Hey everybody!...this weekend is Brisbane's winter Finders Keepers market, once again at the beautiful Old Museum venue near the Ekka showgrounds (all the details can be found on their website here).
What's extra exciting for me over here at Shelbyville is that this will be my first return to the FK market scene after a VERY long hiatus! My now 4-year-old son was but a tiny 9-month-old bub sitting on a playmat behind my table the last time Shelbyville held a stall (at the 2011 spring FK market)...gosh!
I'll admit it feels a little odd, and just a tad anxiety-producing, to be manoeuvring myself back into market mode. I've had to reacquaint myself with all those once very familiar tasks - planning the table layout, styling the display, packaging my products, pricing, signage, marketing...Not to mention all the making, making, making that precedes all these things!
These last couple of weeks I've been revisiting all my old product favourites - the vintage typewriter-key cufflinks/pendants/badges, old typewriter-ribbon tins, Scrabble pieces, sticker packs, 1" badges, little handmade books, vintage button brooches, and the myriad of other cute and sweet things in Shelbyville's back catalogue of products.
But also, I'm happy to say, I've been busy creating some new stuff for the table. My new work includes sets of handmade clay houses; miniature shadow-box magnets; embroidered hearts on wooden panels; and best of all, a whole series of frameable 'collage art' created from vintage paper dolls and old books/papers. Here's a sneaky peek:
But the countdown is on, so I best be getting back to my preparations - sooo much still left to do!
If you're in Brisbane this weekend, come along to Finders Keepers for a truly wonderful day-out (markets, music, food, good times!), and be sure to drop by the Shelbyville stall to say hi ;)