a bend and snap market 2014 retrospective.

 

 

 

Come join us as we take a long lusty stroll down 2014 memory lane…

Canary Press.

February2

Rather Little.

February3

Culture Tea.

February4

Metta Skincare.

February5

Sustainable Table.

 

A fantastic February with our first market for the year (see more photos here) with rice cripsies and whoopee pies, literary love, herbal teas and beauty products, magnetic marvels and shiny brass. Stall holders include: AGNES & I, BYRNE DESIGN CO., THE CREATURE WORKSHOP, CANARY PRESS, CULTURE TEA, EMBRASS, METTA SKINCARE, ODE TO ELMA, RAT, RATHER LITTLE, ROUTINE, STRANGE BEAUTIFUL ME, TIMBER ARCADIA and UNFAZED & CONFUZED.

As part of the SUSTAINABLE LIVING FESTIVAL, we had THE SUSTAINABLE TABLE and artist CAROLYN CARDINET at our February market date, teaching us how to make big bouquets of plastic wonders at the TREASURE FROM TRASH crafternoon corner.

We were very pleased to have a notable amount of stall holders at our February market displaying their unique creations from jewellery to clothing and various homewares with a sprinkle of creativity and innovation by using recycled and repurposed items. Which we love. Waste not, want not.

 

Paper Chap.

March2

Put Your Heart Into It.

March3

Put Your Heart Into It.

March4

Strange Beautiful Me.

March6

Put Your Heart Into It.

March7

Jux.

March8

Ghostly.

Another glorious market day in March with a limitless amount of creativity and inspiration (and wonderful woe for our purses). See even more photos from our last market day here. Stall holders:  AGNES & I, BYRNE DESIGNS, CASHMERISM, CARLA GARRO JEWELLERY, CHINPIN EXHIBITION, THE CREATURE WORKSHOP, DESMOND WOLF, EMBRASS, GHOSTLY, THE GIRL NIGHTINGALE, GOLDEN SKULL CANDLES, GOODBYE HAWAII, HANNAKIN, INTERIOR HUNTER, JULIE CANNON JEWELLERY, JUX, LAUREN & ANGIE, ME-UMIOD NATURAL SKINCARE, ONE SMALL DUCK, OH DAKOTA, PAPERCHAP, RIBAULD, ROUTINE, SHIO and STRANGE BEAUTIFUL ME.
We had the ladies behind the PUT YOUR HEART INTO IT WORKSHOP join our March market. Under the expert guidance from PUT YOUR HEART INTO IT team, Anna (MIOD NATURAL SKINCARE) and Laura (INTERIOR HUNTER), discerning crafternooners had the opportunity to create range of sustainable items including natural skincare from unprocessed and wholesome ingredients, Japanese wrapping and decorative tags and creative hanging herbs and floral hearts.

 

Chin Pin.

April3

You Me Bones.

april4

Hannakin.

April5

Critter Claws.

Art and design galore and MORE CHOCOLATE (thank you to TAMARA GAMIL CHOCOLATIER) at our April market date with a burst of activities certainly got inspiration soaring (see more photos here).  Nail art, cashmere, cushion covers, vikings, memory boards, soul stories, magnetic sassiness, skull doll head and nori roll candles, vials of treasure, chocolate baths and artisan chocolate not to mention all the deliciousness served up at the cafe too?! And a beautiful new display of Hummingbelle artwork on the cafe walls.

Stall holders: AGNES & I, CASHMERISM, CRITTER CLAWS, CULTURE TEA, THE GIRL & HER NIGHTINGALE, HANNAKIN, JULIE’S LITTLE WORLD, METTA SKINCARE, MIN PIN, OH DAKOTA, ONE SMALL DUCK, THE SNOOD’S ART, SOUL STORIES, STRANGE BEAUTIFUL ME, TAMARA GAMIL CHOCOLATIER, UNFAZED & CONFUZED and YOU, ME & BONES.

We also welcomed back the curatorial team behind the incredible CHINPIN EXHIBITION (held at No Vacancy Gallery in June 2014).

