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.
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.
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.
The kookiest thing we saw was certainly the crochet cacti, but I have to say I total love them!
I am a sucker for sweets, and today I got to try a Cherry Ripe flavored treat. It was pretty Aussie.
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!