Ah, Saturday, you were grand… we had the February Fete with ceramist Kylie of Paper Boat Press at her shop/gallery over at Ashgrove, Brisbane…. my gosh, was it a crazy busy day… these lovely shots on the blog were actually not captured by me this time I was a little busy wrapping and packing and hanging out with lovely customers… they were shot by the talented Ashley Oostdyck - thank you Ash x
… a few weeks ago while chatting over a glass or three of red wine Kylie and I decided we should do something together, a collaboration of sorts; we came up with a ‘february fete’, where I bring my caravan Frankie over to her studio/shop and we ‘bang out our wares’ so to speak; my old wares and Kylie’s handmade ceramics; we put it out there through our social media avenues and come Saturday morning we both really didn’t know how it was going to pan out…. eeeekk
… let’s just say that the power of local community is where it is at…. Ashgrove – who would of thought! We were both so overwhelmed by everyone who came out to see us and to take part in the little suburban fete….it felt like a really good party… seriously and I have been to a lot of parties in my time….there were so many familiar faces and so many new faces too….. lots of laughter, music and excitement…the buzzing corner block literally went off…
…. thank you so much to all who came out to see us… we are going to plan another one for later in the year…it really was that much fun …. sometimes good things do come from having a few too many glasses of wine with friends….
Big things planned for this weekend…. the two day Finders Keepers market will be unfolding… Frankie the caravan is getting packed as we speak…. very much looking forward to getting amongst it over the weekend…. Lots of new found pieces will be on the trestle tables too…. come along if you are in Brisbane. Saturday and Sunday at the Old Museum; corner of Bowen Bridge Road and Gregory Terrace at Herston from 10am til 4pm both days!
…. I’m busily getting new well it’s really actually old, but its new to mestock ready for this weekend’s Finders Keepers! Very exciting! Come by and see us from 10am, we will be there both days as well as so many other crafters and makers! It will be a fun sunny day out in Brisbane!
I can not wait! Timothy O and I are just about to leave for the road trip from Brisbane to Sydney with Frankie the Caravan….. I feel so exited and a little nervous … everything has been packed and wrapped for this weekend’s market pop up at The School….. I have had some amazing help this week to put the finishing touches on the trip…. my wonderful mother has been my assistant this week – thank you Mum, I couldn’t have got it all finished without you… The sewing guru Sally O from Studio Sixty lent a had to sew me up a storm and I also had the craft queen Lulu Lucky stop by and craft up some last minute crafty bits for the trip.
I’ll be updating the blog with ‘Postcards from the Road’… you can also see the trip unfold over on instagram and our Facebook page.
The festivities kick off at 10am until 3pm on both Saturday and Sunday….85 Dunning Ave, Rosebery (same place as my workshops) there will be loads to see and do…. besides Frankie there will also be free paper craft classes, a ‘Pav Party’, lots to eat and drink and so much more for words……so much more…. Click here to visit The School for more information.
Tell your friends… pass it on. It’s going to rock!
P.S …. packing up Frankie today for the road trip….. super excited!