Sunday, March 14, 2010

Northside Makers Market 13th March 2010 - the first photos!

What an utterly perfect day - thanks Weather Goddesses!

The Collective Table

Pink K Designs
Indoor goodies

Clifton Hill Pottery
Outdoor goodies

Nice Biscuits
Yummy stuff

Craft table
Family funtimes

See a whole bunch of photos from Saturday at our Flickr group page. Got some to add? Just request membership and we'll add you ASAP!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Northside Makers Market Saturday 13th March

NMM Poster 13th March - web ready

Come spend one last Saturday with the Northside Makers before we take a well-deserved break.
Look forward to seeing you there!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Market day tomorrow!

Do you live in Clifton Hill, Northcote or Thornbury? Be sure to check out this week's Northcote Leader to see our gorgeous ad on page three!

The weather forecast is gorgeous, the musos are practicing, the bakers are baking and the stallholders are making lists and checking them twice. Come join us for an all-round spiffing day tomorrow at Northcote Uniting Church from 10:30am til 3:30pm. See you there!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Stitches & Craft Show - Volunteers Wanted!

A year ago I had the most wonderful day out at the Stitches & Craft Show at the Melbourne Showgrounds. I went to a felt doughnut workshop and met Holly Two Cheese Please*, then at a PVC wallet workshop I met Jodie Ric Rac of the selvedge frock, and little did I realise at the time but one of the crafters I sewed next to went on to become Miss Sandra Pepperberry! I was awed by the talent shown in the Incubator section, by far the most out-of-the-box stalls at the show. There was a refashioning zone, skill displays by lacemakers and feltmakers, and sooo much to buy. Looking at 2009 photos on participants' blogs today is getting me excited all over again.

Two Cheese Please's Incubator stall, 2009

I've spent the last twelve months counting down to 2010's Stitches & Craft (and vowing to take along more cash next time). The big event will hit Melbourne from Wednesday 5th to Sunday 9th of May. And I've just found out from Jodie Ric Rac's blog that they're looking for volunteers!

Ric Rac's lifesize selvedge projects via Whip UP

If you can hand sew, crochet or embroider and love to share your skills, the Craft Bars need you! Craft Bar volunteers will teach visitors new skills and have a laugh while doing so**. In return for you hard day's crafting and teaching you'll be rewarded with two free tickets to the show! That means that as well as spending one day at the Craft Bar, you can spend another two attending workshops and shopping! Or if you're feeling altruistic you could give one to your bestie and spend a crafty day together. I advise leaving your kids with a babysitter***.

2009 Craft Bar photographed by The Lark

If you'd like to find out more about this opportunity get in touch with the organisers via enquiries(AT)stitchesandcraft(DOT)com(DOT)au.

* There's an interview with Holly in the latest Mixtape, which you can buy this Saturday at the Northside Makers Collective Table!

** Laughing is mandated. Or I may have made that up.

*** Says the woman who didn't get to see the Handmade Nation doco due to the demands of her friend and herself shepherding a six month old and 19 month old all day long. I did however manage to schedule a breastfeed during a presentation on building a craft business. And the parents room was quite well appointed apart from the lack of a change table.

Monday, March 8, 2010

See you on Saturday...

Well it's been a fantastic summer season of markets for Northside Makers and it's not over yet...

This Saturdays market day is shaping up to be one of our best.

There will be the fabulous vocals of Kirsty Morphett of 'Koto' filling the air, the scrumptious aroma of two local bakers' scrummy treats, free craft table activities for the kids and our best yet offering of hot, hot, hot craft from the northern suburbs.

Be sure to pop down,
this Saturday 13th March
Northcote Uniting Church
251 High st, Northcote
10.30am - 3.30pm

Two Bits Patches

There will also be the renowned Northcote Primary School Fete going on only one street away and plenty of Mixtape zines stocked at our collective stall, for a great crafty read.

This will be our last market for summer and your last opportunity to come see what Northside Makers Market is all about, so don't miss it... We'd love to see you there!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Social Network with us!

Have you invited your nearest and dearest to Northside Makers Market yet? It's easy with our Facebook event listing! Just click the link, RSVP for yourself and send an invitation to all your friends. Be brave - don't just invite your real friends, send an invite to those people from high school who you haven't seen for fifteen years. It could lead to discovering a mutual love of handmade and a resparked friendship!

Cathie Crocker
Bring your friends!

When we first planned Northside Makers Market we decided to hold four markets over what could losely be described as 'summer'. We've had October, November and February... yep, that means March is the last one for now. So if you've always meant to come check out our lovely market but haven't quite made it, Saturday 13th March is your last chance (for now)!

Two Cheese Please
Don't panic! Northside Makers have plenty more social activities in the works.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

We are in Mixtape!!

The new Mixtape has arrived and it is jam packed with lots of goodies! Articles on craft, pop culture, food, gardening, music, books and lots more.

There is an article in the zine by Tinniegirl on the Candence of Crafting and on page 10 you will find a Northside Makers ad!

Mixtape will be on sale at the Northside Makers Collective Marquee at the next market ... come on down and pick up your copy (we also have some of the last edition as well!).