Lest we forget

24 April 2012
Tags: craft, Food Art, kids , Little people
Anzac Day 2012 - some rockin‘ craft action & of course Anzac cookies...

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Facebook

23 December 2012
We are having a little holiday here on the blog BUT we will still be on facebook throughout Jan.

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Here Comes Santa Claus!

20 December 2012
We wish you and your family & safe and Merry Christmas. Thanks for all your support and we will see you back here from Jan 21, 2013! Happy New Year.

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Sweet Things!

20 December 2012
Tags: Books, craft, Jewellery, kids , music
With less than a week to go until Christmas Day how are you travelling? You know I‘m already kicking into a slower mode.

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Dreamcatchers

18 December 2012
Tags: craft, kids , Organic
During the summer holidays I will be making dreamcatchers with my girls. I‘ve been searching the web and have found a heap of inspiration and some great tutorials.

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Christmas Market - Dec 2012 Images

16 December 2012
Tags: market day, stall holders
Check out all the gorgeous images from last weeks Market! We still have two Farmers Markets left until the end of the year.

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Christmas Books for Kids

16 December 2012
Tags: Books, kids , Little people
Each night now until Christmas we will read Christmas books together.

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TWO!!!

13 December 2012
Tags: Food Art, kids , market day
Two more Farmers markets left for 2012. This Sunday December 16 and the last one the following Sunday December 23. Fresh and direct to you!

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Have you?

12 December 2012
Tags: craft, kids , Papergoods, Stitch
Two weeks to go, how you travelling?

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Peppermint SUMMER

6 December 2012
Tags: Books, Clothing, craft, Homewares, kids , Little people, Organic, Stitch, Toys
Peppermint summer, tickle the imagination and crafty mamas!

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THREE!!!!

4 December 2012
Tags: market day
THREE things you need to do this Sunday December 9.

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Dec 9 Market

2 December 2012
Tags: Books, craft, market day, music
Our Big Christmas Market this Sunday Dec 9 and a couple of SWEET indie mags.

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Summer is here!

30 November 2012
Tags: Books, Ceramics, Clothing, craft, Food Art, Homewares, Jewellery, kids , Little people, Lotions & potions, market day, music, Organic, Papergoods, stall holders, Stitch, Toys, Upcycled
It‘s been teasing us throughout spring but summer is officially here and Christmas Day is just around the corner. Yippee!!

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La Bamba with Ale!!!!

27 November 2012
Tags: market day, music
On Sunday Dec 9 come down and check out the handmade talent, fine food and La Bamba with Ale!!!!

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La Bamba with Ale!!!!

20 November 2012
Tags: market day, music
THIS Sunday November 25th come down and check out the handmade talent, fine food and La Bamba with Ale!!!!

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Why our Market?

27 November 2012
Tags: Books, Ceramics, Clothing, craft, Food Art, Homewares, Jewellery, kids , Little people, Lotions & potions, market day, music, Organic, Papergoods, stall holders, Stitch, Toys, Upcycled
There are so many markets around, why should you choose our Makers Market to sell at or to shop at?

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December PHOTO A DAY

26 November 2012
Tags: Organic
End the year with a SNAP!

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Support Handmade

24 November 2012
Tags: Books, Ceramics, Clothing, craft, Food Art, Homewares, Jewellery, kids , Little people, Lotions & potions, market day, Organic, Papergoods, stall holders, Stitch, Toys, Upcycled
Perfect market weather this Sunday for our Pre-Christmas market... have you seen who‘ll be selling their handmade wares? CLICK HERE

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Workshops in 2013

21 November 2012
Tags: stall holders, workshops
Bizness Builders run around 6 workshops a year. They are for anybody who is interested in taking their small business to a new level.

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Nov 25 Market

20 November 2012
Tags: Books, Ceramics, Clothing, craft, Food Art, Homewares, Jewellery, kids , Little people, Lotions & potions, market day, Organic, Papergoods, stall holders, Stitch, Toys, Upcycled
Marnie Louanne & Material Magic Designs are just two of the crafty stallholders you can see THIS Sunday November 25 at the Makers Market.

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5 weeks to go!

20 November 2012
Tags: stall holders
By now you should have all your stock ready for markets between now and Christmas. The Pareto Principle reminds you to stay focused on the 20%.

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Advent love take 2

17 November 2012
4 more TOTALLY AWESOME Advent Calendars!

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Insta happiness and blog links

17 November 2012
Tags: Ceramics, Clothing, craft, Food Art, Homewares, Jewellery, kids , Little people, music, Organic, Papergoods, Stitch, Toys, Upcycled
It‘s been a little while since I shared some of my favorite instagram images. So here are my TOP 5 for the week and I have linked to the photographers blog (if they have one).

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Care You Love - A Stallholder

17 November 2012
Tags: Lotions & potions, market day, stall holders
Care You Love are are passionate about making fresh 100% natural skincare, which is beautiful to use as well as good for you and the environment. You can catch them at our market each month.

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Food GLORIOUS Food!

15 November 2012
Tags: Food Art, market day
What do you and your family eat on Christmas day? Is it the same every year?

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40 Days!

