Finders Keepers

Phew! I have to say, I usually find markets a bit of a whirlwind of craziness, but especially the big ones like Finders Keepers - madness! For me a big positive of doing markets is that they create a deadline. I often have new product ideas floating around, but in a small business like mine where I wear pretty much every cap - design, production and marketing/promotion, it can be difficult to find time to fit it all in. But there's nothing like a looming deadline to get the organisation happening, so before Finders Keepers I sat down and came up with a couple of new purse designs, some gift tags, a Christmas range, new baby card (more soon! agh!) and a new cushion.

Can you tell I'm equal parts overwhelmed, tired and excited in this photo? Taken midway through day two. Click to zoom in!

One of the other fantastic parts of doing a market is getting to meet SO MANY PEOPLE, and getting feedback on products. I am still feeling a bit warm & fuzzy from chatting to so many amazing artists and designers, plus some of my amazing online customers, at the market. I want to go for coffee with you all so we can chat for longer! I loved getting so much feedback too - seeing which products were people's favourites, what questions consistently arose, which products people kept on picking up but not buying, and which ones people bought without a moments hesitation.

Let me share with you that the winner in the bestselling product category is the Hot Air Balloon dribble bib - my favourite! Excellent! (More bibs will be here soon, just waiting for my wonderful fabric printers to do their thing! I'm glad I took a pretty much perfect amount of these to the market!) But you can get a Hot Air Balloon cushion in the meantime... just saying!

Anyway thank you to everyone who came to the market, purchased something, chatted, gave smiles, offered to buy me coffee, gave lovely comments on Instagram or Facebook, and just generally were lovely.

xx Penny

Pretty little things!

For those of you following me around the place on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram (@pennyeager) you will have seen little sneak peeks of these two new fabrics. Finally, there are new purses available! I'm so happy with these fabrics, especially the ziggy one which is based on this greeting card!

I've also got the same ziggy print in new gift tags too.

Everything new will be officially debuting at Finders Keepers Melbourne market next weekend - if you're in town pop by on Friday night or Saturday! If not, check out the now very well stocked online store.

Plus, enjoy 20% off our online store until the end of October (and free shipping as always) with the code ilovepocketcarnival (you know you do!) If you come along to Finders Keepers and say you love Pocket Carnival (and mention you've seen this post) you'll get 20% off there too!

Finders Keepers!

Finders Keepers is without a doubt one of the best markets around - it's my absolute favourite, and I'm lucky enough to be participating in the next one in Melbourne which is on this Friday 19th and Saturday 20th October! Hooray!

I'll be debuting all my new goodies (more on this soon!), along with some Christmas things and a wee bit of fun stationery I've found, plus lots of classic Pocket Carnival goodness - the stall is going to be mega! For more info and to check out who else is going to be there visit the Finders Keepers website, and RSVP to the Facebook invite here!

Studio, lately

Hello! It's already October! Every year just goes faster and faster, doesn't it. In previous years I've been an enthusiastic Blogtober participant, blogging (almost) every day in October. Lately though I find myself more drawn to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@pennyeager) but I still do love love love reading a good blog, so I'm going to try to write more too!

Just a few random studio photos, in the first photo is the art print I look at daily, my mega bag of press studs for my dribble bibs, and some softie stuffing for the upcoming Finders Keepers market.

I wish I had a beautifully tidy workspace all the time, like one in a fashion-y magazine, but instead it's usually very random and chaotic.

And then there's the cardboard box pile. Ugh. It's above eye level so easy to pretend it doesn't exist!

xx Penny