Maker of sock critters, shaker of cocktails, baker of occasionally edible experiments involving peanut butter and chocolate. If you'd like a customised cuddly critter, tweet me @makeitwednesday

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Market in your diary - the next Made n Thornbury market's on soon!

Feeling a little alienated by winter?
Need something to put some spring in your step?
Alien le Winter
Well, a little birdie told me...

Hoots the baby owl
 ...the next Made n Thornbury craft market is just around the corner! Hurrah!
It's on Sunday, September 9 from 10am-2pm at 99 Leinster Grove, Thornbury.
I'll have a little stall there filled with all kinds of critters (like the ones in this post), plus funky accessories and  some ultra cool new stuff I can't tell you about yet - you'll have to come along and see!

Mr Stripes

So come say hi, support local artists and show off your crafty stripes. 
See you there!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Go Native!

No, I am not suggesting you go wandering about in the buff. But I am saying you should come to this ace trivia night being organised by my clever sister to help raise funds for our native animals.


The event is being held at South Melbourne's Honey Bar this Wednesday. Prizes include Prickly Moses beer, a $100 voucher from the good people at Claremont Tonic AND a mystery prize that's being donated by Make it Wednesday. What's it going to be? Even I don't know yet. You'll have to come along to find out!

And if you win this amazing prize - a two-night stay at the Great Ocean Ecolodge, where you could meet quolls like these ones - you can go native there all you like.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

A giant koala walks into a market...

Ever wondered what giant plush koalas do all day? Well, on certain Saturdays (like this one), they go to  

Sometimes they get to visit their friends, like these super-cute critters - Heston the Hedgehog, George the Owl and Phileas the Fox. They're created by the very clever Mari of Rainy Days Joy and you can make your own, too! You see, Mari puts together all the elements you'll need to make one of these little guys, and sells her kits at ridiculously low prices (yes, George the Owl kits are only $5. BARGAIN.) 
Her business name - Rainy Days Joy - summed up the day nicely. Sure it was bucketing down, but that didn't stop a giant plush koala (and me, clearly) from having a great time. After all, there were lots of lovely and talented people to meet, and gorgeous products to see. Like this range of jewellery....

...all handcrafted from Czech glass, silver and gemstones by Jane and Helen of Jewellery by Jahl. Can you believe they've only been making jewellery for a few months? 
I had a stall next to theirs, which looked like this:

It's not a great picture but hey, I never said I was a photographer! 
Right behind my stall was the Gingerbread Corner crew. These guys were AMAZING. They had penguin gingerbread. The had BATMAN GINGERBREAD. I repeat, they had BATMAN GINGERBREAD. 
(I'd show you a picture, but I ate mine before I thought to take a photo! 
Holy smokes Batman, it tasted as good as it looked!)

And they had these divine little gingerbread men felt badges that looked good enough to eat.
The lovely Linda, from Lindyloo Designs, was spotted wearing one. And I was spotted gazing admiringly at this be-yoooo-tiful bunny she'd made...

...completely gorgeous and huggable, don't you agree? So if you'd like to see all these great products (and lots more - so many I couldn't fit them all in one post), come along to the next Handmade Show or check out their websites.(Warning: you might end up drooling over the gingerbread. But don't worry - Cotton Candy Designs have you covered with these ace bibs.) 
See you there!


Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Handmade Show

I'm going to be a stallholder at The Handmade Show this Saturday! Yay! 
It's on from 10.30am-3.30pm at St Anthony's Parish Hall, 
164 Neerim Road Glen Huntly (cnr Grange and Neerim roads).

There's going to be bags of style... can have a hoot with these lovely owls...

...or these ones...

 ...and everything for sale at my stall will have a green bent 
(I handmake my creations from preloved and upcycled fabrics).

Come along and see what presses your buttons, like these badges...

...or these sweet baby clothes made by my talented sister Leeyong...

...or this ultra-cool fabric necklace, also handmade by Leeyong, whose blog you can read here

I'll also have conjoined twin elephants available, sock critters galore, and of course some 
ZOMBIE HAMSTERS will be lurking nearby.

So drop in and say hi - we'd love to see you, and I promise the hamsters won't bite!