15 November 2012
Tags: stall holders
Some very useful BUSINESS information from Vickie Burkinshaw GM of Bizness Babes

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SIX weeks

13 November 2012
Tags: Books, craft, kids , Little people, Papergoods, Stitch
Here are SIX Advent Calendar beauties you can start making right away.

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Wholesale Workshop THIS FRIDAY

13 November 2012
Tags: workshops
Are you a product based business that is looking at ways to increase your sales or does your business relying on your ability to attend Markets as a stall holder?

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Advent Calendar

12 November 2012
Tags: craft, Food Art, kids , Little people, Papergoods
Forget the mass produced chocolate ones from the supermarket, GET YOUR CRAFT ON!

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A Hip Handmade Holiday!!

8 November 2012
Tags: Books, Clothing, craft, Food Art, Homewares, Jewellery, kids , Little people, Lotions & potions, Organic, Papergoods, Stitch, Toys, Upcycled
A Hip Handmade Holiday is a digital book with over 18 craft projects, 9 instructional videos, and over 100 printable pdfs, stickers, patterns, stencils, and gift tags.

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The Nymphs & more

7 November 2012
Tags: craft, music, Papergoods, Stitch
Tunes, an event and a beautiful art blog...

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Twilight Market - Friday November 9

7 November 2012
Tags: Books, Ceramics, Clothing, craft, Food Art, Homewares, Jewellery, kids , Little people, Lotions & potions, market day, music, Organic, Papergoods, stall holders, Stitch, Toys, Upcycled
Bring your whole family AND your appetite, for a great night out full of fabulous food, handmade crafts and entertainment.

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Soulful Seven

5 November 2012
Let‘s look at what you can do to look after yourself during the ‘Silly Season‘.

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xx Henry Wagons xx

4 November 2012
I must admit I have a soft spot for Henry. He has just released a solo album called, "Expecting Company".

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Spring!

4 November 2012
Tags: Books, Ceramics, Clothing, craft, Homewares, Jewellery, kids , Little people, Lotions & potions, market day, music, Papergoods, stall holders
Spring is such a gorgeous season full of rebirth & renewal. We wanted to celebrate the season with a delicious Twilight Market on Friday 9th November!

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EIGHT weeks!!!

1 November 2012
Tags: Books, craft, stall holders
If you have been thinking about, but yet to take the leap of faith of selling your handmade wares check out The Craft Of Markets (an e-book)by Cintia & Jodie.

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Healthy Eating!

30 October 2012
Tags: Books, Food Art, kids , Little people, market day, Organic
Two great businesses to help you help nourish your kids body & mind. Healthy, yummy food - nice and simple!

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Day Of The Dead

29 October 2012
Tags: Books, craft, Food Art
Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world.

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2nd Birthday MEGA Market

26 October 2012
Tags: Books, Ceramics, Clothing, craft, Food Art, Homewares, Jewellery, kids , Little people, Lotions & potions, market day, music, Organic, Papergoods, stall holders, Stitch, Toys, Upcycled, workshops
Join us this Sunday as we celebrate our 2nd anniversary with a MEGA market! With a full house, it will be a morning full of colour, movement and deliciousness .

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A reason to celebrate

22 October 2012
Tags: market day
October 28th we have a reason to celebrate - as it is our two year anniversary of bringing the very best in handmade goodness to Melbourne.

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We are turning TWO this SUNDAY!!

24 October 2012
Tags: Books, Ceramics, Clothing, craft, Food Art, Homewares, Jewellery, kids , Little people, Lotions & potions, market day, music, Organic, Papergoods, stall holders, Stitch, Toys, Upcycled, workshops
We are turning TWO this Sunday!! Yippee!!

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Planning With Kids 2013 lunch Calendar

24 October 2012
Tags: Books, Food Art, kids , Papergoods, stall holders
The Planning With Kids Family Calendar will be avaliabe for sale THIS SUNDAY at our Market! Come down and meet Nic ( The Planning Queen herself).

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Gathered

24 October 2012
Tags: craft
Am I the ONLY ONE IN THE WHOLE WORLD WHO does not have a IPAD? Well it feels like it!! If I did own one I would be onto Gathered!! Gathered is put together by the makers of Mollie Makes. It‘s a weekly craft indulgence.

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Becoming A Wholesaler

22 October 2012
Tags: stall holders, workshops
Are you a product based business that is looking at ways to increase your sales or does your business relying on your ability to attend Markets as a stall holder? Often this defeats the purpose for going into business in the first place, which was to give you more time with your family or the freedom to choose your hours!!!!!!

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Rock‘n‘Roll Heaven

21 October 2012
Tags: music
It‘s a group made in rock‘n‘roll heaven. Spencer P Jones and The Nothing Butts take the album on the road for the first and last time.

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Sewing Clothes

19 October 2012
Tags: Clothing, Stitch
I just love the Colette patterns, they remind me of the Built By Wendy patterns. They are in no way at all daggy and they cater for the small chick right through to the buxom chick!

