Perusing the various artisan and design markets is one of my favourite weekend and holiday pursuits. Always on the hunt for original and stylish products, I love to chat to the makers and – in all the name of research - make a few purchases! Below are just 3 of my favourite recent finds to share with you. This delightful Pom Pom making kit by Julie Nicholson
was picked up at the Avalon Market last month. This market is bigger than Ben Hur and had so much Handcrafted Goodness from both near and far, that I couldn’t even make it around to all the stalls. Julie runs workshops in Avalon and has these packaged kits all ready to gift. Pom Pom or Weaving Kits – take your pick. I for one, am looking forward to pumping out the pompoms with my daughter over the school holidays.
I have gifted two pairs of these leggings already this Christmas to rave reviews. They are hand-printed and made in Melbourne using a super soft cotton and come with a set of 5 fabric markers. Let the kids wear as PJ’s or or rock their unique leggings out and about. Either way, it will kill some serious holiday time colouring in all those little pictures! By Captain Robbo. The Corner Block Studio
can help you bring your walls to life. Using sustainable materials they make adjustable frames for displaying books, record jackets, cards or any printed material that would look great on display. Adorn your walls with your own kind of art and swap it out whenever you like. Ever revolving wall décor. Genius.
Many more markets still to come this year. Never thought I’d say this, but I might just be all marketed out for 2017…. Sx