04 October 2011

some more Handmade market eye candy . . .

Greetings all,
So you wanted more Handmade Market eye candy . . . how about some incredible origami/ paper folding/ cleverness (images by Rosalind at Grace Designs).  This is exactly the kind of special something something i'd have under a glass cloche in my homestead, a show stopping unique handmade object which i would gaze at daily with wonder & heart flutters.
 Those Mookah sisters know how to style a stall.  There is something just-so-spot-on about their taste, quality & design.  Leisa said "we don't do pretty like you".  My personal choice isn't pretty either, some soft vintage in the girls' bedrooms but our homestead will be all about texture & linens, bold screen printed pattern & 'durable', like our leather King Furniture Jasper lounge.
 Props & signage is a great addition to your stall.  I love vintage lettering - on a wooden block - yes please.  I really want to cut back on my range/ variety so i have more space for props & merchandising than just baskets of products.  I've been trying to do this for a while, less is more & all that.
 The truth about child labour & the Posie production line was revealed . . . my girls were hand sewing behind the stall (& softie bombing my accessories tree.)  The customers loved it, commenting they wished their children could sew/ crochet/ knit/ embroider - i'm just raising them the way i was brought up . . . when you're not playing in the garden, swimming, walking the dog or on a bike, you're doing something crafty with your hands. 
 I came home to a freshly baked chocolate on chocolate cake on Sunday afternoon. I couldn't eat it, i had a shower & a lie down . . . each child lifted the ice pack off my eyes & asked if they could have my slice.  Look at these faces, do they look like the kind of girls who would take food from their sick mother??  You betcha!!  Thanks for the photo Rosalind.
What's on the cards for me today - turning out the garage, urgh.  My husband will read this & cheer.  Bring on the garbage bags, i feel SO good after Spring cleaning, love Posie
PS on my super go slow internet connection i can only add a few images per post, frustrating to say the least + on going comment issues, come on Blogger!!

22 comments:

Brenda said...

Glad you had a great weekend, and time to do some shopping! If it were me I would have spent all my profits!

Kerryanne English said...

What sweet little helpers you have there Posie. Mine used to help... and then they became teenagers!! [sigh]
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Lib said...

Hi Posie,
those displays look amazing! You're a woman after my own heart with your King Jasper lounge :)
The photo of your girls is truly divine, what beauties they are!!
L

Hot Fudge said...

What a fabulous market - I'm a little envious! I too am having problems with our Internet connection. Apparently for the first time ever we have almost reached our limit and it is going slow until 17th of the month. Maybe it was me watching Sunday's Junior Master Chef (which I missed on TV) on the computer. Oo-er.

Kylie said...

Glad that you made it through the market. Good luck with the spring cleaning. Onto that this week too. Moving and all, may as well make it easier on myself.

Seaweed and Raine said...

Hope you are feeling better soon. Did you end up getting your piece of cake? ;)

BarefootBride said...

I wish we had markets like that here. We really only have a couple of them throughout the year and it's usually the same people selling. Oh well.

Miss Prudence said...

Wow your girl on the right is looking so much like you!
THey are both lovely, but right, you know that yeah! LOL
Spring cleaning! Yeah! I cleared 2 black garbo bags of TUPPERWARE from my tupperware cupboard and STILL have a full cupboard. I think is does breed, surely i didn't spend all that!!!!!!

good luck with the garage!

ps lvoely chatting the other night xxxxx

Tanya said...

Awesome looking markets, must be so great to hold a stall there. Such a lovely pic of your beautiful girls too. :-)

Michelle said...

spring cleaning! Gotta love it! I had the vinnies truck turn up last Thursday and take the load I had prepared over Christmas (oops!), it felt so good!! Hope you're feeling better soon, Michelle xx

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

I'm so sorry we coudln't make it this time...we had planned to go to the Bowral one and had family down this time...I do hope you are feeling better...not good that you have been unwell...thinking of you and sending a big hug through cyberspace for you...love Dzintra

deux chiens et un garcon said...

really must come down for a vist to this market soon.

i am having a lot of trouble with commenting on posts. Hope this gets through.

Hope you are feelign better

jillxxx

Lib said...

Hey Ms. Posie...I have done a post today that DEFINITELY requires your input - good cop bad cop...how you cope having to be both with your husband away so much??

Anna Bartlett said...

I'm trying to figure out how to 'style' my next stall without overloading it at the moment. Not easy stuff! Thanks for the photos!

tinajo said...

I love places like this, thanks for sharing! :-)

Salley said...

Thanks for market pickies..hope you're feeling better and sorry my dress up box is empty. No amazing shoulder padded frocks at all. :(

Mookah said...

Thanks for being such a super fab stall neighbour again! It was great to catch up, chat with some crafty folk, put a few dollars in the pocket and be a tourist in Canberra.

Hope you're feeling a little better after a day or two of rest, and that Rory the Racing Car with his little dimples is enjoying his moose floor cushion.

Anonymous said...

A champion effort to get through the market weekend. I hope that you feel better and enjoy some quieter days with the kids over the holidays. So hard to do all of that flying solo but looks and sounds like you are doing a fantastic job - your gorgeous kids reflect that. Rest up, M.

Agnes said...

LOL "child labour"! Those girls are so damn pretty!

Posie Patchwork said...

Thanks everyone, feeling better now, stuck into Spring cleaning, exhausted but not on 'show', love Posie

Taylor Made said...

What great kids you had to help you out....sounds like you could have stayed in bed though. Hope all is well now.

janerowena said...

There are still some blogs I can't comment on - I'm trying yours out to see if it works! I love crafts, my kids don't, it seems very wrong. I was the only one of my mother's four daughters to enjoy learning all the crafts my mother could teach me.