Thursday, December 10, 2009
A Handmade Christmas
I took a little 'me time' last weekend after the market and jumped on the plane to Melbourne for a couple of days. Little H-Bomb stayed behind with Grandma and Grampsie, and Poison Ivy, who is still being breast-fed, came along with me for the ride.
Trips to Melbourne normally encompass a huge amount of shopping, especially the pre-Christmas trip. But do you know what? I spent more at the last two Homespun Markets than I did in Melbourne.
This Christmas is a handmade Christmas.
I am giving the most gorgeous, special and different gifts this year. Why not pop down to the market and make your Christmas a handmade Christmas too.
This week, you can find:
Soewnearth - beautiful woven silk scarves, hand-dyed woollen tops, very cool handmade buttons and groovy scarf pins
Chocolates in Bloom - give a bunch of chocolates instead of flowers or use Nicole's special boxed treats as a centre for the Christmas table
Cheryl Medwin - Cheryl's own free-form knitting and crochet including cute cards
Bubbamia - cute coin purses and groovy pencil rolls, great gifts!
Kylane Creations - our talented and metamorphic Kylie has her scrapbooked cards, chockies and canvases and now does really cute button hair ties too
inner+child - back again this week with their groovy childrens' accessories
Robin Cochrane - chunky-style beaded jewellery including freshwater pearls
Isis Made - you must see Isis' very awesome hand-bound journals, did I say awesome... awesome!!!
Raewyn Makes - **new** click on the link and have a look at those amazing cards! go on!
Kathleen Ritson - botanical print cards, egyptian cotton sheets for all size beds, neck cushions, Creative Memories solutions
Mary Curran and Janice - lots and lots of different shaped and styled totes plus cute skirts made with lovely stretch cotton jersey
Lee Harper - welcome back Lee! Gorgeous handstitched and embroidered things...
Lizart - Really lovely beaded jewellery and handmade rings
Janine Collins - welcome back too! Hand-dyed silk scarves plus scarves that have been loom-woven by hand, just so nice
Tina Pinkard - shopping bags, table runners, all kinds of fabric and sewn stuff
Apooki - cool fabric button hair things and new appliqued onesies this week
Taritta Butchart - cute little vintage pillowcase dresses
Red Bamboo - yum, yum! Soy candles, soaps, lip balms, bath bombs, oh so decadent!
Waifs and Strays - **new** very practical and very beautiful bags made from vintage fabrics
Rocky Gardens - jams and sauces - you'll just be sick of me saying how yummy they are - so buy some and try for yourself!
Four Seasons Herbs - herbs, herbs and herbs oh and organic coffee beans too!
Niki - very cute, very gorgeous kids clothing and accessories
Chris - **new** finally, something for little boys! Remember those little, wooden toys you had as a kid. Real toys they were, not plastic so and so. Get these right here at the market on Saturday!
Mis'chief by Tuskin - all kinds of handmade bits and pieces by the talented Kellie
Country Fresh Hot Potatoes - mmmmm, lunch!
Axis Design - **new** honey, grown right here in the Tamar Valley
Lees Orchards - apples and free-range eggs and sometimes fresh veg too!
Bruno Barcodi - really beautiful pendants or commission Bruno for your next sculpture
Rare - bags made from reclaimed and recycled materials
We are taking over the Pilgrim Uniting Church property. We are in three different areas this week and we also have some artwork from the John Calvin School in the gallery too. We are so worth crossing Paterson Street for!
See you at the Pilgrim Hall on Saturday from 10am to 3pm on the dot.
PS. If you would like a Hoot Hoot Hooray wrap skirt this week, you will either have to come down to the market hobart, buy one online or wait until next week :)