Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Marketday has come and gone ...

Okay, so I have signed this Contract of No Complaining for 49 days, and though I may not have been fulfilling it perfectly, let me tell you about this sundays market.

The rooms we were in were lovely. The building was a small theater, and my booth was in the actual room where audience would normally sit. The stage was at one end and there were painted decorations all around from floor to ceiling.

I got there a bit later than I had wanted, but managed to set up my display in time for opening, except for pricemarks which I scribled right then and there.
I usually don't have space for people to go around my table, but the arranger convinced me that it was a good idea, and also it went better with the booths on either side of mine. So here is my first go-around set-up.

My booth

My booth
My neighboor booth were a couple of nice ladies, sisters, who works in needlepoint. Their business is called Sorbet Design. Some of their goods were freshly handmade, and others were vintage.
They use vintage pieces of needlepoint to incorporate with beautiful fabrics in pillows, handbags and shoulderbags of several sizes, all with a shiny vintage brooch on the front (not the pillows, that would be un-comfy).
I should have taken pictures, but you can go visit their website.

We also discovered a shared interest. Remember those nipsenåle a few posts back? One of the sisters is a collector, and she promptly bought 2 of my pins. Yay! I were happy :) I in turn bought one of her lovely pincussions. Look, isn't that a fabulous combination?

Nipsenåle in a lovely pincushion
In the evening one sister asked if I were interested in a trade, and I am now the happy owner of a beautifully handmade shoulderbag. It goes perfectly with my favourite coat. Yay!
It is really well made, it's sturdy, yet feminine, it will last me a lifetime I am sure. I am very pleased :)

Then I packed up and drove home.


Saturday, March 19, 2011

Market fast approaching

Ahem, I just realized I have neglected to spread the info here on my blog. And it's tomorrow no less!

Yes, tomorrow I'll get up early and take off for the city of Helsinore. From 11am to 5 pm you have the chance to see my glass in person, along with many other goods, some handmade and some not.
It's at Helsingør Musik Teater, at Søstrædet 4. Here is the info from the arranger:

Have a fabulous weekend :)

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Sign up for my Newsletter

As I said in my previous post I shall send out my very first newsletter in just a few days. I am aiming for sunday, to promote my appearance at a market really soon. I have made it an event already, over at my Facebook fan page, and I'd love to have you 'like' it over there too.
There will be other nice stuff in the newsletter, as I know most of you might not live close enough to stop by.

I have put up a link to my newsletter sign-up form, over to the left. Don't forget to chose wether you want it in Danish or English. I might make further segments later on based on your interests, but for now I just want to get started.

Also - I just found a bead set of mine on the frontpage of Amio.dk, the decorated bones second pic in line 3. If you don't know Amio, it is a Danish site, much like Etsy, where I have my online shop. What a nice surprise :)

Profusion Art Glass on the frontpage of Amio.dk

Have a lovely day :)

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Anniversary! 4 years of lampwork :)

I don't know the exact date, but some time during february 2007 I went and got my lampwork starter set and a bunch of glassrods, and I set up my very own lampwork workshop in the basement.
Now, 4 years and a lot of beads later, I am still at it in the basement, and lampwork is still my most preferred craft. I am so pleased to be able to work in glass, in 3D and at a much larger size than when I started out.

To celebrate these years and the wonderfull craft, I have decided to start a newsletter. I have set it up at MailChimp and I am almost ready to send out my first newsletter ever :)
If you would like to join me in this new adventure, get updates and 10% off at my upcoming market, please follow this link and sign up so I can keep in touch with you.
(crossing my fingers, hoping this will work ...)

Greetings, and thank you for following me and my glass :)
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