August 27, 2012

Coming to the surface again

For several weeks now I was buried under piles of fabric, but I had absolutely no time to come here and share.
My deadline was last Saturday. This was when I attended my first real market to sell my bags and pouches etc.!!!
I had a try at this almost exactly 2 years ago, but it was just for fun: no market fee (just a cake), I had cell phone bags, tiny cosmetic bags and ear rings - the table looked rather empty. I had one real customer + some family and friends ;-)

This time it had to be different - more professional!
The setting was a local street fair in the neighborhood. Two months ago a friend of mine asked me if I wanted to join her at the market. She was gonna go there to promote her outdoor-fitness program for young mothers with babies in buggies. Conveniently enough her husband has a company that sets up stands at big trade fairs and exhibitions. He provided us with tables and everything.

Well, I had a blast!
Till Saturday we couldn't be sure of how the weather was gonna be, but the Weather God was gracious! Perfect market weather: not too cold and not too hot. It started to rain 5 min after we had packed up and left ;-)

For weeks I was planing, stocking up on material, deciding of what to sew, cutting fabric, bringing it over to my mom's who was the biggest helper by ironing all the volume fleece and interfacing onto the fabric!!! I love my Mama!

So here is what kept me from blogging for so long:

Cosmetic bags


Cell phone cases

Camera straps (sold the turquoise one ;-)

Can you see my blog header on the table covers? That was the coolest surpires ever. My friend's husband secretly stole took the picture from my blog and had it printed on there.

Sana in action ;-)
I can tell you I had no expectations before, but I sold quite a bit and have some special orders to make now. It was totally worth the lack of sleep, the tired legs and self-imposed blogging prohibition. I am thrilled!!!!

I will be back now more frequently. I have quite a bit of catching up to do with bee blocks. And I have several posts planed.
I hope I didnt have more people worried! Thank you Lynne for asking again!

See ya,
xxo Sana


  1. Congratulations on a successful stall, your bags look lovely.

  2. Wow, good for you. The display looked wonderful and I'm glad it was a success for you!

  3. Good for you for following your dream and passion! Everything looks fantastic. So proud of you :)

    My camera strap is perfect and I love it. It is so much more comfortable than the Nikon strap. ♥

  4. Oh my goodness, Sana! You have been so busy! Glad to hear that you had fun and had a successful market!!

  5. Everything looks so professional - I'm so glad it went well for you. What a good reason not to be blogging.

  6. Wow - das sieht alles toll aus! Freut mich dass sich die ganze Mühe gelohnt hat :)


  7. I'm not surprised you sold quite a bit, Sana. Everything looks fabulous!!!

  8. It looks like you had a great time.

  9. Oh you have been busy. Love the fabric and the wallets, very professional.

  10. I could just "hear" the excitement in your voice! Way to go kiddo! Everything looks fabulous, and I'm so glad you enjoyed it so much!

  11. How exciting, well done. I *love* the owl fabric, did you have anything left in that? You will have another sale if so

  12. Sana WOW! It looks great!
    I should have known this. I would have boarded sk3011 Norwegian dep. 07:50 from CPH bound for Berlin and bought the wallet to the left (with the tulips)! I almost did - just to escape the rain here and feel some German rain :-)
    You are so talented:-))

  13. Wow! You have been busy. I love all the little bags and straps--great fabric choices! Everything is so bright and happy and colorful. Great job! :)

  14. Dein Stand sieht echt toll aus. Wirklich schade, daß ich das verpasst habe. Die Sachen sind alle so schön farbenfroh. :-)

  15. Sana everything looks fantastic - not surprised you did well - it does look so professional!

  16. Everything is beautiful and your stall looks wonderful. I'm glad you made lots of sales and got some orders :)

  17. Oh well done for getting out there and selling your great work. You have been very busy.

  18. wow, you had a wonderful setup! the stuff looks great, how cool you got to do that! Good for you :D

  19. Hi Sana! How wonderful stock you made! Congratulations, your purses look perfect! I also have learned that many of us can't really manage sewing and blogging at the same time... it's impossible! For me, it is, :-)

  20. How did I miss this? Look at all these wonderful goodies! I am so happy it went well!