Dispatches from Australia: The Finders Keepers Market

Contributor post by Pip Lincolne of Meet Me at Mikes

The Finders Keepers market is the biggest and best travelling indie craft and design market in Australia! Phew! Launched in 2008 and sponsored by such luminaries as Frankie Magazine and online craftopia Leeloo , the market came to Melbourne this weekend. Heaps of great stalls (over 150 designers and makers), tacos courtesy of Taco Truck , bands, an exhibition in partnership with Fashion Week make this event an inspiring standout and heaps ‘o’ fun! Here are some of my favourite things!

Nerdy Rabbits and Raccoons : by Cat Rabbit

Modern Macrame pieces by : Sollis

Embroidered and vintage inspired pieces by Alfalfa

Paper Workshop!

 Paper Pyramids!

Posies! $15! : Mr Lincoln

Vintage pattern lady brooches : Red Revival at Leeloo

Crocheted cute : by Crayon Chick

Madeleine Stamer of Little Circus Design

The Taco Truck (signage designed by Beci Orpin)

Hand printed fabric by Ink and Spindle

The view looking out

Pip Lincolne is an author, shopkeeper and clog enthusiast. She runs the Fitzroy store Meet Me at Mikes with her family and writes craft books (Meet Me at Mike's and Sew La Tea Do) on the side. Pip is the founder of the world-wide craft group Brown Owls and the craft contributor for Frankie Magazine. She's currently on deadline for book 3 and book 4. Her first book 'Meet Me at Mike's' will be released in the US in February 2011. You will usually find Pip making things, cooking things, photographing things, reading things or uploading things.

Jan Halvarson


Nenaghgal said...

Thank you for sharing this - it look so wonderful - would love to hop on a plane an visit - you've got some talent there!! Will spread the word.

Lisa McGee aka Nenaghgal

MondaysMilk said...

Why on the other side of the planet?!! I should have been there!

OnePerfectDay said...

I loved being taken around the market!
Wish I was there!

Nikki Shipard-Watson said...

great informative write up & love the pics of the event... that paper collective work is 'A'mazing!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful things...so retro! I am liking that classic vibe. :) Thanks for sharing.