Saturday, November 19, 2016

Portmagee Christmas Market, 2016

This afternoon I went to my first of my Christmas markets - I'm only doing three (I think that's all I usually do?!): Portmagee, the Tech and the Old Oratory in Cahirciveen.

I've a feeling I didn't do so well at Portmagee in previous years - I'll have to go back and check in my little book - but this year broke the mould...I just sold one headband!

Things can only get better! I'm not going to let it get to me; the markets are always a bit hit or miss and it isn't worth getting upset over. I always bring my crochet with me anyway, so I was able to work away even though I wasn't selling anything: and my 'neighbour' was my friend Kate, so we nattered away a lot of the time.

Things have been really dead in my Etsy shop just recently too; I haven't had a single sale through Etsy all this month. Things *should* be starting to pick up there in the run-up to Christmas but there's no sign of that happening this year :(

I feel like I kind of had my peak season earlier this year - when I sold all those crocodile wrist warmers (at the end of September/into October) and that might be it now!

It isn't all doom and gloom though; I had an email from Jaye (my best customer!) and she wants to buy all of these - it'll be 9 pairs of crocodile st. wrist warmers, 2 pairs of plain ones, a headband, two hats and a shower mitt. Phew! I took the photo so that I could send her a reply back to make sure I'd put all the right ones aside for her - the ball of wool at the bottom will be wrist warmers in a day or so.