The Melbourne Craft Cartel Night Market is held at Section 8 Container Bar in Tattersalls Lane, Melbourne CBD on the first Monday of each month, from 5pm til late.
I had a stall at the very first market, which was in December 2007. And I was lucky enough to be able to have another stall at the second night market which was Monday 7th January, 2008.
It was a real success, with LOADS of people coming through, most staying for a drink or two, while they browsed the wonderful wares.
I shared a table with Angelica of the famous Jellibat label, which was great as it meant I had someone to keep me company, discuss business ideas with, and to hold the fort while I went and admired all the other amazing things for sale at the other stalls.
My stall consisted mainly of rings, earrings, hair accessories, brooches and necklaces, as well as some of my Blythe photo cards.
I sold a lot more than I had anticipated, so it was fantastic! And that also meant that I could go and buy some delightful things from other stall holders :-)
The great thing about selling at a market (as opposed to selling online) is that you are face to face with your customers, and you get immediate feedback about your items, and you also get to hear stories from your customers about why they like something, why they're buying what they're buying, and who it's for. It makes me feel good when I know the things that I put so much effort and time and love into making are going to good homes :-)
I'll be at the next Melbourne Craft Cartel Night Market, which will be held on Monday 4th February, so if you're in town, pop by and say hello!
Also, if you would like any info about the market, or having a stall there, don't hesitate to contact me via the blog or via my etsy store which is HERE .
You can also see the Flickr group HERE.
Okay, it's farewell from me for now, take care out there :-)
***PLEASE NOTE*** This market is no longer running!! But thank you to all the lovely folks who have contacted me with interest about the market :-) I think we all wish it still existed...