Carrie was going to sell her Fibrewebs hand-dyed yarn at the Celebration of Wool Day at the Old Bus Depot Markets again this year, and I told her a couple of months ago I'd join her if she'd split the stall fee with me.
And then I procrastinated on making projects sacks, decided to make quilts instead, and then I got a bad cold. And then I had to make 22 bags in the four days before market.
In the end I took 31 bags to the market this morning. I debated whether I should make more, but realised my body just wasn't physically able to make any more. If you are a sewer with a stuffed back like mine, you'll understand.
Here's what our stall looked like at 9.15 am just after our first sale. The markets don't officially start until 10 but people are eager on wool day!
By 10 am, the official starting time of the market, I'd probably sold close to half my bags.
By 11 am they were all gone, and we still had 5 more hours of market left. But that just meant the pressure was off me, and I could enjoy selling Carrie's gorgeous yarn (some of which may have made it's way home with me.)
Here I was thinking I'd definitely have at least ten to put in the Etsy store tomorrow. Knew I should have made more. But I'll be back for the Creative Fibre Day in July and maybe I'll be able to rustle up enough bags for an Etsy store update in a fortnight.
I think I'm going to take a week off from sewing and sit on the sofa for a few evenings and crochet. I'm already showered and in my pyjamas, cup of tea at my side as I type this post. I love doing the markets, especially with Carrie and Jacqui who comes in and does our lunch relief shift. It's so much fun, and I feel so energised, if a tad exhausted, at the end of it.
Thanks to everyone who came to see us today. It was lovely to see your smiling faces.