Hello! I had such fantastic weekend, best one in a while (apart from the recent trip to Queensland). Hope you had a great one too!
On Saturday morning, I dropped in on Melbourne’s first Finders Keepers market at the Docklands. Such a treat! Got to catch up with friends I haven’t seen in a while (all of them looking gorgeous and happy, with lovely stalls full of good things!) and discover new-to-me designers and crafters. There was so much to see, bands were playing, barbeque was up and running, lots of sunshine, and the view over the water was so serene. I didn’t end up taking any photos because a lot of the booths were crowded around with people (and I was too busy looking at stuff!). I did come away with a bag of loot and to be honest, the only reason I stopped buying stuff was, well . . . I ran out of money! There were no ATMs at the venue and most sellers only took cash :-)
Here’s what came home with me:
Sailor Boy necklace and owl brooch from Love; fat quarters from Aunty Cookie and Ink & Spindle; a gorgeous bird pendant from Jane Peacock; hairclips for the girls from Meow Girl; and Belle & Boo badges for them too from Lark; cute earrings made by Cam from Meet Me At Mikes; and greeting cards from Betty Jo.
I also picked up this awesome poster. So good!! Unfortunately I didn’t pick up the business card from the stall that was selling these, so if you know who they are, please do let me know!
And my favourite buy? This owl from Made590:
Eeek, so gorgeous! They also had a deer and a horned owl. Will it be too weird if I get those too? I’m thinking about putting one on my desk at work :-)
Lucy from Design Files has a great round-up post about the market over here.
I’ll leave you with the winners of the Lego Games Creationary giveaway. Thanks so much for the wonderful response and the ideas on new Lego games! Some commenters accidentally left two comments so in the end I did a random drawing of winners based on 67 commenters (even though there were 70 comments in total). Random number generator dude picked these two winners:
Congratulations Posie and Nicole! I will be in touch with you soon to get your details.
Don’t forget, that the Cottee’s Cordial $1000 giveaway is still taking entries and you can submit your entry here.
Have a great week all!