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Tickle The Imagination

18 October 2012
Tags: Books, craft, Food Art, Homewares, Jewellery, kids , Little people, Papergoods, Stitch, Toys, Upcycled
Sweet NEW(ish) online magazine called, Tickle The Imagination. Released bi-monthly, tickle the imagination aims to inspire creativity, showcasing talented artists, crafters and designers, discovering emerging talent and sharing real-life stories and diy projects.

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10 week until Christmas

18 October 2012
Tags: stall holders
We still have a few spots left for the Christmas Workshop held at Mulgrave NEXT TUESDAY October 23rd.

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A conversation with Pom Pom Poppy

17 October 2012
You will find so much handmade goodness in each item Chandika makes. She draws her inspiration from the beautiful things in life which allow her to create gorgeous fabric flower accessories. We had a little chat with her and we‘d like to share it with you!

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The Craft of Markets - An E-book

14 October 2012
Tags: Books, craft
Full of practical, honest advice and some important questions every prospective stall holder needs to ask themselves before they commit to the world of markets.

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How to Succeed in Business Beyond the Second Year!

9 October 2012
Tags: stall holders, workshops
Emma is from Bizness Babes and she also runs the Bizness Builder Workshops. She has some important tips to share with us on How to Succeed in Business Beyond the Second Year!

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Rosy Red

22 January 2012
Tags: kids , Little people, market day, stall holders
Some of you know Rosie with her Mulgrave Market hat BUT she is a jack of all trades this lady. One BIG passion of hers is face painting.

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Pom Pom Poppy

9 October 2012
Tags: Jewellery, market day, stall holders
Pom Pom Poppy is a quaint little business run by Chandika, specialising in handmade, one of a kind accessories.

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12 week until Christmas

8 October 2012
Tags: workshops
Emma from Bizness Babes shares some tips for your business. She is also running a Bizness Builder Workshop here in Melbourne on Oct 23, you can register now.

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Bizness Builder Workshops

8 October 2012
Tags: workshops
The Christmas Campaign Workshop is designed to help you prepare your business to ensure you are ready to maximise on the sales opportunities presented by the Christmas and holiday period.

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Instagram LOVE

6 October 2012
A few of our favourite images from instagram this week.

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3 Sweet Kids Costumes

5 October 2012
Tags: craft, kids , Little people, Stitch
3 rockin‘ kids costumes you can whip up today!! Forget about buying the mass produced costumes - show your love by taking some time and diy.

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Liberty has hit the stores

3 October 2012
Tags: craft, Stitch
The Liberty Lifestyle collection is a new range of fabric which is suitable for crafting, patchwork and all sewing projects.

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Biggest Book Fair

1 October 2012
Tags: kids , Little people
Through the sale of the books at the market, we raised over $540.00 for the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation (ALNF).

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Two of the CUTEST APPS

30 September 2012
Tags: Books, kids
A few weeks ago I found aout about a childrens app called, ‘Moo,Baa baa...

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Blog Love

27 September 2012
Tags: craft, kids
Be sure to stop past these two beautiful blogs when you get a chance...

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Social Media (some things to think about)

26 September 2012
36 ideas of how to go about social media...

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Holiday Road

25 September 2012
September 26th is the launch of Nomofoto with an exhibition, ‘Holiday Road‘ by Natalie Jeffcott.

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Biggest Book Fair THIS SUNDAY

20 September 2012
Tags: Books, kids , Little people, market day, stall holders
Enjoy the opportunity to pick up some great books, and help raise valuable funds for the ALNF, to help teach disadvantaged children learn how to read and write and enjoy reading too.

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Nikl Play Equipment

18 September 2012
Tags: craft, Homewares, kids , Little people, market day, stall holders, Toys, Upcycled
Introducing Nicole from NikL Play Equipment...

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Just DO IT!

18 September 2012
Not happy with where you are at? Try doing things differently, go on, just one thing today and see what difference it makes.

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Wonder Woman!!

17 September 2012
We are all fabulous, inspiring women and we‘ve got to go out and make a difference! Happy Wonder Woman Week!

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The Haby Goddess

14 September 2012
Tags: Books, craft
Let us introduce you to Jodie from The Haby Goddess - you may already know her? She is one VERY crafty lady...

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The Craft of Markets - An e-book

12 September 2012
Tags: Books, craft, Homewares, Jewellery, kids , Lotions & potions, market day, Organic, Papergoods, Stitch, Toys
A FANTASTIC, INFORMATIVE e-book from two of our finest crafty ladies - Cintia & Jodie. If you are new to markets or want tips to improve what you do already - then this e-book is for you!

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A VERY CUTE Quilt Block

11 September 2012
Tags: Books, craft, kids , Little people, Stitch
I came across this VERY CUTE quilt block and also a new Quilting magazine.

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click,click

10 September 2012
Tags: craft, kids
I do actually enjoy my husbands company BUT social media is an all powerful thing. A friend left a comment on one of my pictures saying, ‘Every time you want to IG - Kiss your man!‘. So guess what? The phone went into my hand bag and stayed there for the rest of the day!

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Chuck Taylors

9 September 2012
It‘s no secret that I like to take photo‘s of my feet/shoes, especially my chuck taylors. I just never tire of looking at a pair of converse.

