It was so good to finally meet some of the group face to face, as much of the planning and conversations had taken place via emails. Many of us meet on a monthly basis, but there were so many new members and it was marvellous to put a face to the name.
And what a joy it was to see such beautifully made items - no "junk" or imported goodies here - just high quality goods created by a diverse group of artisans and designers.
Our Den Mother, Helen (left), with her Ruby Red Studios items
Beautiful baby shoes by Michelle of Pedrosprout
Benita of Bettsy Kingston with her oh-so-cute frilly baby bloomers
Raspberry Pink's Lauren spent the day entertaining the crowds by making tiny little penguins
Being Brisbane in mid-December, the day was hot and muggy, but this did not deter the crowds who came in a steady stream throughout the day. There was live entertainment and delicious sandwich wraps and iced coffee to keep the shoppers and vendors alike refreshed and happy.
The day was enhanced by the presence of families, babies, children, friends and supporters who added to the friendly atmosphere of the day. There were no unhappy faces - just smiles and laughter all day - wonderful.
I was humbled to be included among such talented designers - most of whom are young enough to be my daughters. Luckily, age doesn't seem to enter the equation, as we all share the same love of creating and designing.
Considering that my stocks were pretty low for various reasons, I was indeed very happy with my sales. One of my dresses is on its way to London - lucky dress!
With two markets in close succession, my stocks are now really low, but after the Christmas break, I will assume my role as the mad seamstress and hopefully will have lots of stock ready for our next market, which will take place in May, just in time for Mother's Day.
So the dollar may be dropping, but the BrisStyle spirit is certainly rising.