Friday, November 26, 2010

Daylesford Makers Market: November 27

It's on tomorrow and it's a big one - over 50 stalls full of goodies for a handmade Christmas. The award-winning Daylesford Makers Market opens at 10am and runs till 3pm.

And if you want to make a day of it, don't forget that it's also Daylesford Show Day!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Winners! Daylesford Makers Market

Last night I was lucky enough to be invited to the Hepburn Tourism awards night as part of a group from the Daylesford Makers Market, which was nominated for an award in the Tourism Operator category. And we won!

I think this is a fantastic achievement, especially given that the first market was held just two years ago, and it's only been running regularly this year.

The board praised the standards and organisation of our market: 'a very well organised and professionally operated Makers Market selling quality product. The Organising Committee combines their individual skill sets in business management and marketing. The Market has a clear vision and feedback from stallholders and visitors provides input into long and short-term goals that are monitored monthly'.

Allison Jones, the market's founder, was there to accept the award and was a bit overwhelmed! But this is a great reward for her hard work and vision in getting the market going. It's proving to be a drawcard for Daylesford as well as an outlet for so many talented artists and crafters in the area. I love being part of the organising committee with a great group of skilled and enthusiastic people, and hope that we can continue to build on what Allison has started!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Daylesford Makers Market: November 6

It's on again this Saturday, November 6! Once again, we have plenty of new faces as well as some very popular regulars. We also have delicious Turkish gozleme prepared on the spot; Mama's Gozleme were recently written up in The Age as one of Melbourne's best market snacks.

At the Town Hall in Vincent Street, 10am to 3pm.

After this one, there are only two more markets before Christmas: November 27, and the Twilight Market on December 18 from 4pm to 10pm. Mark them in your diaries now!

See you on Saturday!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Alphabet drawers

This is incredible. A handmade chest of drawers, with each drawer fronted by a letter. The drawers vary in size as you can see below. A dream piece ...

From here. Found via Design*Sponge.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

The bad news and the good news

So the bad news is that Wolf at the Door has closed its doors. Magali and Jason are concentrating now on their new space, Stockroom in Kyneton, so they have moved Wolf at the Door over there. We will miss them here, but I guess it just means more trips over to Kyneton to keep up with them!

The good news is that we have another fantastic new space that's just opened in Duke Street - Sister George! It's a beautifully renovated home/gallery with some stunning art and handmade goods. I particularly loved the quirky handmade hats. They even have hats for people who don't wear hats! They're all made here in Daylesford on site at Sister George. So make sure you pop in for a look next time you're in Daylesford.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Great article about "Handmade Love"

This is a cool article about making things by hand and what it means, by fashion designer James Cameron. One of the comments reminded me of the time my husband snuck into my craft supplies and made a Christmas gift tag with a black cat on it for my gift. Such a great feeling when someone makes something just for you!

James' handmade teddy is deaf and blind though - hmmmm ...

[Photo by James Cameron]