Saturday, September 12, 2009

A Handmade Evening


Owlies by Fock Space Toys

Last night, I was incredibly lucky enough to represent this darling blog at the VIP viewing of the Handmade Market: In Bloom at the very rustic, very charming Yarralumla Woolshed.

My (two) dates and I were treated to delicious local wine (by Lakeview Estate) and beer (by Zierholz) and amazing canapes. The dates with goats cheese pesto in particular were divine. It all felt ultra spesh. I love being a VIP.

I even got a freebie or two, including this beautifully crafted brooch by Sinead Buckney. Did I mention that I love being a VIP?

All this decadent pampering led me to make many an extravagant purchuse, including this gorgeous ring by Klei.

Who also makes numerous other beautiful things including these dear little animal pendants.

This crocheted table runner (which is actually a scarf) by a lovely lady whose name I can't remember (sorry!).

And some fab fabrics from Posie Patchwork which will be made into cushions for the couch real soon.

It truly was an amazing night and showcased just how many wonderful, creative, handmakin' peeps there are in our fine citytown. The huge line of cars trying get in when we left indicates just how much Canberra is embracing the handmade.

A big huge thank you to the market's creative director, Julie for inviting us along and spoiling us rotten! The Market is open till 4pm today, and will be back again in three months.


Toddette said...

Oh sweet stuff!
I would have liked to go but I have mere cents to my name - was the stuff reasonably priced?

Jaimie said...

I'm glad you guys had an enjoyable time. Lucky i checked and orgnaised it! That brooch is divine.

Oops, spelling bad!

bee said...

Wow that brooch is amazing. You lucky VIP! What a clever idea to make the scarf into a table runner. Will keep that in mind as I peruse op shop scarfs in the future!