Friday, November 23, 2012

Diving in the Deep End - Our First Yarraville Market

So, I did it! After almost two years since my last Warrandyte Market - and much thought and discussion - I finally decided it was time to take the plunge and return to the market scene.

But I was determined not to go back to any old market. It had to be upmarket, classy and quaint, but most importantly indoor. Yarraville Market seemed to fit the bill perfectly, so I thought I'd give that go.

Located in hired-out Masonic Hall around the corner from trendy Ballarat Street, this was my chance to 'step up' and experience something new. And I sure did.

Yarraville Market

I didn't know quite what to expect. I only knew was that it wasn't going to be anything like Warrandyte... No dust. No dirt. No worries about whether our stall would survive the day. Or our stock for that matter...

Yes, this was a plunge into new unventured territories. And I was more then a little excited! As much as I loved atmosphere of Warrandyte, I was so over the hassles that came with setting up shop there. 

So hello Yarraville  and good-bye dust! 

Here's how my new look stall looked on the day... And yes, for those of you who remember my old market stall at Warrandyte, I did somehow actually manage to squeeze the best part of a massive 3x6 metre outdoor stall into a relatively tiny 3 metres space, and make it look reasonable pretty and organized. Not half-bad first attempt, I think!

(Apologies though, about the poor photo quality.. I, of course, had to forgot to take my better camera, didn't I...!!)

My 'New Look' Stall...

Full of pretty accessories

My lovely helper & I

And here's some of my fellow stall holders...

Handmade by Jacinta

Mr Moo

Endota Spa

Midge and Judy

Rainy Days Joy
The Little Sparrow

Beaded Works


Here We Go Loopy Lou

Luana's Bead Jewellery


Winter Built

Spirit of Light

Soap Cuisine

Tasha's Treasures

Totally Innocent
Squirt Baby


So, now that I've go my feet 'wet', I very much look forward to doing a few more markets next year, all going well of course!

Tell me, which market would you like to see me next at?

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Introducing our New Treasure Collection...

So, you're heard for some time now that I was working on a new collection for Minky Minx, and over the past few months I've teased you with a few sneak peaks here and there... Well, it's about time that I officially  release it, hey...?? So here it is - my new 'Treasure Collection'... 

Full of pretty, vintage inspired treasures for weddings and other special occasions, this collection comprises of hair accessories and jewellery for little ladies of all ages - yes, babies to teens - and even a few things for Mum too!

Available soon in our Madeit store and at Kids Style Hub - and perhaps a few other places - here is a sample from this stunning new range...

Emma Satin Rosette & Lace Hair Clip with coordinating
Glass Pearl & Crystal Necklace & Earrings

Detail of Emma Satin Rosette Hair Clip and adjustable pearl crystal necklace

Carlotta Skinny Stretch Bow Headband

Tinkerbell Stretch Sparkle Flower Headband with coordinating Freshwater Pearl
& Crystal Necklace & Earrings

Sophie Satin Rosette & Lace Snap Clip

Dianna Gold Metal Headband

Audrey Feathered Satin Rose Hair Clip/Brooch worn as corsage and
coordinating crystal pearl bracelet

Cherie Feathered Organza Rose Fascinator with matching
Swarovski Crystal Pearl Earrings

Chanel Black & White Feathered Jewel Fascinator

Raquel Beaded Flower Choker/Headband with matching black crystal earrings

Raquel Pearl & Crystal Beaded Flower Headband/Choker worn as headpiece
with matching pearl earrings

Many thanks to my gorgeous nieces for being my models for this shoot and, of course, Four Elements Photography for taking these enchanting shots.

What's your favourite?