from the market

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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!
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33 little notes:

Hey Harriet said...

Oooh I'm first to comment! Yay! I really like the look of your stall but it does look very hot out there with only an umbrella for cover! Congrats on your sales & I'm so glad to hear that you have sold your first photo! Woohoo! Now get them listed in your Etsy shop pronto!

After all this waffling I'm probably no longer the first comment... :)

Hey Harriet said...

I was!!! :D

Helen said...

Oh lovely! I would definitely buy something off your stall if I was wandering by :D

LENORENEVERMORE said...

sounds like a lovely day, when it's hot, carry a cute umbrella!
xo

Mo said...

oo im so happy for you !! im glad you got good reactions !!! But then again it's no wonder, everything you do is so cute !!!!! congratulations !!!

M said...

Ooooh I can so much relate with all you´re saying. I´ve just started my etsy shop a month ago or so, and the idea of someone wanting or liking something I do is more exciting than people actually buying it!! Congratulations on taking the step of having your pictures printed professionaly and display them!

daisychain said...

Oh I am so happy the market went well Anna,
if I had been there I'd have probably bought everything haha.

Laura Trevey said...

Looks like so much fun in the Sun!!
(snowy and dark here today)

xoxo Laura

Chloe said...

I love the little owl, so cute

Amy Marie said...

Hello :)
Just found your blog to follow and it's lovely. Delighted to hear everything went well for you. I'm a sucker for market stalls especially ones with cute jewellery one. I love the little red bow necklace, very cute. Looking forward to reading more

Love Amy Marie // http://seventysevenbroadway.blogspot.com/

CherryBlossom said...

Ahh, glad you had a good time lovely, and even without the preparation it still looks awesome!

All the best with your prints, they're so hard to sell as they's just so many people selling prints but don't give up, you've got real talent!

blue eyed night owl said...

I'm glad to hear you had a good day. Those polymer clay things are adorable, especially the owls of course. I can't believe they didn't sell online.

I'm happy you sold a print in the end too.

Susanna-Cole said...

Aw, sounds like so much fun, dear! So happy to hear you had some sells, and congratulations on selling your first print! I looked back at the post you linked, with the print you sold, and I really love it, the lighting is just perfect! ♥

Anyway, thanks so much for your comment, dear, it's always a joy to hear from you! :)

xoxo,
S-C

The Drifter and the Gypsy said...

That market looks like it was so much fun! All your necklaces look so pretty and it must have been so exciting to sell your first print (I'm opening up my photo shop in about a week and I can't wait to sell my first!).

Diane said...

Hy, I enjoyed this post a lot. You are very talented, but you probably already knew that!

Have a fun day

kiss

Jen said...

awww congrats on selling one of your photo prints, that's awesome! :) and you guys had such an adorable little jewelry booth. those necklaces are so cute.

Emily said...

I'm happy to hear you had a successful day at the outdoor market! And, congrats on selling your first print! The one you sold is actually one of my favorite photos of yours :) I can't wait to hear what you have up your sleeve regarding prints & such.

Aurora said...

wow this is a great post. inspiring.

Stéphanie said...

My dear Anna, I've got a problem : I want everything in your lovely shop !!!

Caroline said...

I love markets!!! When I was in Australia over the summer I went to the best market in Glebe... amazing!! I bought so many goodies and my one and only, oh so great leather purse for under 30$... I take it everywhere. I love this post, and that dress is adorable in the first picture. I will be sending you a little Valentine this week... hope all is well!! xo

Cookie-Fee said...

:D it´s so funny, i have been at such a market with my sister today, well she was selling her stuff...and guess who have been the only people without a tablecloth ;)
i really really like your blog :)

*kisses*

Zmaga said...

What pretty stuff you have there!

Little Bo Peeep said...

Awwwh wow we should have been there since one of our friend asked us to come :D the collection looks adorable!

Daydream Lily said...

sounds like all in all a good day and congrats on the first print sale!!

by the way...where did you get such cute post-it notes? Im kind of a stationary geek.

x Liss

Diana said...

Congrats on your market!!! Everything looks great!

I love the post it's, too! How perfect that worked out! :)

katrina said...

i would've loved to be there. at least from these shots, i think your stall looks adorable.

babalisme said...

I had an awkward "is this real" moment too... I was the buyer, I asked, and this shop girl looks at me as if I had been high on something.

Thank you for picking me, I know random org picked me, but Hey thank you anyway! >smoochies<

Missa said...

That's a great photo, she chose well! Congrats on your move and your first print sale, may there be many more to come, sales that is, not moves, haha, I know what a pain they can be :)

p.s. I looove that dress!

trishie said...

Oh that story of the little boy is just so cute!
Your stall looks great, congrats on your sales there.

miss lucille said...

congrats on all your sales! your stuff is SO cute. it looks like you had a quaint day!

Rebecca said...

Sounds like a great experience! Aww, your polymer clay stuff is adorable! And how funny about that little boy. Hehe, he couldn't believe his eyes!! :)

Hanako66 said...

that is so cool!!! i love your dress too!

Roosa said...

Are you made those things (jewels and others) yourself?