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Sunday, November 27, 2011

A crafty way to shop

Who wants to watch telly when you could be at Markit at Fed Square?

Oh, unless the telly looks like this knitted one from the lovely folks at Lark.

I fell in love with Jimmy at The Gently Unfurling Sneak...and left with some of their brilliantly quirky cards.

Then it was time to Ask Alice about her super cute stationery. I couldn't resist these gift tags.

Retro Print Revival had some bright ideas. I especially love the Very Hungry Caterpillar lamp (in the front right corner of this pic) and I'm certain Leeyong at Style Wilderness would love the Frida Kahlo number, since she dresses like her sometimes. Minus the monobrow, though (disappointing I know.)

I can't even tell you how much I loved this stall. SO MUCH CUTE. You should check them out here.

Can you believe this beautiful print was on a doona cover for a cot? Some babies have all the luck. It's from Sunday Morning - appropriate since Markit was on a Sunday, yes? Oh yeah, in case you hadn't worked it out yet, Markit is a MASSIVE market full of independent Melbourne designers showing off all their great stuff - accessories, bags, prints/ posters, ceramics, jewellery, everything you can think of, really. There is so much talent in this town it's almost scary. I left feeling super inspired...

...saw Santa waiting for a train... (for the record, he was wearing black Ugg boots. Ugh. But not surprising, really, given he was waiting for the Frankston train.)

...and got so excited about my purchases I thought I'd do a bit of photo shoot when I got home. Sadly this super cute red clutch purse from Pigeonhole does not match my very favourite maroon Fluevog boots. Oh dear, I shall have to buy another bag to match them. Heh.

This, however, will match everything I own. It's from Greg Mann, who does terribly clever things with cutlery - like make spoons into pendants and earrings and forks into rings. He told me this brooch used to be a salt and pepper pot - the other half of it was sold to a Brisbanite so I am almost guaranteed to have the only one of these in Melbourne!

Ooh, and I nearly forgot to mention the very best thing about the whole Markit - Cat Rabbit was there with her amazing softies. (I have four of them already and had to fight the urge to buy more.) She is incredibly lovely and talented. I have a gigantic craft crush on her which makes me embarrassingly tongue-tied around her. I must have missed the 'how to talk normally to people you admire' class in school. (Cat, if you are reading this, I am super sorry that I tend to run screaming with joy towards your stall, then screech to a stop and babble incoherently at you before blushing and running away. It's only because I think your creations are AWESOME.) Ack, I'm babbling incoherently even now, aren't I? Anyway, she has a book coming out next year - hurrah! I shall start practising my congratulatory speech now so I don't look like a complete idiot during the book launch...

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