Monday, September 15, 2008

Going to Town...the Town Hall that is

Here I am at Perth Upmarket on my wonderful new apron made by the lovely Sam of Fatty DeMonsey Delightful Designs. I always look worried in photos...not quite sure why. Squinty eyes maybe? Thanks to all the lovely customers who came down, and well done to Justine for her organisation of the event. Special thank to my mum for sewing my groovy wallpaper like backstand cover and tablecloth and covering my pinboards, and to Moz for jigsawing my great new display stands xxx.

Given the feedback from customers, I'll definitely be making some more of the red rose and black necklace I am modelling in time for my next market - Distracted in Leederville on October 26.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


A highly fortuitous and unexpected stop at an antiques shop has led me down another path...vintage button necklaces. I spent an hour pouring over a huge bowl of necklaces and pulled out some treasures, which have now been fashioned into necklaces...coming soon to a market near you.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Take a walk on the cute side

I've added some cute options for my stock for upcoming markets. I don't usually do cute. Whimsical, maybe. Kooky, indeed. But cute is a road less travelled for this chicky babe.

This image features upcycled toy man pendant on silver toned chain, 'rescuing' some wee Matryoshka polymer clay pendants (entirely made my moi) on gold toned necklaces.

It will be interesting to see what sort of feedback these get at the markets, I may have to push the cute barrow out some more...

IKEA obsession

I try not to love it. It just feels so wrong. I know it's just another mega corporation responsible for many of the ills of the world. But really, how can I resist when IKEA has the coolest frames like this for only $39.95?* Showcasing my latest Vintage Wallpaper Pendant creations which will be onsale at Perth Upmarket.
*I am not employed, bribed or encouraged by IKEA to give them any publicity at all. However, if they would like to a) hire me as a highly paid marketing guru or b)send me large denomination gift vouchers, I would be open to discussion.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Going Upmarket

I'm pretty excited (and apprehensive!) about the Christmas marketing season, which kicks off next Sunday 14 September 12pm at the fabulous location of the Perth Town Hall with the first Perth Upmarket. I was in Spotlight the other day (1 September) and they were putting up the aisles of Christmas decorations. Huh? It was only last Christmas last time I looked.
Anyway, the Perth Upmarket is a new market that has been put together by the lovely Justine, who apart from being an organiser extraordinaire, also has a line of her own children's clothes, Oli B. Designs. Many of me old muckers from the Made on the Left market are going to be represented at the market, plus my good buddy Issy from the wonderful Pinch and Spoon, so the products there should be great, but I think I'm most excited about the delicious looking cupcake stall....mmmmm, caaaaaakke!
I'll be unveiling some new lines at the Perth Upmarket which will be photographed and added to this blog just as soon as I finish them.