I really can’t help myself when it comes to a good craft market. I look forward to my twice a year pilgrimage to Finders Keepers with great enthusiasm (as seen here), but in the past I have found my home town markets to be a little underwhelming. That was until Trove. Trove has been operating for a few months, but the timing has never been quite right for me to attend. So on Tuesday, when I saw the poster for a twilight event, I was thrilled to find I already had the night free! Yay!
I was glad to see neon screen printed cushions are still in. I’ve got to be honest, I hope they never go out of style, or at least not until I work up the nerve to buy one (or four). These beautiful examples are from Sadie & May.
Also, how epic is this necklace from Sadie & May? I didn’t buy it, although I really wanted to. I’ve decided to first see if I can find it in a wallpaper. I REALLY love the pattern.
My second favorite stall had to be Little Keeper. What can I say, I’m such a sucker for glitter. I wish I had a better photo to show you, but in the short time I was at the market, Little Keeper was always crowded. Do yourself a favour and check out their jewelry. I love supporting local makers and I’m a fantastic enabler too.
I must admit there were a lot of necklaces to choose from. Saff & Sassi had some really great geometric and floral patterns that I fell madly in love with.
But my heart will always belong to letterpress. I had no idea Little Meg Press even existed until Saturday night. Sam is a graphic designer with a love of paper and it really shows. My hope is to one day write enough nice things about her that she will let me come play with her press. Probably wouldn’t have hurt to run that idea past her before I published this post either. I’m totally joking, Sam. Kinda.
I also met an old friend there too. You might remember Little Puddles from earlier in the year. There is a photo of a Little Puddles star garland and a poise in my spread published in the IKEA Magazine. I am super excited to see that they’ve expanded their range now. How cool would one of those wreaths be on your door for Easter?
Stamped was another super cool stall I came across. I love the texture created when stamping on fabric. It’s so tactile and pretty. Apparently you really can’t stop yourself touching it.
Last but not least, I wanted to introduce you to an amazing illustrator – Chrysa Koukoura. My heart skipped a beat while flipping through her stunning screen prints. I just think it’s an amazing talent to possess.
Well my friends, that pretty much wraps up my Saturday night at the Trove Twilight Market. I sincerely hope you enjoyed this little look into my home town and the many creative peeps who inhabit it, even if it was just for one night.