Market day is nearly upon us! Need a plan of attack?
Right now... you should peruse the full stallholders list so you're sure not to miss particular stalls tomorrow. The more organised among us would write a list, and the uber-organised would even be thinking about christmas presents already.
Market morning... on your way to the market hit El Gordo cafe for coffe and/or breakfast, they're just around the corner from the Town Hall in Chancellery Lane and are opening especially for market day from 8am until noon. Trust me, they have some very yummy breakfast type things planned for us all.
Get creative... have you booked into one of our jewellery workshops? If you haven't there will be a sign up sheet in the front foyer if there any spots are left, leave your name and mobile number. If you have already booked in, Susan will be waiting there with your supplies to get creating!
At the Town Hall... drop off your blanket squares if you've been crafting for a cause with us for the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in Ethiopia. The drop off point will be inside, near the front entrance of the hall. Non-crafty people, feel free to pop in a couple of coins to help us out with postage costs for the blankets.
Peruse, chat and shop... do enjoy all the stalls that we've put together for this market and the great atmosphere in the Town Hall. There is a great mix of your favourite makers returning and some new reatillers too. Have a chat and be sure to buy some special handmade things.
On the way out... pick up a little deliciousness from the Cinnamon Rose stall for a sugar hit to get you home! And perhaps a couple of extras for later too.
And if you happen to see us please be sure to say hello!
Able and Game are from Melbourne and they make cards. Really cool ones!
View more of their work online and keep up with them on the Able and Game blog.
That's the last of the sneak peeks folks... a bit of a round up tomorrow and then the market shall be upon us :) The weather forecast for Saturday looks gorgeous, so it'll be a wonderful day for a wander and enjoy the spring air!
Amante Bags is a Ballarat based label featuring a wide range of bags that are both lovely to look at and entirely practical. Kylie and Sharon handmake their bags from a wide range of quality materials, each bag durable and easy to clean. The range includes baby bags, small and large handbags, satchels, make-up bags and coin purses.
Want cute stuff? Look no further... a whole bunch of woodland critters handmade by Robyn from The Forest Flaw. The Square will be her debut market so be sure to check out these wonderful softies lovingly made from a whole variety of materials right here in Bendigo.
We've had Chef Sonia at the market before and so very glad to have her back again! Sonia is a professional chef who is passionate about good food and inspiring kids and families to get together in the kitchen. Her kits are handpacked with real ingredients, simple toolkits for you to take home and bake delcious things in your own time. Products include brownies, cupcakes and cookies kits and there are also cute packs of colourful fondant decals which the kids will love to decorate their work.
More about Chef Sonia and You on the website and you can like her on facebook too!
I adore these candles... i was next to this lady at a market a few months back and the products were so adorable, not to mention smelled wonderful! Michelle from Unmatched Candles with Class makes her candles with environmentally friendly soy wax and quality oils. The candles are contained within a range of lidded and jars and a whole bunch of second hand vessels, including glass dishes and teacups. Fragrances available include french vanilla, strawberry and orange & bergamot. These would make perfect gifts (if you can bear to part with them)!
Don't forget the jewellery workshops, this would be a lovely way to spend an hour at the market. Open to anyone over 12yrs old, sessions cost just $8 and you'll fnd full details here, you'll need to book as spots are limitted.
Jewellery of a different kind today... The lovely Gabrielle from Gift of the Gab makes beautiful glass, resin and metal jewellery, containing stunning designs sourced from Australia, Japan and the US. The range is handmade by in Melbourne and includes pendants, earrings, brooches, rings and bangles.
Beautiful handmade jewellery from a creative, experienced and talented jeweller... Lisa Kennedy works from her home studio in Maldon and this will be her first visit to The Square market. Her work features sterling sliver and gold set with precious and semi-precious gems and pearls.
Today we've previewing Meg's stall... this lady clearly loves to sew and we're looking forward to having her gorgeous range at our Spring market. by Meg is a collection of bags and coin purses in beautiful fabrics and practical designs, and she also makes the cutest little booties, bibs and burp cloths for babies too.