July 15, 2011

North Melbourne Market!!!

I am pretty late on posting about the stall we did for Apple Cart at the North Melbourne Market (Gosh, was it really nearly a month ago!? I can't believe market #2 is coming up next weekend!) SO, there's no time like the present to post this!!

Preparation for North Melbourne Market 2

The night before the big day I stayed home and made a few things like hand-drawn signs, A LOT of soup (oh, cold winter nights!) and a batch of chocolate cupcakes with orange-sour-cream frosting. I also made some little flags to stick in the cupcakes and wrote out tags for items I was selling, all that jazz. It was very productive.

On Sunday we got up super early and loaded up the car, arrived and set up in record time. Throughout the day I met some lovely people (Hello Claire of Jemima And Geraldine and Lyndel from Vintage, Retro & Simply Cute Shopping), worked on my scarf (which I have since unraveled and started again about 4 times? Crochet novice!).
I really enjoyed peeking at the other stalls and mostly wished that I had more money...At the end of the day I did purchase a dress and a scarf though (I couldn't resist!). We all ate a lot of cupcakes, and I even had time to pop out for coffee with some of my dear North Melbourne friends. On the topic of friends, we had loads of support from dears who came to say hello throughout the day, we fed them cupcakes and they bought some of our wares (Thanks guys!).

Apple Cart Stall 1

I think it's safe to say that Josie, Katherine and I were really happy with the way the stall turned out. A last minute decision to use a branch in my room for the bunting turned into a wonderful idea. (We may have stolen the other branch from a tree in a park nearby (sorry tree!)).
The girls had a great day too and Apple Cart got some good press as a result! (see here!).

Apple Cart Stall 2

A few close-ups of the stall. You can see some of Katherine's super cute crocheted apples. I love the way the blue one looks next to the zine. And I swear I was restocking the plate of cupcakes, not eating them!

Preparation for North Melbourne Market 1

Here are some of my little succulents all ready to go. I was kind of glad I only sold the one because I've grown rather attached to them. I also think I might try something new for the next few. I won't tell you what though, that would spoil the suprise!

Hand illustrated tote bags.

Lastly. here are a few of the illustrations I did for the tote bags that Josie and I collaborated on. The pun one will have to be redone because it was well received. I ended up keeping the pink cat for myself, because, well, I kind of fell in love with him. All the tote bags are lined with new and vintage sourced by Josie. The girl has wonderful taste in gingham and checks. There is another kitty tote in orange as well, but I just couldn't leave Mr. Pink behind.

So that's it! phew. Now I can post about some other things.
Stay tuned!! x

1 comment:

  1. Hello! :) Glad you all had so much fun, so did I! It was really lovely to meet you and I am still hunting for a cardigan in the colour of yours, hehe! Good luck at the next market Xoxx