April 25th, 2010

pannier market

Was a success in every sense of the word, as long as you're not counting financial success. Finance wise it actually cost me £7 to go. It cost £15 for the table and the parking, and I took £8. And that's not even all profit.

However, I met Louise Atkinson, who is one of my favourite artists. I got a bit giggly and star struck, and she got embarassed that I was star struck. She gave me GREAT advice, and likes my toys, so I got even more giggly again.

Then AM and Tanya turned up at the same time. They both sat on the stall for me while I went to the loo, and wandered around the stalls. I met loads of people who made ace stuff who I hadn't met before.

NOW I HAVE AN IDEA

Vampy mentioned her mum was thinking of doing this, and it struck me that a shop with different local independent arts and crafts people selling their stuff would be something I would very much like to do. Like a permanent craft fair... and now I have the shop name "The Permanent Craft Fair"

It's a small seed, but I already have 3 artists interested, and a few offers of help.

NOW I AM GOING TO RESEARCH BEFORE I GO TO THE BANK TOMORROW TO MEET MY NEW BUSINESS START-UP ADVISOR. I AM ALSO SIGNING OFF AND GOING SELF-EMPLOYED. TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGING MY LJ FRIENDS