Friday, 22 October 2010

Magnolia Square - Friends

Well, I am 2 days into the Magnolia Square markets and I thought rather than share with you how our Odds&ends are going (which I will do...but I will give you the full run down after tomorrows last day) I would quickly mention some of the other lovely stall holders and their inspiring work.

The brainy and friendly folk behind these labels have been great fun to chat with, drool over there lovely products and to share the odd crafty tale.

Bride & Wolf - Amazing bent wood shadow boxes! ...thank you Miranda for the lift home :) you are a star!

Chicken Foot Designs - Fabulous Linen Tea Towels and beautiful stationary. Designed by Helena Harry, a delight to have shared the stall across the way at Mag Square. 

Mattt - With 2 of my cactus now happily joining his abode, I have a shared admiration for his range of bags and textiles. Practical and beautiful, my favorite would have to be the digital prints of Cuisenaire (wooden counting blocks) an absolute visual treat of colour!

Mattts lovely studio and store, which my cactus will hopefully soon be a part of.

Monday, 18 October 2010

Inspiration and colour.

I've been a busy lass getting ready for Magnolia Square this week, so I've not posted for a little while. I've been enjoying flicking through my 'heart that' images folder, as a source of inspiration. So sorry, but the sources are long lost. If I do happen to find them again, I will creadit it accordingly. Enjoy!

Monday, 11 October 2010

The Design Files - Feat. Odds&ends

Lucy Feagins is honestly a treasure, she is the talented editor of The Design Files, I have been following her site for a long time (even linked it a few times in this blogs history), her blog is chock to the brim with inspirational reviews, interviews and interiors a daily must read!

I met Lucy this past weekend at the Finders Keepers Markets. I was so happy to see that she featured our knitted cactus in her market wrap up on the Design Files.

Melissa and I greeting some happy customers and some happy cactus below.
 Like me, she was taken by the beautiful ceramic work of Golden Ink.Lucy's photos are so much more beautiful than mine, so I must share them with you.

Beautiful organic ceramic vases by Golden Ink

 For the entire Design File's Market wrap up, check it out here.

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Finder's Wrap up

Wow wee, what a whirl wind weekend (Gosh that was a lot of W's wasn't it!). I managed to survive the Finders Keepers Market this weekend that was held in Melbourne for the first time. It really was such a lovely event, I met some wonderful fellow makers and many new lovely customers and some old (thanks for coming to visit me again).

If you managed to come down to the event, I am sure you too were blown away by the array of exciting crafters. There was so much good stuff I had to refrain from spending all my takings, although I did treat myself to a few new pieces.
Harvest Textiles, My newest tea towel!
Stunning Ceramic Pieces by Goldenink.

Made By Mosey, Hankey Blankey XXX love, love love it.
Victoria Mason, Delightful Silver Jewellery. And she went home with a cactus....I was very chuffed!

 With some much appreciated help from my besties (Mel and Kel you are awesome xx) Odds&ends had a great time, and I am really excited to say you will soon be able to find our collections in a few leading Sydeny and Melbourne stores.

Now to start working on the next event....Magnolia Square here we come :)

In the mad rush preparing for the event I forgot my good camera, so please excuse the less than professional pictures take with my mobile.

Friday, 1 October 2010

More Made by Joel

More awesomeness from Made By many great concepts to entertain the kids :)