Thursday, July 31, 2008

Etsy front page Queen

I am officially declaring that DaraArt is the Etsy front page queen!

Here is another of her nifty treasuries featuring yours truely and some of the other Made on the Left gang.

Thanks Dara!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

The end of year market rush

This is my page on the retailers section of the Perth Upmarket website, a great new market that I will be taking part in at the Perth Town Hall on Sunday September 14. As far as I know, this is the first time a market will be held in the venue since the early days of the Swan River Settlement, when people used to sell (I'm guessing) chickens and apples in the undercroft. I'm thinking the stock will be slightly higher end in this century's incarnation!

It's also been confirmed that I will have a stall at the North Perth Festival, which will be held for the first time in groovy Angove Street North Perth on November 30. In the meantime, the other Made on the Left committee members and I are trying to lock away the date and location for the second Made on the Left Market, which we are also aiming to do in the next few months. Good Times...!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Thumbs up for the Made on the Left Market!

Wow - what a good night's sleep I had after the Made on the Left Market yesterday. The Hydey was packed to the rafters from about 10.30am to just after 3pm when it quietened down just a little, but it was almost at the stage where you couldn't move at lunchtime.

All the sellers had great products and a fantastic range, and the reaction from everyone was so positive it made all the hard work worth it. As an added bonus, the Odd Girl Out stall did really well too and I think we've finally worked out the best setup.

The other founders and I will be getting together in the next couple of weeks to talk about....gasp for air...planning the next market!

Friday, July 11, 2008

The day before the day after

It's the day before the Made on the Left market and I am feeling relatively well prepared. I spent last night and this morning making 20 pairs of a completely new kind of earring in a style I have named 'Lulu L'Amour' after a fictional 20s flapper with a growly smokers voice and an unfortunate penchant for mint juleps.

Yesterday evening I went to the 10th anniversary celebration of a programme called ArtsEdge, which promotes Arts Eduction in schools. I worked on ArtsEdge maaaaany moons ago and at the celebration they gave me these beautiful flowers to thank me. What a lovely surprise.

The Western Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra provided the entertainment and had me thinking maybe I should have put more practise in at the piano when I was a kid...they were very good

After the function I raced down to Innaloo (by way of home to pick up Moz) to watch Mamma Mia for my friend Kymbo's birthday.

I have to say, Pierce Brosnan certainly can smoulder but sing he cannot. In fact, the only ones who really could sing in the whole film were the unknown young girls who played the bride (Amanda Seyfried) and her bridesmaids - but I guess they were going the box office names. Funny, I could have sworn Meryl sung fantastically in Postcards from the Edge, but she must have lost it in between. All in all, I don't really think the storyline translated well to a fillum and that sort of high camp would be best left to the stage. And this is coming from someone who is partial to more than a little random Abba too.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Three more sleeps!

Oh no...only three more sleeps until the Made on the Left market and I haven't devoted much time at all to preparing...

All my energy of late has gone into promoting Made on the Left (plus tons of marketing work) and I'm proud to say we achieved lots of coverage from my press releases, including this article about in the local Voice news.

Ali J and Jaquie's fab illustration has got great comments wherever it is distributed and we now have a full complement of stall holders, so I just need to get my Odd Girl Out act into gear by Saturday! Gulp.

I'm hoping to bring the new bobby necklaces (featured in an earlier post) as well as the hairclips that were so popular at the Unwrapped marketplace, and plenty of other things in between.

It will be the first outing for my new hang tags and business cards, which is very exciting for them. They don't get out a lot.

If you are in Perth, come along to the Made on the Left Market at the Hyde Park Hotel West Perth from 11am-4pm this Saturday 12 July. And wish me luck!