Thursday, December 10, 2009

My creative space - to market, to market

Sunnyboys

It's been all systems go here at Buttontree Lane - I am participating in my first market this weekend. Nerves are jangling but I'm also super excited to be sharing a marquee with my friend Michelle from Poppy, Bean and Bloss. Not only is she super nice, but I get to die from the cuteness of looking at her Waldorf dolls and sock monkeys all day!

Boxes for Sockses

Anyway, every night after work I've been locking myself in the sewing room to pump out sunnyboys and boxes for sockses. These here are just some of them. I'm at that stage of wondering whether I have made too many or too few, but I get to play with fabric while I work out my dilemma. I love this job.

If you're in Canberra on Saturday and want to do some Christmas shopping with a handmade flavour, come by the Locally Made Fair and Fete at Manuka Childcare Centre on Flinders Way. I'd love to see you. It's on from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm and apparently the weather is going to be pretty nice! Phew!

See more creative spaces over at Kirsty's.

31 comments:

  1. Good luck with the market. Im sure your stuff will be snapped up, it all looks so wonderful!

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  2. Oh they look so lovely together - bright & cheery! I'm not normally an orange person, but that orange fabric with the penguins is gorgeous...!

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  3. Yippee! I'm sure you'll have a fantastic day and the peeps will love all those gorgeous sunnyboys and boxes for sockses.

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  4. Hey, good luck at your first market! Take lots of change, it comes in handy! I'm sure you will do well, have fun and learn alot about your work and selling at markets.It's great to get feedback from customers and hang out with other marketeers xo

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  5. Look at all those soldier sunnyboys standing to attention! Good luck, I'm sure you'll do well!

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  6. beautiful and I love those zips - you clever thing!

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  7. Perfect excuse to play with fabric - the sunny boys with Lara Cameron prints are my fave.
    Hope the market goes well.

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  8. They are so gorgeous, I love your fabric selections. Good luck with it, look forward to seeing some stall pics!

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  9. Oh! I want to come to the market! LOOK at those penguins!!

    Good luck, and have a ball!!

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  10. Can't wait to hear how your debut market goes. I'm sure your fabulous work will be a huge hit.

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  11. everything looks fabulous. I hope itsa sell out at your Market!

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  12. I'm doing my first market this weekend too!(kinda, not counting Stitches and Craft)
    good luck Michelle, your finished pieces look so profesh! xxLiz

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  13. How exciting, I hope the market goes well

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  14. Such great-looking product. Love the quilting. Good luck!

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  15. It all looks fantastic. I'm sure your first market will be such a success and so much fun. Enjoy!

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  16. Can't wait! They all look great lined up together.

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  17. Hoping that the market is a huge success for you! Everything looks fabulous.

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  18. Have a great first market - how lovely to be sharing with someone!

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  19. Can't wait to see you there!

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  20. They're all so cute!
    Good luck at your very first market dude!
    xo

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  21. good luck! they look fantastic, I'm sure too much would never be enough!

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  22. Good luck at your first market. I hope you don’t get as nervous as I did for my first one. It turns out all those nerves and flip floppy stomach were for no good reason! It was a fun, but long hot day for me; I hope the weather down south is kinder for your debut. I shall be thinking of you as I head into my second market adventure.

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  23. All the best for the market - but I'm sure you won't need luck! I wish I was in Canberra to come visit the Michelle's stall :)

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  24. Fingers crossed for a fantastic day, weather and buying wise. :)

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  25. I saw the penguins with the green spots and got a little excited, but when I saw the orange one with penguins - absolutely love it. You will do well with them, just wish I lived closer to visit the markets

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  26. Oh Good Luck with your market! Fingers crossed that the weather will be fantastic and the buyers non-stop!

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  27. Ahhhhhh!

    I've been meaning to buy s couple of things from your Etsy shop for the last few weeks....and now some lucky person is going to get my treats at the market.

    If you have any of triangular or square bags left made from the birch forest fabric (in chocolate), please, please, pretty please could I buy one. When do you think you might be Etsying again?

    Good luck at the market....you will be a sell out for sure!

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  28. You might already be on your way to the market to set up, but I hope everything goes well today Michelle!

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  29. Hope the market went well for you. Can't wait to hear your down!

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  30. Crap that was supposed to be RUNdown!! Not just down. Sorry made it sound a bit odd with the down sitting there by itself....

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  31. oh gorgeous! I love your blog and cute things! I did my first market on saturday too, oh the nerves! it was a bit quiet too at our market but I seemed to do well and for a first market it was kind of nice! do you want to do more? I do but gosh it's tiring!

    Corrie:)

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