On Saturday I went to the Finders Keepers Market at the Docklands in Melbourne.
This weekend saw Melbourne host the Formula 1 Grand Prix.
The Grand Prix brings all the people to my yard. So many people. It’s cool to see them draped in flags, and their faces painted. Merchandise stalls were at the train station.
It was difficult finding a tram to take me to the Docklands – the ever expanding concrete jungle that overlooks the bay.
It always seems to look grey, no matter the weather. Saturday was cold. There are interesting sculptures at the Docklands. Some strange bendy pick up stick creation behind a temporary fence.
And an upside down cow in a tree. Some serious (and waterproofed) papier mache there.
When I finally did arrive at Finders Keepers, I met the lovely Beccasaurus for the first time (and her well behaved little girl). Becca is making me a dress from my Ikea bedspread that I bought with Hayley. She was great to chat to. And I met Camille again. I also met Brianna, another craft blogger. So lovely to browse craft and shop, and talk girly things.
Another friend J, her mum and daughter met me a little later so I browsed the rest of the HUGE market with them.
Frankie sponsored the market. I love Frankie.
The market was so extensive, and everything I saw was good quality. It makes me want to create more than just stories. I want to craft.
I ate tacos. Yum!
I had heard about American taco trucks, so I was excited to see this one.
It was crowded. But the crowd made it warmer.
There were bands, this one is The Bon Scotts.
Other than hanging with a range of nice girls, the highlight was meeting a blogging idol – Lilli from Frocks and Frou Frou. She recognised me. And I shrieked, because, what a coincidence, we were wearing the same top! Of all the clothes we own, we chose our bespoke top from Michelle Tan – Lilli’s blog inspired me to buy my own!
We talked about blogging and shopping, of course!
My bag was filled with goodies from Finders Keepers. Don’t fret, I didn’t buy that much, my bag was full of The Age – I got a kind goth/bikie to help me fold it and put it in my bag, and in doing so, his spiky leather cuff scratched me and made me bleed! The bag also contains some goodies for a blog giveaway – so stay tuned!
I mostly bought brooches. I adore brooches.
This one by Shonah. I love her products – wood and fabric covered with perspex, but I’ve worried that the wooden pendants would scratch me. So I was excited when I saw brooches on sale.
I spoke with Shonah and she was so friendly and helpful. And that influences my purchases.
Leeloo had so many pretties I could have bought everything. And the girls were so friendly. I chose these two brooches.
A retro model in a retro dress by Red Revival. There were so many pretty brooches by Red Revival I couldn’t choose quickly.
And this colourful one from Hungry Designs. Considering I dislike and am allergic to real balloons, I love pictures of them.
And these organic cotton leg/arm warmers from Tightology – I wear so many layers, and I think these will look so cool.
So many pretty things at Finders Keepers – I wish I was a millionaire!