When I decided to quit my job, I knew I had to find a creative outlet to keep me sane. A friend of mine was organizing a weekly Sunday bazaar and was looking for vendors to participate. I thought, ‘Heck! Why the hell not? I love shopping. I love crafts and stationary. Why don’t I just set up my own stall?”. When I say I love crafts and stationary, I’m not kidding. You are looking at a serial collector. I find it a little challenging to use some of the lovely crafts I buy – a somewhat unhealthy attachment to material things, BUT I’m working on it :p
So back to the bazaar. I was pretty focused on it. I set out my objectives and asked myself, “what do I want to achieve from taking part in the bazaar?”
I listed them out on my notebook……….
- Meet new people – like-minded people with similar interest and passion
- Inspire creativity – have a stamping/d.i.y/scrapbooking crafts section (provide rubber stambs and inks, stencils…etc)
- Not go into it for the big bucks – merchandise to be reasonably priced.
- Have a valid reason to shop and ride on the rush in the name of “business opportunity”
………..and the rest was history.
After trashing out the idea with M (she was super supportive), we went off on a rampage around town one weekend in search for goodies. Most buyers go to Bangkok, China, Hong Kong. Our budget was way to paltry so we settled for a more local market. Surprisingly though, we managed to find sh*tloads of stuff and even went as far to purchase some VM for our stall/booth! I knew exactly how it would look and I was so excited! After mulling over it for a while, I decided that “Creative Junkie” has a nice ring to it. Rather apt no?
Well, here’s a glimpse!
Here’s how much stuff I bought!
Well, if only….
Turns out, the weekly bazaar is getting canned so I have a suitcase filled with merchandise and no bazaar to partake in! I didn’t spend too much on it so I’m not quite bothered not having an avenue to sell and to e honest, I’m quite happy to keep them all! I could also give them away as Christmas presents. They are good quality stuff and I wouldn’t sell anything I myself wouldn’t buy. Its niche but its nice 🙂
So this morning, I took the stuff out from my suitcase and played around, imagining myself setting up my little humble business. Thought I’d document it, before I either wrap them up into pressies or sell them off in another bazaar, should the opportunity arise. Cos seriously, I have wayyyy too many art stuff. At the risk of being the latest episode on Hoarders, I’d rather rid myself of it. A whole suitcase of it. But you know what? I had so much fun gathering the stuff, I don’t regret a single bit of it!
Can you tell I went a tad crazy with the buying frenzy?
So yes. You see all the stuff I bought and might very well keep?
You might just see a few familiar items in your Christmas stockings this year
– from yours truly!