I've just finished folding and putting away the Mt Vesuvius of washing. Mr Button was running the show over the weekend as I was preparing for and absent at the Boutique Markets at Portside. He did a smashing job but he has no love for washing, sorting, folding or putting away clothes. So, this embarassingly large pile of clean washing is a result of him taking a day off. I kid you not, I wash every day - usually two loads but often three and this has accumulated since Sunday. It's a good incentive for staying on top of things, isn't it?
Now that the domestic tidbits are dealt with, let's move on with the market wrap up. It was a great day and coincided with Portside's Coffee and Chocolate event. There were oodles of people out and enjoying the beautiful, autumn day. There were lots of new stallholders and we were next to the lovely and friendly, Helen from Ruby 2 Go Go. She brightened our day and had a plethora of interesting and quirky things. One of the most eye catching sights was her laser cut scooter girl - people came down just to admire her!
I treated myself to a beautiful pair of red earrings from Hot Toffee. I also have the matching hair pin so I'm feeling quite glam. My photos don't do them justice so I am sending you over to Nicole's store so you can really see what they look like.
Our new boy designs went down a treat and so did the revamped old faithfuls. Micky from Handmadies stopped by to outfit her lads and Liesa from Handmade Heaven also came to visit with Cooper in tow. He looked quite scrumptious in his plane shirt and patiently posed for a picture. The markets had a great family atmosphere and our visitors were obviously enjoying themselves. In fact, the only drawback about the markets is the huge pile of sewing we need to get through before our busy weekend when The Handmade Expo is in Warwick and Mathilda's Markets return to City Hall.
I was so tired last night that I fell asleep in the chair and only stirred when Mr Buttons sent me off to bed. I didn't realise until this morning that I was a lucky winner in Clare's 100th post giveaway. It was a beaut surprise to start the day with and thank you, thank you, thank you, Clare! I can't wait to have a look at this new magazine.