A week ago was Harringay Market’s first birthday and it was a scorcher too.
It was very hot and sunny and the event was to be marked by lots of visitors and a birthday cake!
I’m not a regular trader at Harringay Market as my work keeps me away more often than not but I feel very much part of it. I’ve been selling there since not long after it started. I love the sense of community there is and I love the people that you meet.
Us crafters aren’t the main feature, it is a food market after all, but I like to think we add a bit of interest. We have developed a bit of a following and some people are disappointed when we aren’t there.
None of us were in a very good spot for the birthday market, unfortunately and although we benefited from not being in the direct sun for most of the day, we were nowhere near the action (unless you consider a loo stop as action!). A real shame and a missed opportunity as were tucked out of the way and were literally in a little corridor on the way to the loos! But I had my lovely friend V to kep me company and we had a good old chat to our neighbour and newcomer Spacedog.
Anyway, I had made a few new small things recently so I decided to take them to the market to see if they’d be good sellers.
Most of the things I make are for kids but are bought by their parents or a relative as a gift. I’m aware that amongst the shoppers out there, there are a few who are spending their hard earned pocket money too and there need to be some smaller interesting items that are affordable to those little shoppers.
Because bags are always needed for boys and girls, I tried out a selection of different shapes, uses and styles to see how things went.
I love them and have made myself a small sewing bag the same which fits in my handbag for the odd train journey.
They went down well and I think I will make a few more with different patterns, images and styles.