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:
Janet, my nextdoor neighbour, with stunning vintage clothes bargains to be had
The lovely jewellery lady, Sarah, on the other side of us, with a darling puppy from the Animal Rescue guys.
Steven Belknap of Whimsical Woodworks, who made my hat stands for me.
Renee Dorrington, the lady with the magic hands, offering reflexology and massage
Debbie and Rob, probably our two oldest market friends, from way back at the Porter Estate market in Tokai. They always have broad smiles and lekker food.
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