Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A Rainy Market Wrapup

Okay, it wasn't the best weather in Brisbane on Saturday for the Brisbane Indie Mother and Child market, but I had a great day anyway! Luckily there were some who braved the unusually cold and miserable day in order to peruse and purchase some fantastic handmade goodies!

I will admit my first market was a little daunting, and I am very lucky that I had my sister along to help with the setup ..... and stay to support me for most of the day. Thanks Sis! Thanks also to all those friends and acquaintances that came along to make my stand look crowded (te he)!

It was really fantastic to meet lots of people who feel the same way I do about purchasing handmade. Talking to my customers one-on-one allowed me to get some awesome feedback. I really enjoyed meeting all the other BrisStylers and seeing all their products.

I found out that I really really enjoy talking to people about what I do. It's amazing to see the reaction on peoples faces when they see a favourite fairytale of their youth used in a different way. I have already received some wonderful feedback from customers via email - thank you all for taking the time to let me know how you are using your purchases.

I now am really looking forward to the BrisStyle Indie Eco Market on the 6th November. I will be crossing my fingers for a sunny day too! So, if you can, please save the date:-

Hope you all have a great week planned. I am now in the full swing of looking for fixtures for my new main bathroom and ensuite. My Brother-In-Law from M2 Build (who is our builder) told me on Sunday that he would like to demolish the existing main bathroom on the weekend as well as build our new walk-in-robe (aaaahhhh!!!). I thought I had a few more weeks up my sleeve. Anyway, it now means I have to quickly arrange all my trades and make buying decisions. Luckily I gained some fantastic advice from Sonia over at Raine and Sage - she has given me a secret weapon when it comes to purchasing bathroom fittings at bargain prices. So stay tuned as over the next couple of weeks I will be posting my before and afters and letting you know costs etc. along the way! Michelle


  1. Your market stall looked amazing!! I really like the way you presented your lovely goods so stylishly and I hope you got plenty of sales/orders from the day. Looking forward to seeing your bathroom renovation. Good luck with hunting for all the fittings :)

  2. Glad you had a good day despite the rain. First market down, now you are a pro! Goodluck for the next one (I am away again that weekend!) x

  3. Your stall looks very impressive and professional!

    Very happy you had a great day.

    Please keep reminding us when the markets are on in Brisbane ... I'd love to come out one day when I can.

    Sonia at R&S is lovely isn't she?

  4. oh my goodness! your setup looks amazing! i am so proud of you and can't wait to see you at the next one! much love to you and your sis. x

  5. Michelle your stand looked and WAS amazing. It was all so professional. So proud of you. Enjoy Sydney and don't break the bank with your amazing finds.

  6. Your stand looked very beautiful Michelle. Fingers crossed for better November weather, but how great you got to chat with people. Good luck with the reno :)

  7. Your stall set up looks fantastic! It would certainly catch my eye if I were lucky enough to be at the market. So pleased it went well for you. You have such a talent and people connect to people who love what they do!
    X briohny.

  8. Your market stall looks wonderful! I can't wait until your bathroom's finished. Have a lovely day, Kellie xx

  9. I hope November will be drier for the next markets. I went last year to do some xmas shopping, so no doubt there will be crowds at your stall with the same mindset! And I can't wait to see what you do with your bathroom. I need some inspiration. xx

  10. GREAT looking stall! I love the branch, it really lends itself to your natural and organic style. I'm hoping to come along to the next markets. Good luck with the bathroom, nothing like a deadline to get one inspired! Deep breaths... :)

  11. Love the stall too. What amazing products you have. Can't wait to follow your blog. Pruxxx


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