Monday, March 29, 2010

I know I've said it before ...

but I really love Handmade Market.


What a day.

Mama Goose and I had at Handmade Market yesterday. It was one of those glorious Autumn days where Summer returns for an encore performance, we got the marquee up without assistance, our fellow stallholders excelled themselves in the talent and creativity departments, the wonderful customers just kept coming and we got the chance to do some shopping ourselves. Perfect! What more could we ask for?

Only the chance to do it all again ...

Yes! We'll be back at the next Handmade Market on Saturday the 5th of June at the same wonderful venue at the Kamberra Winery to do just that.


Here are some photos from our day:

"I'll just duck out to take some photos before it gets busy, OK?"

Hmm, too late - it's getting crowded in there ...


You know it is going to be a great market day when there
are so many customers that there isn't enough room for
both stallholders to be in the marquee

Yes it's true, we spent a large part of the day with only one of us inside the marquee, the other was assisting from outside. We even had a friend helping at one point - thank you Heather! It was such a fun day. I managed to snap a couple more photos, but we were just too busy after that.


You can tell this is at the start of the day because
I still have lots of bracelets - they sold like hot cakes


I did add some gorgeous paper mache easter egg decorations
to the tree, but didn't get the chance to take another photo. I thought of it when dismantling it at the end of the day, but I'd already packed the camera. Oh, and Mama Goose's last Ladybird Parade pinny you can see in this photo has sold
- a lucky customer beat me to it!

I'd like to say a big thank you to Julie and the Handmade Team for making the day run so smoothly and successfully - love your work!

Friday, March 19, 2010

10, 9, 8, 7 ...

Only just over a week now until Handmade Market!

You may already be aware that Handmade Market supports a number of worthy causes, and the one chosen for the upcoming market is the Neurofibromatosis Association of Australia. This cause is especially close to my heart, as my very own Little Poppet has been tentatively diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1)

While you may have never heard of it, NF1 is the most common neurological disorder caused by a single gene, and is estimated that 1 in 3,000 to 4,000 people worldwide have NF1. You can find out more information by clicking on the NFAA logo above.

Thank you Handmade.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Magnetic attraction

My covered button magnets were snapped by the very talented Annie La Rue and the resulting photo was featured in Anne's wrap up post about last Sunday's market on the Mathilda's Market blog.

Annie has also emailed me some more fabulous photos she took of my stock on the day, so here are some of them for your viewing pleasure:

Thank you Annie and Anne (and what fabulous names you both have! ;-) )