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:
Rabbit& the Duck
Kids with crayons
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.