a 2013 bend and snap market retropsective + HELLO 2014

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We kicked of our last year keeping cool amongst all of the post White Night lust, low lights and the remarkable Kanye Lens exhibit our February market day saw a sea of art design fashion and vintage with AGNES & I, ALLYSON DEARING READING TAROTAMANDA NAOMI, ANOTHER LABEL BY YOU, AVEC AMOUR, THE CREATURE WORKSHOP, FOR THE LOVE OF VINTAGE, JUX, LOUIE & THE FOX, MAD SCIENCE AT WORK, MISS EMILIES, MUJI DESIGNS, O HOKEY POKEY VINTAGE, PROSE EDDA, RABBIT TO BUNNY, SEBO HANDMADE JEWELLERY and SHE EARTH.

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A happy little easter time market in with AVEC AMOUR, BAILEY NELSON, CANDLE AROMAS, JACK’S CALLING, JUX, THE LAUGHING EYE, LITTLE PICTURES EMBROIDERED BROOCHES, MADAM AND EVE, MATT NICHOLLS JEWELLERY, MISS EMILIE’S HANDMADE, MY GOAT SOAP, PRECIOUS LITTLE SAKURA, RACHEL SHI and TIM GOSHNICK.

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An amazing April market date with our usual plethora art design fashion and vintage perfection as well as getting scribbly and decorative with babes and bingeing on a sumptuous selection of sugary treats to soak up our day with sweetness. We had heavenly HENNA courtesy of the talented KAJAL , cake decorating stall run by the lovely MISS ETIQUETTE (with all proceeds going to ONE DOLLAR NATION DONATION ) and thrilled to see the launch of THE SCRIBBLE PROJECT‘s “The Scribble Project Tattoo Parlour“, which saw four bikini clad babes strung up then get covered in scribbly goodness, see The Scribble Project’s wrap up blog here. Our April market date showcased the most wonderful wares by AGNES & I, CANDLE AROMAS, COALESCED JEWELLERY, THE CREATURE WORKSHOP, DREAMING CO, EELAV MCBEE CRAFT, HELEN FLEUR DESIGNS, GINGER GOLD JUX, KEEP ME CUTE, LITTLE LOVE DESIGNS, MY GOAT SOAP, NINE YAKS, PRECIOUS LITTLE SAKURA, ROCHELLE CODY, RUN WILD HORSES, SEBO-HANDMADE JEWELLERY and SEMICOLON. AND we had the beautiful photographer of beautiful humans HUMANS OF MELBOURNE snap up the beautiful humans at our April market (see all the HUMANS OF MARKET photos here).

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Another wonderful market day the following month with our May market day stuffed with all sorts of art and design goodness with stall holders Big love to our amazing stall holders: A LITTLE COY, AGNES & I, BAK SPACE VINTAGE, CANDLE AROMAS, THE CREATURE WORKSHOP, DREAMING CO., EELAV MCBEE, HELEN FLEUR DESIGNS, HLSK, JACK’S CALLING, JUX, LISA PURCELL, LITTLE LOVE DESIGNS, LOUIE AND THE FOX, MELBOURNE ALT CRAFTERS (including GIRLPETA DESIGNS LITTLE BOXES NERD CRAFT ONE SMALL DUCK), ME U, MY GOAT SOAP, NINE YAKS, SEBO HANDMADE JEWELLERY and TREAD AND PEDALS. Not to mention mass SPOONFULS OF LOVE with sweet treats filling our bellies with yummies and a fancy frolick about our pop up snowfield presented by THE MELBOURNE ALTERNATIVE CRAFTERS where we got to laze about a bed of snowflakes while creating some neat snow globes.

