Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Day Itself - Pipit's 3rd Anniversary + Market

My friend May Chin and I arrived at the Annexe Gallery a little past 10 in the morning. The place was quite empty but for the Pipit crew. Since it was still early, we went down to change large cash notes for small ones. Somehow, it just slipped my mind that the banks would be closed on the first Saturday (or is it every Sat?) of the month. We went around and round the area, looking for shops and service centers to exchange the cash with. After trying a few places, we managed to get the amount we needed and headed back to the gallery.

Setting up the table was pretty easy. :P I just strew everything on the table. :P How I wish I had thought out carefully the set-up of the booth. I'd just gone on with the set-up I used previously, which is to display everything on a coffee table covered with table mats. T-T The problem was that there was insufficient space to accomodate everything nicely, hence the haphazard arrangement. Things tend to get covered by other things or get tangled together, especially the necklaces. Really, the messiest booth was probably mine. T-T

{ Kawaii~neh!'s table set-up }

A very special guest graced the event. Mari was invited all the way from Tokyo Japan to showcase her awesome handmades. Indeed, Mari brand was the highlight of the day. :P

{ Mari's trademark ringos ♥ }

{ Very very cute handmade plushies! The booth is overflowing with colours! }

{ So many things to see! }

{ Fluffy santas }

{ Using an apple carton to display the items. Love the colour! }

{ Pea pods! In all colours! :D }

{ Very colourful pillows made from recycled fabric. At very reasonable prices too. }

{ Evangelione's handmades. As always, they're simply breath-taking. I love the antler girls. :D}

{ I'm dying from cute overload. These balloon buddies are the cutest things ever! }

{ Lazybones handmades. Love those fabric pouches. :P }

{ Pocoleizi's creative set-up. Love it~ }

{ Chiwawa family. Adorable sock plushies. :P }

It was a great event! But for Kawaii~neh!, it was probably a not very happy day. Not only was sales slow, but I noticed that not many people were interested enough to step up to the table to have a look. I suspect it's got to do with the set-up. I probably should have made an effort to create a really nice display instead of dumping everything onto the coffee table. T-T Ah... a hard lesson learnt there. T-T

Well, there's only about 2 weeks left before I leave for Kuching. I'm really REALLY NOT looking forward to the hospital attachment. God knows how slack I've been the past months. T-T I'm thinking of reading up the Pharmacotherapy Handbook, but somehow can't muster the will to.


Monday, November 9, 2009

Preparations for Pipit's 3rd Anniversary Market

The past Saturday, I participated in a local designers' market. It was organized by Pipit, and the market was in conjunction with its 3rd anniversary celebration. Upon a last minute's thought, I decided to try out selling again. With only two weeks for preparations, I whipped up some Kawaii~neh!'s staples - sweets! :P

{ Almost life-sized doughnuts. Ribbon bows were added for extra sweetness. }

{ Christmas tree cookies + gingerbread man and teddy }

{ Ice cream cones + ice lollies }

{ Chocolate caramel + strawberry cream pudding plushies }

{ Demure little bride felt cake ♥ }

{ Ultra-loaded fruit cake~! }

Wanting to make something kawaii other than food, I tried animal head plushies. Started off with a bunny. And then a teddy. And then a chicken. And finally a birdie. Then I remade each one of them in different colours.

{ Kawaii~neh! }

Most have not found their owners. I've listed them in my Etsy shop. Hop over and have a look. :)