HUGE NEWS - Finders Keepers is coming to Melbourne! Check out their blog for all the details but it is October 9-10, 2010 at Shed 4, Docklands! You cannot miss this! QUICK! Go look!
The Melbourne Etsy Street Team is a go! Click the link to join the conversation and, if you have an Etsy store and live in Victoria, let me know your store name (via email) and you too can be a member! It’s friendly, relaxed and supportive!! Go on, what are you waiting for??
When made’n’found first began, I knew there was one Australian crafter that I HAD to interview. It took a little time in her busy schedule but here it is…
If you ask anyone in the Australian art and craft community to name the most influential identities on the scene, the name Pip Lincolne will often crop up.
This cool market in The Atrium at Federation Square, Melbourne is on THIS SUNDAY 10am - 5pm. There are a range of awesome designers who you can buy from including Corky Saint Clair, Pigeonhole and Rabbit & the Duck.
AND if you visit the website, make sure you sign up for email alerts to go into the draw for a $500 hamper at the November market!
Lollipop Markets is a new market starting in Adelaide - the first market is on November 14.
Lollipop showcases 100% handmade, unique and boutique items! Their Facebook page is here and on the Discussions tab there is a place to express your interest - otherwise email firstname.lastname@example.org. This is exciting for Adelaide and the talent already applying is awesome - so get on it now!
I know I spoke about the book Handmade Nation here, although I really didn’t go into how much I loooooved the book. So when Bec from Little Shop Of… said she had limited copies of the documentary, I jumped. (pssst….she still has some copies left and you need this dvd).
I’m watching it through for the third time today. I cann’t get enough and I need to re-watch so I can jot down all the ideas and things I’m having. The director, Faythe Levine, is a bit of a craft idol - Faythe’s blog is here. You should check her out. I’m keen to meet Faythe when I am in New York in October - I’m also going to Boston and Providence so if anyone has any tips about MUST SEE craft and handmade stuff to check out, please let me know :)
The DVD is amazing. Apart from the insane amount of talent on display, these crafters really talk to my soul - the crafter in me. The very language of love - craft love. I am so unabashedly PROUD to be a crafter. I am deeply proud of the talent I am continually discovering here in Australia. Everytime I go to a market, I am blown away. If I could open my store TODAY and get all this talent into one place TODAY, I totally would. I can barely contain this enthusiasm. But I am sure you’ll agree, it’s important that when made’n’found the STORE opens, it needs to be fabulous and successful. That takes time, research and patience.
I’m so not patient. That’s why I love watching knitters who don’t even have to watch their work. It totally fascinates me!!
On another note, I found extra curricular 2 underneath my stuff. I wish I could remember where I bought it - in Brisbane I am pretty sure. I was just looking at the website yesterday wishing I had a copy. Turns out I do! You can see my brain operates very quickly - too quickly most days - which is why I write stuff down! So now I have some reading to do. In my spare time. Spare time = rhetorical concept here at made’n’found!!!
OK - more to come later including market notices and I am finishing up an awesomeness article on crafty goddess Pip Lincolne…..stay tuned!
Bought this yesterday from Michelle at Mecino Vintage and Contemporary Jewellery. How adorable is it? So 70s (of which I am proud to be a birth resident of!) and cute as! Make sure you check out all the gorgeous items Michelle has - her prices are very reasonable too. Another fantastic Melbourne handmade artist!
Etsy sellers are probably aware of Etsy ‘Teams’. There is an Australia-wide team and some localised teams. However, there is no Melbourne Team. So I am putting one together!
If you have an Etsy store (even if, like me, there’s nothing yet for sale in it!), you’re located anywhere in Victoria Australia and would like to be part of a friendly and supportive team, please email me ASAP madenfound [@] hotmail [.] com and let me know your name and store name. I’ll arrange informal get togethers 2-3 times a year and there will be NO pressure - just friendly, nice people looking to network and support each other in our adventures.
Quick! Email now!