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After a little winter solstice break, we emerged from cold snow domes with our July market to present an extravaganza of art design fashion vintage all all round fun timez. We were sated with sweetness with treats from SPOONFULS OF LOVE, BONNIE BIX QUALITY SHORTBREADS and WAFFELIER. We had FACE PAINTING ARTIST Renee painting faces with a colourful twist. We had a superb range of secondhand and vintage fashions from a neat selection of RAG TRADE stall holders. And a pop up nail bar courtesy of CRITTER CLAWS.  We were spoilt for choice with a vast range of delish art and design and all kinds of things to tickle your mind with BIND I FOLD, THE CANARY PRESS, THE CREATURE WORKSHOP, DREAMING CO. ♧, FORGET ME NOT ENGRAVING, FOXGLOVE BOTANICALS, THE GIRL AND HER NIGHTINGALE, HELEN FLEUR DESIGNS, JACKIE MADE THIS, JULIE’S LITTLE WORLD, JUX, ME-U, MELBOURNE ALT CRAFTERS, PRECIOUS LITTLE SAKURA, SCATTERED ANTS, SCRABBLE KITTY, STEF COLLECTIONS and UNFAZED & CONFUZED. We were also thrilled to have the entire Joining Forces Collective hosting a collaborative drawing corner with Jeffrey Phillips, Rhiannon Thomas, Gemma Flack, Brendan Ninness, Sebastian Berto and Zahra Zainal creating DAZZLING exquisite corpses with all of the deliciously discerning market folk.

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At our August market day, we were deliciously spoilt with sugary sweetness shortbreads, moon cakes, chiffons, tarts, creme brûlée, cupcakes, macarons and waffles. Hello sugar coma! We farewelled our winter blues with another fun market day. And boy what a market day, with a host of marvels from our talented artsists, designers and all round creative darlings: BERNAVUE, BONNIE, BONNIE BIX QUALITY SHORTBREADS, THE CREATURE WORKSHOP, CRITTER CLAWS, EELAV MCBEE, FORGET ME NOT ENGRAVING, FORGET ME KNOTT, FOXGLOVE BOTANICALS, THE GIRL NIGHTINGALE, JACKIE MADE THIS, JUX, LAUREN NICHOLSON ILLUSTRATION, LOWGLO LUMINAIRES, LOVE MY PRINTS, ME-U, MELBOURNE ALT CRAFTERS, PRECIOUS LITTLE SAKURA, THE RED FOREST, SABRI DURSI, SCRABBLE KITTY, SEBO-HANDMADE JEWELLERY, SPOONFULS OF LOVE, SWEET TREATS, WAFFELIER and smooth tunes courtesty of an accoustic set played by SEAN KIRKWOOD.

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In September, we brought down the shutters and let in a load of love and light as we filled our September market day and celebrated our SECOND BIRTHDAY with a variety of pleasures. A truly delicious sensory feast. We sighted sights from marvelous mosaics, magical mushrooms and a steampunk robot building factory, we smelt freshly worked leather and delicate hand-poured candles inspired from downtown New York to Gustav Klimt, we tasted the sweetest sweets from shortbreads and jammies, earl grey sponge cakes and crème brûlée tarts and licked up some literary love, we felt silky soft and naturally dyed draperies, cheeky owls and pussycats, wooden carvings and woolen succulents. Stallholders involved in this merriest feast: AGNES & I, BEDFORD GROVE, BIND I FOLD, BOHO BIRD JEWELLERY, BONNIE BIX QUALITY SHORTBREADS, THE CANARY PRESS, THE CREATURE WORKSHOP, CRITTER CLAWS, THE DESIGN COURT, EELAV MCBEE, FORGET ME KNOTT, FORGET ME NOT ENGRAVING, FUTUREKIND, THE GIRL & HER NIGHTINGALE, HANNAKIN, HANDMOOD, HELEN FLEUR DESIGNS, HONEY & VINEGAR, LORETTA D’ONOFRIO, LOW GLO LUMINAIRES, M’AGAPI, ME-U, MELBOURNE ALT CRAFTERS, MONTAGE MOSAICS, OF WOOD AND ASH, PRECIOUS LITTLE SAKURA, RUBY LOUISE, RUN WILD HORSES, SAHAURA, SCRABBLE KITTY, SPOONFULS OF LOVE, TOM CARTOONIST & VERA CHAN.

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At our October market day, we had ALL the activities with the CRAYON crafternoon corner making all sorts of origami creatures, another epic sketch party hosted by the JOINING FORCES COLLECTIVE and the lovely ladies from THE CAFE BAG letting us go all kinds of cray with colour!!! And of course a neat selection of our amazing stall holders: BOLD AND STRIKING, THE CAFE BAG, CRAYON, DREAMING CO. ♧, EELAV MCBEE, ELIZABETH AND MARY, FORGET ME NOT ENGRAVING, GIRL IN A CLOUD, JOINING FORCES COLLECTIVE, KUZMYCZFASHION, LOWGLO LUMINAIRES, MAD SCIENCE AT WORK, MELBOURNE ALT CRAFTERS, NEILSHY, NINE YAKS, ONE WAY WORKSHOP, SAHAURA, SHARNTAY, SWEETHEART SMASH, TAMARA GAMIL CHOCOLATIER, TESSELATE UNION & ZIN AND BERT.

