A day at Perth upmarket

The perthupmarket is a great fair held every couple of months at the University of Western Australia. It features handcrafted wares including jewelry, clothing, paper designs and all sorts of other knick-knacks.There are also food stalls with coffee, cakes, macarons and other substantial fare to keep people happy while they hang out all day in the gorgeous setting of Winthrop Hall.

Handmade hairbands and clips

Handmade hairbands and clips

I ended up buying a few items, but my favorite booth showcased some lovely homemade earrings, necklaces and hair accessories. I love button jewelry, and these designs were just beautiful.

Fancy stuffed animals

Fancy stuffed animals

Claire and I couldn’t help but stroll quickly through the baby section of the fair. These stuffed animals and helicopters were too cute! I wanted an elephant for myself.

Crochet cacti

Crochet cacti

The kookiest thing we saw was certainly the crochet cacti, but I have to say I total love them!

Who can resist a macaron?

Who can resist a macaron?

I am a sucker for sweets, and today I got to try a Cherry Ripe flavored treat. It was pretty Aussie.

Coaster designs

Coaster designs

I was very impressed by today’s batch of Perth crafters. It’s inspiring to see so much passion and originality out there. I just hope there’s a place for handmade knit headbands in the mix!

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