Chinpin is a contemporary treatment to the traditional cabinets of curiosities, brought together a diverse selection of work from 20 emerging artists within Australia (including some of our previous stall holders): Anna Snoekstra, Annita Maslov, Bonnie Eichelberger, Ebony Eden, Evie Cahir, Halszkat, Jr Blue Cloud, Julia Trybala, Julian May (The Handy Studio), Lauren Nicholson, Lisa Twomey, Michael Hawkins, Nina Elliott, Paul Mares, Saara March, Steven Pennington & Xian – Christian Bishop.
At our April market day, the team behind this visual extravaganza EMMA, ALLEGRA & EMILY will be showcasing an assortment of goodies from a selection of artists from the show with items such as totebags, zines, badges, t shirts, postcards, gocco prints, screen prints, digital prints, original artworks and various other oddities.

may2

South Paw Cats.

may3

me.u.

may4

Golden Skull Candles.

may5

Tams Soul Stories.

Our monthly celebration of art and design in May (see more photos here) also featured racks racks and racks of divine vintage clothing, custom cat furniture, a macaron stall and various other sweet treats. with wonderfully unique and talented stall holders full of knowledgable creative insights and handmade ethic – a little light relief particularly in this city that may be a little overwhelmed with the chain store madness.

At market day, market visitors were invited to make collaborative masterpieces with the gorgeous Tams from Soul Stories (see more details here) and, upon request, saw illustrators Julian De Lio and Tom Cartoonist for head sketches – because every one needs to own at least one head sketch of themselves! #selfie.

ART OF JULIAN DE LIO, DREAMING CO. ♧, THE GIRL & HER NIGHTINGALE, GOLDEN SKULL CANDLES, LAUREN & ANGIE, LOVE MY PRINTS, ME.U, miQue, PRECIOUS LITTLE SAKURA, QUALIA CLOTHING, RONNOCO ELENA, SEBO HANDMADE JEWELLERY, SOUL STORIES, SOUTH PAW CATS and TOM CARTOONIST.

Bonniebix Quality Shortbreads.

june2

Sophie McPike.

june3

Hannakin.

june4

Min Pin.

june5

Ruth Vintage.

june7

The Lost Childrens Project.

Our June market day (see more photos here) featured a diverse selection of talented artists and designers and a horde of vintage wares, with many of our regular stall holders and a few new additions.

There was delicious art and design spanning from the spectrum of whimsy wonders to darker delights with sugary shortbreads, artisan candles, handmade jewellery and stationary, upcycled chairs, delicate paper sculptures, felt crafts and much more.

We were also thrilled to be have our friends from THE LOST CHILDREN’S PROJECT join us at our June market day ahead of their  fundraising extravaganza LOST CHILDREN FOUND held in July 2014 to raise the necessary funds to begin the process of building and running of the Beaullah Heights Children’s Rescue Centre in Nakuru, Kenya. At our June market day, market visitors were invited to tie some knots for friendship with THE LOST CHILDREN’S PROJECT  as they were taught a variety of unique friendship bracelet making techniques.

Stall holders: A LITTLE COY, ASTRID MONTAGUE JEWELLERY, BONNIEBIX QUALITY SHORTBREADS, DREAMING CO. ♧, THE GIRL & HER NIGHTINGALE, GYPSY’S SEWING BOX, HANNAKIN, INKLING PRESS, MAYBELLINI, MIN PIN, PLATED IMAGE and RUTH VINTAGE.

Goodiis.

july2

Mille & B.

july3

Create Community.

july4

Gemma Johnson.

july5

Elk Diamond.

july6

Lynch AD.

july7

Critter Claws.

july8

Terrarium Laboratory.

Another incredible market day in July abound with delicious shortbreads, gorgeous bell sleeved frocks, a pop-up nail art station, sassy pop-art inspired art works, intricate jewellery and ceramics, colourful crafts and a make-your-own-minii-necklace creation station, hot hot haute couture, re-imagined film poster designs and free kahuna burgers, up-cycled chairs, crepe cakes, delicate paper crafts, witty greeting cards, terrariums and all the magnetic sassinesssss. Phew! (see more photos here).

Stall holders: BONNIEBIX QUALITY SHORTBREADS, CREATE COMMUNITY, CRITTER CLAWS, GEMMA JOHNSON, GOODIIS, GYPSY’S SEWING BOX, ELK DIAMOND, LYNCH AD, MAYBELLINI, MILLE & B, PLATED IMAGE, POST LOVE DESIGNS, SEBO HANDMADE JEWELLERY, TERRARIUM LABORATORY and UNFAZED & CONFUZED.

