The ‘Charleston’ embroidery kit sample
Many, many thanks to Toni at http://www.makeitperfect.com.au
who has very kindly popped images of some of my fabrics onto her blog. Toni designs and produces lovely sewing patterns for women and children (go over and have a look!) They are modern and very sewable (is that a word?). I’ve bought one and I’m delighted with it.
Today has been a glorious day here in Melbourne. This morning I went up to the Ferny Creek Horticultural Society open day and I bought a couple of gorgeous camellias to go into the backyard. Then when I got home I spent a couple of hours photographing work to upload here and onto Etsy. I had to take advantage of the great natural light! It’s been pretty dismal on weekends here and weekdays I’m in a classroom! Trapped! (not really).
I’ve got some more photgraphing to do tomorrow so that i can get some more fabric fat quarters into the etsy shop. They’ve been selling pretty well at the local markets and because I don’t keep a large amount of stock at home I haven’t had many available on Etsy.
It was a great day on Saturday up at Kallista. Even though it was freezing, there was a fantastic atmosphere. There was a fire burning, music playing, great food and a good variety of stalls. I met some REALLY nice people. My stall next-door neighbour Vicki makes gorgeous ceramic brooches, pendants and clocks. She and I and Amy (lovely person who organises the market) had such a good chat and giggle. I met a few artists who live up there and had some lovely customers. Feedback on my work was great and I really felt a part of a community. I highly recommend this market to anyone who likes to get out in the hills.
When I got home, I applied to have a stall at the Emu Plains (Balnarring) markets which start up again on October 19. It’s a curated market and I was thrilled when Vanessa got back to me almost immediately with a ‘yes, please come along’. I’ve heard really good things about this market through other stallholders. I drove by yesterday morning after breakfast at Linton’s in Mt Eliza to have a look at the space. It’s at the Balnarring Racecourse on Coolart Road. Looking forward to October.
I have a bucket of jobs to do before then. I’m in the process of making a dress pattern for my ‘Annie Tunic’ so that I can offer that for sale. I wore my own to the ‘Craft and Quilt Fair’ a couple of weeks ago and got so many compliments that I thought I’d make it available for others to make up in their own choice of fabrics.
Hi. Just to let you know (if you are a Melbournite) that I’ll be at the Kallista Market in the Dandenongs on Saturday. It runs from 9 -2pm. It’s a really lovely community market; beautiful location, lovely food and coffee and of course, other great stalls. It’s well worth a look.