Saturday, June 19, 2010

Iluma Arts Market 19 June 2010 Post-Mortem

Yes, surprise! I was at Iluma Arts Market today from noon to 8pm and I'm sorry I did not post about it. See, I had developed a sore throat after eating at my MIL. I swear I will NEVER eat deep-fried prawn fritters again no matter how delicious they look. I was doped up on anti-biotics, anti-inflammation and panadol and I was worried I would lose my voice and how do I sell if I couldn't speak? That's why I did not post about it seeing how I may cancel.

This morning I woke up feeling TOP OF THE WORLD and I literally sprang out of bed which I'm attributing to the side-effects of anti-biotics. So how could I not go to Iluma Arts Market? And of course it was too late to post anything on my blog....

And I'm so happy I went because what a difference a week makes. Firstly, many people stopped to ADMIRE my bags. I'm not kidding. Though some did not buy anything, they told me they enjoyed looking at my work. (Giggle) I'll be honest. I felt so freaking awesome. As you all know, I'm a sucker for compliments. PLUS, I sold a total of 16, yes, freaking 16 items. And many of my customers agreed to have their pics taken so you can just grab that cup of tea or vodka or whatever it takes to get thru' my post-mortems and enjoy! Oh, if you bought my bags and I got your names wrong, please accept my apologies.
My first customer begged not to be photographed. She bought a teeny tote. She chose the one which I used linen-cotton from Yuwa Live Collection. She chatted with me while I was setting up. It was really nice.
Isn't she a cutie? Karina from Indonesia bought my linen-cotton, twill, duck reversible pleated bag.
This customer bought the skulls n bones crossbody bag. I remembered it was Lily but someone else introduced herself to me and it was also a Lily. So I'm not 100% sure anymore.
Who is this gorgeous woman?  She is Suzanne who had bought from me at MAAD. And when her ad agency did the iluma arts market thingy, she invited me to sell. Thank you Suzanne. She is one of my best customers. Today, she bought the elephant teeny tote, a sarubobo accessory and ....
later she came back and bought the Rabbit Twill Cotton Shoulder Bag!
This is Delphina with her prize - the Lecien cotton drawstring pouch.

The next item sold was a zip pouch which I have just discovered I do not possess a photo of!
This over-banded pleated shoulder bag went to a camera-shy lady who LOVES pleated bags which look like skirts. We bonded over the pleats!!
Cerlyn liked my nautical zip pouch. I dug thru' my memory and I realise that all my nautical items are bought by very cute, young ladies like Cerlyn.
My houndstooth tweed/canvas crossbody bag became a very hot item today. It was snatched up by a camera-shy young lady. A couple of people came back looking for this bag.
My crossbody canvas random patchwork bag went to Yun. It matches her!
My large linen bag went to this lady whose name I'm not sure if I got right. Was it Sylvia? I have included both shots I took because I'm stunned by how good the photos turned out.
 Piggy Brooch came free with the pleated shoulder bag. Can you see it on the bag?
Sweet Nurul bought the Lecien pleated shoulder bag plus the Lecien Kate Greenaway shoulder bag.

The last item sold was a phone pouch which I don't have a photo of.
I washed my hair before I went to iluma and sure enough, it exploded! BWOOSH. And if you thought I wore my same old jeans again, you're wrong.
I wore hipster denim Cotton On shorts. And one good thing with selling at iluma is there aren't any places I could buy budget food from so I only eat sandwiches I bring from home meaning I don't eat a lot here compared to MAAD where I can eat all day. So, at the end of the day, my hipster became bumster!
I had 1 visitor. Sally, my dear friend from MAAD whom I usually choose to have my table next to because I love yakking into her ears. Yes, she's camera shy and I chased her with the camera! :D I really miss her and look forward to her return to MAAD. I'll tell you more about her later. She sells really nice jewellery.

Lastly, thanks for reading this very long post. To everyone who bought from me today, thank you so much for making me feel so freaking awesome.

Muah, muah.
Jane P


Kandi said...

Im so glad you had a better week this week, I love love love that fabric on your first little tote with sewing machines on!
Kandi x

Chris H said...

WHAT A FANTASTIC DAY YOU HAVE HAD!!! 16 bags... sheesh that is wonderful! You clever tart!!!!!

My sewing machine is a Husqvarna, supposed to be one of the very best machines you can buy.... I don't know if it was made in China! PROBABLY! Although it is a 'Swiss' brand. I have only owned if for 1 year now.. and half that time it has spent in the shop getting repaired! Maybe I should throw it through their window and say "Give me another one"??? *smiles*.. I sure feel like doing that!

Jenny said...

Well done Jane, just goes to show you can never tell what's going to happen on a craft stall. Your bags are obviously good!

antmee said...

I feel so happy for you! Your day sounds fabulous and it shows in your bright happy post! And selling 16 bags was the "icing on the cake"! Congrats!

Chris H said...

LOLO... 182 Followers and about another 150 who are not 'Followers' but still read the blog every day!

wien said...

hi Jane,
I'm Karina's mom, she loves the bag that she bought from you, she enjoyed shopping some little things in Singapore and put them in that bag... congrats on your sale!

jane p said...

Hi wien,
I'm so happy you came to visit my blog. You said you would and you did! Thank you so much. Karina looks so cute with the bag doesn't she? You have made my day with your comment. It's so sweet of you. And you're a blogger too. I'm going to try out some of your receipes. Looks yummy!

Unknown said...

Looks like you have better luck when i do not visit....

Dee said...

16 sales woohoo! now that is one to stop hubby saying "told you so" ;)

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