I had a lovely day out yesterday. I underestimated the temperature difference between Melbourne and Daylesford...it was rather chilly and rainy!
First stop was the Daylesford Farmers Market (1st Saturday of every month). There were lots of delicious goodies on offer. I bought some vegies, and this blackberry jam from The Nutty Orchard. I'm looking forward to having some on toast thismorning.
Next stop was the Daylesford Makers Market. The town hall is absolutely beautiful, it's just like stepping back in time. The market had a lovely warm and cosy atmosphere, with lots of lovely crafty goodies on offer and friendly stallholders. It was wonderful to meet some other bloggers and put faces to names!
I'm on a strict budget these days but I picked up a few little treats. A gorgeous crochet brooch and crochet hairclip from Beck at Dandelion. I'm keeping the brooch for me, and the hairclip will go into my upcoming birthdays stash (trying to keep up with the buying/making handmade for all birthdays).
Beck had also made the most beautiful handmade bunnies - and she also had little beds and blankies to go with them.... they were adorable.
The next treat stop was with Allison at the Lark stall. There were so many lovely things to choose from. I bought a donut rattle for a girlfriend who is due to have a bubba in July, the vintage fabric mirrors are for me, the 'I am 1' badges are for my twin nephews who turn 1 next Wednesday, and my sister bought me the '1 heart craft' badge.
I forgot to take my camera to get some photos, but I also checked out the lovely belts and cute little booties by Anna at Polly Pratt. If you hurry on over, Anna is having a giveaway.
After all of that craftiness, we headed out to the back of the hall where we feasted on homemade cupcakes, lemon slice and lamingtons at the cafe (I went back for seconds on the lemon slice - delicious)! The tables were set with vintage tablecloths and granny squares and flowering pot plants (how I wish I'd taken the camera).
Last stop on the tour was a visit to The Mill Market.
Anyone who loves a bit of vintage or retro could spend hours wandering around here. I picked up a vintage willow tin (in my favourite colours - spotted by Tinniegirl of course), and a cute kitty swap card.
I'll definitely be heading back for another visit!
There are some great photos over at Myrtle and Eunice (particularly demonstrating the weather)...