Wednesday, August 29, 2012

upcycling at Ecofest

Some time ago Jo asked me if I'd come along to Ecofest and showcase some upcycled clothing. I liked the idea of leaving the privacy of my own walls and said yes without much thought. It's been a while I've been a stallholder anywhere, and there's a nice buzz to it, putting yourself out there.

As the time drew nearer I started to panic, as I was rather busy with other commitments. I had made some preparations but not as much as I thought. But the option to pull out left me feeling I would regret not being part of the "Creative Zone" so I stuck to my promise and decided it's ok even if I just come as I am.

Now in hindsight I'm ever so grateful for Jo for giving me the needed kick to take a bigger step out of my current comfort zone. That's what friends are for!! The weekend was an absolutely fabulous time to connect with people, to inspire and be inspired, get feedback, hints and leads. I had set up a sewing workshop and kept working with various upcycling projects and had some completed work on display, even sold some. I was also advertising upcoming sewing workshops, Beginners in various durations or Creative Alterations and had lots of interest in these. Looking at October start for these.

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