Sunday, March 13, 2011

Back to the Markets

I couldn't have wished for better weather (check out the blue sky :)) here in Ballarat for our first market of the year. John and I loaded up the Saab with lots of new Diddle & Ro goodies, said goodbye to the kids and headed off to the Daylesford Makers Market.

It was my very first market since the Christmas Twilight market back in December 2010, so I was feeling a mixture of nerves and excitement. It was great having John with me to help set up and take over the stall when I needed a break. He's also a pretty good salesman!

Daylesford was absolutely jam-packed with visitors for the Chillout Festival this weekend. The market was held in the Primary school this time, instead of the town hall, however people didn't seem to mind having to walk a little further to reach us. There was a steady stream of customers most of the was a great day.

The 'Gnome Town' dress looked very sweet displayed on the new mannequin. There were heaps of "that's so cute'" the whole day and I just had to smile each time someone would stop 'dead in their tracks' to take a closer look.

The "Go Scottie' Romper (seen on the small mannequin in the middle) was a real hit. I wasn't sure whether I would sell any at this market as its Autumn here and I thought no one would want summer clothes. I was so wrong!

Of course while in Daylesford I had to visit some of my favourite thrifty shops. I left John to mind the stall while I ducked into the Daylesford Bazaar. I found a few metres of bright 1960's cotton fabric, the cutest 1970's wrapping paper and a 10mt roll of vintage wallpaper with pretty green flowers.

It's a public holiday in Victoria this Monday...Yay. I'm really looking forward to a sleep-in, then getting to work on some new items for our next market. We'll be in Bendigo on the March 26....I'm really looking forward to it.

Have a great weekend, where ever you are.

xx Elethea :)


  1. I visited your stall at the market & loved the goodies i bought - i wore my beautiful bird brooch today & can't wait to wear the ring & earrings i also got!

  2. Thanks Malea!
    I'm so happy to hear that you are enjoying your purchase :-)