I visited my very first Mathilda's Market on Sunday. I was so excited as I knew I would get to meet a couple of my blogging friends who had stalls there. I felt a little like a stalker walking around looking for them. But I am so glad I did. I met Sophie, who is completely gorgeous and so friendly and best of all she didn't think I was a crazy stalker as I lurked at her stall waiting for a break in traffic. Sophie and her sisters run Barefoot Babies. Their stall was super busy. I really wanted one of the smocks shown here but the last one was being taken off the rack while I was standing there. For a moment I felt a little crazy and thought of performing a quick hip and shoulder, tackle to the ground to get a hold of it. Behaviour unbecoming of a lady? Yes, perhaps... Sophie took pity on me and we are going to do a little swapsee so that smock - it will be MINE (well Minnie's)!
I had to stalk a bit more as I really wanted to say hi to Mel of Skye Rocket Sews. She was looking so beautiful with her lovely round tummy (baby 3 due in June). She is just as bubbly and friendly in 'real life.' Her stall looked wonderful - loads of really bright colours and gorgeous skirts, tee-shirts, and softies. It was just so, so nice to met her.
Although I wanted to buy one of everything, I didn't. Could have easily gone into debt there and would have had to lobby K-Rudd for a stimulus package for those over-extending at a Mathilda's Market...
I came away inspired and think I will have a stall at the November market. Scary stuff. I had better get sewing. Now.