TDA report ˜(˙∆˚)

>>  20.12.09

I was pretty glad that it turns out better than I've expected! OK, usually I don't dare to hope much of everything, so if things go bad, I won't be dissapointed too much.
As usual, my clumsiness do show a lot! LoL. Luckily Snowfern and her cousin were there beside me, or as usual I was unable to move due to the overwhelming of everything. And my friends came too, even when they said they aren't sure whether or not to come. Thank you guys so much! And sorry if I behave like a loon more than usual. ;p
AND, my camera died on me! (˚∆˙); I didn't take many photoes, if any of you who attended and have some pictures (especially my booth) please send them to my email. Thank you very much, I promised I won't claim it as my own, I would only use them as my personal safekeeping.

I was pretty happy to have sold most of my bigger pancakes (the only one left is my kiwi) together with the IKEA plates and cups. I bought it only for display and didn't plan to sell it, but otherwise 'my junks' are keep piling up in my room. (Yes, my mom always say that I collect junks in my room.) And the surprise is that my bigger chocolate cookies sold out the fastest! I only made 5 packets (of 3s) and I give one to sponsor the event's lucky draw winners. I wonder if I should have made more of them. But last time the smaller ones didn't sell out well so I didn't bother with it.

And I do still have quite number of left-over! I'm thinking of joining another exhibition on the January, rather unsure as this will be on the university, so there will be more students. But if any of you who fancy my stuff, please don't hesitate to email me to check it's availability!

::WARNING:: a bit of grumbling ahead
As usual, not all customers are nice enough. Luckily they are only few of them exist. I still do answer as polite as possible. I am not angry, but I am sad. So for all of you who groans of my items are too expensive, here are a few GENTLE REMINDER:
First of all, my items are HANDMADE, they are not as easy to make as ready-made plastic toys (they are factory made items, if any of you forgot about that) as I only have a pair of two hands with ten fingers.
Second thing, I don't mind giving discount when you buy quite a number from me. But not that much (for you who asked for unreasonable discount). I already try to lessen my price because I already think of a reasonable price for my customers. The materials that I used are not that cheap. Please remember that price do matter to every little thing's quality. And I always prefer quality over quantity.
I apologize if I sound too rude as these matters already happened few times. Especially the last time, because the customer claims to be a miniaturist herself so shouldn't she be more aware of my hard work? How would you like if anybody wants to buy your stuff for only a dolllar?


jocelyn teo December 20, 2009 at 11:24 PM  

Hi Asuka! So great to see you at TDA! :) Happy for you that you manage to sell your lager-scale items! :) And you're right about smaller choco-chip cookies not selling, I had sculpted 12th scale cookies, but they didn't sell at all.

And about the customers, it's horrid when people want to bargain for handmade items. But I guess its human nature, that they just want to see if they can get more out of their buck. Sighh.

ilovelittlethings December 20, 2009 at 11:56 PM  

Hi Asuka, dun worry... I think only Singaporean customers bargain like this. It's horrible sometimes. I once had a customer who ask for a discount over a $2 item. Anyway, keep up the good work!

dalesdreams December 21, 2009 at 12:34 AM  

Asuka, sounds like it went well. :)

Your displays look lovely. :)

The only rude people, were those that were insulting with their bargaining, not you dear. :)

Steph December 21, 2009 at 1:03 AM  

YAY! I'm so happy to have bought from you:) your stuff is uber cute<3


(PS photos with food coming up soon)

Lilian December 21, 2009 at 1:40 AM  

I was too overwhelmed yesterday (too busy manning my booth) to enjoy viewing your stuff properly until I saw pictures of your bento sets. Those are so cute! Do you take custom orders? ^_^

asukasakumo December 21, 2009 at 2:37 AM  

@Jocelyn: yes, i really wonder why. i saw that you have some little chocolate cookies so I didn't bother to unpack mine. maybe it was just a matter of luck? LoL

@ilovelittlethings: i think not only Singaporean. (I didn't dare to point who exactly). It was bad that your customer really asked for a discount like that! Last time I remembered that an old man (crazy I would say) wanting to buy my bento for $3! 0o0!

@dale: thank you so much for your support too ^^

@Steph: thank you again for buying! It was nice to see you!

@Lilian: yes, i do! you can email me ^^ (see my profile for my contact) oh, i know how busy (and busy worrying) about manning our booth...

Steph ,  December 21, 2009 at 3:30 AM  


I've done a quick photoshoot with the adorables that I got from TDA, including your beautiful food!

Now let those people who whinged about the price regret not buying:D


Sumaiya Mehreen December 21, 2009 at 5:23 AM  

Hi Asuka...
your Christmas Bento Box is on the mini food blog! It's so adorable!

Unknown December 21, 2009 at 9:11 AM  

kyaaa~~!!! you're awake! XD yea it was a mad rush, and i know what you mean about those mean customers > < but they're just the minority, BOCHUP!

your works are soooo cuuuuuuuuuute and definitely worth paying for! ^ ^

anyway now that more people see your works up close, i'm sure that you'll be kept busy making MORE MORE MORE. XD and if you need a helper again, you know how to get me ;) i also very blur de, but at least i less blur than you! *tease*

3 hungry tummies December 21, 2009 at 11:23 AM  

Haha it is very Singaporean lol
you did a good job though1

Tiff December 22, 2009 at 4:46 PM  

Firstly I have to say I love your wagashi set on your etsy, they are absolutely adorable.

Secondly what the HELL is wrong with those bargain customers! That's insane, I make miniature food (not for dollhouses though) so I know it's expensive and most of all it is incredibly time consuming. I can't believe they'd just ignore these factors and ask for a discount anyway! Grr it makes me blood boil!

asukasakumo December 26, 2009 at 1:35 AM  

Thank you for the support everyone! I guess we all have experienced things like these once in a while. (It's nice that we can let our heart goes out once in a while) :)

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