Craft Stall at Bend and Snap Market!

Hey hey folks, it's about time we had another of our shared market stalls! If you haven't joined us before the plan is simple - we share the cost of the market and each take a turn manning the stall.

Bend and Snap is a super cute artists market that takes place over a Sunday once a month. Last time I was soooo impressed by the quality of work being sold on the day. It's in the back gallery of 1000 Pound Bend, attached to their sweet cafe.

For more info check out their website here:

bendandsnapmarket.wordpress.com

I should stress that doing a market like this is a lovely day out, but not necessarily a goldmine kind of day. Sometimes we sell things, sometimes we don't.

Bend and Snap provide the table and chairs, so there's not too much stuff we'd have to provide, and we've already collected together the usual stall paraphernalia (table cloth, cash box, bits of signage, little brown paper bags etc) so we don't need to go on an epic hunt for any of that gear ever again! Awesome!

The cost of the stall is $45, so please pay $10 in advance. If we have five or more people join the stall I'll refund a little bit to each person so the the amount paid by everyone equals $45.

Bring:

- five or more items that you would like to sell at the market. We will be sharing one trestle table amongst ourselves, so it is best that your items aren't too large.

- $20 in small notes and change to add to the float. This will be returned to you at the end of the day.

The market will run from 11am to 4pm, so we expect to meet an hour early to set up (10am) and leave an hour after the market ends (5pm).

Bend and Snap always put up a blog post about craft stalls that are going to be at their next market, so if you have some great photos of the things you have made let me know and I'll pass them on to them.

If anyone has any questions or ideas send me an email. I'd love to start a planning conversation amongst everyone involved.

 

** Updates **

Because quite a lot of people have locked in to do the market we've booked a second stall. I'll make sure we get to go next to each other :)

Also, we're going to meet a few weeks before the market to do some planning/ answer questions/ get to know each other. Check out this meet up here:

http://www.meetup.com/MelbourneAltCrafters/events/109468552/

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  • SB

    I thought it was great fun to have a shared stall! It was my first market and it made things so much easier and less stressful to go at it together. I really enjoyed meeting and getting to know so many great girls and hope to do it again sometime soon : )

    1 · May 28, 2013

  • Laura S.

    I don't know if I mentioned it, but I was really proud of our beautiful, busy stall. It was great to see everyone's stuff!

    2 · May 26, 2013

  • Lis

    Nice to meet you all! It was a fun first time :) xx

    3 · May 26, 2013

  • Rebecca

    Was a good first time experience.

    3 · May 26, 2013

  • Lhasa D.

    Hi Laura. I'm new to the group and keen to meet some like minded people. I make a lot of beaded jewellery and have lots of bracelets that I could sell, if that's ok. Let me know if it will work with what everyone else is selling.
    Thanks
    Lhasa

    May 23, 2013

  • Laura S.

    There's a cute little blurb on Three Thousand about Bend n Snap Market... and it mentions us :)
    http://thethousands.com.au/melbourne/calendar/bend-and-snap-market-may

    2 · May 22, 2013

  • SB

    Hi all!

    As discussed at the Giraffe cafe a couple of weekends ago, I have some big pieces of fabric that we could possibly use for table cloths.

    There weren't as many cute ones as I remembered, but I'll post a picture of the ones available so people can decide if we should use one.

    Though I'm not sure how to put a picture up on here... anyone know how??

    1 · May 20, 2013

    • Peta

      Use the photo option button (on the right on the discussion page if your using your phone)

      2 · May 20, 2013

    • Laura S.

      Thanks, I just saw the pic on the discussion board. I think I'm good for my little section of the table. Anyone else like to borrow some of Sarah's pretty fabric?

      May 22, 2013

  • Rebecca

    Just one more week guys! :D

    2 · May 20, 2013

  • Rebecca

    Hello everyone. My wonderful husband was asking if any one might need a lift (specially with all your market goodies) on Sunday?
    We live in Kensington. So basically we'll be driving from here to the city. Let me know if you're anywhere nearby. :)
    Xx

    1 · May 21, 2013

    • Peta

      Hey Rebecca, I'm in Essendon I was going to drive in with some goodies but would be happy to share a lift save the trouble of finding parking for the day :)

      1 · May 21, 2013

    • Rebecca

      Sure. Text me your address @ 0451682326. We'll need to be at the market by 10am so I'll check and let you know what time we'll be over. :)

      May 21, 2013

  • SB

    Hokay!
    Got it up in the photo section of one of the pages.
    Here's the link:
    http://www.meetup.com/MelbourneAltCrafters/photos/14713442/#[masked]

    2 · May 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry! Can't do this one but looking forward to the next!!

    1 · May 21, 2013

  • Laura S.

    Check out the Bend n Snap fb event for updates and stuff on the market:
    https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/events/[masked]/

    1 · May 14, 2013

  • Laura S.

    A blog about us :) If you sent me stuff but it's not already up, never fear, Melissa is planning to put more stuff up over time. http://bendandsnapmarket.wordpress.com/2013/05/12/melbourne-alternative-crafters-part-one/

    1 · May 14, 2013

  • Lis

    Hi everyone! I can't wait to do it! :) yeaaah!

    2 · May 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry can no longer take part....

    May 5, 2013

  • Sonia P.

    I really would love to get involved with this, but I don't have anything to sell at the moment. In someways I am looking for the impetus to get crafting again, on more than a make-1-item-&-give-it-away scale... Suggestions anyone?

