About this blog
A blog about the meanderings of a craft designer and hand maker living in a beautiful island at the end of the earth....I'm a weaver addicted to her little Ashford Knitters Loom, a crocheter, knitter, painter, gardener and grandma. Rowena lives in Tasmania - a world apart, not a world away!
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
The 2010 Truly Tasmanian Craft Exhibition and Sale will be held at Latrobe on the November Longweekend : 30, 31st October and 1st November.
You will see an exhibition of high quality handmade craft by Tasmanian craft persons held in Latrobe. There will be working exhibitions and fine Tasmanian made produce as well.
Artisans work Includes jewellery, wood craft, furniture, photography, art, pottery, craft, lace making, teddy bears, fine food, lead lighting, mosaic mirrors, glasswork, ceramics, alpaca craft, hand painted silk, handmade cards, wooden toys, decorated eggs, handmade collectables and Christmas decorations.
So, check out Deloraine but don't forget this one Saturday 30th October, Sunday 31st October and Monday 1st November 2010.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Please check the date and venue - I have collected these from various websites and blogs....
24 October Deviot Hall Market, West Tamar
29 October - 1 November Tasmanian Craft Fair Deloraine
October 30, 31 and November 1
Truly Tasmanian Craft Exhibition and Sale
@ Latrobe - Dates are def LWE!!
6 November Matildas Markets Hobart @ Elizabeth St Pier
19 - 20 November The Apron Design Market @ The Seaport,
(mentioned on a couple of blogs...
more info please?)
21 November http://themarkethobart.com.au/
28 November Clarence Point Market, West Tamar
5 December http://eastsidemarket.blogspot.com/
12 December http://themarkethobart.com.au/
Friday, October 15, 2010
|Goodies by the dozen!|
|Shopfront on Marshall St Cobar|
|Jodie and one of her lovely daughters in the shop!|
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Well.....10 kms up the road, Piper Street in Kyneton is the place to go on a weekend. The monthly Farmer's Market is a draw, but the roughly kilometer length is absolutely chokkas with cafes, providores, art, handmade and decorating. Everything from French Provincial to vintage Australian. I love to wander when I get the chance...which I did on Sunday.
In a previous post I have enthused about Stockroom on Piper who have occupied part of the old Meskills Wool Mill building and this was my first time back since their opening (and relocation from Daylesford) - and I was not disappointed. Jason and Magali have added a new coffee hub complete with vintage red caravan and 1970s lounges to sit on and books to browse (I was right at home!); there were the usual gorgeous Australian designed and made clothes to peruse plus an eclectic offering of handmades interspersed with vintage collectibles and kitchenalia - not to mention the exhibition spaces and artist workshops!
So......I was absolutely exstatic (well very excited at the least) when I spied a familiar logo and recognised the work of the lovely Rosie from NOTIONS ! Wonderful to see Tassie handmade abroad and mixing it with the world!
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Me and the SO have been travelling in the big wide spaces of Australia on our annuals - last year we went to Broken Hill and down the Darling with not much water in it. This year, some of the same, but along bits of the Murray and up the Darling on the other side.... water water absolutely everywhere...and the feed...and the wildflowers! Also this year we took the tent and only slummed it in a park cabin on the last night.
Malmsbury (our Victorian home near Kyneton in the Central Highlands) to Loxton (SA). Monday was Berri and Renmark, then off through NSW along the Murray River to Lock 7 near Rufus River at the bottom of Lake Victoria (full of water). Tuesday was Wentworth, Pooncarrie and to 'Bindara Station' on the Darling River (full of water). Wednesday we ran from the rain through the Kinchega National Park & the Menindee Lakes area (full of water); then real outback stuff up to Wilcannia (boy oh boy) and to Tilpa (where we wrote our names on the wall at the pub) and camped at the weir (full of water). Thursday back down to Cobar where I met the lovely Jodie at Jellywares, then Hilston and Hay. Friday we headed for home through Balranald, back into Victoria across the Murray (full of water) at Swan Hill, down through Kerang, to Bridgewater, Malong, and home along the freeway back to Malmsbury (where the Malmsbury Res is almost full of water LOL).
I'm tired thinking about it! I just fell off the red plane this arvo and am catching up on the important things like emails and blogs!
Photos tomorrow .......xxxxxx...zzzzzzz....xxxxxxx