Monday, April 07, 2008

The weekend

So I had a pretty nice weekend, despite it not being entirely as planned. Got a lot of work done on my freelancing project on Saturday, moreso because Jerome ended up at work forever that day. Yesterday, I did my first I Heart Rummage, and I really had a lot of fun. I was neighbors with Jessie from CakeSpy, and had a lot of fun chatting with her throughout the day.

I also sold three of my Decapitated Dollies, which were the first three to sell! Lizzie and Patti went together, and Morticia went alone (but she likes it that way). People were apparently really amused by the little stories that I had to go with each one, so I think I'm gonna work on playing that up in the future. Even when I don't have time to do real writing, I can always come up with little stories to go with things I crochet. :)

I also learned that the little plush toys I've been making lately are just right for toddlers to pick up and hand to their moms, repeatedly. I had one little boy give his mom the strawberry and two fish, and a few other kids seemed to really like the plush things as well. I think I'm gonna work on more of those and find a little toy box that I can keep at floor level at shows for kids to spot and look at what's inside. (It definitely helped in terms of looking that the majority of the stuff for kids was on a box in front of my table, rather than up where they couldn't reach it.)

So now I'm just debating if I want to do two shows within a week of each other, and sign up for the May I Heart Rummage. I think I will. It was a fun show, not too pricey to do, and they have pretty tasty breakfast food at Chop Suey. :)


Kayce said...

For some reason, I was thinking that venue wouldn't be great for kids items. What do you think? Would it be worth it for me to explore?

I love those decapitated dollies. I'm glad a few of them found homes.

Dawn said...

It's hard to say. None of my kids' stuff sold, though I had a lot of kids looking at it. I had one kid tell his mom that he wanted the flying monkey, but she didn't buy it for him (darn!). :) It did seem that there were fewer kids/babies than I see at Punk Rock Flea Market, but there were some. There's a woman there who sells a lot of baby stuff (embroidered onesies, burp cloths, etc.), but not much kids/babies stuff that I saw other than that...