Sunday, 22 May 2011

May Market news & squishy goodies

Hello everyone!

I'm not dead yet, I'm still here! :D I looked recently on my Blogger dashboard and I noticed that my last post was about three weeks ago! What a shame! :D But it's all because this market day I had this Saturday and i just couldn't find the right time to blog.

How was it? Well it was good :) Much better that my first market just because this one was only for handcrafted items (well most of the stalls) and it was a nice sunny day with fun fair next to the building where the craft market was held.

I thought that I will have to make a lot more stock but I've checked what I've made so far and I realised that I've already had more than half of what I needed. But I had so many new ideas in my head and I just couldn't stop making new items! Luckily I ran out of Fimo air dry clay week before the fair and that stopped me from making new things and I could focus on finishing products I've started making before.

I have to say that I haven't sold much but enough to get my costs back for this market, two next ones and taxi costs, so it wasn't that bad. I had a lot of interests only because it's a total novelty here and people just didn't know if it all is real or not. Funny thing is that next to my table was a stall with handmade soaps which smelled really nice. People walking next to my table were getting hungry looking at my items and when they were walking to the next table with soaps, they were saying: "Oh fudge!..." and the owner was like: "No, it's soap.............." I think that she had enough of it at the end of the day! :D

Anyway, I took some quick photos before the market, but because I didn't sell everything I still will be able to take some proper photos soon and show you everything  I've made so far :) And here you can see photo of my foam cupcakes and donuts. I totally love them and I was telling to almost every customer to squish them! :D Everyone loved it!
I made lots of candies and I wanted to add them to the cupcake chains but then I decided not to and instead I made some candy bracelets (photos coming soon).

I added only one piece of sugar coated candy to each cupcake. Also later on I added piece of chocolate charm to donut's chains (you can't see  that on this photo because they were varnished and drying at that time :)

I have to say that I took only one photo of my stand, with my mobile phone camera and it just doesn't look good. I was really shy and I didn't want to look like a weirdo... :D I will try to take some photos next time, as I will be doing next craft fair on 16th of July and 5th of November, with Christmas theme (oh I have so many ideas!). I also was invited to the Christmas fair on the 27th of December and I think that will be my last fair this year.
I'm also thinking to stop selling on Etsy and create website just for Sweet&Tiny products, and I could reffer customers to it, because I was asked a lot for my contact details last time and I didn't have any business cards. Shamefull! :D Next time I will be prepared!

I hope you enjoyed this post and thank you for visiting my blog! :)

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