Sunday, 10 October 2010

Singin' in the Rain

At the risk of being accused of having a Gene Kelly fetish, I couldn't think of a better title for yesterday's BrisStyle Indie Mother & Child Market.  Someone forgot to turn off the tap over Queensland and we have been inundated with non-stop drenching rain, with flooding to the north of Brisbane.  It didn't auger well for our market, with half the participants having outdoor stalls.

Outside looked decidedly gloomy, but that little touch of pink gave a hint of what was in store for visitors inside. 

Luckily our brilliant market organisers Helen and Bel found that with a little re-arranging there was enough room indoors to accommodate all the stall holders and it made for an extremely happy atmosphere. The hall was festooned with a joyful mixture of BrisStyle and Chicks in Pink balloons, and pink was the colour of the day.

And there were so many babies - where did they all come from?  They were so adorable that I wanted to cuddle them all.


My Hot Fudge stand had many pink dresses in keeping with the theme of the day.  Thank goodness I had lots of sales which in turn meant that lots of Hot Fudge Choc Fudge found new homes, leaving precious little for us to indulge in last night.  If I had to look at another piece of fudge I knew I would be ill (a feeling obviously not shared by my spouse the Fudge Buster).

These lovely shoppers travelled all the way from the Gold Coast through torrential rain, after seeing our advertisement in Peekaboo Magazine.

The BrisStyle fairy spread good cheer and free balloons to the gaggle of little children in attendance.

And there were lots of adorable goodies for both children and mothers to indulge in and buy.


The lovely Lesley of Oz Wildlife Studio battled the elements bravely until a spot was found inside.

There was excellent entertainment for all courtesy of the boy band, WheeleR, who performed many of their own compositions.

The little tot to the right is enthralled with WheeleR

So here's to the mothers, fathers, babies and grandparents who braved the wild elements to do a little shopping.  We love youse all.


Sandrine said...

Oh I was a little worried about you all when I saw the weather Saturday,what a fantastic cozy atmosphere you seemed to have!!
The weather has been a bit wild over here (your info was right) I am not sure how long it will take for us not being to drive out the house...Oh well I have lots of food, water and craft projects :)xx

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

I'm so glad it turned out to be a great day! Just bummed I didn't make it there in the end.