Well it was a week of weeks, one week four craft markets to sell at. What did I learn from this week:- many things; firstly my hubby seems to think sewing is a form of alchemy he has no understanding of what I do or how it is made. Secondly I was amazed at how pleased I was if someone I didn't know brought something off me and said how nice it looked and how they liked my choice of fabrics and products. Thirdly I found that parents at preschool/school events do not feel comfortable buying off other parents, they seem to be more comfortable buying off totally strangers then someone they meet at school everyday. May be they are concerned about being judged? Who knows! This is something I noticed happening not just at my stall but at other fellow parents stalls. And finally people will say the strangest things. One comment I remember someone saying was "It looks so real!" As if something made by someone at home at not in a factory is not real, I assure you readers my products are real and I take a long time to perfect the patterns and products. I am also amazed at the amount of people that would look at my items and say "Oh that's an idea, I think I will copy that idea! Clever you!" And then either tell me what they are going to do or walk off to the next stall.
One of the mayor things I did learn was don't sew late into the night. I don't care to count the number of pins I knocked on the floor or the amount of times I stuck a pin in my finger. Luckily everything was pre cut so no costly fabric mistakes where made. Will I do four fairs in one week again ....... possibly with a lot more planning and time to prepare.
Now on to planning products for 2012. January is going to be the month for planning and prototype production for sewlovecraft. So watch this space!