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Whole Larder Love - A Book

6 September 2012
Tags: Books, Food Art, Organic
Very, very cool now that this journey has led him to release a book, ‘Whole Larder Love‘ that will now take him to even greater heights. TOOT, TOOT!!!

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Tunes!

4 September 2012
Tags: music
A few excellent new release cd‘s to add to your collection.

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AWESOME Father‘s Day Cards!

2 September 2012
Tags: Books, craft, kids , Little people
Some AWESOME Father‘s Day cards and a tutorial.

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Father‘s Day

31 August 2012
Father‘s Day - A very special day in our household as I am sure it is in yours.

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Staunch - A Book

30 August 2012
Tags: Books
It ‘aint about craft but it is a must read. Half a million Australian children have been raised in institutional care. Staunch is the story of one boy‘s life as a ward of the state.

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August Market Wrap Up

29 August 2012
Tags: Books, Ceramics, Clothing, craft, Food Art, Homewares, Jewellery, kids , Little people, Lotions & potions, market day, music, Organic, Papergoods, stall holders, Stitch, Toys, Upcycled, workshops
August Market done and dusted. It was a great day and we are so proud of all our wonderful stallholders! See you September 23 for the next Makers Market.

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Find us on facebook!

29 August 2012
Tags: craft, market day, stall holders
Are we friends? We‘d love to have you as part of our community. Share with us!

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Spring is just around the corner!

27 August 2012
Spring, spring, oh spring!!

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Hexa-go-go

26 August 2012
Tags: Books, craft, Stitch
New Quilt book called Hexa-go-go put together by Tacha. Tacha is a founding member of the Fat Quarterly Magazine.

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Biggest Book Fair

24 August 2012
Tags: kids , Little people, market day
From THIS Sunday August 26 you can drop off your unwanted books to help us raise money for our Biggest Book Fair which will be held late September.

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Prints Charming at SPOTLIGHT!

23 August 2012
Tags: Clothing, craft, kids , Little people, Stitch
I nearly fell off my chair today while looking at the latest spotlight catalogue.

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Mosey

23 August 2012
Tags: Books, Ceramics, Clothing, craft, Food Art, Homewares, Jewellery, kids , Little people, Lotions & potions, market day, Organic, Papergoods, Stitch, Toys, Upcycled
Mosey is an online marketplace for independent designers and makers in Australia..

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This Sunday! August 26th

22 August 2012
Tags: craft, market day, stall holders
This Sunday is our Last market indoors for winter. We‘re back outdoors for the Spring Season! Bring on the beautiful spring weather!

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How to Succeed in Business Beyond the Second Year!

20 August 2012
Tags: stall holders, workshops
I have always been fascinated by why a lot of small businesses don‘t seem to make it past the two-year mark. Business success comes from recognising the difference between working IN your business and ON your business.

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Book Week 2012 - Champions Read

20 August 2012
Tags: Books, kids
Book Week started Saturday 18 and runs until this Friday 24 August.

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Garlands/Bunting

18 August 2012
Tags: craft, Homewares, kids , Papergoods, Stitch
Garlands - love ‘em or hate ‘em they are everywhere! I went searching for garlands that had that little extra something special about them. I was actually suprised by how beautiful they can be.

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Instagram LOVE

19 August 2012
Tags: craft
I could give up all social media BESIDES instagram, how about you?

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Oh Deer!

15 August 2012
Tags: craft, Stitch, Toys
LOVING this range, Oh Deer by MoMo.

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Redd Kross ARE BACK!!!

14 August 2012
Tags: music
LA band Redd Kross are back after a 15 year hiatus.

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Things to think about!

12 August 2012
Tags: Books, craft, kids , Little people
Craft action, inspiration and something to think about!

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A dip in the road

12 August 2012
Tags: craft, Stitch
Take time to do the things you love, the little things that may seem insignificant or a luxury to some. Doing my hand sewing a few nights a week keeps me sane and most of all makes me happy.

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Get Into The Good Books

7 August 2012
Tags: Books, kids , Little people, market day
We are raising money to help the ALNF raise language, literacy and numeracy standards in Australia, particularly among marginalised Australians, including refugees and those in indigenous communities.

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Books, books, books!

8 August 2012
Tags: Books, kids , market day
Books books books -Everywhere you look

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Biggest Book Fair

9 August 2012
Tags: Books, kids , Little people
Every book you can donate will make a difference.

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Instagram LOVE

5 August 2012
Tags: craft, Stitch
Instagram images that made my heart SING this week!

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Floral Affair

3 August 2012
A pattern has emerged from my Pinterest pins this week, how pretty are these images!

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‘The Urban Diary of a City Miss‘ Melbourne artist Nicole Tattersall

3 August 2012
‘The Urban Diary of a City Miss‘ is the first solo by Melbourne artist Nicole Tattersall in over a year. Loosely inspired by the book ‘The Edwardian Lady‘ by Edith Holden, Nicole Tattersall has created a selection of works representing 12 months of her life.

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Denyse Schmidt - Chicopee

1 August 2012
Tags: craft, Stitch
Denyse Schmidt - Chicopee, a new fabric range that YOU WON‘T find in spotlight... Support your local independant store.

