Sunday, January 15, 2012

Stash and Treasure Market - post-market report

The first Stash and Treasure Market at Marrickville was a great success for all involved. All the sellers walked away with lots less stuff than they brought, the shoppers walked away with some new treasures, and on top of that nearly $500 was raised for the Miracle Babies Foundation. 

I did end up doing a last-minute destash on Friday night and I rocked up on Saturday with 9 containers of stuff to sell. I strongly resisted the urge to look at what else was available because I didn't want to go home with more stuff than I came with. I could see across the way from me that someone was selling Kona Solids fat quarter bundles at a huge discount. It was hard to pass that up, but I stayed strong, and I went home with 6 empty containers.

I have to say that the market organisers Cherie and Justine did an amazing job preparing for the market. They thought of everything and it went so smoothly on the day. (I'm sure below the surface their feet were paddling away as fast as they could go, but above water everything looked so calm.) And it was such a pleasant venue - indoors in the main hall of the historic Marrickville Town Hall. (I forgot to take photos!)

Best of all, I got to meet some local bloggers - I popped by Badskirt's table to say hello, and I also got to meet the lovely Quilary from Take a peek over the fence and her friend from Marisew. Thanks Quilary for all your encouragement.

For me, the best thing about the day was being in a room full of creative people with interests similar to mine. It was so cool to see the inspiration in people's eyes as they picked up fabric, rummaged through buttons, and spotted vintage treasures. It really was the most pleasant market I've ever been to and I sure hope they put it on again. 

So now that's done, what's next? I've been meaning to make you some new hexie packs for ages, this time in plain colours. I want to make some Bella Solid small hexie packs for the centres of your inchy flowers. Plus I really want to make some large hexagon charm packs in a few different combinations e.g. red/white, red/aqua/white, red/purple/aqua, purple/aqua/white which will coordinate well with the Ruby, Walk in the Woods, Good Fortune etc hexagon charm packs.

I thought if I mentioned it here and put it on the record, then it might make me get it done more quickly! Because I am always getting side-tracked into starting other things ... and I am excited about introducing a new product in a couple of weeks ... but I really must make sure I get these done for you first!


  1. Sounds like you had a very successful day. I am hoping they will host it in Brisbane as well. You showed great constraint in not buying the Kona solids.

  2. Sounds like you had a fun time :) Barb.

  3. Wow, Joanne, what a great day. :)
    Congratulations on your amazing willpower, too. LOL.

  4. It was a great day...and so lovely to meet feels good to have a bit of a destash! Those hexagon charms packs are far too tempting!!!

  5. Sounds like a great day and I can't believe how strong you were to resist the solids bundles!