I DID IT!!

My very first market was yesterday and it was a resounding success!! Mostly thanks to my awesome, super supportive friends here πŸ™‚

Anywhoo, I spent ages working not only on the things I was going to sell, but the stall itself and all in all I’m pretty happy with it. I’d love to add more levels and display space at some point but as a start, I love the way it turned out.

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Excuse the mess under the table but this is my little stall.

The mannequin, who I named Sven, was from a flea market and was looking a little worse for wear when I brought him home, but a bit of decoupage and white wash and he turned into a focal point .. not to mention a talking point – which is always good! I used a basket I found at another flea market (I love my flea markets!) to display some of my crochet bits by stringing some twine across it and pegging my things to the line with mini clothes pegs – I saw that idea on pinterest and fell in love with it… so so cute! And for my card display I stole one of the hubby’s old photo exhibition frames and wrapped the back board thing with kraft paper andΒ used the same washi tape stuff I used for my banner to cover the actual frame (I was too lazy to paint it). I then strung more twine on that and used more mini pegs to display some cards and just popped the rest in a small basket next to the frame.

I also managed to get some labels printed up – which I love, ‘cos they feature Gracie looking smashing πŸ™‚

kittencrafts_labelsAnd here’s another pic with me actually in it! I have to say I was really well-behaved – that’s a bar behind me and I didn’t visit it at all! Β Or the other two bars that were to my left, for that matter.

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14 thoughts on “I DID IT!!

  1. CONGRATULATIONS! I am so pleased for you, all your hard work was worth it, I take it you will be doing more in future. I have to say I love the look of your stall it is so cute, and your Gracie labels are gorgeous too. Well done. Hugs

    • Thank you! I’m rather proud of myself for actually doing it and not chickening out too πŸ˜€ I worked really hard on the stall so I’m so glad you like it! Thanks so much for your support!

  2. I knew you could it! And great job of it I must say, I’m proud of you I knew you were nervous about it, congrats’ on a beautiful display and on your success. I adore your Gracie labels they are so cute. I love flea markets finds, too. Again Congrats’ πŸ™‚ Sherry

  3. Congrats, Nat! Everything looks great! I love the labels and like Sven πŸ˜› It’s really great you re-purposed so many things – you got to be creative with the stall and all the rest, too! Love the smile on your face! It shows the entire experience was a success! Am happy for you and fingers crossed for you and many more markets to come πŸ˜‰ Take care!

    • Thank you Sanda! I had a great time doing this market, and am already trying to decide which one to aim for next. Sven is awesome πŸ™‚ I think if you use shop bought display things it’s fine but re-purposing things and getting creative means that the stall is one of a kind – and I love that!

  4. Your booth looks awesome! I am super far away from showing any of stuff just yet, but it’s great to see other creators out there killing it!

    • Thanks so much πŸ™‚ I don’t know about killing it but I’m glad I took the plunge, faced my fears and did it. Why not give it a go too – it’s really not as scary as it seems πŸ™‚

  5. Wow, YAY, Congrats…..your booth looks wonderful and love the pic with you behind the table. I love the easel idea and you seem to have displayed your wares just right. YAY!!!!

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