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Spotify

30 July 2012
Tags: music
If YOU LOVE YOUR MUSIC then get on it!

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A BEAUTIFUL pattern booklet

28 July 2012
Tags: Stitch
A PATTERN BOOKLET by Jen Kingwell of amitie textiles.

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b for bel

28 July 2012
Tags: Books, Clothing, craft, Jewellery
Check b for bel out - she‘s cute & sassy and got her finger on the pulse.

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Going for GOLD!

27 July 2012
Did you catch the Ab Fab Olympics Special last night? Golden TV!!

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Olympic Fever

26 July 2012
Tags: craft, Food Art, kids , Little people
Can you feel it? The Olympic Fever that is! Although I‘m feeling that‘s it‘s not so much about the athletes as it is about BIG BUSINESS & BRANDING.

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Makers Market July

24 July 2012
Tags: Little people, Lotions & potions, market day, music, Organic, stall holders
Thanks to everyone who came out and supported our local talent. We are here every Sunday for The Farmers Market and the 4th Sunday of every month for the Makers.

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What‘s Cookin‘

20 July 2012
Tags: market day
Good clean food!

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Instagram goodness

22 July 2012
Tags: craft
This weeks Top 5 from my favourites!

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US!

18 July 2012
Meet the Mulgrave Makers crew!

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Makers Market July

18 July 2012
Tags: Books, Ceramics, Clothing, craft, Food Art, Homewares, Jewellery, kids , Little people, Lotions & potions, market day, music, Organic, Papergoods, stall holders, Stitch, Toys, Upcycled, workshops
July Market on this Sunday July 22 - here are some of our stall holders.

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Happy Little Bluebirds

18 July 2012
Tags: kids , Little people, market day, stall holders, Upcycled
Amanda from Happy Little Bluebirds is just one of our crafters on show this Sunday, come on down and support local talent!

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Letter Writing

16 July 2012
Let‘s go ‘old school‘.

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Floral Skulls

15 July 2012
Tags: craft, Homewares, Papergoods
Love ‘em or hate ‘em - they are everywhere!

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Sublime things!

13 July 2012
Tags: Books, craft
A GIGANTIC dolls house and some friendship LOVE.

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Instagram goodness

12 July 2012
Instahappiness.

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Lotta Magazine

10 July 2012
Tags: craft, kids , Papergoods
Their third issue is all about secrets. 48 pages of arts, crafts, games and activities inspired by superheroes, spies, magic and surprises.

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Getting crafty with the kids

12 July 2012
Tags: craft, kids , Little people, Papergoods

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Bizness Builder Workshops

3 July 2012
Tags: market day, stall holders, workshops
Do you want to earn more from your market stall but not sure how? This Workshop will help you get more sales from your market stall by teaching you the tips and tricks of experts.

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Sweet MMM Stallholders

4 July 2012
Just some of our beautiful stallholders, check out their facebook pages and support LOCAL!

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Pricing your handmade goods

3 July 2012
Tags: craft, Food Art, Homewares, Jewellery, kids , Little people, market day, Papergoods, stall holders, Stitch, Toys
Value your time, work and efforts!

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Show us your LOVE and WIN!

4 July 2012
Tags: market day
Show us your LOVE in July and you could win our HEART.

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School Holidays

28 June 2012
Tags: Books, craft, Food Art, kids , Little people, Papergoods, Stitch
Winter school holidays have just begun here in Victoria. What to do with the kidlets?

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Instagram LOVE

30 June 2012
OMG! Instagram missing in action all day yesterday - did you feel a part of you was missing?

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Streat

27 June 2012
Tags: Organic
Streat employs homeless youth and trains them to work in hospitality.

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Crafty Mamas

14 June 2012
Tags: Books, craft, kids , Little people, Organic, Stitch
Crafty Mamas have a wide range of fabric, notions, patterns and books that you may not find any where else. Free shipping Australia wide also. Here are our picks of things that have just landed or are about to land instore:

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Is it Beautiful or Useful?

26 June 2012
The process of elimination. If it‘s not beautiful or useful, get rid of it!!

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This Sunday!

22 June 2012
Tags: Books, Ceramics, Clothing, craft, Food Art, Homewares, Jewellery, kids , Little people, Lotions & potions, market day, Organic, stall holders, Stitch, Toys, Upcycled
Just a quick selection of the fine talent we have on board this coming Sunday for our INDOOR market...

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Marketing

22 June 2012
Tags: Clothing
Earlier this year Bonds had a marketing campaign to rival all marketing campaigns.

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Food & Fabric!

19 June 2012
Tags: Books, craft, Food Art
Yummy WINTER food and a couple of Melbourne fabric stores having BIG sales...

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Cake Pops

18 June 2012
Tags: Food Art
So Cake Pops are the cutest little bite sized pieces of cake that don‘t leave you feeling (too) guilty about eating them. They are basically cooked cake which is then crumbled and mixed with frosting then rolled into balls and then dipped into melted chocolate!

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Business Builder Workshops 2012

10 April 2012
Tags: stall holders, workshops
We are thrilled to make available to you the opportunity to participate in some terrific business building workshops starting Tuesday May 15th.

