Every winter, Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape hosts the National Arts Festival for ten days.
And this year, Jam Tarts will be trading on the Village Green. I’m very very excited about getting accepted for this: everyone I know has told me what a brilliant market it is, and how many people attend from all over the country, and how cold it gets in July. (The colder it gets, the more people will want hats, right!?)
It will take us at least 9 hours to drive there, and we’ll be renting a trailer to carry all my stock. I have worked out how much money I need to make to cover the costs of the trip, the market fee (not insubstantial!), and miscellaneous expenses, before any income even goes directly into the bank account. To generate this amount, I need to sell 800 hats. Eight hundred. That’s a lot of hats.
But I’m top of this. Last night I finished off 3 pixies, all they need are some beads and pompoms. Three down, 797 to go.
Oh you’ll do it! Congrats on getting the pitch!
Jill you never cease to fill me with admiration. Are you going to display a counter thingie at the side of your blog counting up to the 800 hats?
Ah, you remind me of myself. I wish you success apon success. :-D
In a good way, I hope? :-) x
YES in a VERY good way. In the BEST way! <3
Yay. Think big and aim high. What an amazing experience. How long have you got to make all the hats?
between now and 1 July, so 3 months. But with other markets in between ! :-)
You are really big on hats! Well done for getting accepted.
Jill, I have no doubt that you are up for the challenge and you will do well my friend. I love your little pixie hats and can’t wait to see all 800 of the hats that you will make to cover those poor cold heads in July. Love and Hugs, Tamara
you are always so supportive, Tamara, which is very welcome – especially on the days when I am SO NOT up to the challenge of anything :( !!! xxx
It’s because I know exactly how you feel. ;) Hugs, Tamara