My little family and I spent a delightful evening last night at the Brisstyle Indie Twighlight Markets . Chinese lanterns, gorgeous handmade goodies, jazz band playing....a now running poppet high as a kite on choccie milkshake trying to escape into the crowd. Happy times! I finally got to meet the beautiful Melinda from Moose & Bird . She makes the most exquisite home wares, pincushions and dolls and every time I walk past my newly titivated lounge I can't help but smile at my cushions...especially the pear. Everything is handcrafted and so unique! Such a wonderful creative soul. I've definitely found a kindred spirit there!
And another kindred spirit who's work Bijou and I can't get enough of...the lovely Melinda from Retro Bird . The pink clad Miss Rosie now takes poppet's collection of Retro Bird dollies to five! They are so beautifully handmade with such care and attention to detail. And they stand up to the most rigorous loving! Melinda's children's clothes and jewelry are lovely too but there were too many savvy shoppers hovering around her racks for me to get a good chance to look. There's always next time.
Although the real things scare me senseless (remember the lorikeets!) I have rather a soft spot for bird ornaments and jewelry so this beautiful little Sybella swallow brooch caught my eye. He simply flew into my bag...what is a girl to do!
The lovely Lisa from Cute as Buttons was another bloggy friend who finally has a face to her name. She makes the most beautiful appliquéd clothing, towels, washers, and bibs. Poppet needs a few new t-shirts so a butterfly was chosen. Lisa even popped a little yo-yo clip into the bag. Thanks a bunch Lisa!!
And finally, my beloved postie delivered these beauties on Friday! Doilies in the most delectable hues and little vintage chenille embellishments from sweet vintage . Can't wait to find just the right project to use them on!
A mild Autumn night at the markets, coffee with my man and my girl, and a flit around Sportsgirl without a pram! Could it get any better than this? Poppet home, bathed and in bed by 7:30, cup of tea in my eagerly waiting hands by 8:00 and my knitting needles clacking by 8:15. Yes, it surely did!