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Cocktail Party

14 June 2012
I‘m off to a cocktail party this week-end and thought I‘d have a play on Polyvore to work on an outfit. Yet another thing you can spend hours on, on the internet! Fun, fun, fun!

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Time management

12 June 2012
For many of us time is an enemy. The anxiety triggered by "the ticking clock" and deadlines to be met leads to ineffective work and study habits and procrastination.

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Get a good nights sleep

11 June 2012
Set aside time before lights out to worry about the day, or commit your thoughts to a journal so that you don‘t take your troubles to bed with you. Shallow breathing can impair sleep so focus on the rhythm of your breathing making sure each breath comes deep from the diaphragm, or mentally repeat a soothing word or phrase to wind down.

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52weeks project - rockin‘ it!

8 June 2012
Tags: Books, craft, Food Art, Homewares, Jewellery, kids , Organic, Papergoods, Stitch, Toys, Upcycled
Cool crafty website - make one project a week for a year - follow her journey.

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Diggin‘ the geometric

7 June 2012
Tags: craft
Simple but yet so effective - geometric shapes.

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Last Call - Invest In Your Business

7 June 2012
We have workshops running monthly to make your business the best it can be. There is still time to participate in our Wholesale Course tomorrow.

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Bizness Builder Workshops

23 May 2012
Invest in your business, money well spent. Here at our Mulgrave premises we have informative and fun short business workshops covering a range of topics.

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Colour Palette Generator

4 June 2012
Get colour porfiles from your favourite images.

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A Pile of reading!

5 June 2012
Tags: Books, Clothing, craft, Homewares, kids , music, Organic, Papergoods, Stitch, Toys, Upcycled
We‘ve written about these all before BUT here is the latest from Alphabet Glue, Worn & Snippets.

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Clean, mindful eating

3 June 2012
Tags: Books, craft, Homewares, Lotions & potions, music, Organic, Papergoods, Stitch, Upcycled
Peppermint magazine always leaves me feeling optimistic,full of promise and with a feeling that we are all one part of a big whole.

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Tunes

31 May 2012
Tags: music
Sierra Leone‘s Refugee All Stars & Rocket Juice & The Moon - African and some funk!

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Import Ants

30 May 2012
Tags: craft, Organic, Papergoods
Import Ants are wholesalers of Maximus Elephant Paper which is 100% recycled handmade from office waste paper and Elephant Dung.

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I heart patchwork

29 May 2012
Tags: Books, craft, Little people, Stitch
Oh My! Are you ready for the bargin of the year? Rashida Coleman Hale‘s BEAUTIFUL book I Heart Patchwork is avaliable as an ebook download...

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Visual Feast

27 May 2012
Top 5 images from our instagram stream...

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Craft Action, Food & Hawaii

27 May 2012
Tags: Books, Clothing, craft, Homewares, music, Organic, Papergoods, Stitch, Toys, Upcycled
Readymade (RIP) & music from the islands and some YUMMY food!

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Are you happy?

26 May 2012
Tags: Books
What makes you happy? What I‘ve learnt in my short time here on earth is that the more I get, does not actually equate to my happiness.

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Nikl Play Equipment

25 May 2012
Tags: craft, Homewares, kids , Little people, market day, stall holders, Toys
Just ONE of our very talented stallholders you will see this Sunday May 27 at our Market.

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Hula Hoops & Canvas

23 May 2012
Tags: craft, Homewares, kids , Little people, Papergoods
Cool canvas, hula hoop mat and a journaling tip!

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One for One

21 May 2012
Tags: Clothing, kids , Little people, Upcycled
You‘ve heard about TOMS shoes, yeah? Well every pair of TOMS shoes that you purchase, TOMS will give a child in need a pair - ONE for ONE. How ace is that???

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Cute Tutorials

19 May 2012
Tags: craft, kids , Stitch
Fridge magnets, fabric gift pouch and a sampler quilt.

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Gerties new book & some little tips

16 May 2012
Tags: Books, Clothing, music
We have to wait a little while BUT this is one for the collection...

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Tunes & Good Things

14 May 2012
Tags: Books, craft, Jewellery, music, Organic, Papergoods, Stitch
Music, journaling and blog love!

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Toddler Chart & Matchbook Magazine

15 May 2012
Tags: Books, craft, kids , Little people, Papergoods, Stitch, Toys
Toddler Chart worth doing and an exciting online magazine full of possibilities.

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Penguin Threads

9 May 2012
Tags: Books, craft, Stitch
Sketched out in a traditional illustrative manner, then hand stitched using needle and thread, the final covers are sculpt embossed for a tactile, textured, and beautiful book design.

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Pink Heart Designs

26 April 2012
Tags: stall holders
Founded in 2005 Pink Heart Designs make affordable and good quality items.

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Crafty Mamas

7 May 2012
Tags: stall holders
Crafty Mamas is your one stop shop for craft goodness. They are friends and supporters of our market. Shop local and support small business. The turn around time on orders is quick as.

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Did you know?

