Yesterday's Craft Hatch market at Fed Square was heaps of fun. There were so many great stalls and it was really nice to get to meet the other makers and interact with customers as well. This part was more enjoyable than I was expecting, being pretty shy I thought it was going to be really tough but everyone was so friendly and lovely. Hearing and seeing some of the responses to my work, in person, really made my day. It was great to to get to actually meet some of the people behind blogs I visit too. A special hello to Belinda, Madeline, Michelle and Jess!
Being my first market I was pretty nervous and a little unsure on how the day was going to go but I think I was extremely lucky to have had this experience as my first market. It was nice and warm given we were protected from the weather, in the most amazing space with a giant Michael Doolan sculpture hanging above our heads. Yummy coffee plus Beer Deluxe were also super close by (this came in handy for my helper when friends stopped by). All a bit much really given there were stories from other stall holders of extreme wind and sunburn experiences at their first markets!
Everyone's stalls were amazing! I really wish I had taken some more pics. Here are a couple I did manage to get however.
And these are treats I took home for myself.
The little rabbit trinket box and bird brooch were both made by Amy from The Moby Duck. I was lucky enough to have my stand next to Amy who is the biggest sweetheart. Her wonderfully colourful and sometimes confused for soap, resin creations are soon going to be available online here. I'm going to be keeping an eye on this. And the clever and witty Fiona from Odd One Out made the sweet, retro caravan brooch. Fiona's stand was so much fun, her handmade felt food was amazing, you can see some of it in the pic below - there were fried eggs, vanilla slices, chocolates, jam cookies and a whole pizza!! Fiona stocks her wares online here if you would like to take a closer peek.