My Christmas market is over and I can pretty much sum it up as - the good, the bad and the ugly.
The Good- Catching up with craft market friends I've collected over the years. You know how with some friends, you don't meet outside the common place of interest?
- Getting visitors.
This is my Elven friend, Su. We met at Red Dot Design Museum years ago. Yes, my head is twice hers. So please don't adjust your monitor.
They came too but I didn't get any pics!
Angeline (also from Red Dot alumni)
Momshoo (another Red Dot alumni)
Mandy (another Red Dot alumni) - but I missed her visit because I was in the toilet a very long time (long story)
My sister Elaine
- Getting food from friends
There were a few more which I ate before I remembered to take pics.
This is my 3rd year doing the VivoCity craft market and my sales was not as good. I put it down to poor fengshui and a smaller stock/variety of bags. I did make money overall so no worries.
- Location, location, location
I think it was last Thursday. A group of gaudily dressed aunties came sashaying up to my table. I knew they were trouble right away. They laughed and joked and touched everything on my table. Of course they bought nothing. Before they left, one of them saw my ladybird hair clip. I have a small mirror on my table so customers could see how they look with my accessories. Almost like in slow motion, I watched in horror as the auntie pinned MY hairclip, the one she hasn't yet paid for on her hair. She looked at her image, laughed loudly and then pulled MY hairclip off her curly, curly permed hair and PUT IT BACK on my table. Then she sashayed off with her loud friends.
I was shell-shocked into silence and couldn't even utter an indignant "HELLO!". I was more consumed by another horrifying thought. I wondered if she had left any hair behind. On the hair clip. At that moment, hubs came and I told him my fears. He bravely went to look at the hairclip and lo and behold, there was a strand of hair.
Ladies and gent, I present to you - Exhibit A.
I've been selling hair accessories for a while now and not a single person has ever dared to clip their hair with my hair clips before paying for them. Isn't it common courtesy not to leave your DNA behind? What kind of world do we live in ...(alright, I'm done ranting)
Hope you guys enjoy the last few days of this year. If you celebrate Christmas, Merry Christmas to you. Peace to you. (anyone miss my peace sign?)
p.s. On Sunday I showed up at the market to discover someone (I'm guessing a kid) had left a small cow figurine on my table. I think it's my good luck charm because my sales that day was so much better than the other days. So thank you, little kid, whoever you are.