For various reasons, mostly caused by relocating and renovating (but also a reasonable dose of procrastination/gutlessness) it has taken me three years to pluck up the courage/time/energy to apply to one.
There are some awesome shows in Toronto but many of them span days, if not weeks and I just can't fathom how I would ever make enough stock for such an event. Other shows don't seem to fit my brand, and others still have never replied to my enquiries. Naughty. That is one of my big pet peeves!
Recently a new event popped up in my feed and I decided to take the plunge.
It's run by the Etsy Street Team in Toronto, and is co-ordinating with teams all over Canada for a nation-wide one day event. Fits me and my Poppets down to the ground.
The organisers seemed to agree and gave me a spot.
Here are some shots of my preparations for the event. It's been four years since my last market day and I have to restock my packaging and marketing materials, as well as upgrade my phone and get one of those clever gadgets which accepts credit cards with said phone. The list seems endless but I'm doing my best to churn through it amidst the summer holidays. (Oh yes, we're still renovating as well!)
My own Poppet is underfoot almost constantly so I have to plan work hours around her schedule of movies, swimming and ice cream. Not such a bad way to live but I'm very much aware that September 27 will arrive with a bang and I need to feel prepared.
Some of these Poppets will head to a local store as soon as I can finish them, and the rest will be part of the stockpile of cute little things I'm hoping to finish in time for the show.
If you're interested in knowing more about it, here's a link.
The countdown is on. Thank goodness school starts back in a few weeks so I can really get some work done. This is the sort of distraction I contend with on an hourly basis....
Cute and crazy, just the way I like her. But 'distraction' really is an understatement...