Thursday, May 21, 2009

Newbies for this weekends market..........

As always the week leading up to market is a whirlwind of creativity an production. Maybe signing up to do one market a month isn't such a bad idea after all. It definitely keeps me on my toes and challenges me to constantly reinvent my stalls appeal by introducing new and exciting products.

On the drawing board this month and ready to go for the Sonny & Coco Market on Sunday are my new range of earrings, as posted about recently, and......very exciting...........a new stitched basket.

I have been playing around with a few shapes that I liked the look of, some more round, some hexagon, but I've settled on this ever so cute curvy, squarish one.

It has a square base, curvy sides, and a scalloped lid. I made my prototype out of pages recycled from a 70's how to sew book. It makes me cry to cut up books, but this one was damaged and beyond repair, so I've kept it to salvage what I can. So really it's not book murder, rather book saviour.

I'm so happy with the result, all curviliscious and practical too. Perfect for your colored cotton reels and favourite needles, or your bangles and jewels or of course the old fave, full of lollies.

I'll have all the favourites at my stall including a new selection of gift cards, so if you are in the neighbourhood do drop in.

The market is close to the high st Tram, and a little walk from Preston station. The Library is around the corner for the kids to hang out at, and there are a few de lish coffee and cake spots on High, like The fire station Cafe/Gallery at 378 high st, Preston.

They do the best breakfasts, and I dare you to try the taste tempter No doubt inspired by Elvis 'the king'. It's a toasted peanut butter and banana sandwhich, topped with bacon and honey...Yumm!

You'll see these talented peep's there too:

Flicketty splits
Rabbit& the Duck
Konstant Kaos
The Lark
Kids with crayons

and much.....much.....more!
Pop by and support this new market in Preston. It would be lovely to see it become regular, so we all have another shopping hot spot in the Northern suburbs.


  1. Please tell me I can buy a basket from you without going to the narkets ! its too far to come from Queensland for the day !

  2. I so wish I was going to be around this weekend to come along! Definitely next time though. I adore that basket - I will be needing one Jay. I have a similar one made by my Nanna from old bank calendars. Love it! Have a great day.

  3. That basket is verrrry nice....hope the market is a huge success!

  4. Hi,

    I met you today at the market,but didn`t realise it was you when we were talking at my stall so i didn`t introduce myself and when i went past your stall you were busy.I hope the market went well for you.


  5. Nice to see you today Jay, hope you had a fantastic day.

  6. I wanted to go but the dreaded lurgy still has me in its grips. I hope you had a good day. I love the gorgeous new basket design. It's wonderful.

  7. Hi Jay,

    Thank you for sharing your Finki goodies with us all on Sunday. I am super happy with my latest stash (yes, I had to wear one of my knitted rings the same afternoon). I look forward to catching you again at Sisters in June where I'll be ready to add to my Finki collection.

    Thank you for your friendly and generous customer service.

    Jen in Melbourne

    PS - Since I don't craft I thought I'd better share where I got the pieces that I was wearing are from......the vintage scrabble tile necklace was from Shelbyville and the button bracelet was from Melei (both Sydney crafters and bloggers).


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