I thought it was amusing that the Finders Keepers markets were actually quite hard to find in the nether regions of Docklands. Once you did draw up to Shed 4 after a bit of searching, there were lots of treasures to be found at the  handmade, crafty, designer market.

Out of the 120+ stallholders in the huge warehouse space, here were my highlights from the pick of clothing, stationery, jewellery, home furnishings and toys:

Beautiful letterpress stationery from Bespoke Letterpress.

Innovative leather and silk accessories from okt-ober dee.

This tea towel from Able and Game made in giggle! In fact, lots of their cute cards made me giggle, including a series twinning cute illustrations with puns on Melbourne train stations – You can ring my BELL, You are my SUNSHINE, I’ve got my heart SEDDON you. Guffaw.

Chalkboard placemats from Sand, F, beautifully presented in a muslin bag with a sweet sachet of (dustless) chalk included. I bought a set of six to liven up my dining table, but I also thought they’d be great for keeping score during boardgames, as signage and of course for kids to play with.  They also had packets of chalkboard stickers, perfect for labelling jars and tins.

Cutesy-tootsie handmade leather shoes from All About Heidi.

Last but not least, blog favorites and previous HOT Chat interviewees Make Me Iconic and The Rabbit and the Duck.

The next Melbourne markets will be held in the same location in October – see you there!