I know you're all eagerly waiting for a report from the market. I have been too. I spent the whole afternoon literally chained to my computer waiting to hear.
First I heard from Shayne who wrote an email entitled "Everybody knows you" ... Hello, well you are a popular girl, everybody knows you!" Tons of friends from the blog and Facebook came to visit and say hi. Some people even took photos and everybody loved our stall. Thank you!!
Later I heard from Katharine who said we got heaps of great feedback. She was really excited about how it went.
Sadly we did not sell as much as we had hoped but we did pretty well considering it's the middle of the year, cold winter over there and we are in the midst of a recession. I was disappointed, I'll admit BUT reading back through the emails I have received from the wonderful and fantastic Shayne and Katharine I am back to thinking positive (you can't keep a good man down). Lots of people took our business cards and who knows the buyer from Meyer or Bloomingdales might have been amongst our customers.
The people from Mathilda's Market photographed our stall as well so we might get some more coverage later from them.
It's been quite stressful organising the whole event from afar and I am pretty relieved it's over. I think we have learned a lot from this experience. One thing is for sure Australia was a great hostess and I look forward to expanding more over there.
I'd like say a huge thank you to Katharine and Shayne for running a wonderful stall. To all of the friends who reported Mee a Bee's participation on their websites and blogs, I am so grateful. To the friends who visited, made purchases, took photos, passed on business cards, thank you too.