Illustration and pretty papery things by Sweet William - most (but not quite all) shots here of the Magnolia Square event are by Pru Trundle of Little Bird Photography.

Couple of favourite stalls from Magnolia Square – tote bags by Lola and Bailey, and fabulous vintage wares by K7 Vintage Homewares.

Lots of cute kids things! Handmade clothes by Knuffle Kid… loved the crocheted toadstools too! (sorry can’t find the supplier details on this one – remind me?)

Fabulous array of soft furnishings – top left – lampshades and rag dolls by Raggidy Rag Dolls, top right – Tinker by PrintInk screenprinters, and bottom – lovely cushions by Noir Design.

Lovely details dressed up the venue at St Kila Town Hall…

Magnolia Square has an impressive reputation on the Melbourne crafty ladies circuit… It’s a very boutique gift fair, carefully edited, with a focus on high-quality locally designed and crafted gifts and homewares, local gourmet food products, and lots of extremely gorgeous kids stuff! Sugary-sweet and super girly… a morning at Mag Square is sure to involve piles of cupcakes, a (delectable catering by Ed Dixon), an impressive array of expensive strollers (including the odd minor traffic jam!), candy-stripes, polka-dots, lots of PINK, and many, many super cute (and very well-dressed) children!

The Cupcake Wrapper Company – a little bit of Martha right here in Melbourne!

Nic MacIsaac, multi-tasker extraordinaire, runs this regular event… and she kindly invited me to pop along on Friday to ‘judge’ the wares and pick a favourite vendor! I felt very under-qualified for such responsibility… but headed out nonetheless, and was very relieved to find Tiger & Peacock‘s Aimee McCallum also amongst the judges! Phew!

Aimee and I took waaaay too long to make our selections… I am easily sidetracked at the best of times, and was truly impressed with the sheer quality of the wares on offer – Nic is very selective when putting together each fair, and it certainly shows! Big thanks to Nic and Kathee for inviting me along and gifting all the judges with the most insanely generous goodie-bags! OH my. Very spoilt.

Omigod the official photographer snapped me…! (Yes I know my eyes are closed… but other than that I thought I looked semi-ok? Well as good as can be expected when standing alongside the gorgeous Lindy Klim!)