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Our November market day was yet a wonderful day full of amazing wares from each of our talented stall holders: AGNES & I, AMINEKO THE CROCHET CAT, BONNIEBIX QUALITY SHORTBREADS, THE CREATURE WORKSHOP, CUTE HAPPY ROUND, DESMOND WOLF, DO I KNOW YOU, THE DUSTY CARAVAN, FORGET ME NOT ENGRAVING, ELIZABETH & MARY, THE GIRL AND HER NIGHTINGALE, GOLDEN SKULL CANDLES, THE GORJESS CLOSETHOLLIE M KELLEY, INKLING PRESS PAPER, JULIE’S LITTLE WORLD, JUX, KATH YULE LIGHT SHADES, LOWGLO LUMINAIRES, THE MELBOURNE ALT CRAFTERS, MERCURIALIST, PANCHO’S FOOTWEAR, PEPPERMINT FOX, SCRABBLE KITTY, SPIRIT OF LIGHT ESSENCES and SPOONFULS OF LOVE.

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More happy snaps from our market weekend last month where we got amongst some festive fun and had an entire weekend with wonderful stallholders AGNI LASS, BOLD AND STRIKING, BONNIEBIX QUALITY SHORTREADS, CREATE COMMUNITY, THE CREATURE WORKSHOP, 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, JESS CLARK, JUX, LANERA, MAD SCIENCE AT WORK, MADE INC., ME-U & the ME-U gift wrapping station, 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, SUNDAY TO MONDAY BY BEC, TOPCAT VINTAGE, VICKI LEIGH JEWELLERY and ZIN & BERT, see more snaps here and here.

This past year we have also been privileged to gain a little insight into the wild minds of many of our stall holders with a number of interviews with: A LITTLE COYAGNES & I, BEDFORD & GROVE, BERNAVUE, BIND I FOLD, THE CANARY PRESS, COURTNEY ELISE, THE CREATURE WORKSHOP, CRITTER CLAWS, CUTE HAPPY ROUND, DESMOND WOLF, DREAMING CO. ♧, THE DUSTY CARAVAN, FACE PAINTING ARTIST, FORGET ME NOT ENGRAVING, FOXGLOVE BOTANICALS, GOLDEN SKULL CANDLES, GINGER GOLD, THE GIRL & HER NIGHTINGALE, GIRL IN A CLOUD, HANNAKIN, JOINING FORCES, JULIE’S LITTLE WORLD, JUX, HELEN FLEUR DESIGNS, LAUREN NICHOLSON, LORETTA D’ONOFRIO, LOWGLO LUMINAIRES, MAD SCIENCE AT WORK, MADE INC., ME-U, MELBOURNE ALT CRAFTERS, NEILSHY, NINE YAKS, PEPPERMINT FOX, RUBY LOUISE, RUN WILD HORSES, SABRI DURSI, SCATTERED ANTS, SCRABBLE KITTY, SEMICOLON, SHARNTAY, SPOONFULS OF LOVE, STEF COLLECTIONS, TOM CARTOONIST AND OF WOOD & ASH, UNFAZED & CONFUZED, WAFFELIER & ZIN + BERT.

A wonderful 2013 and as we say hello 2014, we look forward to another fabulous year of market love. Our next market day for the year will be on Sunday 23rd February 11:00am to 4:00pm at 1000 £ Bend (and the last Sunday of each month for the rest of the year).

We look forward to seeing all of you market lovers first market of the year. Be prepared for our art and design extravaganza with many of our favourite stall holders and a selection of new talents. We are also excited to be having the the Sustainable Table presenting our February Crafternoon Corner with “Treasure From Trash” as part of this years Sustainable Living Festival. Learn how to make flowers and vases from plastic food waste. The plastic wonders will be used to theme a Zero-Waste long lunch held on Clean Up Australia Day in March. Pick it up and get it together.

Sunday 23rd February 11:00am to 4:00pm at 1000 £ Bend. RSVP here. And anybody with handmade creations who would like to get amongst the market fun apply via this link.

Watch this space for all the delish previews and sneak peeks for our upcoming market day! See you all soon!

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