Sunday, 15 December 2013

Tools down

With market stall appearances complete for another year,
and Christmas just round the corner, it is time for us to tidy up,
pack away our tools, and practise handlettering :)

The little paper house press print shop
The little paper house press

Fresh mint tea and handlettering practise

Curly capital E

Monday, 9 December 2013

Post Finders Keepers Sydney 2013

The last thing I thought about when I applied to participate at TheFinder Keepers Markets in Sydney, was the amazing people I could meet. I am so proud to say Alischa from Bespoke Letterpress, came to my stall, purchased a couple of cards and spoke to me about her experience. I wouldn’t have had the courage to approach her so I was thrilled and felt very honoured to have met her.  My only regret is that I didn't ask to have my picture taken with her.

The other person was Des Lane, the man I have been waiting for (well kind of). Des use to work as a printer back in the days when letterpress was the only way things were done. He is a member of the Penrith Printing Museum and has kindly offered to take me under his wing, and mentor me when I find my C&P! It’s just the most exciting thing ever!

This year FK yet again had a massive turnout on both days. It’s really great to see such a massive amount of support for local, independent design.
Our cards were very well received, especially considering our competition, and many people also made positive and encouraging comments.
We made some new friends, Kirsty from This Grand Life and Alexandra from Marguerite Designs, both of which were lovely neighbours to have had.

A huge thank you to my family who helped in so many ways in the weeks prior to market day! Without this support it would just have been impossible to have attended FK.
But the biggest thank you of all goes to everyone who came to say hi and purchased one of our products. THANK YOU! 
You made the FK experience a great one, in more ways than we could have hoped.

We will see you all again at another indie market soon :)

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