I am a huge fan of inspirational, sometimes funny and feel-good quotes, and love to see them in prints, on housewares, on jewellery...lots of places really...so I went for a bit of a search on Etsy and Made It and have a few fun and lovely ones to share on this rainy Sunday morning.
So I'm finally putting up some photos from the Mulgrave Makers Market, that I went to on Sunday. Melbourne performed well with the weather, thank goodness, and the people were a-plenty :-P.
I sold a few bags which was nice, and got a feel for what people liked most. And I got to meet, as well as catch up with some other lovely ladies who had stalls there.
Danielle was there with her beautiful photography and wall art. Jane was there with her cute little garden cutlery. Eleesa was there with her vintage inspired products like this funky pin cushion that I bought - isn't it cool? I love it!
And I also met the sweet Wendy with her gorgeous children clothes creations, and also the talented Cath from Leaf with her journals and story starter cards, who was one of my neighbours.
So all in all it was a fun day, and I just love the craft community here in Melbourne...it's so refreshing and fabulous.
I'm booked in to the December Mulgrave Makers Market, which should be another great day, and I'm also tossing up whether or not to do a new local community market which is in mid November...hmm...still not sure...
With the Mulgrave Makers Market looming on Sunday, I've been madly sewing between mum duties and life duties. My crafting nook and kitchen bench are both buried under fabric, wool, pins, interfacing, brooch pins...you get the idea :-P
Things are coming along but I may be pulling a couple of wee hour bedtimes over the next couple of nights. My sweet hubby has offered to do some cutting of fabric to help me out, so I might get him working a bit tonight too.
Here is one of the bags that will be for sale at the market - repurposed from a jumper, with full lining and a crochet flower on a brooch pin (for use elsewhere, or relocation on the bag, or whatever you like really).
There are a few new bag styles that will be at the market too...but back to the grind for me....after I put dinner on, of course :-P
So many more fabulous creative spaces over at Kirsty's this week, including my super creative sis-in-law Reeze.
I finished the Amy Butler Weekender Bag on Sunday night - yay!
I would have had it finished last Thursday, but after hand-stitching the lining in, I realised that I had stitched it in too close to the zip and the zip was jamming, so un-pick it I did :-P. Now the zip works perfectly, so I'm happy, and so is Kylie, thank goodness!
First up, some photo sharing of the progress I have made on my friend's Amy Butler Weekender Bag, which has been going amazingly smoothly so far (dare I say it)...even the zip :-P
Preparing the cording...
The main panels with large front pockets and handles, all ready...
Zip all done... I'm pretty happy with my progress. I have completed 10 out of the 13 steps so not long now and I'll have a finished 'weekender bag' to show, and my friend will finally get a hold of it too :-)
Also, last week I finished up 3 new totes...
Songbird Robot Camp Streets of Paris All available now in my Made It shop for $25.
Now for the giveaway....I will make the winner of the random draw either a tote bag or a little handbag in the colour mix of your choice (you can also pick what type of bag too!), all you have to do is this...
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I will draw a winner on Sunday night...may the craft be with you ;-)
Serviceton is a tiny railway town on the SA/Vic border, situated between the main stops of Bordertown and Dimboola. This railway station was built in the late 1800's and closed in 1986. Only a handful of residents still live in this remote little place.
When we stopped by, we were lucky enough to have Ron, one of the locals who is also on the Railway Committee, give us a tour of the station. He was full of lots of interesting tidbits about the station. (interesting fact : Vic Tracks leases this building to the locals who run it via a committee)
It's a beautiful old building which is currently undergoing renovations. Lots of potential here, don't you think?
Apparently they are starting to hire it out for private functions such as weddings and engagement parties. I can imagine it looking quite magical with fairy lights, candles and fresh flowers. And the photos you would have....amazing.