Saturday, August 18, 2007

Magnolia Square

Today my friend and I hit Magnolia Square, a craft fair here in Melbourne. I think you have to be invited to exhibit stuff there, so it's all pretty classy stuff. I found out about it through blogland (of course!). Ahhhh, retail therapy - you gotta love it! Here's what treasures I came home with:

Two plush duckies, by Gertie and Me, for two babies yet to be born. I think I'll knit baby hats to go with them...


Some ultra-cute magnets, by Little Chipipi, which I'll send out with some cards I plan to make (one of these days!)...


A gorgeous set of mail stamps, from I've forgotten who - whoops. We're heading to Canada in a couple of months, for ten months, and I'm on the lookout for cool letter-writing stuff, so I can send fun mail to my friends...


Here's my favourite (and most expensive) purchase! Me and my new bag, by Bell + Watson.


And here's what I bought from Auntie Cookie's stand, two cards, two badges and an applique pack...


I was hoping to meet Shannon (alias Auntie Cookie) - in fact, it's kind of what got me to the market - but she was coming down later. However, I was totally stoked to meet three other bloggers who I keep track of: Joanne of Teacup, Samantha of whizzme, and Angela of Three Buttons and Sew Your Own. I got the low down on the copying controversy, which was helpful. Amazing that people in the craft scene feel they can't be creative enough to come up with their own stuff. Anyway, it was ACE to meet these people in the flesh - makes reading their blogs that much more personal. And they knew my blog, which was so gratifying - hey, it's way better feedback than I get from most of my extended family, who I originally started blogging for.

Lastly, I would have bought these shoes by Chook Leaf for Piper (the Spanish Stripes in the pink/red colour scheme), but they didn't have her size. (I was very tempted by the Pullet boots too...) I can order them online though...

So to sum up: Magnolia Square, very fun but hard on the hip pocket!

4 comments:

Cathy said...

hello there. sounds like we did the same thing yesterday. I too was at Magnolia Square meeting all my fellow bloggers. it was a great day. Love that bag - I was eyeing that one off too. I will put a post on my blog with the things that I bought too. Great to read your blog - another fellow Melbournian!!!

Anonymous said...

Hiya!!
well I have not been very crafty at all since being back!! I have been working like nuts and have 0 time! as well as with youth stuff man therte's alot right now. But i am moving our on the 31st so hopefully that will mean a slowing of pace and more room for crafties!!!
i am hoping to cross stich a baby thing for Sahryn't new baby. we'll see how that goes. wish me luck and lets all hope it doesn't take as long as the last one took me (which grandma and mum both loved by the way.
love you all
xxoo michelle

Shannon said...

Sorry I missed you - it would have been great to meet up & thanks ofcourse, for buying some of my stuff!

I love your bag, her bags were great. And dont worry about not buying some chookleaf shoes - as super cute as they are - they are made in indonesia....what a let down. Although maybe Im the only one who was hoping there was a little cobbler in someones shed making them all....

kirsten said...

nice loot!! i am super jealous of your stamp kit - that is sensational. and i must get/make me a new bag - getting to the urgent level...