Well we are in the home stretch now! We must be because we've already started thinking about new years resolutions and revolutions and we haven't even got our trees decorated. This last two weeks we all go into survival mode as it all tends to get a little crazy. Both the ladies of HML will be on RRR this morning at 10:30am talking up last minute make-up gifts, not to be missed markets and Christmas Craft Calamities with the Grapevine ladies Donna and Kulja.
Right up to Christmas Eve we'll be featuring a number of local destinations for craft lovers, because lets face it NO-ONE deserves to be in Chadstone this time of year. We've just discovered Perimeter Books up on High Street Thornbury and reckon this small press bookstore is a treasure trove of Santa sack options (hint hint) .
Dare we mention another pop up shop has opened for Christmas, although this one boasts a particularly crafty crew curated by some of our very favourite melbourne makers (cheers Dani and Steve!) in their new Dead and Buried studio digs in the Nicholas Building. Just like it's name suggests the buzz is goodies at The Quick and The Dead are fast being snapped up. We have our eyes on a couple of doozies (like these Turd Circus salt and pepper shakers) and are hoping to make it in before someone else makes off with them.
Gleaners Inc first exhibition, especially because it's celebrating the iconic flying duck, much needed 'refreshments' will be on hand AND there's a 10% discount on offer in the shop opening night - we'll definately be joining in on the kitsch craziness.
New Thornbury neighbors and uber denim Mavens M.T.O even have a backyard "Gypsy fair" on offer this Sunday (18th) with clothes, records, preserves, sweeties, handmade goodies, hair wraps plants and a BBQ. For peeps wishing to do their Christmas shopping in the most laid back of atmospheres.
Of course the highlight of the week for us will be the Harvest Market on Sunday. This year clearly too many markets, pop up shops, sales, open houses are not enough! Listen in for more inspiration, conversation, and more merry madness. Stay hydrated people and pack another shopping bag! RAMONA & BECK