You see, Mum and Dad planned me a birthday surprise. On Sunday we got in the car, and although I'd tried to piece it together, I honestly had absolutely NO IDEA where we were going!
In the end, I figured it out just before we got there, but even so, it was pretty impressive secret keeping skills.
The surprise was...
A trip to Eveleigh Markets!!
(photo of eveleigh markets)
If you haven't heard of Eveleigh Markets (which I'm guessing you haven't), it's a beautiful market in Redfern, Sydney. There's a farmers market there every Saturday, and a craft one on the first Sunday of every month.
Well. we'd been to and enjoyed the food one before, but the craft one was quite a treat!
There were heaps of stalls, and they left me very inspired!
My favourite stalls were:
-Boab Designs- Organic Cotton T-shirts in the most gorgeous designs
-Herbert and Friends- The most beautiful soft toys (there was even a hand sewn sewing machine model-wow!)
-Niix Apparel- Cardigans and scarfs
-Grrl+Dog- Bunting and Cute teacup pincushions
-Smart Alex Textiles- Gorgeous hand-printed teatowels +pencil cases
I got three beautiful things with my birthday money too, which are all really exciting:
1. This pretty pencil case
(yes, I know it's meant to be a make-up bag, but that is really besides the point)
2. A beautiful scarf/ cowl
It's all one continuous loop, but it's really long. Does that make it a scowl?
3. The most gorgeous owl t-shirt
The colours are perfect, it fits well, it's really comfy and it's an OWL. Heck, what's not to like?