Sunday, December 5, 2010

Another Handmade Market success!

Yesterday's market was a resouding success!  The lead up to the Christmas Handmade Market, launch of handmade living., preparing my own stall for the market, and keeping everything up to date with Shop Handmade has left me little time for...well...anything really!

Canberra has experienced it's greatest rainfall in many years and for the first time in 12 years our dams are at 100%.  The week leading up to the market has seen localised flooding and power outages all over the Nations Capital and it's surrounds but it all stopped in time for the market.  So after all of this rain what should I wear?  Gumboots of course!

My gorgeous gumboots!

"Farmer" Tania McCartney stepping out in style!

I was in the handmade living. marquee with the greatest bunch of designers who feature in the book who had travelled from near and far to be a part of this exciting event.  Tanya from Seven Blueberries, Kirsten from Forget-Me-Not Paperware, Kathy from Studio Amara, Katie from MissChief Maker, Wynona from ivy designs, Catalina Voroneneau,  Rachel from Ricochet Art, Sarah from winterdesigns, Caleena from littlepeopleclothing, Hilary from Hilary Wardaugh Photography and the amazing Tania McCartney - author and creator of handmade living.  At several times throughout the day we had a line up of eager customers trying to get into the marquee to meet all of us and we all soon got used to signing copies!

And here is my feature!  So exciting!

No time to relax for me just yet!  I have 3 days left of work, 2 Christmas parties, 40 orders to finish, book signing and selling on Saturday, another market on Sunday and then the mammoth task of moving house on Tuesday.

Lou x


  1. Love the gumboots! Sounds like a fantastic day, sorry I missed it.

  2. Hi Louse...lovely to meet you on Saturday...loved the markets and loving the book!!! Cool gumboots Chick!!!
    Wishing you a smooth move...Dzintra♥x