A long day...

On Sunday I had a long day...a very long day!  I was invited to take part in an expo (no names will be mentioned).  I tend to not take part in many markets as I don't always have enough time to make products over and above what I do for I heart Market and the shops I supply.  I thought in this case that I should be brave, do the work and take part.  I arrived in high spirits - ready to make the best of an unknown situation.  The expo attracted a lot of people, but the type who weren't there to spend and weren't into quirky or cute things.  The day proceeded to be filled with the funniest questions about my brooches.  I know Cupcake Couture can be a confusing name, but cupcakes have been a love of mine for a very long time and inspire me.  At the expo I had a pretty sign up explaining exactly what it is that I make.  Some people read it...some people frowned while they glanced at it and others just acted plain weird.  I got questions like...'are your brooches edible?' (and that was not the worst of them).  Anyway...back to I heart Market this weekend, safe territory with people who seem to understand handmade!  Thank goodness!  Lesson learnt - business isn't always easy, but stick to what you believe in spite of the naysayers!

The day was made better by having a stall next to the lovely Kirsty from Macaroon Cafe.
In the picture - a new corsage that will be for sale on Saturday - the button in the middle is from Paris.
Macaroons downloaded from Pugly Pixel.


  1. You are very brave for putting yourself out there :)

    Some people just don't geddit, sadly.

  2. Oh my. I want that corsage Very Much.

  3. Ah friend. Sorry to hear it was a bit of a let down but interesting to hear about the ups and the downs. I know you are going to rock the market x

  4. Thanks for the comments - you guys make it worth it! Helps knowing that you all think it is nice! :-) x

  5. Sorry to hear about your not-so-happy event. I love your brooches. Love the colors, the cabs, and everything. Thanks for posting the build a brooch info! I have TONS of buttons and TONS of ribbon and I'm going to try my hand at making some!


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