    April 9, 2013

    • Laura S.

      Hmm, maybe we could start a swapsies thing...

      April 13, 2013

  • Jayde

    Coincidentally I will be at the same market having a stall with a friend, so I will see you all there.
    Looking forward to it : )

    April 12, 2013

    • Laura S.

      Awesome town, see you there :)

      April 13, 2013

  • Illy

    I crochet hats. Would there be some space left for those?

    April 6, 2013

  • Loret

    Hello, Laura and crafters. Unfortunately, due to my initial deposit not being properly processed my name fell off the RSVP list :-(
    It seems that it might be too squishy for you all to squeeze me back in. I think that having a table all to myself and the cost of the space is probably a bit silly. If anyone is thinking of cancelling their spot please let me know. I was madly making things for this stall, since it was initially listed, but I will slow down my preparations so if I anyone is cancelling their spot please let me know asap so I can pick up the pace again.
    Also, if any extras were thinking of selling but think there is no space, feel free to get in contact and we can look at another table. I would be happy to speak to any sellers who might like hire a table at the same market, more regularly or alternatively at another market. It would be great to share the costs and responsibilities of running a stall.
    Thanks.

    March 24, 2013

  • Loret

    Hello Captain Craft, sorry I had originally RSVPed for this as soon as you had put it up, but I just noticed that I was no longer on the list. Sorry, I had gone through the paypal process before but looking at my account it was never processed I don't know what went wrong there. I just tried again and it seems to have gone through and I am back on the list. I hope that does not mess up your even numbers for the tables. I have been madly making things every spare moment since this event was made, very excited.

    March 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just confirming I have paid......

    March 16, 2013

    • Laura S.

      Yes thanks Beverly, $10 received.

      March 16, 2013

  • Rebecca

    Woohoo! 10 peeps now! :D

    1 · March 16, 2013

  • Michelle

    RSVPed and payed :D

    1 · March 16, 2013

  • Peta

    Looks like we might need another stall soon Laura lol! It's going to be a fun day with so many people

    March 15, 2013

    • Rebecca

      Yay :D

      March 16, 2013

    • Peta

      Awesome :D

      March 16, 2013

  • Laura S.

    Hi folks, I've made a meet up for us to chat about the stall. Please let me know if the date doesn't suit, it's far enough away that we can change it around a bit if most people can't come. Check out the link here: http://www.meetup.com/MelbourneAltCrafters/events/109468552/

    2 · March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey everyone, I'm really looking forward to this! I'm totally in if everyones wants to meet up before hand and chat. And I also agree that if we have eight people it's worth having two stalls!

    1 · March 15, 2013

    • Rebecca

      How's the weekend before that for the pre-meet? Maybe brunch? :)

      March 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Count me in! I've never done an arts & crafts stall before so I'm super excited. I'll have paper crafts such as cards, tags, and perhaps a few small canvases.

    1 · March 15, 2013

  • Peta

    All paid! Really excited always wanted to do a market stall. Is there anything in particular we should know (aside from the info you've already given) is it advisable to do lower price items?

    March 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I think meeting up in a couple of weeks to discuss is a good idea Laura

      1 · March 15, 2013

    • Peta

      Be a good idea to also meet and greet :)

      1 · March 15, 2013

  • Rebecca

    Hi Laura,
    I make bath bombs and soy candles, Am I allowed to bring some of that to sell? You can check out my stuff at www.little-boxes.com.au

    March 6, 2013

    • Laura S.

      Yep, absolutely!

      March 10, 2013

    • Rebecca

      Hey Laura can you give me an estimate of how much table - space ill have? That way I can plan out how many items to bring.

      March 14, 2013

  • Rebecca

    Paid! :D Woohoo but May feels like its so far :(

    March 6, 2013

    • Rebecca

      I guess you're right. It does give me more time to test the bath bombs :) but I was just so excited.

      2 · March 10, 2013

    • Peta

      Lots of time to plan :) ill be excited to see how your bath bombs turn out

      March 14, 2013

  • Peta

    I'd love to be involved, count me in.

    1 · March 12, 2013

  • Tahlia

    bummer! i will be overseas....hopefully i can make the next one!

    March 10, 2013

  • Loret

    I would love to be part of this! I will figure out payment later. If I forget, please remind me!

    March 6, 2013

    • Laura S.

      Awesome. We'll sort it out!

      March 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I love the idea of sharing the load and so giving us each a chance to check out this market.
    Let me know how to pay my $10 deposit!!!

    March 6, 2013

    • Laura S.

      Hi Beverly you can either pay via paypal when you RSVP or give me cash when you see me.

      March 10, 2013

  • Michelle

    count me in! I get paid next week so will rsvp and pay up then :D
    Have some smaller stuff in the works so no hogging the space as badly this time...(i hope... it was rather embarrassing...)

    1 · March 6, 2013

    • Rebecca

      That's great. :) I'll bring my soy candles and bath bombs! Can't wait.

      1 · March 7, 2013

    • Michelle

      Awesome! looking forward to it, and seeing everyone again :D

      1 · March 9, 2013

  • Laura S.

    If anyone's interested, these are the photos from our first couple of market stalls. http://www.meetup.com/MelbourneAltCrafters/photos/12440232/
    http://www.meetup.com/MelbourneAltCrafters/photos/11471102/

    March 6, 2013

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