Three Sundays out of four I can be found at the Tobacco Factory Market selling my goodies. It’s a lovely market with lots of great stalls selling ethical, eco-friendly, fair trade, organic, handmade and local products.
I had last week off and took the chance to makeover my stall a bit and I’m pretty pleased with how it’s looking now. I’ve built my stall up over the past few months and learnt what words and what doesn’t. Apart from being bright and tidy, one of the most important things is height. Since using a tall card stand and adding different layers of height in my display I’ve attracted lots more customers. Clear pricing is also essential. People don’t like having to ask how much something is. Maintaining the display is a constant job throughout the day as people pick stuff up and put it back in slightly the wrong place.
My favourite thing about markets, apart from being a great way to earn money, is people’s reactions to my work. Every time someone looks at my stuff and laughs or smiles I know I’m doing something right. I’ve met lots of wonderful people with great stories about their cats.