Yesterday, Tinniegirl and I set off on a marketeering mission (after a nice relaxing breakfast of course).
First stop on the whistlestop tour was the Newport Substation. I hadn't visited this venue before, and I didn't realise what a beautiful building it was. It's been fully restored and is now a fabulous space for all sorts of arty and crafty ventures.
We specifically went along to visit the Artists Market, but there was also an art exhibition downstairs which was great to have a look at. We had a chat with Leonie, and I bought one of her lovely handmade lavender sachets to hang in my wardrobe. I was very restrained with all of the other beautiful things on offer.
We also had a chat to Melanie from Pieces of You. She makes the most amazing refashioned suit jackets, and scarves and bags (sorry about the terrible photo - head over to her blog for decent ones!).
Next stop on the whistlestop tour was the Yarraville Market.
I bought a lovely quilted baby playmat from Beccasaurus (I'd been meaning to make one for a friends little bubba who is now four months old, and I finally realised that I'm never going to get it done)! I also bought a lovely little crochet flower (in my favourite colour combo) from Fiona.
Edited: I also got to meet the lovely Meg from Megs Threads who was also at Yarraville. It's so nice to put a face to a blog!
We stayed in Yarraville for a very yummy lunch at Cornershop in Ballarat St. I highly recommend it if you're in the area.
As we were leaving Jane tipped us off about a little op-shop that we'd actually driven past, but somehow missed. Inspired by all of the re-fashioning going on over at Myrtle and Eunice and Clutterpunk, I picked up something that might just fit the bill (I'll hopefully play show and tell later in the week)!
By this time, we were nearly all marketed out, but we still wanted to visit the Sisters Market. We decided that if there was a car park right out the front of the market, then a little visit was 'meant to be', but if there wasn't then we'd keep on driving. Lo and behold..... a visit was 'meant to be'.
As soon as we walked inside, we bumped into Melanie and her beautiful little bubba, and then it was time for a quick shopping spree before pack up time.
I picked up some lovely cards from Printspace and the funniest little monster cards from Wendy June.
Then of course I couldn't resist these beautiful fabrics by Caitlin from Pippijoe. I'm promising that these won't be staying in the stash - I have plans for them....
I'll be saving up my pennies for a Philippa Garrard print on my next visit...
We had a quick chat to Jay from Finki, Margaret from Konstant Kaos, and Lauren from Lauren Williams Handmade...... but then the clock struck 4 and our time was up....
Phew! What a fabulous day.