What a strange market day

Today was the day. Fundraiser market day. To help raise funds to get a sailer to Canada with all the extras (boats included) to train and hopefully get into the Paralympics.
And it was a great day.
Both halls were full, actives were happening all day and loads of people came through the doors. They had a band playing a few times as well as recorded music for the Zumba and gymnastic demonstrations which was way too loud. I was in the room next door and it was loud, when I wandered into the main hall, it was unbearable. I’m not surprised no one wanted to stop around too long.

Despite the large number of people, not many hands were in pockets, and a lot of the stall holders I spoke to sold one or two items or nothing. I actually sold my one and only item seconds before I was told it was time to pack up. At least I paid for my lunch.
On the other hand, and I got in some market networking and chatted to prospective stall holders for Woodbridge, was told ‘I’ve seen you all over the internet’ by one lady and the organiser is very interested in coming along to have a proper look at my jewellery.

My stall looked pretty good, I haven’t been able to do a large set up for a long time so relish the idea when it comes along.
I backed onto the enormous child’s playground, with netting all round so was able to hang my girls and banner easily on here. Initially I thought the screaming kids would be a problem but once more people arrives it was just a lot of noise everywhere and I hardly noticed it.
I took my digital photo frame but they weren’t able to get electricity to my position so – as mentioned yesterday when I spoke to them – I’d bring along alternative arrangements in a case.
As for the photo frame, the one I bought didn’t actually work properly and the remote didn’t work at all so it went back and I got one from another shop, which I was able to work straight up without looking at the instructions. Of course to utilise it properly I will read the book, but for now, I am happy.

My next market will be Woodbridge on there 22 June. And hopefully we’ll have some new people along.

Now if only I enjoyed a nice bath I would be doing that, but not to be, an early night for me instead, and then back to the making and uploading new makes to the website.

Have a great week
Jen 🙂

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Market set-up. Ready to roll!

I’ve a big fundraiser market tomorrow in a (semi local) PCYC which means they can have loads of stalls and other activities. It has been touted as a family fun day with something for everyone.
There is always one issue with most markets – how to do the toilet run. I don’t always have a person keeping me company and sometimes you’re not enamoured with your neighbour in these things. But tomorrow I know the lady who I’m next to so much easier there. Another friend is going and is taking her daughter (mr 17’s GF) and she was happy to do stall-keeping for toilet and food runs, but I saw today they are as far away from me as possible, in another room, in the far corner.

Back to my stall. I asked for a power point and to be near the wall. Well I’m backing onto the netting for the giant play ground so that’s ok, I can attach my banner to this. And the stall sites were marked out at the 3×3 and I fit quite nicely inside my spot.
The power is a not sure of thign at the moment. I wanted to hook up my digital photo frame, but as we discussed, I will make other arrangements to fill the space if they can’t get a 40+ metre extension cord.

I’m looking forward to this one, a local guy, mini celebrity is going to be there. He was on a cooking show and is now a DJ so has been spruiking it all week.

Tables and space ready to be transformed

Tables and space ready to be transformed

 

And after - looking pretty... well looking pretty. Pity tablecloths have to be so crinkled. Hopefully they'll be looking a  bit neater tomorrow.

And after – looking pretty… well looking pretty. Pity tablecloths have to be so crinkled. Hopefully they’ll be looking a bit neater tomorrow.

 

My wooden letters - Marcato Designs

My wooden letters – Marcato Designs

 

Market round-up tomorrow, with better pictures of the stall.
Have a great one.
Jennifer 🙂

Market time and digital photos

I’m off to a fundraising market this weekend – a mere week after finding out about it. For something this big (and it is big) there would be no hope in getting a place this late in the day. But I got lucky.
The first I knew about it was in the local paper when hubby pointed it out, I said I’d think about it and maybe email them later.
That was Saturday.
Sunday evening/Monday morning I sent of my email and then got a huge surprise back.
The organiser not only said Yes, but she had been looking at my website – and loving it! – when my email turned up. She was very complimentary and I feel humbled by her praise.
And I am eagerly looking forward to attending.
Going slightly off track, I was sent an application for another market I may be interested in attending, and part of their ‘thoughts’ for good displays was to have a digital photo frame on display. Well, it got me thinking, I have wanted one for some time, so off I went and checked some out before picking one that looked alright. And it was on special so as a bonus I save $20+. Very happy.
Now the big job is to get a mass amount of pictures onto a USB to take with me. Wont be too hard really, I have so many of the buggers.
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And to add to my job list for marketing, I was thinking of working on some felt bags this week. I’m not so sure as I didn’t have a market to attend when I thought of this. We shall see what I end up doing.

I’m not sure how much of a time traveller I am, but time sure has flown since I got up this morning.
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Have a great week, I may or may not be back before market time. But there will be a recap and pictures afterwards.
Jen