Thursday, September 10, 2009
Creative Mess & Craft Market Preparations
Iiiie, what a mess!
This is basically what Casa Tizzalicious looked like the past few days. I have been working hard on my inventory for the Plastique Fantastique Crafty Market in Amsterdam on September 20th, where I will be sharing a stall with Mamutopia. It will be my first market, and I am super excited about it!
My original plan was to only make extra inventory of the items I already have in my shop, but once I took my supplies out I just couldn't resist the urge to create some brand new things.
I'm really pleased with how everything turned out, especially these gingham hearts! I made brooches and hair clips of them. I also made a whole lot of magnets, because they're always popular, and I think they will be nice little impulse-buy-thingies.
What are your experiences with craft markets? Are you usually succesful, or do you sell more online? Any tips or things I must know or think about? What should I definitely bring along?
I wish I had a large mannequin to show of some of my pieces, and attract customers. I really want one of these smiling ones, but the shipping to Holland is insane. Does anyone know where I could get a mannequin like this, or something similar, in Europe?