Almost the 4th of July!

Today (22nd June) le beau and I left at 7.30 for a trip to the other side of the bay, Williamstown for the Piccadilly (Arty Crafty) Market, which bring together local talent mainly from Geelong and beyond. This is the first time they have been in or rather near the city.

A couple weeks ago I heard about an amazing opportunity to attend a bloggers event, a market and signed up right away. It was before the flyer was released and before I googled the event (other than the location, which told me it was Geelong) so I thought it was a market like the one in South Melbourne or Queen V. 

Alas it was not we discovered as more details were released. It's one of those cool arty crafty (we made all these wonderful things ourselves) arty crafty markets! I really enjoy these craft markets as you can really see how much care and love are putting into these things that are handmade or designed, and you can meet the creator. It's quite a different experience compared to buying mass produced things that came from a factory.    

Williamstown Town Hall - The Setting

We arrived early and met the lovely Valissa (a rare name, she has a goal to meet someone with the same name, does anyone know a Valissa?) from Nuffnang and soon other bloggers joined us. Le beau is a great navigator as well as driver, hence we got there early. He spent most of the day at the library next door. 

Over light breakfast of quiche (which I love and had the vegetarian), Rachel's yoghurt, hot chocolate and chocolates; we met Janina Lear, the event organizer who told us about the market. Which started 5yrs ago when she decided to take a leap of faith at her dream job, organizing markets. This was especially remarkable as she was a single parent, and that alone to me sounds terrifying! But she did it and it went very well, starting in Geelong, and now Janina has started expanding closer to the city, and there's be another event in Williamstown in November this year.

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Soon we were let loose before the market opened to do a photo scavenger hunt! It was harder than I thought, and the answer wasn't always obvious. e.g. "Not matched or equal to." This to me said look for a odd number set of things that don't match. The answer was the stall 'Unmatched Candles'. The goal was to explore, which I love doing at these events. Hector did say I was very curious. :P 

I'm going to start with apologies if I get any of the tags wrong. 

Egg Cup Succulents! A trio would look great on a shelf. - Anrol Designs 

That cat brooch is stunning! The only reason I didn't purchase it was because it was a cat and not bunny. But if it was a bunny I would have bought it in a heatbeat. The colours are beautiful. Foxes are very in, says Lily who loves them. We did see a few 'Alice in Wonderland' brooches.

Papercrafts + Washi Tap Pegs + Dipped Test Tubes
Keeping up with the geonomic trend is the rainbow caterpillar! 

Beautiful Accessories with Glitter, Flowers & Buttons!

I love all these names, each tea blend for a different cure, like magic almost.
Helen & Lily loves tea and will be placing an order. :)

Indeed they are hard to forget, when they're at the food & wine show every year with their homemade products. They have been featured in gourmet living and are very popular with Lily, especially their curds. Le beau & I had their strawberry meringue which was great! It also had a long expiry date which is great, though does meringue last that long?

Candles I love! Though am super cautious as I scorched a wall once, hence I'm restricted to LED candles with limited scents (you use essential oils with them) but these candles are lovely! The scent and throw is strong as I smelt them before I saw them, and they have one of my favourite scents too! Coconut & Lime.

I have a thing for jars. But they sell more than just this. :P - Okay Luna

Glitter + Washi Tape = SOLD! I'll take the gold & purple. 
Oh and pink, because Lucy likes pink. Two things I love combined into one.

Aren't these doors ($35) wonderful? When we get our own place I'd like one.
I've also seen the same idea before by in Geelong for $25, different design.
It would be a great housewarming presents *hint hint*. 

Fairy Letter Kits for Little Faeries! Not my pictures, this one.
Will you be writing to the tooth faerie?

Street Lamps (confirmed, yes Barbie is taller) that run on flat watch-ish batteries.
Cool pencils with texture of bark with ends dipped in paint.
All these lovely things are from 'My Fairy World'.

Laser Cut Pictures - No vendor name as that was na and they were closing down. Having your name in big letters on your stall is a great idea, though not everyone did that. There was a stall with a closing down sale, and they had some lovely prints, Babushka style mother & daughter pictures. I really like it, but it wasn't me, so le beau bought it for keeps. :P

Inspiration for your next decorative DIY? Paper punches would be great here. 

Brown paper* packages tied up with strings these are a few of my favourite things! *Cardboard is pretty close to paper. I love Bellalu's packaging! That is their USP (unique selling point), made with love by Hannah. There's 10 delicious food scented flavours to choose from! I was delighted to receive one in the goodie bag, but unfortunately I'm potentially allergic to watermelon. We're hoping to get Lily to do a review.

I love that cloud, but have no where to hang it. :(  Does anyone remember hair bobbles? Pretty plastic beads, two on each hair tie, and the beads were clear often with glitter. I quite like that tutu and have it, though I'm not sure what to wear it with, any suggestions? Other than short shorts. :P Lily suggests a little black skirt and stilettos.

No we're not leaving, just taking a lunch break.

I've always wanted a room filled up with balloons! This was in the foyer.

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