We were also thrilled to be having the eclectic and retro cool designer behind GOODIIS, Maria, hosting a “MAKE YOUR OWN MINII NECKLACE” creation station at market day this weekend. Market visitors were invited to play with chaotic geometric and organic shapes that use energetic colours with contrasting textures to create bold personal statement pieces with a unique twist. All beads had been lovingly hand-crafted by GOODIIS and each creation certainly injected a burst of colour into the dreary dark shades of winter.

 

sketch by Lynch AD.

Strange Beautiful Me.

august2

Handy Studio.

august3

A Murder Of Ravens.

august4

Petite Mamie.

august5

Origamig.

Market day in August was our ultimate ode to finally faring this foggy winter goodbye by filling the 1000 £ Bend gallery with vibrant and colourful creativity. (see more photos here).

Our August market date featured a range of delights both unique and sustainable – such as fancy glittery hand-embroidered cushions, owl plushies, tea towels and various homewares, bespoke botanical bouquets, steampunk, retro, gothic or Victorian garments and other items, upcycled vinyl, paint, thread and vintage furniture, strangely beautiful upcycled garments, origami jewellery, origami decoration, delicate paper crafts, handcrafted candles, unique children’s vintage clothing, handmade children’s accessories, whimsical pictures and other magical bits and bobs, beautiful terrariums and low maintenance eco system wonderlands, sweet shortbreads and much much more! *breathes*

We also indulged in a little crafternoon fun at market day with an ORIGAMI WORKSHOP presented by the talented ORIGAMIG. We abandoned the standard paper plane and/or chatter box (though we couldn’t resist not making them too) and got folding and sculpting gorgeous intricate creations under the guidance of our resident origami guru!

August stall holders: A MURDER OF RAVENS, BONNIEBIX QUALITY SHORTBREADS, GYPSY’S SEWING BOX, HANNAKIN, THE HANDY STUDIO, KATRINA-MARIE, MAYBELLINI, ORIGAMIG, PETITE MAMIE, PLATED IMAGE, RADICAL THREADS, SARZ DESIGNS, SCRABBLE KITTY, STRANGE BEAUTIFUL ME, TERRARIUM LABORATORY and UNFAZED & CONFUZED.

 

Flyer designed by Julie’s Little World.

Sarzi Designs.

september2

Unempire.

september3

Ara + Lyra.

september4

By Mungy.

september6 september7 september8

Plated Image.

In September, we celebrated our 3RD BIRTHDAY!!! (see more snaps here).

We feel privileged to have been able to work with a large variety of emerging and established artists, designers, inventors, makers and foragers alike and have truly enjoyed our three years of life, check out a couple of epic retrospective posts on our first couple of market years here and here.

We celebrated our 3RD BIRTHDAY as we do each month – relishing and feasting on a delicious banquet of art, design, fashion and vintage with an assortment of stalls showcasing the wonderful work of the local creative community.

Our September market featured a marvelous miscellany of handmade handicrafts from patchwork toys and pretty things, soy candles made in retro glass jars, Steampunk, Gothic and Victorian world curio, charm bracelets and vintage clothes, custom made vintage furniture, delicate paper crafts, all things fabric and handcrafted, resin jewellery & totally-on-trend concrete homewares, a dragon and goblin adoption centre, various upcycled creations and rad and hella comfy sox.

Stall holders: ARA + LYRA, BY MUNGY, GYPSY’S SEWING BOX, EELAV MCBEE, ELIZABETH & MARY, HERBERT FOUND & HERBERT MADEINANNA GLOBAL THREADS, MAYBELLINI, MILLE & B, ORIGAMIG, PLATED IMAGE, PRECIOUS LITTLE SAKURA, RUN RABBIT, SARZI DESIGNS, SNACKS ACCESSORIES and UNEMPIRE.

We also enjoyed the delish crêpe cakes from MILLE & B (which sold out in the first TWO hours – be sure to get in early next time!) and creative muscles were flexed as we indulged in some glorious crafternooning – making paper dahlias with PLATED IMAGE (with hand dyed tissue paper, Chenille stems, scissors and a little imagination) and a series of origami flowers with ORIGAMIG (who, aside from making origami projects, has also recently launched a stunning jewellery range under MANUELA IGREJA JEWELS – talented lady!).

