Sunday, August 2, 2009

The Three Two Musketeers Marketeers - updated

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.

17 comments:

Emjie said...

I love, love, love that black white print of the cat in the tree.

JasperBoy said...

I was hoping to see you on my travels yesterday, but I was doing things in reverse order to you....
Bundoora Park Farmer's Market (for some m.e. Cathie goodies), then to Sisters' then to Yarraville. I didn't stop anywhere for lunch as I wasn't hungry; well I was hungry but that was back at 10am and so I chose to stuff myself full of m.e. sweet treats!

Jen in Melbourne

Sarah said...

The monster cards are cute.

beccasauras said...

So Cornershop was good? Will try it soon, it's always packed so it must be ok. I'm exhausted after reading about your travels, let alone doing it. Gosh, my quilt looks good in that pic!

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

Crikey ... you two know how to shop. I am well impressed! I love all your purchases.

You must have visited Pippijoe after Bargy and I left (we minded shop a couple of times - probably scaring prospective customers away!).

MissyP said...

Phew, that made me exhausted just reading about your day! I LURVE Sisters market, but I've been so many times now, there's nothing left that I haven't bought. Not that that's ever stopped me in the past.

We may have crossed paths - I was at the Substation too. One blissfully happy woman, one bored husband, two cranky boys, and one screaming toddler. Ringing any bells? I also spoke to Leonie and her daughter Lucy. The woman on the stall next to hers (nearest the door) is a third year student from my course. Small blinkin' world! Can't go anywhere without the make up and the hair done these days!!

Finki (jay) said...

I'm sooo jealous. what a fantastic round up. I really want to get over to the substation market, but they clash with dates I'm at sisters....one day.
Thanks for popping in to say hello. (:

Jennifer Rose said...

I wish there were places like that around here, sounds like a great place to spend a day :)

that black and white fabric is really nice, the pattern on it is wonderful. I'd have a hard time using it lol

Margaret @ Konstant Kaos said...

I love the PippiJoe fabric ... I bought one of her sample packs and now I love lovely snippets of material goodness to work with!

Thanks for dropping by yesterday!

sewjourn said...

Sounds like you had a great day! What fun.

meg d said...

I was so nice to meet you too! Quite a surprise! You really managed to fit a heap into your day & meet so many people & pick up so many things (mild jealously that I had to return to reality of 3 boys & chores...) Love the look of the those bags by Pieces of You...

Julia said...

I can see why you said it was a fabulous day!

Jenny said...

You two have so much fun-what a lot to fit into your day-glad you had food stops and starts for energy! You certainly bought some lovely things:)

Alison said...

It is posts like this that make me wish I wasn't scared of flying!

Leonie said...

A Craft market crawl! That's just girl heaven! Was lovely to see you. Thanks for the mention on your post.

dearmolly said...

one day and so much ground covered, and so may lovely purchases to show for it!

caitlin said...

Hip hip hooray for your big stash!