My etsy shop Over it Studio just turned one last week! I figured I'd get this blog thing goin' by sharing pics from the markets I've done this past month and some process pictures of the stuff I've made.
First (obviously) I have to make everything, which I do out of my bedroom! Usually I'm getting this stuff done on a free weekend or on a weeknight after a long day at work, hopped up on caffeine so I can stay up and get everything done as I'm sloppily tripping over the mess on the out-of-frame floor in my room.
For the past year of tabling at markets, I'd usually set up all my stuff just flat on the table so people could only look down at my items. I could see that other vendors had figured out ways to prop up their items, which makes things more eye-catching from a distance. SO I finally invested in some vintage barbie lunchboxes to help me out! (And by invested I mean got them for super cheap on etsy) (I luv etsy)).
Now I've got these lunchboxes that prop up my work and keep it organized enough for shoppers to sift through! Plus I repurposed some old picture frames that I had/thrifted, re-painted them, and made them into sticker and patch displays too. So far so gewd!
And here's all my set ups from the last three markets this month! La Brasa was nice because it takes place at a beautiful trendy restaurant and the event is super organized. Next was my first time doing the South End Open Markets, and I tell ya, doing those big outdoor markets like the South End Open Markets is tough! Definitely have a lot of respect for those vendors who do that stuff every Sunday May thru October; it's a lot of work transporting those big tents and weights and constantly making merchandise! Last was the Black Market presented by the Boston Hassle and Ignore Rock n' Roll Heroes. Love this event because it's just my audience -- mostly college kids or 20-somethings looking for cute and edgy accessories from underground culture and small businesses. One of the only markets where I feel my curse word-ridden apparel is actually welcome!
Check out this lil feature my shop got on The Modern Girls Blog along with some other Boston area makers!