As the 'street market' was held outside it was a bit dark, although my stall was in a reasonably well lit spot, and it was veeeery cold. At first I was fine. Well wrapped up. After two hours, however, frostbite/hypothermia started to set in!!
Quite a few lovely people had a look at my stuff and made positive comments. I sold a few little bits which amounted to £7. With the £10 for the stall and the £3.45 I spent on the stall run by my friend who manages this very worthwhile project I was not heading for a profit.
Luckily for me, our lovely headteacher had perused my stall beforehand and had promised to come back.
Here's the stall all set up. Could have looked better but it was ok. Note the handy camping lantern to illuminate some of the littler bits and pieces. Several people borrowed it during the course of the evening!
The headteacher bought the two bags on the right of this picture - the blue flowery one (which I loved too) and the brown one in front of it.
None of the dollies went, although the green one has now been promised to Minx for Christmas and someone else I know has her eye on the pink one. The dammit dolls will be teacher's presents and I have asked DH to wrap this bag for me for Christmas!!
A few of the hair clips and a couple of corsages went but no bangles or coffee cup cosies.
What I did find particularly interesting, as
Now I know what you are all dying to know is - how did my eager little shop assistant do?
Didn't see her for most of the night.
Running round like a loon with friends.
Popped by every now and then to ask for food/drink.
Had a beautiful snowflake painted on her pretty little cheek:
Sang with the choir - which I could not see from my stall.
Came back once to help when I was talking to a friend.
She said to this poor woman 'My Mummy made all this. Are you going to buy something? What would you like to buy?'
We had a word about sales technique.
She decided to go and run round a bit more.
Then she went home with Daddy for an hour to warm up!!! Ten stupid pounds to keep her happy. I really am a mug. However, I did enjoy myself and I am extremely glad I didn't chicken out as it is always nice to feel a part of something (even if my parts had no feeling left!!).
I also came away with an order for a little girl's purse and bag. I then bumped into my friend Kayla outside Co-op today (we meet in the nicest places!!) and she has ordered another Dammit Doll to go into the 'Secret Santa' at work.
Mwah ha ha ha haaaaa - my own little craft empire is growing - oh, someone slap me please!!
Today it has been pouring with stupid rain. We've baked
I also had a little play with yarn to try out the plaited scarf idea. It pretty much eats yarn. I used lots of different textures and, despite what the camera would have you believe, it is in shades of blues, purples and deep pinks with some black.
I tied it to the conservatory door as there were no reliable plait holders available at the time!!
Although it's not very chunky it is plenty warm enough. This one is for me :)
Little Minx seems to have developed a streaming cold since yesterday and is snuggled on the sofa watching the High School Musical 2 DVD that DH
It's not a patch on this though .
Keep dry, keep warm and keep taking the tablets ;)