Flutterby Wishes by Deborah Anne

What’s your name?
Deborah Cotter
What is the name of your business?
Flutterby Wishes by Deborah Anne
How long have you been trading?
Four years
What products do you sell?
Framed 3D paper art
What sells the best?
Any of the tree designs … trees of life, heart trees and butterfly trees
What markets do you trade at?
The Old Bus Depot Markets in Kingston mostly plus a few others
How did it all begin?
I wanted to make something with paper butterflies for one of my daughters who is a fan of butterflies. And then it just grew … and grew!
What do you like most about being a stallholder?
It’s nice to be out and seen by people, meeting the many visitors to Canberra, especially during Floriade. We’ve made many friends with the other stallholders, too. Such lovely people … 🙂
What do you like least about being a stallholder?
The early starts and the cold, Canberra winter!!
Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
Not too sure. I don’t think my repeat customers will ever let me retire!
What one piece of advice would you give to a new stallholder?
Don’t panic if it doesn’t go well the first or second time having a stall. Sometimes people need to know you attend regularly and will remember you and come back when they’re ready to make a purchase. So give it a bit of time.
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