Monday, November 5, 2007
Yesterday we did a market in the north shore of Sydney, which was a very long day for us mountain folk, starting at 4:30am! Sadly, it was a bad market day for us, with only enough sales to pay the stallholder fee back (just)... of course this excluded all the delicious food we ate, especially the japanese pancakes!
Its very hard to find the right fit for your product in markets but I am determined to find out the place to be. I had the impression that this market was high-end but was getting rather annoyed at people reacting to $50 - $100 price tags. One lady was very dramatic and dropped the bag and threw her hands out to the sides while gasping rather loudly. I was ready to ask her to leave... in a not very nice way!
Anyway, this blog is not to bitch about it, but that I feel sad that people do not understand that markets do not equal bargain. All stallholders are there to earn money and we have all been busy working 7 days a week to get it there to the public!
I also had some lovely comments from people on the work in my bags and the lovely finishing. This is very much appreciated when you have not had much interest all morning, your eyes are hanging out of your head from driving 1.5 hours to the market, and you are ready to go!
Thank you to everyone that came especially to say hi. Friends and family showed up but also lovely people that had seen from my website that I was going to be there.
Here are some photos...