My first craft sale at Open Doors Weekend Market came and went. I'm really happy I went despite everything (more later) as it's a different market at Orchard Central. It's not totally handmade but a mix of imported goods and some handmade items. I think I became quite stagnant at red dot design museum as the visitors are usually regulars.
Okay, the weekend sales wasn't great but I received pretty good feedback from the people who stopped by my table. I sold a total of 1 bag, 9 pouches and 10 hair elastics. I'll definitely have to think of a better marketing strategy for my table if I want to get more people to stop at my table.
Saturday started out rather weird. I took a train and you understand the only way to exit to ground level is thru' a building called 313@Somerset. I found myself surrounded by thousands of teenagers who were at the building to buy concert tickets to a Korean pop band concert. OMG, I almost suffocated. My girl and I managed to get out of the building but not before I suffered from horrible sneezing fits. I suspect some element from the Korean pop band crazy fans triggered it.
That was the start of my problems. Dem Korean pop band crazy fans. With my allergy triggered, it also triggered a major migraine. OMG, I hadn't suffered from such horrible head grinding, throbbing, thundering pain in my head for a very long time.
I took all the panadol extra and antihistamine my body could take and somehow I managed to get thru' the day. The worst bit was where I was located, it was very, very cold. It was so cold I froze my freaking arse off. And I only had a thin scarf with me. You know I said I didn't have to worry about the rain, sun and wind. Now I have 1 more to add. The FRIGGING COLD. Always bring a sweater Jane!
Me hubs designed it. I have many helpers!
I totally forgot to take any pictures of them at the weekend market. That's a clear indication of how sick I was. Or stoned. Or frozen. Take your pick. I hope I never have to go thru' it again. (more later)
I really got to know about Open Doors Weekend Market thru' Serene of Serenite Designs. She bought a flower-flower zip pouch too. Thanks Serene! I met her at red dot design museum when we were neighbours. You know red dot design museum is a really good place to make friends! Ha, again I have no pictures of Serene. Thundering headache and all. Oh, I'm totally out of flower-flower denim zip pouches and fat-bottomed drawstring bags.
On Sunday, I woke up and discovered I could not open my left eyelid. You have to give me credit for not freaking out because I am someone who over-reacts easily. I guess it was caused by the allergy attack and I soon discovered the left side of my face was more um.. puffy than the right side. Also, my eye bags had completely disappeared! Dem Korean pop band crazy fans.
Like a pro, I still showed up at Open Doors market. But I had the good sense to take panadol extra and antihistamine. Of course it rained heavily. I stood by the side of the road for a good half hour with my umbrella and water-proof luggage before a man walking by called out to me and asked me where I was heading. It turned out the taxi driver was not working but took pity on me seeing how I was standing in the rain and he took me to Orchard Central before going on his way.
I was so glad the antihistamine kicked in because by the time I set up shop, the puffiness had gone down. I was less frozen on Sunday as I came prepared. I wore thick socks, a long sleeved blue Springfield knit-like pullover and I had my fleeced sweater on zipped up all the time. So the cold was not an issue. But my migraine thundered on and I was really thinking I would never, ever recover. Towards the end of the day, my kids treated themselves to Gelare ice-cream. Very, very pricey ice-cream. Anyhoo, long story short, I saw them eating the ice-cream and I asked for a taste and it tasted really, really good. So they saved a little for me and MAN! Something wonderful happened when I ate the heavenly over-priced Gelare ice-cream. I felt so great, and relaxed and wonderful, like on morphine or something. And suddenly my migraine DISAPPEARED! Gee, if I had known very expensive ice-cream is the cure for migraine, I would have eaten a tub earlier!!
Btw, I'll be going back to Open Doors Weekend Market on 18th & 19th September. Don't worry, I'll be sure to wear my socks, my sweater and eat lots of ice-cream.
See ya and good nite.