This little piggy went to market…

Well Saturday was D-day for me and boy did it come around fast. The lounge was a complete bombsite covered in scraps of paper rubbish and the back of double-sided tape from my midnight runs of creating in the days leading up to the market. I’m still clearing away the debris!

The market went well, it was quieter than I expected but a great result was had nonetheless. Isabella was a gem and the kids absolutely loved making her little penguin card (for free and she even gave out candy canes!). She made a little friend in Paris whose mum was also selling at the market and the two of them hung out for most of the morning.

I was nervous to start not really knowing what to expect and what would sell but the response was somewhat overwhelming. People loved the boxes of fudge and Hershey’s kisses and many were bought as gifts for their children ‘s Teachers. A lot of people commented on the quality of the finish of my cards and boxes and one lady said I should be selling them in Florists or Gift Stores so that was lovely to hear.

Funnily enough I sold more of the most expensive and detailed cards I had made then the simple less expensive ones. The cards with the Ice- Skaters were popular, many people were sending them overseas to countries who celebrate Christmas in winter.

Isabella sold quite a few packets of reindeer food and Santa Cards. The red being the most popular. I will remember that for next time!

There is a good write up and some photos of the day on the Crafternoon Tea blog and I’ve popped a couple of photo’s below.

Here’s a great one of me with my eyes shut but you can see more of what’s on the table in this photo.

Don’t you love Isabella’s sign? It says : Hey Kids! Come make a card with Isabella!

I’ve decided to do the Christmas Market on the 12th December 10am -3pm at Mt Eden Normal Primary School so after a few days off I’ll get stuck into preparing for that one!


Kate xx


6 Responses to This little piggy went to market…

  1. Hannah says:

    It sounds like a huge success, Kate! Well done to you and Isabella. I ADORE her sweet little sign, how gorgeous. Awesome to hear that it went so well and that you have the confidence to do another market … your cards and boxes are beautiful and I’m not surprised at all that everybody loved them. Yay for you!! Han xx

  2. Steph says:

    The “leftovers” I saw were amazing Kate, and everything looked gorgeous. Well done.

  3. Penny says:

    glad it went well!!

  4. Jane says:

    Fantastic Kate Iasbella looks so proud its gorgeous.Well done on the success of the market .I did hear that the craft bomb market at Grey lynn is very good for crafts too…maybe worth a look..

  5. bronheslop says:

    Good on you, Kate – you’re a goer, girl! You and your little buddy did a fabulous job. 🙂

  6. nikki says:

    hi kate, hope that you had a great and happy xmas and new year! whats the name of your friend that does stampin up can you please text her number to me on 0272079011

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