Wednesday, May 9, 2012

A Market Day Success Story

One down, three more to go. :)

This last Saturday I got to take part in Market Day and it was one of the coolest things I've ever done!

That's me - dorky grin and all :) - with my display. Everything turned out so great!

After two months of no sleep, no social life and no time for watching mindless reality TV, May 5th finally came and it was all worth it. *well, everything but the "no sleep" part*

I was lucky enough to have my amazing husband help me set up my display in the morning and soon after the doors opened the shoppers flooded in. Since Market Day takes part in conjunction with the Des Moines Farmer's Market and the weather was great, it attracted over 2,000 shoppers!

Once my booth was set up and ready to go, all the nerves faded and it was time for the fun to start!

I got to meet some wonderful people (shoppers and vendors),  received great compliments on my jewelry and had my first sale before the event officially started at 9 a.m.!

The most popular items? The colorful rings above, leather wrap bracelets below and single fabric rosette necklaces.

My family, along with many friends and co-workers, stopped by - which made the day so much more special. I couldn't have asked for a better first Market Day experience.

So, now that I have that under my belt, what's next?

Well, the next Market Day is June 2nd and I am so excited! If you can make it out, I highly recommend it. There are so many amazing artists and vendors at the event, and it's a great way to support small local businesses. 

In the meantime, I have some more work to do - making more necklaces, bracelets, listing items on my Etsy shop (coming very soon!) and enjoying the ride. :)

All for now,

*~ Ina

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