Monday, 11 July 2011

trip away...some wool...and a craft market...

Just returned from a few days in chilly Sydney.....where I grew up and where almost all of my family live. I love Sydney...I don't miss living there though but I really enjoy my time spent exploring and doing totally different things.

Beautiful big, sandstone homes with stunning leadlight windows......inner city second hand book shops where you have to fight your way through the door and could spend the day browsing and still not see everything......Rozelle Saturday Markets were a highlight for me this trip....very many fantastic stalls....and boy was it freezing. I really don't know how the stall holders braved it. I have worked at markets on and off for most of my adult life trying to make some money out of my handicrafts but don't think I have experienced that kind of chilliness......I found an old copy of FRANKIE to add to my collection and some warm gloves for my son's ski trip soon. I could have spent up big but my bag for the plane  was already full so had to restrain myself....I guess I should be grateful for that full bag....

I am working on some new scarves at the moment with a yummy, chunky, soft slubby wool similar to a hand spun but not thick and thin like that. Most nights I could be found snuggled up near the heater knitting away. Below is a preview of one in the AUTUMN RAINBOWS colours.

Our local CRAFT MARKET is on again this Saturday at Milk+Honey in Mullumbimby....just near the round about as you come into really can't miss it. Their will be a collection of local artists and crafters displaying their latest and greatest, some coffee, some cake and if you are lucky - some famous pizza...yummo. 
9am until 1ish and the local Mullum Market is on the same day so why not make a day of it???

Would love to hear from please comment away...been to any great markets lately?



  1. Hi Jo, Lovely job of your blog. I'm going to link to it on MM FB page now.
    So colourful!! And i Love the news article! well done!

  2. JO - you are a freaking genius! Yay - you did it! I'm so proud! Blog looks great- it's kind of addictive isn't it?