Sunday, June 15, 2008

A Grand Day Out

We went to the Skirt and Shirt Market at Abbotsford Convent today....

"We had a LOVELY day!" my wee gal proclaimed as we made our way back to the carpark.

And so she had. She'd ditched the handmade felt flower I'd bought for her (in favour of a rock she found), stripped publicly and run around on the lawns in her knickers and gumboots, handled every precious handmade object she could get her mitts on, spilled curry all over my pants and smashed a glass, fallen head-first out of a tree (caught by me - making something go "twang" in my back) and generally had... well.. a lovely day!!! I got to hang out with two of my best girlfriends and our gorgeous kids, see some beautiful things that had been made by talented people, meet a few old friends, (watch my normally civilised child turn feral...), buy a few things... so I had a pretty lovely day, too.
We all fell in love with this knitwear by Fibre Red. One of us bought a stunning piece (unfortunately it wasn't me. I had to have blinkers on after my book and computer gadget splurge this week).

I just loved all the colours and textures, and the individual garments were beautifully made and very versatile. Very impressed!!














'Twas great to also see Carla and her gorgeous Emotional Baggage there. Apparently her website is about to be published up, so watch this space....

7 comments:

Cathy said...

Wow! sounds like a great market - I will have to try and get there next time. Great to see Carla's work doing well. It looks fab.

Your little Rosie makes me laugh (does she take after you?)

Kirsty said...

It looks & sounds fabulous!

Kerry said...

Hi Nikki, I've just found your new blog and put you in favourites! How exciting!! Will have to try to get to the Convent Market- looks great. Sounds like your little one had a ball.
Cheers Kerry

one little acorn said...

I love the skirt and shirt market. Apart from the great range of creative treats, the location is fabulous. I didn't make it this time, but I will be marking it in my diary for next time so I don't miss it again.

Nikki said...

It's well worth the trip - even if you're not into unique clothing or accessories. There's a great festive atmosphere, food at the bakery and Lentil and Anything and the Makers Market (general craft market) indoors as well. Other times we've also taken in the Children's Farm next door, but instead this time we let kids climb trees and run around (at least one in knickers and gumboots) on the lawns of the old convent.

Alina said...

Loving the blog Nikki, and I too found Fibre Red, but at WOMAD, and they are so beautiful. Made me want to take up machine knitting...

laura said...

I got worn out just reading about your day! Anyone even close to my age (waaay over 40) should read your post and see why having children is not for the old or faint of heart! Out of sympathy I felt that 'twang' clear across the ocean!!