market stall merchandising . . . i'm going with my Euro theme
Busy sewing up a storm this week for Handmade Canberra's UpMarket on Sunday, very excited as it's the first for the year. It's normally on a Saturday & the next 3 are all Saturdays, but i can't tell you how handy it is to have a day up my sleeve to pack & prepare. Then it will be time to crash on Sunday night, revive myself for Easter Egg decorating at school on Monday. So check out this handy wooden medicine cabinette i bought at our local Revolve centre at the tip, $25 & it's a fantastic size. I instantly thought of laying it on a table, open & using it as a craft First Aid supply centre at markets. So i've filled it with . . .
Art Viva 1960's newspaper tubes (60mm & 40mm), Dumpling Dynasty sewing kits, Cavallini stamp kits, Jurianne Matter paper craft, children's learn to sew card kits, Lark knitted pin cushions, Craft Books, Tres Divin ribbons & MT washi masking tapes in all their pretty colours from Japan. So now i have all the non-handmade-by-me things in one spot!! I'm allowed to sell these things as they promote your own sewing & handmade, the rest of my stall is fabric & handmade products - um, all 4 trestle tables worth!!
Onto themes . . . i've continued with my Euro direction & purchased a subtle Eiffel Tower & matching planters to display products & look eye catching on my stall. They will be filled with products in French fabrics. Also used a damaged hula hoop, wrapped in pale pink polka dot fabric & with 7 x $2 sticks of faux flowers from a $2 shop, i tied them to the hoop with organza ribbons to make a pretty hanging feature for the centre of my marquee. Can't wait to put it up!!
I'm using up some gorgeous European prints from AGES ago, time to share them. Of course it's the weekend before Easter so i have some Lark knitted eggs to sell & the cute wooden bunny is from Bed, Bath & Table (they're having 30% off Easter things in store). The lovely open handled basket was a whopping $2 from Revolve!! Also, see that huge tool box, it was $5 from Revolve & is still empty, trying to work out the perfect product to display in there. Finally, more $5 letters from Typo, to spell out POSIE on my table. I'm aware i bought a T for the I, i thought an upside T would be more stable as the table gets bumped. Um, realised the P is not self standing, so P is propped up by a cute wooden mushroom, ahhhh, thank goodness for blue tack!!
Yippee, new Kristen Doran prints, love her!!
This is how Canberra looked on the way to school . . . brrrr . . .
only to look like this an hour later??!! Canberra pretty much has beautiful blue skies all year round, even when it snows, looks gorgeous until you go outside & loose feeling in your toes.
So i went shopping on the way back to school - um, shoes $130 original price, but i got ALL of this haul, killer peep toe heels & cute grey sneakers for me; hat, body wash, black sequin beret & silver headband for my girls, the lot was $80!! Nothing like a further 30% off all sale items at Sportsgirl. The black shoes are really comfortable too, i can reach the top shelf in the pantry now!! Have happy weeks everyone, see you at My Creative Space on Thursday, until then, sew sew sew. Love Posie