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finders keepers - brisbane!

Saturday, October 31, 2009 | by Carolyn Price

Magnets by Little Jane St - exhibiting at The Finders Keepers Brisbane Markets Spring 2009.

Ceramic magnets by Little Jane St.

STARTING TODAY: The first ever Brisbane Finders Keepers markets!
Our favourite designers markets have headed North to welcome Queensland fans to indie shopping heaven. Many Queensland-based designers & makers will be exhibiting at Finders Keepers markets for the first time. They'll be alongside designers who have travelled from up from Sydney, Melbourne & elseware to showcase their products to a new crowd.

Below, we've pictured a small selection of delights you'll find this weekend at the Old Museum (next to the RNA showgrounds in Brisbane). Featured is the work of Little Jane St, Courntey Brims, Edward & Lilly and Bespoke Letterpress We'll let you discover the rest...

Ceramic herb tags by Little Jane St - exhibiting at The Finders Keepers Brisbane Markets Spring 2009.

Sweet ceramic herb nametags by Little Jane St

Little Jane St is the stationery label of Brisbane-based designer, Alarna Zinn. She makes a great variety of greeting cards and gorgeous little accessories like the ceramic herb nametags and paper garlands pictured below. There are many more beautiful photos on her web site, www.littlejanest.com.au and blog, littlejanest.blogspot.com. Do visit! (Both her sites and her stall at Finders Keepers!)

Greeting cards by Little Jane St - exhibiting at The Finders Keepers Brisbane Markets Spring 2009.

Greeting cards by Little Jane St - displayed in a cute vintage suitcase.

Garland by Little Jane St - exhibiting at The Finders Keepers Brisbane Markets Spring 2009.

Paper garland by Little Jane St - who also makes cute confetti packs from the paper cuttings!

Courntey Brims is the Brisbane-based artist responsible for the exquisitely beautiful illustration on the Brisbane Finders Keepers markets flyer (which we pictured in our post about Brisbane applications). Her work is so finely detailed - with fairytale girls and shy forest creatures drawn into intriguing tales of their own.

Greeting cards by Courtney Brims - exhibiting at The Finders Keepers Brisbane Markets Spring 2009.

Greeting cards by Courtney Brims

Don't you LOVE the "Blossom" illustration below - where the little dear's antlers have sprouted blossoms (and attracted a couple of resident spiders)?! You can see more of Courtney's gorgeous drawings at www.courneybrims.com.

Greeting cards by Courtney Brims - exhibiting at The Finders Keepers Brisbane Markets Spring 2009.

Greeting cards by Courtney Brims

Edward & Lilly is another Brisbane label who will be showing off super-sweet creations this weekend. Designer Rebecca Cason embroiders gorgeous little characters onto linen & Japanese fabrics. The expression on Kitty's face (below) is perfect!

Embroidery by Edward and Lilly - exhibiting at The Finders Keepers Brisbane Markets Spring 2009.

Embroidered Kitty softie and sweet girl illustration by Edward & Lilly

Rebecca incorporates her embroidered designs into accessories, softies and decorations beautifully. The pile of birdie shapes below will have been filled with lavender by now so that you can decorate your Christmas trees with Christmas birdie cheer! You can read more about Edward & Lilly and see many more photos & designs at www.edwardandlilly.com, or visit the MadeIt and Etsy stores...

Embroidery by Edward and Lilly - exhibiting at The Finders Keepers Brisbane Markets Spring 2009.

Embroidered brooches and lavender-filled Christmas birdies by Edward & Lilly

Bespoke Letterpress create beautiful stationery and limited edition prints using rich 100% cotton paper, deep impressions and their antique 1893 Letterpress.

Bespoke Letterpress Rollers - exhibiting at The Finders Keepers Brisbane Markets Spring 2009.

The prints are illustrations by a variety of artists including Nancy Mungcal, whose "Honey In Sunshine" design is pictured directly below, and Chrissy Lau, whose "Geraldine & Walter in Love" illustration is underneath. You can find out more at www.bespokepress.com.au and the Bespoke Press blog.

Prints by Bespoke Letterpress - exhibiting at The Finders Keepers Brisbane Markets Spring 2009.

The Finders Keepers opens today at Old Museum (next to the RNA showgrounds in Brisbane), cnr Bowen Bridge Road & Gregory Terrace,
Herston. Hours are as follows:
Saturday 31st October: 12pm - 9pm
Sunday 1st November: 10am - 5pm
Best wishes to all the Brisbane indies who will be attending or exhibiting at their first Queensland Finders Keepers!

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