Sunday, October 11, 2009
1st Northside Makers Market - Report
Very tired today, however it was all worth it.
Saturday morning I had butterflies in my stomach, I wasn't nervous for me, I was nervous and excited for the organsiers. The 3 lasses and their supportive partners put a lot work into organising a market. Which isn't an easy task. A lot happens behind the scenes which I don't think people are aware of. I have a fair idea seeing I have helped run science fiction conventions in the past.
Anyway the day started helping out and set up tables etc. Then of course set up my own table. I was happier with the layout of my table at this market. I recently purchased an old magazine holder from the Salvos, painted it and added a cardboard shelf up the top. I didn't want to use wood, that would have increased the weight.
While setting up, I had my first sale at 10am! 1/2 hour before the market officially starts! A nice little boost. :-) I noticed the public started trickling in around 10.20am.
During the day I had my family and friends visit, which was lovely.
Overall the day was a success for me, I met some lovely stallholders and customers. The only sad thing for me as a stallholder is, I cannot browse around and take my time looking at all the goodies.