Oh. My. God. I have never been quite so overwhelmed in my life. The Design Market was FULL ON. It's full on and jam packed every year but it's a different story when you're on the other side of the transaction. There would have been a good few hours there where I was serving customers non-stop. I think I did okay given it was my very first time doing retail and using an eft-pos machine, and now I realise how easy it is to forget to give someone back their credit card ;)
But, the day was a great success. I was really happy with how my things sold. It was definitely a learning experience (note to self - take 1000's of business cards next time) and interesting/surprising to see which things sold quickly.
One of the biggest surprises was how quickly the fabric mix packs went. I'm kicking myself for not making more! I kind of assumed that a "Design" market was more about finished product than supplies, but I underestimated how many keen crafters would be there!
Here's some pics of our stand just after set-up. Not very good ones unfortunately:
(my stuff was mostly towards the back)
Thanks to everyone who came down to say hello. I was pretty overwhelmed so apologies if I had trouble stringing sentences together! Thanks also to Kylie and Bianca who helped man the fort whilst I took a break.
I'll be updating my shop with the leftover stock soon. And some new fabrics, which I haven't had a chance to list!