Early in the year, I wrote this blog post with my plans for the coming year…
Lately I’ve been feeling disheartened by online sales and trying to stand out in an increasingly competitive and busy marketplace. It’s TIRING. Also, traditionally, the winter months are slow for me online as my style is very summery and in keeping with my local climate.
Today I was approached to be involved in regular craft markets here in Darwin and it’s come at the perfect time! Monsoons & Mangoes will be taking a break from online sales for a while, and tap into the local market via the craft markets and perhaps joining up with Two Pretty at Parap Markets. I know there is NOBODY else making anything similar to me in Darwin, and I’m relishing the thought of the freedom to make exactly what I want and not try to always be coming up with something new (as I feel I have to online), and even repeating older designs that are so common now online.
Such as this :)
Because I’ll be spending less time photographing and discussing what I make, the intention is that I can better put those daily wasted hours to creative use and grow my business locally…. and spend more time with my lovely family.
Don’t worry: I’ll still be around, and listing the occasional item on my FB page or various shops, and later in the year when it gets too hot to be at the markets, I’ll regroup for online sales :)