Wednesday, December 8, 2010

New venue for 2011

Hi Everyone

Hide & Seek is moving venues in 2011!!! We'll be at the Bernie Mullane Sports Complex at Marella Ave, Kellyville starting in Feb 2011.

Hide & Seek will be held on the third Sunday of the month (except in March, it will be on the fourth Sunday). Dates for 2011 are:

Sunday 20 February

Sunday 27 March
Sunday 17 April
Sunday 15 May
Sunday 19 June
Sunday 17 July
Sunday 21 August
Sunday 18 September
Sunday 16 October
Sunday 20 November
Sunday 18 December

from 10am-2pm

See you all there!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Handmade Goodness: Maddison Scarlett Photography

In addition to our Crafty Corner Segment, where we get to know our stallholders a bit more, we now have a new segment: Handmade Goodness, where we will interview other fellow handmade crafters, makers, designers, photographers, storeholders that are trully passionate about their craft. If you love your craft, we'd love to hear from you. Email us and let us know a bit about youself.

Lovely Jacqui from Maddison Scarlett Photography took some AMAZING photos of our November market. Here are a few of her pics. Her passion and love for photography was really evident. Of course, we wanted to find out more about Jacqui and what makes her click (hehe!!)

Tell us a bit about yourself
First and foremost I am a mother to two amazing children Maddy and Blake who constantly spoil me with their smiles! I am currently studying my Diploma in Professional Photography and I am loving every minute of it! There is so much to learn about photography but its safe to assume that its all very interesting. I love working with mini people! Babies and kids are just so amazing with their innocence and adorable personalities. Even a 2 week old newborn has something unique about them and I love seeing that through the lens. I have lived in a lot of great places as my family is a part of the Royal Australian Navy so I have had the privilege of meeting so many great people along the way. We have been posted to Sydney since the beginning of 2010 and are happy to now call Castle Hill/Kellyville home. I hope to begin travelling as the kids get older. My dreams are to one day photograph the Eiffel Tower, The Northern Lights, The Grand Canyon, Great Wall of China, Tuscany, Abu Dhabi, Rome, and all the cultures and people along the way. Perhaps I will need to wait until the kids have moved out of home before living that dream! :)

What inspired you to start Maddison Scarlett Photography?
My daughter Maddison Scarlett is the main inspiration behind it all. My entire life I have loved photography and everything about it. I loved landscapes and I loved photographs of people in general. Interacting, just being natural. Max Dupain was always my favorite photographer since I was a child. It wasn't until Maddy was born that I saw how amazing a little person can be! That's when my love for photography really took off. Seeing how fast they change there was not a day that passed where I didn't take her photo. This year I was spoilt with a new camera, something worth sharing with the world. It gave me the confidence to begin showing people my photos. Once family and friends began asking me to photograph them and their children I saw the opportunity to turn my passion into my work! They say that if you have a job that you love, you'll never work a day in your life and I must agree with that! I love my job so much! I love meeting all the new clients, having cuddles with so many babies, and forming friendships through business. Making my kids proud of me is the best reward for all my efforts too!

What do you love about photography?
I love the way that it captures a memory. A moment in time that you can look back on for years to come. Our kids grow up so fast and memories fade with time so I love the idea of being able to revisit a memory, a feeling, a moment all just by looking at a photo.

What's the funniest thing that has happened to you whilst on a shoot?
One of the perks of the job is that I get to have cuddles with a lot of the bubs that I photograph. I love everyone to be relaxed during my sessions so much so that I had a sweet little princess pee on me at my very first session! Now I put their nappies back on before cuddle time!

What handmade goodies have you recently purchased?
I am a huge supporter of all the ladies who have stalls at Hide&Seek and from this I have made many friends there. I have a few stalls that I cant keep away from and they are Mulberry Road, Karimu, Kaboodle, IndigoElephant, Snow White Meets Belle, and Smallprint. The list could keep on going but there is one extra special handmade purchase that I have recently made and that was from Billy Mac Clothing. Together with Christina we designed some amazing shirts for my kids to wear when my partner returns from the Middle East in 2011. She showed such amazing attention to detail and the finished product literally brought me to tears when she gave them to me at the last Hide & Seek market. I was very touched and I know that when HMAS Melbourne returns from their tour of duty, Nathan will be also. Its reasons like this that supporting handmade is so important!

What do you like to do when you're not taking photos? Any hobbies etc?
Photography is my number one Hobby but apart from that I adore spending time with my kids! They are after all, the inspiration behind it all!

And here is one of my favourite pics taken by Jacqui

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

What's on your craft to-do-list?

I've been wanting to tick something off my crafty list for a while now- Ceramics! I finally enrolled in a local class and I am loving it. It's our last week next week and I really don't know how I will cope, because it really is addictive. Thought I'd share some lovely ceramic work I'm loving at the moment:

The gals from Goldenink Collaborative in Melbourne- definitely on my Christmas wishlist

Take a look here for a recent interview

Here are a few more of my fav things:

Next on my crafty list is enamelling! Take a look at these gorgeous lovelies:

Enjoy and happy crafting!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Crafty Corner Spotlight- Imaginart

Lisa from Imaginart will be joining us at our October market. Her artwork is just adorable. Here's a bit more about her craftiness:

How long have you been crafting?
I can't remember ever not crafting. As a child I was sewing, drawing, painting, knitting etc as soon as my little hands would let me! I remember as a little girl digging up clay in the back yard and making "sculptures". Imaginart has been a more recent endeavour, starting about 3 years ago.

