It has been very busy here at the Crafty Squirrel headquarters of late because for the last few months in the lead up to Christmas I have been filling my wholesale and online orders, managing shop sales, setting up pop up shops and going to markets.
All in all - flat chat really. So it was a big call to shut the shop and pack everything up and head on down to the first ever 'Big Design Market' held over 3 days at the Royal Exhibition Buildings in Carlton Gardens.
And BIG it was! Over 170 designers from around Australia and internationally came along to sell their wares - it was an amazing honour to be side by side with some of the best creative designer/makers around.
To say it was a HUGE success would be an understatement...apparently they had a massive 33,000 customers come through the doors over the 3 days....and I must admit by the end of it I had almost sold out of everything I had brought with me and was so tired I could hardly speak!
Here are a few snaps of the stand for those that couldn’t make it!
And for those of you who live in or around Ballarat – you can see me at my last market for the year – The Design Exchange, on this Sunday (16 Dec) at the Mining Exchange on Lydiard Street, Ballarat from 10am to 4pm OR visit the shop on Fridays 10am to 5pm and Saturdays 10am to 4pm. Last day of trading for the year is Sat 22 December.