Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Market Report

The day started out with great excitement and anticipation.....
...and then when the sales didn't come in as thick and fast as she'd expected (and people were not absolutely fascinated by her demonstrations of the wonders of colour-changing marker pens) the wee girl took off to the kids'craft table and face-painting area, leaving me with a new companion...


...looking like I was exploiting my poor child's artwork to make money out of my limited sewing talent and child-like inability to merchandise and display.


In the meantime, I was able to chat to friends old and new, get to know Ali and her beautiful photographic work and eat Cathie's delicious soup and cakes.


The wee girl was happy with her day, too. She got to play with friends, eat copious quantities of sugar, get her face painted, buy a balloon doggie and use up most of the glue at the craft table. And she got to keep all the takings for the day.



My worries about agreeing to her doing this market (along the lines of "I don't want to encourage her into a life of being an impoverished artist") were soon put to rest. The girl has great business smarts. She'll go far.

13 comments:

Lindi said...

Of course she will. She's got a great example in you, to follow. :)

caitlin said...

She's got smarts.. Just like her mum methinks! Sadly I didn't make it to any market today, but ducked out briefly to a bookshop and make a special purchase!! yay to you! Off to bed now to read and decide what to make... I have some new fabric I'm keen to use :)
xx

Cass said...

Looks like she did a great job. Charlotte keeps wanting to do one but I keep saying no

Liam's Mummy said...

I LOVE the eyes on the eye pillows.

And who was really exploiting who?

Kate said...

Love it! Such a great way to include her in your life and encourage her craftiness. I so wish I could have been there to buy myself a lavender bag. x

Jody Pearl said...

I'd have bought 5, at least (whatever they are) and would have definitely hung around for the demos - it's her gorgeous artwork that sold me!

Annie said...

Could you bring some of the spoils to Sewjourn - I'd like to buy one of those little zip purses - You SEW WEE GIRL!!!!

Tas said...

Truly- your daughter is so talented!

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

I would have bought one for sure!!! i always buy stuff from kids that they have made. We need to start training the next generation!

m.e (Cathie) said...

absolute loveliness on that little stall!
so good to see her creativeness make her some money.
i had all sorts of wonderful to take home with me.
so good to see you both...sorry bout the sugar overload... ♥

A Peppermint Penguin said...

Your empire is clearly going to be in safe hands!

& Daughter soon to be added to the sign out front ;-)

Cheers,
AJ

Fer said...

Gotta love an entrepreneur, who also knows how to delegate!

Montse said...

Hi - I'm the face painter and the person who created Rosie's "new companion" on market day...You're daughter was an absolute treat to have around . . she provided much entertainment during the slow times - thank you!