Busy weekend over here. On Saturday Rob and I traded at the Trenchtown market in Obs, which is a fantastic venue with a super cool vibe, but I have to say the Jam Tarts stuff didn’t make a great impression on the majority of the patrons. To be expected, I think. Crocheted newsboys and floral infinity scarves probably aren’t the items of choice for a younger, more – shall we say? – tattooed crowd. We were the only two people there who hadn’t gone for the inked and/or studded look, and we felt rather naked in comparison. And, not to say, quite old and fuddy duddy, too!
[[Market Trading 101 – make sure your products appeal to the sector that patronises the market. By all means give a new market a try but, if you’re a huge flop, don’t try and flog a dead horse.]]
Sunday was Kirstenbosch, being the last Sunday of the month. It was, as ever, GREAT. Here are some pics of people who make it feel like family:
Yesterday, Monday 27th, was a day off for us ! Yay! (No sewing, no admin, no markets). We visited the Decorex exhibition (Decorex Cape Town) at the Cape Town International Conference Centre, courtesy of free tickets from Inspired Living SA (thanks so much, Fiona, we loved it!) — I think this was the best ever exhibition since it started.
I was particularly pleased to see that the Cape Craft and Design Institute had selected products by Baillie and Kovar Design. Malcolm and Michelle are a crafty couple who manage to incorporate a very ‘now’ look with functional value, from recycled materials. This is their kind of style, which speaks volumes about South African design and talent.
And then it was lunchtime…. my friend Shona, whom I’ve known for nearly 30 years, hosted a lunch at the Forresters Arms in Newlands. Gotta love a pub lunch, and I’m happy to say the Irish coffees are just as good as they ever were….
Back soon x