Booth at marketThis past Christmas, I decided to participate in the Christmas markets in the area. I attempt to get in, starting in August. To my surprise, the ones I wanted into were already completely booked. I decided to go on the waiting list and see if anything became available.
To my surprise, 3 weeks before one of the ones I wanted into was to take place, I received a call asking if I wanted to participate. This particular market is usually very full and the same vendors come back year after year after year. I said, "yes", but quickly asked myself, how are you going to do that? ;) With three weeks until the market, I had to sew an inventory....which meant I also had to source out some fabrics.
Fortunately for me, I had already been considering what I would like to do, but wasn't going to invest the time or money, if I didn't have a spot at the market. At three weeks before the market, I had a ton to do to prepare. Being in Canada and to get the fabrics I wanted, meant a possible couple of weeks until I could receive fabrics and supplies...and then there is sewing to be done. ;) To my utter shock and surprise, two of the companies, one in particular, was able to get my order to me in just 3 days!!! Wow!!! I was impressed. The other business took about 1.5 weeks, but enough time to allow me to sew. Since I had one market to do, I wanted to find a couple more...and I did. :) I had a wonderful time participating in the markets and am seriously considering doing it again this next year. I am already signed up for two and on the waiting list for one. ;)
Salsa SkirtHere are some of the items I made for the markets.
Simple pull on skirt
Moustache Infinity Scarf
Onesies for boys and girls
See, I still am sewing, I just don't get to show it all the time.....