early, cold and fun

stitchedupmama went to market on saturday

this photo shows the triangle shawl, some fibre jewellery and the mEsH infinity scarves

it was a really fun day, in spite of the early (and cold) morning

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we did it!

we did it – not only did we get up really early on market day, but we made it by 8 a.m.

what an enjoyable time we had – not only with our own stall, but browsing (and buying) was fun too

deloraine market is quite big and there was a great atmosphere

the other stallholders were very friendly and there was a really interesting variety of things for sale

here are some views of our stall – including my embroidered birds, hearts & pincushions

we both forgot camera and/or phones in the sleepy-eyed rush so had to use hubby’s phone to record our efforts

daughter does beautiful knitting (scarves in foreground), makes paper clay hearts (on the oval dish), and sells collectibles (eg. french postcards, next to scarves)

despite the early (and very cold) morning, she still had a smile for everyone (in the front are some beautiful vintage silk shirts she was selling)

stitchedupmama had some crochet for sale too – hats, fibre jewellery and cowls (in tray, at left, and on stand, centre;  also, check out the first two photos on this post)

there were only trestle tables available, so we dressed ours up with vintage embroidered tablecloths and vintage boxes, trays, baskets and stands

when it was all over, hubby took us to the deli for coffee and cake before taking us home (he had also done most of the fetching and carrying while we set up)

we finished the day with a movie – three amigos – but we were so tired our laughter became rather hysterical …

was it worth all the effort of doing a market stall, i hear you ask

yes, definitely!

tagged and ready to go

today i finished getting everything ready for the deloraine market on saturday

hatchlings, hearts and birds did not escape

neither did these rustic pincushions

the stitched cloth-covered journals only had a short reprieve

[i finished them late last night]

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to market, to market

i just finished getting everything ready for the market at deloraine this weekend

i also wrote up an inventory, and what i’m taking amounts to nearly $2000 … phew

if even a fraction of that gets sold i’ll be happy

this photo doesn’t do it justice – it’s hard to see all the small things in baskets, boxes and even an old suitcase (see bottom left of photo)

i collected up some of it from my gallery (mostly stuff i’ve made this year)

i also made some items specifically for the market – to see more, click here

beauty in decay

i photographed this amazing shed (and surrounding out-buildings) in deloraine, tasmania

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apparently the big shed used to be the milk depot for the surrounding farms

these buildings show that there is beauty in decay