Berry Coot Creations

What’s your name?
Benita Mortimer
What is the name of your business?
Berry Coot Creations
How long have you been trading?
Less than 6 mths
What products do you sell?
Toddler clothing
What sells the best?
What markets do you trade at?
Mums and bubs. Gc designer
How did it all begin?
I had a baby girl and started sewing again with a passion. Fabrics make me happy and i just wanted to make all the kids I knew clothing. People starting making requests and I began my habit. My name is Benita and I’m addicted to fabric. So to support my habit I need to sell my beautiful clothes. I still get a thrill saying ‘you like this dress? I made it!’ Am so in love with all my clothing and just hope to be able to sell enough to keep it going. I love that I’m keeping skills I was taught as a girl going and am a part of the business community. However small mine maybe.
What do you like most about being a stallholder?
I love to chat to my customers and talk about the toddlers and children in their life. I like to keep intimate and personal so that if I do a custom piece I will be in a better position to please.
What do you like least about being a stallholder?
Clearly the uncertainty involved with out going costs including baby sitters and incomings covering
Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
Where I am with more skills, customers, and experience. Happy with my lot.
Any funny stories to share about your time as a stallholder?
Learning you don’t buy the gazebo with the ties that takes 3 people to put up and blows around in the wind. Laughing with my sister watching the stall holder next to us put hers up alone in 20 seconds ‘amateurs’
What one piece of advice would you give to a new stallholder?
Have fun and position yourself near the coffee van!
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