03 April 2010

Happy Easter handmade style from Allie's Attic in Mosman NSW

Greetings all,
I've taken the children to Sydney to see their grandparents for the Easter long weekend.  Just so happens that my parents are in the same area as an Allie's Attic market today, brilliant, what a happy coincidence!!  So for once, i get to be a SHOPPER at a beautiful handmade market & shop i did!!  Must admit, it's like catching up with old friends as many of us blog, email, collaborate & are just in the same market circle.  So Allie put on a lovely show with beautiful hand picked stalls. 
First up, Happy Easter with some gifts from Plushka & Retro Mummy for my children, thanks girls!!
. . . 3 of my children pouring over Giggle Spot Designs & this bunny came home with us . . .

. . . lots of lovely things at Ivy Designs who was busy with people (thus lack of long shots of the stall, where you only saw people) & these necklaces came home with me, hi Wynona!!
I sold some fabric to Bloss Dolls at Handmade last weekend, so happy to become a customer.  I loved the cupcake style one on the left, however, my blue loving eldest girl wanted the turtles, both adorable!!
Summer Blossom is the daughter of Bloss Dolls & talent runs in the genes.  Love Rochelle & her beautiful soft girlie designs.  Even my son wanted a headband, bless him.  So we came home with these two beauties, Babushkas & a Kaffe Fassett print, love love.
Oh, big time fan of Plushka, her embroideries are adorable.  You might remember ALL the beautiful things i bought from Katia at the February Canberra Mathilda's were stolen, so this was my chance to replace some pieces. 
This gorgeous collection came home with us, i think i'll pop the triple set on a shepherd's crook pin as a pretty brooche.  Perfect for when i'm at Shop Handmade don't you think??
Also met Lisa from the Red Thread at Handmade last weekend in Canberra.  Again, my turn to be HER customer at her beautiful stall. 
& these little Sweeties came home with us.  One is called MiMi, like one of my girls & Freedie is not a fox, but a squirrel, however, Lisa was too kind to correct me when i kept telling my son he was an adorable fox!!  Der, there are acorns everywhere.
My favourite, Retro Mummy, busy as always, actually looking pregnant in this shot too!!
Fabric mania, ahhhh . . . some to replace the ones stolen from Mathilda's, no i refuse to get over it!!
Can you believe, Swedish prints with writing, the lot!!  All available at Retro Mummy's Shop, go now, before i take it ALL, or another 30 odd metres!! 
So my 4 had a ball, Allie was fabulous, the stalls looked beautiful, there was balloon making, gifts, fun & great parking (on the other side of Allen Border Oval, no parking tickets for me).  A few stalls are thinking of joining in Handmade Market in Canberra plus Shop Handmade, yes!!  I drove home via the old suspension bridge in North Bridge, love that area!!  It's so pretty, stone pillars & lanterns, i imagine horse drawn carts trotting over it 100 years ago.  There are even old buildings which my grandfather & his brothers built still standing since 1914.  Memories . . . Happy Easter lovely readers, hope you have a great time with family & remember our soldiers serving overseas during our 'holiday' they don't get a break, like my handsome soldier.  Love Posie

25 comments:

Tania McCartney said...

Yumalicious!!

Corrie said...

thank you for coming today! there were so many lovely stallholders thats for sure!

and yes I do actually look a bit pregnant there! mind you once my gorgeous mavi skinny jeans went up the top of my wardrobe I knew I was pregnant!!!

have a lovely easter break!
Corrie:)

clare's craftroom said...

What a fantastic market ! So glad you had fun being on the other side of the table for a change .

Rubyred said...

What a lovely post! I loved seeing all your fabulous buys! They all look gorgeous!What an amazing market!
Happy Easter!
Rachel x

m.e (Cathie) said...

now this girl loves to shop!!
what wonderful treasures!

Lia said...

Jen!!! I AM SO JEALOUS!!!!! they're allll sooooo wonderful...that's why I LOVE going to handmade markets :)...Happy easter to u and your family too :)

moose and bird said...

So many lovely things. Your children are so very lucky. Hope your Easter is a happy and relaxing one. Melinda xo

life and the memoirs said...

What a lovely way to spend your Easter Saturday! I love everything :)
Best wishes to you all for a Happy Easter x

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said...

Look at all the wonderful goodies!!!

Have a wonderful Easter!

Posie Patchwork said...

UPDATE: Jen from Melei fashion (another lovely stall i couldn't get shots of as she was busy with customers) just informed me Freddie from The Red Thread is a FOX!! That's one less daggy moment for me.
Anyone else up ridiculously early due to day light savings?? I miss living in the Northern Territory, they don't fuss about silly things like day light savings. Love Posie

The Sewing Dork said...

I want to fly over to Aussie to go shop these great fairs with you. I can't find anything like that where I live.

Kylie said...

Happy Easter Jennie and Family. SOunds like you had a great time shopping at the maket and I am pleased that you have been ble to replace some of the goodies.

Buttons by Lou Lou said...

Sounds like a great day out. So many lovely, lovely things.

manda said...

Happy Easter Posie....it looks like you had too much fun at the market :) x manda

Dragonfly said...

What a great day! Happy Easter and enjoy your holiday :-)
Cheers, Karen

Thea said...

Sounds like you are having a great time. Enjoy the rest of your Easter Break. x

lisa :: the red thread said...

Wow, you're a great shopper Jennie!! I think you single handedly doubled everyone's takings for the day!

It was lovely to see you again too - thanks for stopping by with your gorgeous children.

And yes, Freddie is a fox! Not such a der moment after all. I know his friend is a little acorn, but really a squirrel wouldn't have an acorn friend, he'd have an acorn lunch.

You're much quick off the mark with blog posting than me... I still haven't blogged about Handmade yet!

Hope you are enjoying your Sydney getaway.

Wynona @ ivy designs said...

it was so lovely to meet you!!!! and your brood. thanks for the purchase and hope to see you soon in canberra :)

Rosalind said...

Nice loot lovie! Glad you got to enjoy the market as a customer for a change :-) See you this week x

Steph said...

What a fantastic haul! Looks like you all had a gorgeous day. Makes me all itchy to go marketing! Hope all is well and thanks for your lovely comment :)

Violet and Rose said...

Dont you just love a good junior market shopper? My girls love markets. I wonder where that comes from?

Stacey said...

I can't believe you had things stolen from Mathilda's! I must have missed that post so just scrolled back until I found it. That's just terrible.
Poor you. I would have been deflated (and incredibly angry!) too.

Little Angel Little Devil said...

Hello angel,
Wow how lovley your purchases are, super envious!! really love the necklaces. Cant wait to see them all in practice. How lovely to be able to be on the other side. I didn't buy anything at Handmade as I'm sure I'll be spending on a weekly basis through the shop!!

Yes I did spare a thought for your lovely husband over the Easter break!

xx Rach

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Oh my pie so much loveliness to take in! What treasures so much I would like, just as well I am so far away!

Happy Easter!

Sarah x

Tania said...

Actually, that does sound like a whole lot of fun - getting to whizz around and shop from lovely crafty peeps. Hope it was a glorious Easter all 'round...