Let’s talk market stalls

At the beginning of the year I placed having a market stall on my list of things I want to do in 2018. It is February and I am very thankful I can tick it off………..and never do it again

Yes, it was fun. Yes, we met and talked to people the whole day. We had ice cream and milk shake and other drinks.

I struggled with pricing, and then decided not to mark stuff too expensive, but I wasn’t willing just to give it away either. This morning Mollie helped me sort pricing out


Then packed up, ready to go


Our little stall looked lovely.


Lots of people looked at everything, not a lot bought much. As a matter of fact – I just made enough to pay my part of the stall for the day ($10), with a few dollars to spare. The good news is that all the stalls were not successful and didn’t sell much at all, except for the food and drink trucks


  • Market stall – tick
  • Fun – tick
  • Rich – nope
  • Do it again – nope
  • Good experience – tick

The list I made for 2018:


  • Have a market stall at least once. Sell dolls clothes
  • Weekly cleaning plan so that I don’t have to go in overdrive during weekends and clean like crazy. Do it ‘gently’………not getting far with this one yet
  • Finish the few sewing things that is half-done, or so close to being finished………working on this
  • Improve my photography skills and participate in the Dogwood 2018 challenge. I joined the FB group and already planned the photo for week 1. But this is going to be hard as I have serious commitment problems …………struggling
  • Smocking – yes, yes, yes! …………all the time
  • Join the Rotary club. A friend, who is a member, invited me. I think I want to do this as I will meet new people, do some voluntary work. And get out of the house at least once a week. (Which is actually huge for me as I am a real home-body/hermit and can easily just stay home every single day) …………… not yet
  • Finish this 2000 piece jigsaw puzzle I started a few days ago (a present from my youngest). It is very, very difficult and at the rate I am building at the moment it is going to take the whole year. I find myself staring at the pieces for hours at a time, hoping the one I want will just catch my eye. It doesn’t work that way……but I still stare
  • Brush the cats on a more regular basis. They love it, and they love it when I spend time with them in the catio
  • Ride my bike more than 3 times in 2018. Easy target? As if. I was so motivated this year but find excuses without much thinking …………once already. I suppose that is progress
  • Travel. This year I want to visit my daughter in Canada for a few weeks, and explore during the week when she is at work. Also visit my son in Hong Kong again, or meet him somewhere I haven’t been yet …………planning the trip to Canada at the moment
  • Seriously plan the trip to Antarctica – I dream of visiting Antarctica and have been dreaming about this for a long time
  • Research sleeping and try to find a way to sleep better. Not write a blog post at 3:18 am or buy fabric online …………..this is still a bit of a problem…….not sleeping…….blogging in the middle of the night………..buying fabric online
  • Buy less fabric, use what I have!!!!!! ………..so glad I never committed to this 🙂
  • Enjoy life, be grateful, have fun. Stop being so serious about everything. Stop being upset when the kids do not reply to my txt messages, although I know they are glued to their phones 24/7 …………working on this and not doing too bad
  • Do the Autumn colours trip here in New Zealand which I have been planning for years, but every year something happen and I don’t do it. [2018 – new puppy. 2017 – sick. 2016 – sick. 2015 – Canada. 2014 – India. 2013 – plan to do Autumn colours trip to the south in 2014]  – just saw this one……….won’t happen this year as we have a new puppy arriving the end of February. I’ll still be toilet training the little bundle and it will be too small too leave in a kennel

3 thoughts on “Let’s talk market stalls”

  1. so sorry to hear that you didn’t have many sales, after all the hard work you put into making everything. Maybe you can try again later in the year?
    And puppy dog looks so cute ^^ Have you got a name for him/her yet?

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