Wednesday, December 23, 2009

My Year In Craft

It's the time of year to reminisce, look back on the completed projects with pride and take the unpicker to our mistakes. Post your answers on your own blog and pop your name in Mister Linky so we can all read about your year in craft!

Cider & Craft

1. In my twelve months of crafting, my crafty self made all these...

2. If my year was a colour it would be...

3. This year I spent way too many craft hours...

4. This year I wish I'd had more craft hours for...

5. My proudest craft moment of the year was...

6. My biggest craft disaster was...

7. This year I had stalls at/visited this many markets...

8. My most enjoyable market was...

9. My best handmade purchase/present/swap/acquisition was...

10. After this year I swear I'll never again...

11. Next year I'm determined to...

12. But I'll probably do this instead...

Coffee & Craft

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Northside Makers Cider, Craft & Christmas

The Northside Makers had a brilliant evening to celebrate the holidays. Drinks, a handmade Kris Kringle swap and of course crafting! Thanks to all our wonderful members who came along and shared the fun.

Here's some photos...

An artistic interpretation of nachos
An artistic interpretation of nachos

A luscious pile
A pile of handmade pressies

Pick a number from the embroidery hoop
Pick a number from the embroidery hoop

Time to pick a present!
Dive for a present!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Photos from Carols in All Nations

What a lovely evening to be out at the carols!

Northside Makers @ Carols in All Nations

Carols in All Nations 2009

The Knit & Tat and La Ha Hi Prism @ Carols in All Nations

The Knit N Tat @ Carols in All Nations

Finki @ Carols in All Nations

Celia Adams and MixTape @ Carols in All Nations

Carols in All Nations 2009

Northside Makers @ Carols in All Nations

Carols in All Nations 2009

Northside Makers @ Carols in All Nations

More photos in our Flickr pool.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Northside Makers at Carols in All Nations

It's that time of year, the time for getting together with friends and family, the time for having way too much on your calendar and the time for seasonally inappropriate holiday songs. The City of Darebin is embracing all these special things tonight with their annual Carols in All Nations.

Carols in All Nations
All Nations Park, Northcote
Saturday 12th December 6pm-10pm

It's a wonderful excuse to keep the kids out late, meet up with your neighbours and hairdresser and second cousins, have a sing and get a warm fuzzy glow that will hopefully last another thirteen days.

Northside Makers will have an extravaganza stall at the carols tonight. There'll be a wealth of goodies from Northside Makers members on offer so make sure you've got some cash left over after stuffing yourself at the food tents. Please drop in and say howdy to Jennie and Jay - we'll be the ones singing "We're All Going On A Summer Holiday".

Photo originally uploaded at

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Northside Makers Market : Gone With The Wind

Despite the predictions we made back in August about November being a calm and sunny month, Saturday 28th November was a day of grey skies and gusty winds.

Pivotal Expressions pinwheels
Pinwheels seeking shelter in the hall

But happily the scariest part of the weather forecast - afternoon showers - held off until 3:35pm. Thank the heavens for not-so-small mercies!

Teddy Buggs model
A very small mercy cuddles up safe and warm

It was a day to make friends, a day to share talents, a day to sell wares and a day to hold onto your stock for dear life lest it be blown down High Street.

Melbourne Epicure cupcakes - I know where those belong! (Photo by Melbourne Epicure)

And of course, a day for treating yourself to something a little naughty.

So thankyou to our talented stallholders for the hours of work they put into preparing such wondering offerings for our market, for being so professional in the face of unpleasant weather, and simply for being the splendid people that you are.

Northside Market Stall
A small sample of who you'll find at Northside Makers Market. (Photo by Celia A)

Enjoy more photos from market day in our Flickr pool and even share your own.

Thanks again for sharing Northside Makers Market with us...

Woollen kitties
Jennie, Jay & Margaret x x x