This weekend we've been away at animangaPOP in Bristol, selling our kawaii shop's handmade wares! I realize we haven't really posted very much on here regarding our shop, but we're super excited to be running it and we love doing it! We sell kawaii handmade jewelry designed to be worn with J-Fashion, things we would be happy to wear ourselves! Here's a quick little link!
I think one of the best things we found about selling at a convention was how lovely and supportive everyone else was! All of the other stall holders were so friendly and lovely, and we definitely overspent our budget! Oops. . .
We picked up some little Madoka blind boxes; one for Nat and one for a friend!
The above are from the lovely Jessabel! A lot of the items on the left came from a lucky pack, and everything was super cute! The Lagoona print is definitely going up in our craft room! The stickers on the right (we are both so awfully tempted by every sticker set we see. . .) will probably end up on packages and penpal letters!
All from the sweet Minty Kitty! Absolutely everything on her stall was so adorable, it was difficult to choose what to buy! I definitely want to get more prints and more keychains and more everything; I think we both went back to this stall about five different times!
A quick summary of all the prints we got, featuring art by: Moonlily Illustration (appropriately, the cat girl on the moon!), Anastasia Catris (the girl with the muffins), Kavon Illustration (Elsa, Anna and Miku) and JammyScribbler (the adorable science cats illustration!).
To be honest, I've never really bought prints at conventions before - but when you're on the other side of the table, you suddenly start to get a lot more of an idea of exactly how much goes into manufacturing every single thing that's being sold, and it definitely gives you an appreciation of other handmade crafters and artists! I know that next time I go to a con, I'll definitely stop to look and purchase; and if you've never really thought about it, you should too!
We also bought a couple of goodies from 8th Sin Creations; the rabbit brooch is a gift for a friend, but the rosette is for us! The girl running the stall also gave Haz 2 free pairs of earrings, which was super sweet!
I also bought a little Rilakkuma stapler as a gift! Cute stationery is the best kind, after all!
All in all, we had a fabulous time at AnimangaPOP, bought some adorable crafts and met some lovely people! We definitely want to attend another Keep It Secret event in the near future, and it's given us a bit of a push to carry on exhibiting and selling at cons!
♥Haz & Nat♥