For those who read this blog regularly, I suppose you may be wondering how my first market event came off on Saturday.
Hmmm...let's draw out some positives, shall we?
- I met some lovely people. That makes me happy.
- I got to hang out with beautiful friends.
- I was able to support the Hope Foundation, and be a part of a successful event.
- I saw some friends I haven't seen in a LONG time.
- I got a few (three, to be exact) custom orders.
- I made a few (three, to be exact) sales.
- I covered the stallholder fee. (JUST)
Ooooh, I found seven positives. Yay. I did not know if I would be able to find that many.
To be honest, I feel a little disappointed. Not majorly, as my expectations were not massive. Just a little. But it is all part of the journey. I am pleased that I went, but I am not certain I will go again. I need to think about it a little more. It seems that I am currently super busy just filling custom orders for friends and friends of friends. And maybe that is how my little hobby business will grow, and I may not need to go back to markets.
It is really hard to do markets with two young children, one being under five months old. Baby T did not cope well with the whole experience. Actually, he managed really well in between feeds, and he had many people willing to care for him (one in particular - thanks so much, if you are reading this!). However, by the time he was due for each feed, he was just so overwhelmed. Sensory overload!! He screamed a lot and was quite difficult to settle. I must admit, that put a bit of a dampener on my overall experience. (Stressed baby = stressed mummy=stressed baby.
Next time, he will be almost eight months old. I could probably leave him home with hubby by then. But it would still be a lot of effort, and I am just not sure it is worth it for me...
Well there you have it. That's a wrap.