Friday, November 6, 2009

Supporting hand made never felt so good

I went to the Mathilda's Market held in Sydney last Sunday and I've only just managed to take photo's of the beautiful goodies I came away with.  The weather has been so gloomy here of late I have been putting off taking photo's but today decided I could wait no longer.

This is how my visit progressed......

First up these gorgeous hair clips from Tutti Fruiti.  I got to the markets rather late and found the very lovely Belinda had been having a rather successful market day.  Luckily she still had afew items to choose from.

I just couldn't go past these lovely duck egg blue stud earrings for myself - never mind the children!

Next up The Raisin Did It with this fabulous print of the frivolous, frolicking, nightime jamboree

and this fantastic floral bird just really caught my eye.  The images have been printed on white linen place mats but I have been toying with the idea of either framing them or using them in some other crafty project - perhaps they can become the apron on a couple of apron skirts for christmas.........hmmm the cogs are now turning.

Then I found Sophie and Mel with her sweet little babe manning the Barefoot Babies stall, stocked with beautiful handmade garments for the littlies in our life.  I snapped up this hip little singlet as a christmas gift for one of my nephew's.  Don't you just love that dinosaur!

Next up I visited loz and dinny crafting extraordinaire Gemma.  I was first attracted to her stall by a lovely library bag hanging at the front.  As I was standing there I noticed a vinyl snap purse which looked sooo familiar.  It was only then that I realised whose stall I was looking at!  I love Gemma's blog and was very happy to meet her here in Sydney after she came all the way up from Tassie for the market.

I was oohhhing and aahhing over the above very sweet and old fashiony type hat and decided I just could not go home without it when - Gemma GIFTED it to me!!!- she could have knocked me over with a feather.  I was very touched and after thanking her profously, a little lost for words.  This wonderful, wonderful blogging community - what more can I say...........

Finally I reached the Snailblazer/Lottielulu stall.  I had seen Cass' Explorer Satchel's on her blog and was happy to see she still had this little number on her table.  I promptly purchased it 'for my girl's' - as if! - it has already become a WIP bag (somewhere to keep one of the yarny projects I have on the go). 

It was at this time my (at the end of his tether) husband and two restless children caught up with me and suggested I get a wriggle on in no uncertain terms.  So I did not get the chance to spend any more time perusing Cass and Ingrids other items on offer.

c'est la vie - there will always be next time.....................


  1. You scored some great stuff. I wish I'd had more time to look around. Thanks for posting a pic of the pins and earrings. They look fab!

  2. you got some goodies for sure! I wish I had managed to do a bit of shopping - I suppose that's the problem with a 4 hour market. I love the snailbalzer bag, those birds are so cute!!


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