May 26th kind of felt a little bit like Doomsday for me. It was my first ever London market and I knew that the competition would be fierce. As well as travelling at strange times I was also going to get little sleep, a combination of staying at a house that was hosting a house party, and having the post-fair gitters!
On Sunday morning I got to Brixton in good time, and went on the market to a little stall called Wild Caper for breakfast- a pain au chocolat the size of my face, and a decaff latte. It was only a 2 min walk around the corner to The Dogstar- a cool hickledy pickledy building that was the perfect place for anything arty.
I helped to set up tables and got my spread laid out, the room was buzzing with makers, lots of them spent a great deal of time building their stall upwards for maximum exposure.
The fair itself was lovely, a buzzy vibe with drinks from the bar flowing, some great music from the DJ too, and lots of cute activities for the kids to get involved with including drawing, screen printing and jewellery making. The other vendors were all super friendly, and we shared a little bit of food and drink together.
Although I only made enough money to cover my stall and travel, I was still glad I went- it was a total learning curb for how I could display my jewellery better, and gave me a great taste of what the London market is like. Despite a lack of sales on the day, I've had plenty of enquiries and facebook likes afterwards which is always a bonus!
It's made me think alot about what I can do to help sales at my next London market in May, and I've decided that if I do another fair with Crafty Fox it'll be in Peckham on a Saturday instead to try the waters over there!