Monday, March 30, 2009

Another one bites the dust.................

Another market that is.

The made n' Thornbury market last weekend was my third outing in the market scene and
as I'd hoped, the Thorbury market was a winner.

All the more so, thanks to the lovely community of bloggers selling there wonderful crafts there also.

Beginning the day with hot coffee and homemade ginger bread cookies has got to be a great indication that things were off to a good start.

I was actually amazed at the constant flow of visitors, and pleasantly suprised to meet a few ladies who had read my blog and dropped by to say hello.
I'm generally a shy person and would never have met so many wonderful people if I hadn't started blogging. So I'm really gratefull to all the inspirational crafty bloggers out there for sharing a little of themselves, and inspiring me to do the same.

By the afternoon I was spreading stock out to fill all the empty gaps. The highlight of my day was an adorable lady who bought one of my gift cards and said she loved it so much that she was gunna frame it and put it in her lounge room. The artwork on it was a Finki original, so I was tickled pink that she chose it.

Before I knew it 3 o'clock arrived and it was time to pack up, so I did a quick dash to buy and trade, a few goodies. More about them.......with photo's in my next post.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Only three days to go.......

Ooooh it's nearly time for the made in Thornbury Market.
I'm really looking forward to this one, as I've had the good fortune of meeting some of the sellers, and Ye'all know I love to support the crafty community even more than I enjoy being a part of it. So I'm sure I'm gunna come home with lots of handmade goodies.

I'll have everything you see in my Etsy shop 'Finki', plus a few little surprises that have not been seen any where yet.

Check out these crafters that will be selling there fabulous wares at the market too:
(just to mention a few)

A quick walk from the St.Georges rd tram it's indoors with a craft corner for the kids, and cake and coffee for mum & dad.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

One day I'll fly away.....

I wish I could sometimes. Just fly away. My favourite print from Danitashop.
But the reality of knowing all my problems would be there to greet me when I return maybe puts a dampener on the illusion of really being able to escape for a little while.
I'm such a predictable character really, I go full speed ahead into every endeavor, burn out, reassess life, and start all over again. One day soon, I'm sure maturity and wisdom will
kick in, and I'll learn patience, forward planning and serenity.
Till that day, I won't fly way.....I'll stick with it, head high and carry on.
The beginning of this new phase is marked with the generous donation by Mr.Rudd. Thank you Mr. Prime Minister for the big boost in earnings last week.

Most definitely solved a few dilemmas that were on the forefront of my mind, distracting me from the finer things in life, like enjoying my family and letting the creative juices flow.
There has been an absolute cease fire on the creative front for a month now. Not that I didn't have ideas. Truly my head gets so muddled with how many things I want to be doing that I get all flustered, sit.....and do nothing. Such a bad state to be in.
So with finances a bit more settled, I've had the head space to start planning again. First I write lists................................for everything!
Exercise, meal planning, family time, creative time, socializing, and least favorite, but too important to ignore admin for my little business. Paperwork I tells yah, it kills me.
Without this little bit of structure, it all goes to the shitter. (pardon the french)
It's too easy to let crafting take over, then before you know it kids are all grown up. So I've planned my days to try and fit it all in. I'm sure it won't be 100% laid out to plan everyday, sometimes things do take precedence, whilst others get pushed aside. But for know I need to get back on track and this is what works for me.

Long story short, you can look forward to seeing new listings, new posts, and happy jay.