Well....Ok...maybe not mania but I am now a proud Market Trader!! I have taken the plunge and have a table booked at our local Indoor Market every Friday for the foreseeable future.....scary.......
After seeing a little notice up in the market a few weeks ago advertising the price of a table, I thought 'what have I got to lose?? Only £5.90 per day and my time, plus the bonus is I get a day out of the house and Mr. WoollyLakes gets a whole day with the kids on his own which is great!! I know there's some craft (dare I say it...) Snobs out there who wouldn't dream of selling things on a market but why not?? If it works don't knock it!!
The Indoor Market is only small with little shops down each side and a row of two tables in the middle so it's not one of these huge places which sell everything and the people I met on the other tables were all really friendly and interested in what I was selling. I had some absolutely lovely conversations with people passing by, quite a few commented on how nice it was to see someone there with craft items. I sat drinking coffee, people watching and knitting all day ....even managing to get another scarf done! I had gone with very small expectations, really just wanting to see if I could sell anything there and came away a very happy bunny, not only covering the cost of my table but nearly £50 better off! Added to that ...quite a few people took cards to have a look on the website!!
So the moral of the story is.......don't be a craft snob!!