Wednesday, November 19, 2008

That's one classy customer!

This is Carmel. She is the classiest, most well dressed person I know.
Ever since the first time she came into the shop she has been constantly impressing me with her vast and well put together wardrobe.
Her heart lies with the amazing tailoring and silhouettes of the 50's and early 60's,
and boy does she know how to work a wiggle dress!

One of my favourite things is buying stock for specific customers, and because Carmel has been a loyal customer for nearly 2 years I find it quite easy to know what pieces she will like.
The other week when I was sourcing new stock I came across a lovely bright orange 60's crimplene dress and day coat 2 piece. I knew she would love it and it would look great on her so I kept it out the back for the next time she popped in.
But....low and behold the next time she popped in she was wearing a nearly identical item to the one i picked out for her....we had a good laugh and couldn't believe the odds.
But as the old saying goes
"a classy lady can never have too many orange 60's crimplene dress and day coat combo's"
so she happily snapped it up :)

Friday, November 14, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Craft Hatch

Last Saturday I had a stall at the craft hatch market at the city library. It was a lovely day, and a great chance to show off my work in a different setting to the shop. I also met some wonderful crafters and was very impressed with the range and quality of work there.
Here's a few pictures of the items I had for sale. Some of these are still available, so come visit me at Poppet (123 Scotchmer St. Fitzroy North) if you're keen.

Handmade stuffed penguin toys $24

Cameo Necklaces $30

Bunnies $26

Button Bobby Pins $12

Pretty Deer $45

The library was a lovely setting for the market, and I was lucky enough to get the best table next to a huge window overlooking degraves st. So there was lots to look at when things slowed down.
Big thanks to Amy and Katie for visiting and keeping me entertained (boredom was starting to set in toward the end of the day! )

Also...have a look at the beautiful work by Susan of Spin Spin Handmade.
She screen prints her own fabric in great designs then sews it up to make tea-towles and adorable elephant toys. Too cute :)

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Craft Ahoy!

I've been crafting like a crazy lady the past few days because I'll be having a stall at Craft Hatch.
This is a new market that Craft Victoria is organising.
You should come along and have a look Saturday 8th November
City Library, 253 Flinders Lane, 11.00am – 4.00pm.

Until then here is a sneak peak at what I've been working on...