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Hi folks

Just a quick post to let you know I’ll be at the Port Fairy MADE Artist Market this Saturday 8th December 2012.

It should be a lot of fun if last year’s Christmas market is anything to go by. It’s a wonderful opportunity to gift homemade this Christmas. So many unique and delightful things to be found!

Port Fairy MADE Artist Market

This year, stall holders have been asked to make a Christmas decoration to add to a Christmas tree.  The tree will be raffled and the money raised will go to Friends Of Griffiths Island to assist with conservation efforts currently happening on the Island.  Griffiths Island is a small island off the coast of Port Fairy that is home to a lighthouse and Short Tailed Shearwaters.

Griffiths Island Port Fairy

Griffiths Island Port Fairy

Here is my decoration – it also doubles as a pincushion surprisingly 😉

Pincushion? Yes - but also a Christmas decoration

Pincushion? Yes – but also a Christmas decoration

I can’t wait!  Make sure you come and say hello if you drop by.


This week has seen me reach some great milestones with my pincushions and to celebrate, I am giving away a pincushion! Details on how to be in with a chance later.

First though, I want to share with you my plans for the weekend.Tomorrow I am packing up my pincushions and heading over to the lovely coastal town of Port Fairy to take part in the Port Fairy MADE Artists Market.  Its a unique market where you will find some truly one of a kind wares, held 4 times a year.

I thought today I would share with you some of my fellow stallholders and their works.

First up is the super cute Pint.

Ernest T. Bear by Pint

Next up is Poesie (It’s French for poetry)

Emilia’s-Moccasins—Liberty by Poesie

If you are after some gorgeous journal action, then Luciandjoe is where to go

Handmade journals and paper goods by luciandjoe

The last I’ll share today is the work of Foxowlroad.  Oriel makes a variety of beautiful things.  Her felt stitchery is among my favourites though.

Hare wool felt Brooch by Foxowlroad

I’m really looking forward to tomorrow!  I’ll take some pics and share with you the action next week.

Now, on to the giveaway!

All you need to do to be in with a chance to win, is sign up to follow this very blog.  Its open to everyone in the world too!  There’s a lil box up the top right to add your email address too.  I promise I wont spam you – you will only get an email when I post something new.  Of course, you are free to unsubscribe at any time.  I’d love you to stay, but if I am annoying you, then by all means hit that unsubscribe link in the emails.  If you are already signed up, then thank you and you are already in the draw!  I will be drawing the winner just before I post next Friday morning – Australia time.

Good luck!

Last weekend, I took my youngest to the Port Fairy Made Artist Market.  It’s a great little market that happens 4 times a year.  I had a stall last December and had a great time selling my pincushions.  This time though, I had the chance to visit as a shopper.  And shop I did 🙂

My Miss bought along her pocket money and made the first purchase of the day

It a gorgeous little brooch that can also be worn as a pendant.

She also couldn’t resist this

I was drawn to the Claybody table as soon as I saw it.  You know I love my tea and my teacups, so I just had to get this

Each cup had a different doily impression on the bottom.  It a gorgeous cup to drink from.  Very warming for the hands on cold, cold days.

There were lots of other lovely things to buy from just as lovely sellers.  I wish I still had little enough ones to buy a gorgeous Pint softie. You’ll find Pint’s Madeit store here.

How could anyone resist one?

It was a grand day out 🙂  I really recommend going to have a look if you have the chance.  I’ve not seen a market quite like it.  Very beautiful, unique things you just wont find anywhere else.

The market will be on 3 more times this year

 WINTER : Saturday 9 June (Queen’s Birthday weekend)
SPRING : Saturday 13 October (Spring Music Festival, Port Fairy)
SUMMER : Saturday 8 December (pre-Christmas Shopping)

I’ll be selling at the Spring and Summer events.  I am really looking forward to it.  Before then, I hope to share with you some more of the wonders that can be found there. So keep an eye out – it will be interesting!

PS : I have blurred the email & phone numbers of the sellers to avoid spam, but if you would like to contact them, please contact me & I’ll put you in touch.

Just a quick post today to let you know I’ve updated the About Spincushions page.  Its now got all the places you’ll find be about the net & in life.

As its all all about me, I may as well show you a few of my newer desgins pincushion wise

Red flowers on rich purple

Blue Embroidered Feather on Orange

Tree on brilliant blue


Ivy Curls and Leaves

Peacock Eye Feather

That is all 🙂

I do love a wonderful genuine handmade market.  I live in a fairly remote place though, so the opportunities for shopping and stall holding are a little limited.

That’s why I was very excited to learn of this market happening not too far down the highway from me.


Clicking on the pic above will take you to the Facebook page for the market where you can see some of the awesome things from previous markets.  I especially love the tea cosies!

And this time around, I will be a stall holder as well. I would love to see any of you down there, so if you are in the area, please do come & say hi 🙂


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