Monday, June 20, 2011

To market, to market

This last weekend I spent a lovely Saturday morning attending the BrisStyle "Markets 101" information session down at Hamilton.  I rugged up tight as the old church hall and a cold Brisbane morning were not a winning combination, but a few cups of tea during the talks did a lot to keep me warm and the lovely morning tea items on offer kept my blood sugar and my interest levels up! 

Since opening my online shop a lot of people have asked if I will start attending markets.  Maybe yes, maybe no, any market aspirations are in the future though as I would need to invest in some "hardware" like tables and racks and signs etc. and besides, in 12 weeks time I will be welcoming a new baby, so one thing at a time I say!

Never the less, this post does have an alterior motive...I am actually helping to organise a market at the moment (on the other side of the table, so to speak). The Red Hill Kindergarten annual fair is on the 30th July at Woolcock Park, Red Hill.  This is the major fundrasing event of the year for the kindergarten and the Fair is a fabulous community event attracting thousands of local residents. It's a serious business - BBQ, drinks, cakes, carnival entertainment with rides and animals and kids activities are all on offer, and that's just the start of it! Typically the Fair has around 40 stalls operating on the day that sell all manner of crafty items like jewellery, bags, clothes, toys and stationary. There are still a few stall places available if any Brisbanites fancy joining in and holding their own stall on the day.  Interested? Simply contact myself, or email for an application pack and details.


Julie said...

The market thing is hard. They are a lot of work. Being in a country area its been difficult to make the effort worthwhile but if you have access to a good crafty market in a city I think you could do quite well. I'm concentrating mainly on line now and just do local markets more to support other events in our little town. People expect me to be there now which is nice. Its a good way of promoting your online store.
I love the red hill market banner, very cute.

Yana said...

i can't believe only 12 weeks left! so exciting!!! :):):) xx


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