What do you love about crafting?
It makes me happy. I'm a bit of a dreamer. With drawing and painting in particular I drift into a world of my own. It's a lovely place to be! Imagination is my only limit.

What new crafts have you tried? What new crafts are on your "to-do list"?
A lot! I'm always itching to make something. I would love to sew some clothes for my girls or make storage baskets for their toys. Though I think Christmas present sacks will be jumping up the list.

What do you do when you're not crafting? You hobbies etc?
Looking after my two little girls fills the majority of my week. If I had time outside of this and my business you would find me burning the dance floor at the local adults dance class or reading a good science fiction novel. Two things I haven't been able to do in a very long time!

What new goodies can we expect at Hide & Seek Market?
Just today I have been dreaming up some new original canvas paintings especially for Hide & Seek. I will also have some new prints and cards in stock. Very exciting!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Crafty Corner Spotlight- Mrs Peterson Pottery

Lovely Brianna will be showcasing her gorgeous porcelain jewellery and ceramic wares at our September market. Can't wait. Absolutely love her jewellery, definitely on my wish list! Let's find out more about Brianna:

How long have you been crafting?
Honestly, since I was a little kid! I've always been busy making something. My first pottery piece was when I was only 6 or 7, I made a little nest with eggs in it and my Nanna fired it in her kiln. If I'm not crafting I get agitated!

What do you love about crafting?
I love how creativity gives the ideas in my brain a way out! It's a process of making a thought into a tangible object. There is so much magic in that!

What new crafts have you tried?
Too many to list! What new crafts are on your "to-do list"? I'm going to look into working with sterling silver. I want to make all my own findings and learn how to blend a few different elements together. I think I'm falling in love with Sterling silver.

What do you do when you're not crafting? Your hobbies etc?
I spend a lot of time learning all the creative aspects to marketing, from business cards to web design, to photography etc. I'm also producing a radio program for children, so that takes up all my spare time!

What new goodies can we expect at Hide & Seek Market?
 Lots of porcelain! Lots of variety from anatomical heart brooches to retro caravan earrings to classic floral pendants. Also lots of rice... you'll see

Thursday, August 19, 2010

All those creative souls...We want to hear from YOU

Craft workshops have been in the back of my mind for sometime what better time to put the word out there, than this glorious alsost spring-like day!

We're on the hunt for creative geniuses like yourself who would like to share your talent, craft with others in small workshop settings at our market in the next few months. So, think jewellery making, revamping old wares, knitting, sewing, crochet, resin, ceramics etc...If you've got a good idea, why not email us and let us know. We'd love to hear from you. You can email Aloma at

Here's what I'm lovin at the moment:

Yael Fran

Elisa shere jewellery


Shere Design
lilla lotta

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Crafty Corner Spotlight- Needle vs Thread

Kirrily from Needle vs Thread will be joining us at our August market. Here's a bit more info on what makes her tick...

How long have you been crafting?
Unofficially forever! Officially I started making bags to sell in 2006.
Mum got sick of me asking to borrow her sewing machine to alter clothes, so she bought me one and I haven't looked back. I still have the first bag I made then and I love it, but I'm happy to say that my technique has improved immensely since I made it! I hadn't sewn much since Year 8 home economics class, but I found it's like riding a bike and all came back to me pretty quickly.

What do you love about crafting?
Ohhh, what is not to love?! I get to be my own boss and set my own schedule! I love fabric. I love the sound of the needle piercing though it as I sew, and that snippy sound my scissors make. I particularly love the challenge of turning a rough sketch into a pattern and then a finished 3-dimensional object. I love shiny metal handbag hardware and that I get to spend a lot of time hitting things with hammers. And I love when people see my work and tell me that is is beautiful, or when I see someone with something I have made!

What new crafts have you tried? What new crafts are on your "to-do list"?
It has been a while since I tried something completely new, but recently I've been trying to incorporate leather into my work. It is beautiful stuff but incredibly unforgiving - a stitch in the wrong place and you can have a needle mark that ruins a whole piece! There's a lot to learn about that particular material, but like everything, it's a fun learning process.
My to-do list is currently longer than I can manage, so I'm sticking to what I do best for now! The one thing I have always wanted to try was silversmithing - one day, one day!

What do you do when you're not crafting? Your hobbies etc?
Oh that is a tough one to answer because I turned my hobby into a job!

So now I separate it into work sewing and sewing for fun. Otherwise I like coffee with friends, watching old movies, hanging out with my dog and I spend way too much time on the internet.

What new goodies can we expect at Hide & Seek Market?
I'm really looking forward to my first Hide & Seek Market! I am hoping to have a very limited run of vinyl messenger bags ready in time. It isn't a material I usually use, but I have some left over from a custom job and don't want it to go to waste - plus, it looks great in this style of bag. Besides that, there will be new wallets, new wrist cuffs, a new handbag or two and lots of other girly things!