Monday, 7 June 2010

I'm off to a market ...

the Feilding Craft Market in fact.  Now it is technically my first market (I try to forget the one I attended at the beginning of Decmber where no-one came and then I was surrounded by a motorcycle club - yes it really did happen and I really am trying to forget!!!).  So, allowing for my bit of artistic licence, this is my first market!!!!


Wonder what's being made here?!

I'm excited, nervous, busy, tired, challenged to name but a few.  I was feeling rather reluctant to tell you that I'm doing a market but then I thought that was ridiculous because you may just be able to offer me some advice, tips, support ..... a shoulder to cry on!


Rainbow bunting

I would really appreciate any comments or feedback on the items I show this week.  Of course, it's not all one-sided I will also be having a GIVEAWAY!!!!!  What's up for grabs?  Bunting of course!  There is the rather lovely rainbow bunting as featured above and below or you may choose a more calming bunting made from reclaimed embroidered linens and doilies, which you can see over here or down below.  The choice is yours.


So how do you enter?  Just leave a comment.  In fact, every comment left this week, on any post, will result in ONE ENTRY TO THE DRAW.  If you fancy a few more then why not mention this giveaway on your blog and get 3 extra entries!


Bunting made with reclaimed vintage table runner which was worn in places


Bunting close up

All clear?  Wonderful!  Well good luck with the draw and of course good luck to me!!! xx

PS For more bunting madness don't forget to click here!

17 comments:

ms lottie said...

That's hilarious about the motorcycle club! I bet there were weird looks from both parties. Better luck this time! I think your bunting is gorgeous. I've been meaning to make some for ages so put me down for rainbow if I win!

Claire said...

Good luck for your market. I have done some craft stalls in the past, and have found that even if you do not sell as much as you would like, the conntections you make with fellow stall holders (well, perhaps not bikers!) and customers is just as important and enjoyable.

I find the difficult bit is not spending the money yo have made on all the gorgeous things that are on offer on the other stalls!

Little Miss Flossy said...

Oh I love that vintage bunting, pretty. Good luck with the market... it has to be better than the last time right? And thanks for the award, now I just have to think of 10 interesting things about myself :-)

softearthart said...

What great bunting, I am no sewer, so do appreciate people who can. cheers Marie

nzgreenbuttons said...

I love your bunting! good luck with the market it's got to be better than the last one.

Heart Felt said...

Hope the weather held for you....and that you had fun and met lots of contacts... I have a friend who has opened a shop in Martinborough, she is selling old/new and hand crafted things. It's a gorgeous shop...she wanted me to source some hand crafted things to sell....your buntings would go well. If you are interested email me. xx

Pippa said...

Poor you and the motorbike club! Reminded me of when I used to go to craft fairs with my leathercraft goods. One time, there had been a storm the night before a show and all the signs had been blown down, directing people to the village hall. I ended up asking directions from a man with a huge scar on his face which turned out to be part of a group of hare-coursers (eek!), got to the bloomin village hall and NOBODY turned up. I ended up losing money, buying greasy bacon sandwiches and mugs of tea to keep me warm!!

I love the bunting, so pretty!

Gina said...

I'm still laughing about that first market (well,it wasn't funny, but it was so disastrous you had to laugh!). I hope this one is an utter success - all you need is people to show up really because Abi your work is superb. Neatly and expertly sewn from what I can see with great fabric choices and lovely design.

In other news, my verification is 'messes'.

Stephanie and Carlos said...

I just found your blog through Kirsty's and would love to enter your giveaway!! Your quilted cushion with handprint is wonderful. If I could have my kids hand and foots prints everywhere around me I would!!

xo Steph

Cotton Kiwi said...

Oh you poor thing. Not a great start to market life! Hope this next one goes well for you. I'm sure it will with your gorgeous goodies. Just remember that all markets are quieter than usual at the moment and they will pick up again eventually so stick with it!! I would love to enter your giveaway and I'll blog about it tomorrow.
Sarah x

Jen said...

Don't forget a good cup of coffee is essential at an early morning market. Keeps you warm and awake! I always find catching up with other stallholders is one of the best things about a market! Oh, and display some of that beautiful bunting - it is sure to draw the customers in. I especially love the vintage one. GOOD LUCK!

dash robin said...

far out-you have a lot of pluck to be going off to a market after a first experience like that! I wish you all the best, have fun! Love your vintage bunting by the way-its amazing.

dash robin said...

Good luck and take a thermos of coffee! keep you warm and going! Sounds like you have the making for a short story with your first market experience!!

Chasing Purple Dreams said...

Did you sell much bunting to the bikers???? Good luck with the “first” market.

Dawn said...

Good luck with your market, love the upcycled bunting. I love to make bunting too.

Hope you sell lots, your sewing looks fantastic.
x

Rachel said...

Oh good luck!! Your stuff is beautiful! I particularly like the look of those little dresses - now what about something for the little boys? (I myself am Mummy to two little lads but sadly as yet no girls).

KIM said...

good luck with your market! im sure youll have a wonderful time! your bunting is so lovely!