Wednesday, 8 July 2009

I'm sure you're all hanging on the edge of your seats waiting to hear about my market weekend marathon.BrisStyle Indie Designer's Market, on Saturday, was so so lovely. What a glorious, friendly, smiley and talented group of women. The weather was almost perfect (bit too windy and standing in the sun all day took it out of me). The customers started before we'd even properly set up our stalls and continued until just after lunch time - when we were allowed to pack up and go home.The location was so perfect - the grassy grounds of a church, and inside their hall. We missed a bride, but did see the groom and best man as well as some well dressed guests.Unfortunately I didn't get around to see all the stalls. I did take one extended (chatting along the way) toilet break, but apart from that missed out on the great set ups and amazing crafts and wares that were on offer.Check over at the BrisStyle blog to see all the other Stylettes, and read a great little round up of the whole glorious day. Also, thanks to the ever-smiley and beautiful Steph Bond for taking a photo of our skateboard buttons before they all sold out. You heard it - Sam had to rush home and make more for the Southbank YDM, for Sunday. Still didn't get to see her little one - fast asleep in the pram.The biggest thanks must go to the amazing women - Helen, Sophie, Chris, Bel, Ali, Robyn, Bec & Rebecca - who put so much into getting it all organised and together. For working tirelessly, during your "normal" jobs, your own crafting and parenting and general life. For putting the word out there, getting promo spots all over the place. And for having all sorts of customers come along and support the handcrafted movement.Kelley and I had a fun, exciting day - meeting people, and smiling and saying hello (many faces I know, but not always able to put names to! Please forgive me if I didn't remember you....).
Southbank Market wasn't quite as sunny or warm. But I did get to spend the day with Katy, from whatkatydid. I met her at Brown Owls, where we chatted over granny squares. And when I put out the call for help, she offered. We chatted all day (seeing as how there were basically no customers... poohy) about all sorts of things. Katy is so much more mature than her years (ok, I don't know how old she actually is - but she looks like a "spring chicken" to me. like I'm some old-fogie). She's one of those people that tries all sorts of things and has skills and talents in so many different crafts and arts. Check out her new machine - can't wait to see that and have a play with it. Thank you so so so so much Katy for spending your day with me, and helping. It was fun and I learnt so much from you. Can't wait to catch up again.
Also, she wore her world's coolest skirt. I forgot to take photos. I think we were chatting too much!
********** I'm sorry about the quality of my photos. Not sure what's wrong with them, hope my camera isn't starting to do cheeky things.


  1. Hi Ellie - I have to say that your stall was definitely one of the most stylish at the markets. I have seen you at the Stitches and Craft Show before too, I admire your beautiful designs. I bought a Peppermint subscription from your stall, what a great read. It was a lovely Saturday.

  2. G'day Ellie

    It was nice to meet you at the Southbank markets...I am now addicted to Peppermint and think it is the best thing since EVERYTHING.

    No doubt we will see each other around the traps.


  3. I just love how you're developing your stall. I love your look, your style. And what a gorgeous day! (Well for the brisstyle market at least!)

    I hope you blew them all away.

    Say hi to everyone for me! :D

    Holly x x

  4. Awww, how sweet - it was lovely hanging out with you - extremely inspiring!! thanks so much for letting me come and absorb your creativeness, i had a great day!

  5. I wish I could come to QLD to see the amazing creativeness that oozes from your markets. Saw your stall on Steph Bonds blog too! Thought I would share the first thing I made with the fabric I won...Nothing massive but certainly eye catching.

    xo Steph

  6. What a lovely post Miss El xox Your stall looked so fresh and inviting - 'specially with all that Peppermint around!

    It was lovely to catch up with both you and Kelley amongst the Market madness. You both really added to the sparkling market atmosphere.

    Oh and have to mention Sam's skateboard buttons - they were such a hit too.

    Chat soon my friend



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