From last year's Lucketts Market
I've gone to the market a few times since we moved into the area, and last year I made a point of introducing myself to some of the people whose work I've been following. Cassie was especially sweet and encouraged me to start a blog--something I'd also been thinking about. So soon after that I started Confessions of a Craigslist Junkie. I also thought, "what the heck, I'll try to get into the market next year."
I actually never thought I'd get in. They offer space to previous vendors first (and of course everybody always signs up again!), and then it's determined by space availablity and first-come, first serve. But today I got the packet in the mail-- I'm an official Lucketts vendor!!!
Luckily I'm not in it alone, otherwise I'd be really freaking out. (Actually, I'm still freaking out, but at least I have someone to share it with!) A few months ago I asked Connie from Hartwood Roses if she would be interested if we could get in. She was, so she and I are going to share two booths!
It's in May, and I have a ton of work ahead of me. I have a lot of pieces that need to be painted (my husband will be happy that they will finally get out of the garage--and hopefully most will not be coming back!). Connie has a head start because she has a booth in an antique mall she keeps stocked. However, my last contract just ended, so the timing is good for me. Although I'll still have to look for another consulting or freelance job, I can take advantage of my time off to get productive--I just have to hone up my time management skills!
This fits right into my business plan for Mr. P's Emporium (one of my New Year's resolutions was to get a plan formalized), and I'm very excited. I'm also very nervous about making sure I have enough big items ready.
So I'd better get off the computer and go buy some more paint!