I can & do & will continue to go on & on about the success of the Handmade Market in Canberra. It's just quarterly, it's only 6 markets old yet continues to blow stall holders, customers, media & the most discerning "isn't handmade craft still daggy" kind of doubters away with crowds, sales, atmosphere & the love of all things handmade. In a city vineyard location, beautiful weather & enthusiastic shoppers, it was for me, the best single market day ever!! What a boost to my family's bottom line, you can have new shoes children!!
I will be forever grateful that people like Julie Nichols exist. When Julie turned her PR, marketing & creative genius to founding this Handmade Market in November 2008, it became a phenonenom - the last 4 markets had crowds of over 10 000 people!!
Thank you & good bye Market Girl, see on Saturday 5th June, another Winter Warmer, non??
If you're not up for a market in Canberra, consider Shop Handmade, puttnig your handmade stock in a beautiful retail space in the heart of Canberra's shopping district 'City Walk Civic'.
I think my new merchandising & French theme did the trick, lots of new things for my devoted regular customers to enjoy, fresh new badges, fabrics & purses were very popular!! Just having new products made me feel fresh & exciting. My $10 sale basket went nuts too!! Love Posie