Recognise any of the above patterns?
Maybe you had a plate, saucer or cup with one of these patterns on it.........
This is the work of Robyn Steele one of the stall holders at the market I attended on Saturday.
She takes broken crockery and turns it into wonderful ceramic pendants.
She goes by the name of Five Poppies but as yet doesn't have a website, but her email is
Her kids are trying to talk her into getting a website up and running and I certainly hope she does.
Beryl is Robyn's mum, so naturally she had to make this little pendant.
I think it's a great idea...........
I had a lovely chat with Robyn.
It's always nice to catch up with other crafty types and talk about what you make and swap ideas...........
It was a gorgeous day and there seemed to be plenty of people coming along to the market.
It always turns out to be a bit of a social outing as well..........
It was a difficult decision and I ummed and aahed for ages before deciding on this cute little house pendant.........
It has come home with me and I have something in mind for it, so stay tuned.........
Something else I spied at the market were....
these gorgeous padded coathangers.
Now this is only one part of one of four tables full of coathangers for sale.
Seriously, there were hundreds of them, adult and children's coathangers.
They are beautifully made and I would love to see the fabric stash belonging to these crafty ladies.
Two sisters were running the stall and unfortunately I didn't get their names, but I did get.....
Two gorgeous red and white coathangers.
Of course it had to be polka dots and gingham was the other obvious choice.
These were actually a little swap......one of my Bgurk brooches for two coathangers.
I just love doing that sort of thing.
When it was time to pack up I didn't really want to, I was having such a pleasant time.
I also met another local lady by the name of Sue she had been talked into sharing a stall with some of her friends.
Sue makes lots of wonderful things, fabric bags, cute as a button knitted hats for kids, and jewellery amongst other things.
It was her first time selling at a market and I think it was quite a learning curve for her.
We did another swap a pair of her earrings which I had been admiring for my Nest brooch....
Once again we had a lovely chat about markets and creating and it was really enjoyable.
So Sue if you do read this, it was so nice to meet you and I hope I see you at another local market on a stall of your own very soon.
The trip home only takes about 40 minutes but as I drove through Tarrawingee I had to stop and take a pic of the local pub The Plough Inn.
It was looking a treat on this gorgeous day, pots of flowering petunias out the front.
I have been driving past it for the last couple of years thinking I must stop and take a photo.
Well, I suddenly found myself pulling up in front of it and jumping out of the car, camera in hand.
This pub was built in 1864 by Hopton Nolan and is still in the Nolan family almost 150 years later.
I think part of the appeal to me is the 'Englishness' of it........
Another stop to photograph what we refer to as 'the Billabong' just outside of Beechworth.
It's quite an expanse of water, I don't think it's particularly deep, but during the drought the water level dropped dramatically.
With all the rain we had over the past twelve months it's filled up again and is a haven for ducks and other waterbirds.
There are lots of little islands with tufty grass and reeds growing up out of them
Great reflections.......I wish I could've climbed through the fence and gotten a bit closer, but as I only had my little pocked camera with me, I decided not to.
Plus just having summer sandals on my feet, I thought my outdoor boots were needed just in case I encountered some to the local wildlife!!
The last stop on the trip home....Beechworth.
I can't go though without stopping and popping into a couple of my favourite shops.....unfortunately I was too late for the op shops, they had already closed.
But I did discover someone had been doing a little bit of 'Yarnbombing' yay !!
Hooray, someone has finally done it.
I wonder if they snuck into town in the dead of night and sewed it over the railing.
I would sooo love to do that here in my little town...........I think I shall head into town in the morning with my tape measure in my pocket and scout out a few possibilities.
I think No. 1 might be in on this too, he seemed to like the idea of a bit of Yarnbombing around
Wouldn't everyone get a surprise to see a crocheted cover over a tree branch or lamp post, but ssssssh, don't tell anyone I'm thinking about it.
Might need some help with the crocheting too....
A close encounter with some local wildlife, just before I got home.
Love the red nose, it looks just like a great big Maraschino Cherry, yum
So glad it stayed put and didn't run out onto the road..............
You have to admit it looks pretty cute.
And just for good measure a pic from the garden, or orchard actually.........
The Feijoas are flowering and they look stunning..
The combination of deep pink and red is just gorgeous and all those little bristly bits, remind me of little bottle brushes.
Looks like we're in for a good crop come March 2012.
Well, the jam making continues as the berries ripen here. No doubt there will be another batch on the go this week, just as well I have a good supply of glass jars.
The days are rolling into each other and it's a bit like Ground Hog day sometimes, but the weather has been good, despite a very warm and humid day Tuesday. We did have a storm, plenty of thunder and a wonderful lightning show, but not a drop of rain. At least it cooled down enough to have a blanket on at night and get a good sleep.
It's very windy this evening and I even pulled a fleece jacket out of the wardrobe to keep warm.
So that's a little sneak peek at what I've been doing over the weekend.
I hope you've all had an enjoyable weekend what ever you did.
Thanks for stopping by and saying "Hi" always great to hear from you,
Till next time,