Thursday, June 10, 2010

Etsy Meetup & Sunday Market

Sunday Market June 6th, 2010
Maartje from Mamutopia & I - Picture by ZSB Creations

The market last sunday was a strange but all in all great day! The beginning of the day wasn't a big success: I had no customers at all for the first 2 hours, and to top it all off, a woman of the organization came by to tell us that the police let them know a huge storm was coming up, and that it was up to us to decide if we would stay or go.

I didn't want to go, but my mom, who came along to help me, insisted on me starting to pack. She was worried the whole booth would come falling down. Luckily right at that moment someone came by who told us that she just talked to a friend who is a pilot, who had said that the storm was hours away. So we stayed after all.

I am glad we did, because the weather stayed okay (we had a few drops of rain, but when you expect a crazy thunderstorm with lots of wind, that's not so bad, right?) and sales started picking up to. By the end of the day I sold quite a bit, and I had a fun day. I love interacting with customers, and getting feedback!

At 6.00 pm, when the market closed, and we started to pack, it did start to rain. Badly. Perfect timing!

After the market ended, we had our Etsy meetup, with Matt from Etsy, and a whole lot of Dutch (and even a few foreign!) Etsy sellers. We had some drinks, listened to Matt telling us the history of Etsy and the plans for the future, and Kim from Vilt A La Kim taught us how to make little felted soaps. It was a lot of fun, and I loved meeting everyone!

Making Felted Soaps
Making Felted Soaps - Image by Vilt A La Kim

Sadly my pictures didn't turn out okay. My mom took pictures of my booth, but used the wrong setting, so you can't see anything on them, and the pictures I took at the meetup are all blurry. Gah! Luckily the other ladies there took plenty! I love this one Kim took while we were making soaps. My hands sure were clean afterwards!

4 comments:

  1. wow your stand looks great - and so big, you have so many products! you must work hard :)

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  2. Your stand look so pretty!! :)

    Too bad your own pictures didn't turn out right. I hate it when that happens! But luckily everyone made lots of pictures (well, except me). Did you see ArtMind's post about the market? She made a nice picture of us :D

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  3. It was super to meet you, Maartje! Your stand looked fantastic! :)

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  4. Oh my Ruddy god! this is like heaven for me. Are you based in America :D awesome :D I love your items xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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