It is a New Year and my first Market is this weekend!!

January 11, 2017 in Blog

Wow it seems only yesterday that I let you know I was having a break – but it was three weeks ago – I hope that it went wonderfully for you and that you had a magical Christmas Break. For me and my hubby, we gardened, slept in, had friends over and drank too much lovely champagne. Needless to say I am now back at the gym, off the champagne and eating clean again …. it had to happen.

So what news – well….. the calendar is now up and will be added too as I know dates for my permanent but irregular markets. I love the markets and I love meeting so many gorgeous people … such fun. This year I am permanently at Hall Markets (up the top on the grass – yay), at the Queanbeyan market under those fantastic trees and at Three Sixty Fashion Markets (still waiting for the dates of those)….. I will also do Murrumbateman Field Days and will do the Canberra Christmas Market (this may be the last one unless they update and really market it)  plus a number of fetes and fairs. Makes me tired thinking about it.

My products:

I seem to have products now that work for people – while still keeping with the retro tattered edge, and that I like to make. I am very lucky in that I can keep myself occupied by doing several different things – I would get bored doing the same old! And the markets I am my customers love my variety!! So how good is that!!

This year I will have vintage and kids aprons for sale – I am going out of the men’s aprons and the retro character aprons though as they didn’t sell as well as I had hoped – I will still bring them to the markets however and sell them for $30 which is a steal!!

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cute girls in my aprons

My Rosie bands were the hit of November and December and I will definitely keep these going – with a new line of vintage infinity scarves making their appearance in late Autumn trimmed with old lace and fabrics.

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wearing a Rosie Band – love them!!

The Vintage Tea-Cup pincushions are still as popular as ever…. I have thought about giving them up but it seems you still love them – so they are here to stay (5 years on)

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Tea cup pin cushions – still popular

The Garden Totems and Bird Feeders will continue through summer and lessen off for winter (of course) but I have soooooo much stock to make up – I think I will have a bit bit of fun in winter making up my spring stock – and I have a new tool I need to try out too.

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my key rings (these are in production without their rings)

I always have some sort of jewelry – simply because I enjoy fiddling – I have started making statement necklaces and earrings which went well for Christmas – so I am adding bracelets made from old watches for the markets this year – they will probably make their appearance in late Autumn also ….. My keyrings are doing well – the new larger format and the board have helped so these will keep on going strong.

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Statement necklaces with matching earrings

The thing that is changing is the Just Like Me Dolls – I still have a lot of stock of dolls and need to do a repaint soon. These dolls are now going to be entirely on Etsy from February, for every doll sold $12 will go to raise money for our work with Dress a Girl Around the World and Days for Girls…… have a look at our Sew for a Girl Canberra website

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the dolls will raise much needed funds for Sew for a Girl Canberra to send dresses and Days for Girls Packs to gives around the world

The other exciting thing is that I will have these cute bags to sell at the markets which you can use time and again for $12. They are heavy quality canvas which I appliqued our signature washing line on ….. so buy one and help us do this important work

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Our shopping bags – aren’t they cute??

I hope to see you this weekend at the Queanbeyan Market 9am to 1pm off Lowe Street … it is supposed to be 28 degrees – I am hoping so!!

Love

Carol