Saturday, March 19, 2011

Off to the Etsy Market!

Tini sent me a message on FB to let me know that she will be setting up a stall at the Empire Shopping Gallery on the 5th of March 2011.

In support of her business, and also, to check out what else are being sold, I made arrangements with Aiman’s art teacher to shift his class to the afternoon instead of at the usual morning slot, as the Craft Market only opens for business after 1.00pm.

However, as it turned out, my hubby decided to take Aiman to an open day in Dataran Merdeka in conjunction with ‘Hari Tentera Darat’.

When I got there at about 2.30pm, Margaret, Jackie and Jo were already there, busy shopping! LOL!

There were many stalls, and unlike the one they had at Jaya One sometime back where it was done outside, this time, they had it indoors at the Lex center, which was good as regardless of the weather, the market can go on.

At Jaya One, before I could even make my rounds, it started raining. I pity those who had opened up stalls then as I am sure they would have been worried that the rain would damage their handmade products.

I spent a long time there and truly enjoyed myself. I had so much fun that I lost track of time. Before I knew it, it was already 5.00pm!

I met up with our new NNC member, Sally, who was selling handmade bags, bag handles and very cute owl keychain pouches.

I wanted one in pink but she ran out of it, so I made an order not for one, but two owl keychain pouches! *grin*

Just look at all those bag handles! I want them all! LOL! But I managed to resist! But, will I be able to resist them later? *wink*

I featured Sally’s bags in my blog earlier when I visited her stall at the Etsy Market at Jaya One, but I did not know her then. She pointed it out to me that I have her bags featured in my blog! LOL! How embarrassing to have featured someone without you even knowing about it! LOL!

I hope I had helped promote your product, Sally. *smile*

I can’t remember the names of all those who had opened up stalls that day and from whom I had bought some things from them, but, I think the photos will be able to tell a lot already on who they are and what they were selling.

A picture paints a thousand words, so, I think I shall let the photos do the talking and I will interject when I see necessary to explain anything.

This is Kelly’s stall, but I can’t recall the name of her Etsy shop. I bought quite a number of things from her stall. I just love all her lovely pink fabrics!

At the Pupurin Stall, I also bought quite a lot of things (like, what’s new, huh? LOL!) .

At Love and Craft, I bought some lovely buttons.

Paul was there too to help Tini open up her stall.

I spent a lot of time chatting up with Tini and Paul, and ended up buying quite a lot too from her. LOL!

I just love this cupcake cotton but had to resist the temptation as I already have so many cottons in my stash (hah! The guilt finally crept it! LOL!)

Jo in front of Sally’s stall showing off her lovely matching handmade bags.

I came back home very pleased with myself, albeit feeling a little bit (just a little teeny weeny bit) guilty for buying again. *grin*

Who wouldn’t be feeling happy looking at the stash I bought at the Craft Market. LOL! *grin*

I think, if not for the fact that I only had RM100.00 on me; I would have ended up spending more. So, it must be a blessing in disguise to a certain extent! LOL!

Ok, time to go play with my stash! *grin*

1 comment:

color me pretty said...

its sure such fun going to craft market. i have yet to attend to any of it but i hope i will someday :) love all the stuff you got from the market!