Seddon Makers Market – West is Best

 

You know me and my markets – I am a sucker for individual creativity. Someone making something and putting it out to the world. Yes, there are many variations on a theme, some made truly, honestly by hand those are my maker peeps. I love exploring a new neighborhood or market and if I’m lucky I see something new and exciting – Seddon Makers Market did not disappoint.  I stuck to the makers but they also have some great food stalls I took a pass on this trip. You can see the list and pics on Seddon Makers Market Facebook or Instagram pages.

My favorites

Sensilla Candles – I discovered Billie and her Sensilla at the Yarraville Festival last year and have enjoyed her diffusers and candles ever since. She has a way with combining scents – I love Sensilla new crystal diffusers – Lychee & Peony or Clear Quartz. She has included crystal stones to the jar to add special meaning and to bring perfect fragrance, crystal harmonies and healing properties into one. Sensilla soy candles in rose gold containers are beautiful – I go for Australian Forest. In additions to markets all over Melbourne, she had stockist in Victoria, Queensland on online boutiques. But for me the BEST part – REFILLS. I hate having to throw away a perfectly good diffuser contatiner. Sensilla sells refills with fresh reeds and away you go. Good for you, the environment and Sensilla. Instagram Facebook beauty. And who doesn’t love a cancer researcher by day, candle maker by night?

Wajacreations is a new maker for me – but I am hooked. They have taken forming concrete into plant containers to a new level. I fell in love with a few, but was on the train – so will find them at the Heide Makers Market in September with my car and get another one. But I had to have a Wajacreations kokedama moss for my very own! On a little concrete pillow!  They create handmade concrete pots/bowls/ornaments as well as recycled timber pieces and kokedamas with industrial feel and raw touch. I love the raw to the touch – but also to the eye. Based out of Geelong at Roraima Nursery in Lara but also at a market near you. Facebook and Instagram worthy.

Brazen Brownies are the brownies I miss from the US. No surprise they are Melbourne designed, baked and packaged by a fellow US expat Caroline Kropak – lawyer cum laude into brownie designer. What do I call an excellent brownie? Fudgy, soft, crisp on the outside and I prefer them with additives – like nuts, chunks of chocolate – stuff my brownie please. Brazen Brownie has created a variety of flavors including a chocolate gluten free version – all are delicious: Wicked chocolate addiction; sinfully salted caramel peanut; and a blondie to name a few. You’ll find them at makers markets, stockists in Victoria and NSW. Brazen Brownies also works with nonprofits on fundraising with their brownies. Facebook and Instagram for more eye tantalizing calories.

Mark your 2017 calendar and see you at Seddon Makers Market:

Saturday 18 November
Thursday 21 December

Couple of housekeeping items – Seddon Market is very out there about cash is king and an ATM not on site. I arrived to find every maker I did business with taking credit cards – Winning! The market is located in the Seddon Uniting Church and property on the corner of Gammon and Mackay Streets.Getting there by train is a piece of cake – if public transport isn’t doing some major renovations and parking in the neighborhood is free, nearby and easy.

 

This blog is dedicated to art, artisans, food, travel and markets because I love the journey of discovery. I enjoy finding local artists, markets, food and supporting the local economy wherever I may be. And now I have chosen to share my discoveries with you!

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