Then my other half forgets my birthday and doesn't even make me a cup of coffee in the morning. DOWN!
I have coffee with a friend and then Col IM's me and says Happy Birthday. He remembers. Then he brings home flowers. UP!
Tuesday morning wake up to email rejecting me from Mathilda's Market.
Thank you for your interest in Mathilda’s Market. Unfortunately we are not able to offer you a stall. Although your products are great, we feel they are not suitable for Mathilda’s Market. We strictly follow a certain theme/style of products for Mathilda’s Market, and we feel your product does not fit into this category.
BIG HUGE DOWN! (initially)
My fantastic crafty friends on Crafty Mamas rally around me and give me the most wonderful support. BIG UP!
I have to admit I was a bit confused by my rejection as I think what I make is quite beautiful, but when I looked at my application for retail, I think perhaps I didn't represent my goods as well as I should have. And really, my work doesn't fit with their market. My stuff is quite unique. I love being unique. I've always marched to the beat of my own drum.
But the big UP about this situation is that I have once again re-evaluated what I am doing. I sew and dye because I love to create. I love making different things. My head is always ticking over new ideas. I don't want to make 15 of the same skirt. And that does not really suit doing markets. Doing markets means that I have to have a certain amount of items to fill a stall. And for each item I would need a range of sizes. Some items it's easier to do that with that others. That is a lot of pressure, and it means I am just sewing to fill space. I end up neglecting my family in the process which does not make me happy.
In addition to my work model not fitting well with markets, I don't fit well with markets. I am an introvert. I much prefer working one-on-one with a customer.
I'm not saying I won't ever do a market, but it will be only special places. I will continue at the Lorien Market because I'm part of the school community. I enjoy being there and helping with the playgroup stall.
Ok, so you've listen to my ramble my insane thoughts. Thanks for listening. And now what I did on Friday night to make myself smile, and of course, it made Moo smile to wake up to a new outfit. UP!!!!
For Mollie: It's the Hilda hooded top #27 and Lily leggings #28 from Ottobre 06/07. The top is made from Knut sweater knit from Hilco. This fabric is so super soft on the inside. Moo even commented when she put the top on.
The leggings are from Hilco's campan knit. The stripes almost match!
This outfit went together so easily. I highly recommend these patterns!