8 May 2012
Three cool, crafty things you can do right now!

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Affordable Art Books

2 May 2012
Tags: Books
Art books that most people can afford!

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goodie bags

1 May 2012
Tags: craft, Food Art, kids , Little people, Papergoods, Stitch, Toys
So many excellent things to do put together for Goodie Bags, here are a few of our favourites.

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BUST DIY

11 April 2012
Tags: Books, Clothing, craft, Homewares, Jewellery, Papergoods, Stitch, Toys, Upcycled
The BUST DIY Guide to Life has over 250 projects from the past 15 years of BUST Magazine - including crafts, recipes, decorating, finance, family, beauty and fashion

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Baby it‘s cold outside

30 April 2012
Tags: Clothing, craft, Stitch
Very cool scarf to knit and free mixtape labels to download.

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Peppermint Magazine

29 April 2012
Tags: Books, Clothing, craft, Homewares, Jewellery, kids , music, Organic, Papergoods, Stitch, Toys
Peppermint magazine is totally AWESOME. Love their online Sewing School - this months project is The Shift...

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Earth Day

22 April 2012
Earth Day is a day to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth‘s natural environment, it is celebrated in more than 175 countries every year.

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3 AWESOME tutorials

19 April 2012
Tags: Books, craft
Week-end projects for the cooler months!

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Crafty/Office Spaces

17 April 2012
Tags: craft, Homewares
Get some inspiration for your home office/craft space:

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Wise Craft - The Book!

15 April 2012
Its about turning a house into a home. Its about filling that home with keepsakes and momentos that hold meaning to those that live there.

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Tunes!

13 April 2012
Tags: music
Three albums that have made me stop and take a good listen. All fabulous and worth your $. The Wedding Present are playing at the Northcote Social Club this Saturday April 14.

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Meal Planning

9 April 2012
Tags: kids
Filled with tried and tested recipes from Planning With Kids, the Menu Planner app is a simple and effective way to plan meals for your family.

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Happy Easter

5 April 2012
Tags: craft, Food Art, kids
Hop hippity hop hippity hop!

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Easter Basket Pattern

4 April 2012
Nova is one crafty lady. Have you discovered her blog, A cuppa and a catch up? She is an English girl living in sunny QLD.

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Woah! Quilting & Kid Action

31 March 2012
Tags: Books, craft, kids , Little people, Papergoods, Stitch
Denyse Schmidt: Modern Quilts, Traditional Inspiration.

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FIVE awesome bloggers

28 March 2012
Forget facebook, blogging is where it is at ( well for me still anyhow). I just love the feeling of stepping into someone elses word and escaping reality.

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Spend Shift

26 March 2012
Tags: Books
Spend Shift is essential reading for anyone interested in how values are changing and how businesses can connect with consumers after the recession.

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Easter

23 March 2012
Tags: craft, kids , Little people, Papergoods, Stitch
Easter Craft Action

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The Pomodoro Technique

19 March 2012
Under time pressure - The Pomodoro Technique transforms time into a valuable ally.

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Geek LOVE

22 March 2012
Tags: craft, Stitch
Have you ever noticed how the QR codes look like patchwork quilts? Merging new technology with an age old craft, LOVE!

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So much out there!

18 March 2012
Tags: Books, Clothing, craft, Papergoods, Stitch
Just a few things that grabbed our attention this week:Just Just

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Gingerbread Corner

15 March 2012
Tags: Food Art
Gingerbread Corner are two sisters who were just working the typical 5 days a week office job, trying to climb the corporate ladder. They had a sneaky suspicion there was more to life than that. They wanted to be their own boss while doing something that they were passionate about.

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Autumn

11 March 2012
Tags: craft, kids , Organic
A really beautiful thing to do with your kids is to create a ‘Nature Table‘. A nature table or seasonal table can be whatever you want it to be.

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Hobbies

12 March 2012
I believe having a hobby helps you manage emotional difficulties and ills. Having a hobby is like a safety valve. No one can give you a hobby, you need to find it yourself, look around - there is one for you out there somewhere. Keep looking if you have not found one yet - you‘ll be the one who benefits!

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Bunting!

7 March 2012
Tags: craft, kids
What to make for a little boy turning ONE? Why some bunting and a cushion that‘s what!

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Lego!

6 March 2012
Tags: craft
Lego & childhood memories go hand in hand. Many hours of fun to be had. We have a dedicated spot in our lounge room for the girls to play with it whenever they want.

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draw! pilgrim

2 March 2012
As colourful in real life is Ms Pilgrim Lee. If you have not come across her yet, you are in for a big treat.

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Music for kids

29 February 2012
Tags: kids , Little people, music
Laura Viers - Tumble Bee & Giggly Kids -- two very different but both fabulous kids cd‘s.

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Pinterest

28 February 2012
Tags: Books, Ceramics, Clothing, craft, Food Art, Homewares, Jewellery, kids , Little people, music, Papergoods, Stitch, Toys
I‘m sure we‘ve spoken about this awesome vitual pin up board site before. We have cork boards all around our house, and now I also pin my inspiration onto my different pinterest boards.

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Just Because!

25 February 2012
Tags: craft, kids , music, Papergoods
People want to feel loved. We are all so busy, busy, busy! Take some time out and tell the ones you love just that.

