Bend and Snap Market Gift Guide and a selection of haikus (3/3)

What more can I say?
‘cute happy round’ says it all.
Made to make you smile
CUTE HAPPY ROUND

Internet addict
Returns to the olden days
Via leatherwork
DESMOND WOLF

I hear a design,
Driven to create by hand,
Captured forever.
FORGET ME NOT ENGRAVING

Sewing and cross-stitch
From crafter based in Melbourne
Hoops and thread abound
GIRL AND HER NIGHTINGALE

Experimental artist

Searching for new and old


A dreamer in a cloud
GIRL IN A CLOUD

The roaring twenties
Decadent and nostalgic
Golden Skull Candles
GOLDEN SKULL CANDLES

The Forest and Fairies
All know the mushroom magic
Will light the way home
LOWGLO LUMINAIRES

Now discovering,
Novel and Unexpected
Edging sanity
MAD SCIENCE AT WORK

MADE INC. creates prints
We love playing with colour
And brightening your day!
MADE INC.

Rather eclectic
Love knitting and designing
Perpetual learner
ME-U

Jewellery she loves
She creates quirky pieces
Nature and vintage

RUBY LOUISE

Crazy owl lady
seeking creative outlet
makes all sorts of owls
SCRABLLE KITTY

Skulls Chocolate Sun
Rolling waves and sunburn fun
Magnum hits the spot!
ZIN + BERT

This month we will be celebrating a fabulous 2013 of Bend and Snap Market by bringing all of you market lovers not just one day filled with market love but an ENTIRE WEEKEND of art, design, fashion and vintage wonders, sweet treats, a gift wrapping station with locally designed gift wrap created by textile designer me.u and lots of fun times.

We will be having our market day on both Saturday 21st December 11:00am to 4:00pm and Sunday 22nd December 11:00am to 4:00pm at 1000 £ Bend, 361 Little Lonsdale Street in the city.

Amongst a golden wonderland over the weekend, you will find a range of wonderful wares and perfect gifts from talented artists and designers such as unique artwork, jewellery and trinkets, leatherwork, glowing mushroom landscapes, various homewares, soy candles and an array of crafty miscellany, vintage clothing and accessories.

Here is a little peak (a gift guide*, if you will) into some items created by our talented troupe of makers that you will see at both days this market weekend (unless otherwise specified) amongst a bevy of beautiful stall holders over the weekend with: AGNI LASS, BOLD AND STRIKING, BONNIEBIX QUALITY SHORTREADS, CREATE COMMUNITY, THE CREATURE WORKSHOP, CRITTER CLAWS, CUTE HAPPY ROUND, DESMOND WOLF, DREAMING CO. ♧, EELAV MCBEE, ELIZABETH & MARY, FORGET ME NOT ENGRAVING, FREESIGHT DESIGN, GIRL IN A CLOUD, THE GIRL NIGHTINGALE, GOLDEN SKULL CANDLES, HELEN FLEUR DESIGNS, HERBERT FOUND & HERBERT MADE, JUX, LANERA, LIBERTY’S HEART, LOWGLO LUMINAIRES, MAD SCIENCE AT WORK, MADE INC., ME-U, MIA CHICKADEE, MOOM SHOOM, MONTAGE MOSAICS, PEPPERMINT FOX, PRECIOUS LITTLE SAKURA, ROXANNE COLK, RUBY LOUISE, SCRABBLE KITTY, STRANGE BEAUTIFUL ME, STEF COLLECTIONS, SPIRIT OF LIGHT, TOPCAT VINTAGE, VICKI LEIGH JEWELLERY, ZIN & BERT and more.

*this guide is just the very tip of the amazement you will find at our market day(s), we could not possibly cover the entire scope of all the wonders that await!

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Customised phone bling by Eelav McBee and their amazing powers to bring sparkle and shine to every inch of your life!

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Unforgettable and intricate designs for keepsakes and heirlooms by Forget Me Not Engraving. See the stall holder interview we had with Forget Me Not Engraving earlier in the year here.

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Gorgeous Golden Skull Candles with deliciously creamy scents including: Gingerbread Haus, Campfire & Caramel and Summertime Sadness. See the stall holder interview we had with Golden Skull Candles last month here.

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Whosits and whatsits from our favourite inventor Mad Science At Work. The wrist cuff pictured plays “The Entertainer”! See a demonstration here. And see the stall holder interview we had with Mad Science At Work earlier in the year here.

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Delightful designs by me.u. Be sure to also swing by the me.u stall for all of your gift wrapping needs (more detail below) and see the stall holder interview with me.u from earlier this year here.

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Bright homewares by Mia Chickadee designed to colour your life.

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mondarian inspired colour wheel cylindrical vase.

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vignette ceramic plate.

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multicoloured plates.

Marvelous mosaic creations by Montage Mosaics (at Bend and Snap Market on Sunday 22nd December 11:00am to 4:00pm only).

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Elephant softies by Precious Little Sakura (at Bend and Snap Market on Sunday 22nd December 11:00am to 4:00pm only), see more of these cuties in this photo album.

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Strangely beautiful upcycled garments all handmade with recycled materials by Strange Beautiful Me.

And we are thrilled to be having me.u showcasing their exclusive designs on unique gift wrap as part of our gift wrapping station running throughout the weekend. See all the details on the me.u gift wrapping station here.

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Be sure to also indulge in a merry feast in the 1000 £ Bend cafe out front with their delish newly revamped menu. while admiring some of the amazing Cafe Artwork on the cafe wall, and featuring a curated selection of our regular stall holders, including artists: The Creature Workshop, Girl in a Cloud, Joining Forces Collective, Julie’s Little World, Lauren Nicholson, Sharntay and Tom Cartoonist.

Be sure to RSVP here and check out some of the sneaky peaks, the Saturday gift guide* and the Sunday gift guide* (*remember the gift guides are just the very tip of the amazement you will find at our market day(s), we could not possibly cover the entire scope of all the wonders that await) to prepare you for all of the market fun we will be having for our Bend and Snap Market Weekend THIS WEEKEND on Saturday 21st December 11:00am to 4:00pm and Sunday 22nd December 11:00am to 4:00pm at 1000 £ Bend. Seasons greetings, y’all!

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