Crowds in front of the Ruby 2 Go Go stall at the BrisStyle markets.
Beautifully handcrafted bears from Edward & Lily.
Break-your-heart dolls from Made By Maisie.
I loved all the brooches from Edward & Lily (and scored the green squirrel for me!)
Stunning handprinted make-up bags/purses from Red Seed Studio.
Hand-sawn buttons from recycled skateboard decks by Sam, one half of Red Seed Studio.
The crowds packed in to the hall and surrounded the stalls - here is Casey from Prettyhead Designs with the accessory du jour - brooches.
Beautiful critter brooches made from vintage storybooks by ReRead. I picked up a feline brooch for my sister in Vancouver.
How cute is this top that I picked up for Sophie from Jetta's Nest! Sam creates sweet faces and uses recycled fabrics for her appliqued children's clothes.
Sunshiney crochet and button brooches from Jetta's Nest set the tone for the market - beautifully handcrafted.
The crowds were out in force and I had a stroller with me, which means I didn't get to see many stalls at the hugely successful BrisStyle markets this weekend. But I did get to visit some of my favourite local designers and meet some new ones too.
The BrisStyle markets are organised by the BrisStyle Etsy team (and led by Helen from Ruby 2 Go Go who did an amazing job) and feature a host of hard-working independent Queensland designers. This was the second market for the group and it elbow-to-elbow inside the hall (and the cupcakes had sold out within an hour!). It was heartening to see Brisbanites come out in droves on a chilly morning to support handmade.
I did a little shopping of my own - I picked up an amazing top for Sophie from Jetta's Nest and the coolest chenille pants from Bubba Chenille, a brooch from ReRead for my sister and a killer Edward & Lily squirrel brooch for me. I managed to wave at Bec and Jade from Beckybean, and say hi to Christine from Little Diva, Helen from Ruby 2 Go Go, and Ellie from Red Seed Studio (who had the most incredible buttons hand-sawn from used skateboard decks), and meet the very lovely and talented Catherine from Made By Maisie (whose exquisite dolls captured my heart) and Casey from Prettyhead Designs with her super-professional felt brooches.
It was a fantastic turnout for a great event and I really look forward to the next one (Christmas holidays, Helen?)
Images: Steph Bond