This morning marks our last time on RRR for 2015. We love popping into the Grapevine for our monthly craft missives with Kulja and Dylan. We'll be wrapping up the year in craft, our highlights and lowlights, the last few amazing events and our plans for the silly season as we start to say farewell to the year that was and start planning for 2016.
We are very much forward to next weekend. Saturday night we get to hang with the most creative a lovely gang put together by the wonderful Popcraft for their inaugural Tropical Night Market. Popcraft has become one of our favourite places to learn and feast with friends so we are thrilled to have a little stand showcasing The Craft Companion and some seasonally specific goods
Sunday 13th December we'll be hanging with another bunch of clever clogs at the Craft Christmas Market @ Queen Victoria Market. 60 stallholders will showcase everything from ceramics, jewellery, textiles, paper, wood and leather. With demonstrations and a crochet workshop (our Achilles heel) it's going to be a great way not just spruik the book but also maybe do a little gift shopping.
We'd also like to make special mention of the 10th Anniversary of Pieces of Eight Gallery. We raise a glass to this extraordinary contemporary jewellery and object space that has hosted some of the most innovative and engaging exhibitions and product launches Melbourne has ever seen. Here is to another decade Po8 Team!
This time of year we are inevitably asked about seasonal crafting. We have been known to have some fairly epic Decembers in the past. Stamping cards, printing napkins, painting decorations, making paper wreathes, indigo dyeing pillowcases, knitting scarves and cooking gingerbread, shortbread, spiced nuts and vanilla sugar in attempt to nail the perfect Christmas.
This year we are putting the breaks on. Keeping things quiet, buying handmade, not decorating every inch of our homes and just generally chilling out. Our passion for furoshiki continues post our Japan holiday so that will be our wrapping style of the season. Great thing about Furoshiki? Perfect wrapping for books...