To Market, To Market...

Sunday, November 15, 2009

This weekend is crazy–busy in Auckland for Markets with plenty to choose from. Yesterday I was involved in the very first Love Handmade market at the Rose Centre in Belmont on the shore, it was really well organised and I thought it went great for a first one.

From a sellers perspective — the venue was the best that I have been at before, the place was full of natural light and the chairs were actually the most comfortable I have ever had to use at a market — which when you think about it is really important as sellers are expected to sit in them for 3 to 5 hours! It was a bit quiet in the morning (but that may have been due to the 9am start, I could barely stop yawning myself!) but soon picked up from 10 and was really steady until finishing at 12. A really good mix of sellers were out with lots of varying styles and everyone was super nice. I'm definitely going to head along before Christmas again!

It was great to put some faces to names of people that are my twitter or blog 'buddies' =) some sellers were Podgy Panda, Oblong Craft Collective (her wares are AMAZING and I warn you that you will spend all your pennies at her table), Skipapple, My Pretty One and two new people that I came across were Throwing Feathers and Ferrit who were both super nice and very talented people. We also had lots of lovely visitors come down to say hi which was also really nice.

So, in typical me fashion, I forgot my camera (hey, I was up silly early and something was bound to be forgotten at that hour) BUT Kylie from Skipapple remembered hers so I'll pop up some pics from her as soon as, in the meantime you can have a nosey at the Love Handmade blog should you wish and mark it in your diaries for next month.

Today we went along to the Devonport Craft Market to say hello for a little bit, it was very nice to pop around and see everyone — until Grace threw a wobbly about wanting a cupcake (and being lactose and gluten intolerant really couldn't have one) so by then it was time to leave and head to Nana's for lunch! It looked as though it was going to be a very busy day so I hope all my crafty buddies had plenty of sales!

Chat soon!

PaisleyJade  – (November 15, 2009 at 8:23 PM)  

If I lived in Auckland, I'd be there!!

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