I had all of my Etsy jewellery, and also some handmade polymer clay pieces that I made ages ago but hadn't had success selling in the past - mostly cupcake and birdy pendants. Luckily they sold pretty well yesterday! They were also a good source of "That's so cuuute!!" reactions - which is always exciting to hear! However, the most amusing thing we heard was probably when a little boy was looking at the charm necklaces and suddenly asked "Are these real??"... which after a short awkward silence, I confusedly replied "real what?" (we later found out he was wondering if they were really gold or silver... not if they were a mere illusion or something)
I also brought along some photo prints (yes, I've started getting my photos professionally printed - but more on that another time). This was the first time I displayed my photos publicly and in person, and really, I just want to see how people might react. So the day goes by, and I'm pleased with the sales I make from my jewellery, but no one even seems to notice the photos (they're on the top corner of the table, btw). Then just when I was packing up and taking the photos off the table, a girl who walked past our stall earlier came back and said she wanted to buy one of my prints! It absolutely became the highlight of my day! Sure, I made a lot more from my other sales, and it was just ONE print, but it was the first ever photo print I've ever sold, and that was such an awesome feeling. In case you're wondering, it was a print of the 4th photo I posted in this blog post.
P.S. The winner of the Revolving Styles giveaway is babalisme. Congratulations! I'll be in touch with you shortly to get your details :)
PPS. Gosh, didn't realize how long this blog post is. Sorry for being so chatty today!