 

flyer designed by Inkling Press.

Raleigh Made.

October2

Yen Yen Lo.

October3

Vanessa Marian.

October4

Mitch Elson.

October5

Vctoria Vctoria.

October6

Ms. Murphy Flowers.

October7

Ms. Murphy Flowers.

A handful of highlights from our October market day (more photos here). Stall holders: EMILY LEA, GYPSY’S SEWING BOX, INANNA GLOBAL THREADS, JULIAN DE LIO, KITTY & CADAVER, MAYBELLINI, ME U, MITCH ELSON, PLATED IMAGE, OLIVIA YORK, RALEIGH MADE, SLATER PACE, STILL IN SCHOOL, TOM CARTOONIST, THAT DAPPER CHAP, TWIN, VANESSA MARIAN, VCTORIA VCTORIA and YEN YEN LO.

Our October market featured an inspiring set of creative workshops where our day was a flurry of crafting various items from painting concrete planters to fabric accessories.  We made succulent concrete creations with the  COLOUR BOX STUDIO presented HANGING CONCRETE POT & SUCCULENT WORKSHOP under the guidance of floristry extraordinaire MS. MURPHY FLOWERS  and then got gluey with EELAV MCBEE to create a range of wearables for even more crafternooning fun.

 

Julie’s Little World.

November2

Olivia York.

November4

Talented Apple.

November5

That Dapper Chap.

November6

Mr. Draper.

November7

Origamig.

In November (see more snaps here), we enjoyed another wonderful Sunday session of papercrafting all afternoon with talented ladies ORIGAMIG and PLATED IMAGE – making countless origami Christmas decorations and paper dahlias and were spoilt silly with the pleasure of meeting each of our talented makers and an endless variety of wares as we perused the stalls with illustrations and an array of art works, plywood jewellery, curious crafts, humorous cards and whimsical prints, quirky cartoons, screen printed and hand dyed homewares, fine linen and crisp bedding products, dapper apparel, origami jewellery and decoration, embroidery hoops and owl plushies, upcycled vintage furniture, delicate paper crafts and recycled electronics, antique medical equipment, found bits and pieces, modern oddities, and culinary creations reinvented into shiny science experiments.
Stall holders: A SUPERB WREN, ALERT THE BUNNY, CUT, EELAV MCBEE, GYPSY’S SEWING BOX, HEADBANDS FOR SMILES, INKLING PRESS, JULIE’S LITTLE WORLD, KITTY & CADAVER, MAD SCIENCE AT WORK, MANUELA IGREJA JEWELS, MAYBELLINI, MR DRAPER, OLIVIA YORK, ORIGAMIG, PLATED IMAGE, SCRABBLE KITTY, TALENTED APPLE, THAT DAPPER CHAP and TOM CARTOONIST.

flyer designed by Olivia York.

Plated Image.

December2

A Passage Of Time.

December3

Mad Science At Work.

December4

Niche Drawings.

December5

Elizabeth & Mary.

December6

Indovino Jewellery.

December7

Artomic.

December8

Jewellery by Oh Dakota and vintage clothing by Applique Vintage.

At our final market for the year we had a diverse display of art and design creations for the influx of festive perusal. See more photos here. Stall holders: A PASSAGE OF TIME, ARTOMIC ART, APPLIQUE VINTAGE, ELIZABETH & MARY, INDOVINO JEWELLERY, KITTY & CADAVER, MAD SCIENCE AT WORK, MRS N HANDMADE, NICHE DRAWINGS, OH DAKOTA, PLATED IMAGE, RADCAT BANDITS, SCRABBLE KITTY and TOM CARTOONIST.

 

A wonderful 2014 and we look forward to bringing 2015 with a bang! We will be popping up at the 2015 ST. JEROME’S LANEWAY FESTIVAL in Melbourne on Saturday 7th February. We have curated a selection of our stall holders including: ARA + LYRA, APPLIQUE VINTAGE, CREATE COMMUNITY, CRITTER CLAWS NAIL ART, THE ETERNAL HEADONISTGOODIIS, HUNTER + ME, MARCI VINTAGE, MUSCRAT VINTAGE, OLD WORLD NEW VINTAGE and UNFAZED & CONFUZED. Stay tuned for more updates!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(flyer designed by the Linh from CRITTER CLAWS).

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