Yes, and no. I think the entry level is more accessible, but the dizzying heights I have seen some people take it to are as skilled as any complex quilt.
Anyway, this past weekend saw Prue and I at a big recreation centre presenting Made Marion's wares to the public. As the 'wild card', given we don't really sell any paper craft stuff at all.
Prue (my right hand woman) and I flanking our domain
Foreground - our "make & take" table all set up. Prue showed dozens of people how to needle felt over the weekend, and many of them discovered a new hobby in the process!
The vista beyond our little corner of paperdise. Man I could spend some serious money on scrapbooking papers, they are almost as tempting as fat quarters!
Some of our pretties. The orange retro fabric forming our table skirt is probably going to be a maxi dress for summer for ME. It is SOOOO gorgeous!I was quite hyped before the fair - I've done heaps of markets but always where the focus was on what I was selling - what do you take to a fair focussed on card making and scrap booking, when you don't sell that stuff?
Turns out, you take sparkly things, lace and pretty ribbons. We sold these things in small but constant quantities all weekend, while Prue was busy converting the paper lovin' heathens to needle felting and selling HEAPS. My contribution was telling wide-eyed children about the secret mountain in the South Island where the multi-coloured sheep graze, which is where we get the coloured wool from... YEAH RIGHT!
We had a great weekend, met lots of new people and gave out lots of cards. It's nice to get out and about with the 'brand' so to speak and I can't wait until my next chance at Aethercon, the steam punk convention. A VERY different product mix will be going there! :)