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Amy‘s Belle Organic

23 February 2012
Tags: Books, craft, Homewares, kids , Little people, Toys
How beautiful does Amy‘s Belle Organic yarn range look! and we are listening and loving the El Rego CD.

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Kids Bookshelves

21 February 2012
Tags: Books, kids , Little people
I don‘t know about your household but in this one we have so many books. I don‘t think you can ever have too many though, you?

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Sarah Loves Bags

21 February 2012
Tags: craft, Little people, market day, stall holders
Introducing the lovely Sarah from Sarah Loves Bags...

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Loobylu

19 February 2012
A gorgeous magazine " Apartamento" and the beautiful Claire aka Loobylu.

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Seven Canaries & Toffee Magazine

16 February 2012
Tags: Clothing, craft, Homewares, kids , Organic, Papergoods, Stitch, Toys, Upcycled
TWO very cool little magazines There is so much of the same, same out in web land, but these two little magazines really leave a lasting impression on me.

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Cool Things!

15 February 2012
Tags: Books, craft, Homewares, music, Organic, Papergoods, Stitch, Toys, Upcycled
Sublime Stitching, Eilen Jewell, Faythe Levine & Toffee Magazine - soooooo much goodness.

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The Recapturist & Neon Museum

13 February 2012
The Recapturist is one awesome storyteller/photographer. I love getting his little snippets of vintage sign history through my instagram account. The Neon Museum is a 501c3 non-profit entity dedicated to preserving the rich history of Las Vegas’ iconic art form, the neon sign.

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Valentines Craft

10 February 2012
There are lots of posts around about all the cool crafty things you can buy or make for Valentines Day.

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Dare to be SQUARE! A quilting book

10 February 2012
Tags: craft
This ‘aint no nanna quilting!Straight seamed designs - bold reinterpretations of old-school patterns by Boo Davis. Boo spent much of her youth cozied up under her grandmother‘s quilt listening to Ozzy.

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Market Action for FEB

8 February 2012
Tags: market day
Here are just some of our awesome stall holders for Feb.

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Cute Stuff

5 February 2012
Just a few cool finds this week on the internet and the first few days in the Feb photo-a-day challenge.

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February photo-a-day challenge

31 January 2012
Tags: Books, craft
Ok - we start tomorrow on The February Photo Challenge, are you in? This will be so much fun, a way to connect with everything around you, to stop the daily grind and find inspiration in the simplest of things.

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Carnival Of Suburbia

5 February 2012
The suburbs are considered by many to be a barren wasteland devoid of culture, but in reality so much of the art hanging in trendy galleries and the music being played in hip inner urban venues was created in the garages and lounge rooms of suburbia so why not celebrate it in its place of origin.

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Our Market

2 February 2012
Tags: Books, Ceramics, Clothing, craft, Food Art, Homewares, Jewellery, kids , Little people, Lotions & potions, market day, music, Organic, Papergoods, stall holders, Stitch, Toys, Upcycled, workshops
Ist Makers Market for 2112 will be Sunday February 26 - love to see you there!

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Creative Capture on Instagram

28 January 2012
Another week has past and more and more heartwhelming images have come through the phone via instagram!

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Books!

28 January 2012
Tags: Books, craft, Stitch
A couple of great reads to share with you all. A craft one and one to stop and make you think.

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The Big Day Out

26 January 2012
Peace, Love & Brown Rice -- Sharon Jones & Ben Kweller -- The MUSIC post

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February photo-a-day challenge

25 January 2012
Tags: craft
We are all creative beings - how do you let your creativity flow? Taking photos and stopping to take a really good look at your surroundings is just one ace way to be creative.

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applique take 2!

22 January 2012
Tags: craft, kids
Finished applique project - kids cushion -- mixtapezine Issue 7

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Sew School Online

18 January 2012
Tags: craft
Course Outline 6 weekly Modules each containing 5 lessons - 30 lessons in total. Some are theory but most are practical. Some lessons may only take 10-15 mins, others longer. Each lesson shows you step by step how to to complete each task.

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applique

17 January 2012
Tags: craft, kids , Little people
Great little applique tutorial from Melbourne blogger pigeon pair.

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Ed Emberley

12 January 2012
Tags: Books, craft, kids , Little people
Ed has written and illustrated over 80 childrens books, now some of his animal ilustrations are making their way onto fabric!

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WIP - How do you keep them organised?

10 January 2012
Tags: craft
How many WIP do you have on the go? How do you keep them all organised?

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maze & vale FABRIC

7 January 2012
Tags: Clothing, craft, Homewares, kids , Little people
maze & vale, screen printed, original design fabric and goods created with it.

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mixtapezine issue 5&6

5 January 2012
Tags: Books, craft, music, Stitch, Toys, Upcycled
Here is some January love for you all. Issue 5 & 6 of mixtapezine. A craft magazine about making time for the small things.

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Welcome 2012

3 January 2012
You feeling ready to take on 2012? Let‘s get the party started!

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Nikl Play Equipment

18 September 2012
Tags: craft, Homewares, kids , Little people, market day, stall holders, Toys, Upcycled

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