The view from my sisters front porch
Wowee, what a busy weekend!
Mr X had a curriculum day on Friday, so we headed up to Clunes Friday afternoon. Once the car was unpacked, we headed straight for the main street to Widow Twankeys Confectionery Emporium for a cappucino and an ice cream (boysenberry ripple...delicious).
On Saturday, it was an early start and we were off to the Daylesford Makers Market. My sis unloaded everything from the car, and helped me to set up and pack up (thanks Sel). My BIL spent a couple of hours Friday night rigging up a nifty contraption to hang my handbags, using an old bed frame that he had in the shed. It worked a treat.
I'm clearly still struggling with the less is more approach
After taking a couple of happy snaps of my stall, my point and shoot camera decided that it had battery issues, and decided not to work.... so for some more photos of the day, head over here and here and more here.
The market had such a lovely vibe, and all of the local ladies made us visitors feel very welcome indeed. When you have such lovely stallholders and customers, it makes the market a whole lot of fun (and the time passes really quickly)!
Steph did a wonderful job of organising, and came straight over when I arrived to make sure that I had everything I needed, and made sure that I had a big country welcome. I was extremely excited to finally meet Jodie and after all this time. She is one of my super crafty bloggy heroes, and it seems that we've missed each other every time there's been a crafty catch up.
It ended up being crafty blog central for the day, with soooo many blogging stallholders and visitors (most wearing puffy brooches for quick identification). I'm going to try really really hard to list them all here, but I seem to have memory issues these days (as Danielle can attest to), so if I've missed you, please let me know and I'll update my list!
Two Cheese Please
The Craft Gypsy
Teacups on Treetops
Julies Provincial Patch
Land of Meg
A huge thanks to each and every person who came along and said hello, and bought handmade.
After all of the excitement of the market, Sel and I headed off for a very quick visit to Lark and bumped straight into Jodie and Annie....and had a quick laugh that we were all out and about still wearing our market aprons!
It was time for a very well deserved sleep in today. After a big breakfast of pancakes, bacon and maple syrup on toast, we headed into Ballarat.
First stop was Dear Prudence (after a few blockies due to me giving my BIL the wrong address number) - it's 434 Sturt St Ballarat, not 424! Then it was across the road (still in Sturt St) to Blonde Vintage.
We popped in to visit my dad for the rest of the afternoon, before bidding our farewells and heading back to the big smoke. I've arrived home tonight to find that my older sister (who was on cat feeding duty for the weekend), has cleaned my entire house from top to bottom. I'd left it in an absolute shemozzle of a mess on Friday, but now I can put my feet up and relax and watch some tv and just chill..... thanks Rach.
I still haven't unpacked my car, so the display of market / shopping loot will have to wait for tomorrow!