Tuesday, January 16, 2018

HERVEY BAY STALLHOLDER PROFILE FOR ON THE BEACH LITTLE TREASURES

Stallholder Profile for On The Beach Little Treasures



Your name: Bronwen Hall.

Your business name On The Beach Little Treasure’s
Facebook/website name and link: https://www.facebook.com/bronwen60/
The suburb/town you live in now: Burrum Heads Qld
What is it that you make and what skills do you use?: I do all types of sewing, which includes, microwave bowl & plate holders, Sewing Caddies, Craft & Travel Iron Caddies, Baby accessories, Coasters, Fabric Covered Books, Children’s cloth books, Play mats/Cot quilts.



What inspired you to start your business?: I just love sewing and I'm enjoying meeting my customers.
How long have you been creating?: about 6 years.
Is it a full time/part time hobby or business?: Part-time as I'm still working.
Where do you sell your creations?: Local markets and the Handmade Expo.
What makes you so special or different?: Some of the items I make are my designs.



What is the most rewarding part of what you do?: Enjoying the smiles and lovely comments from my customers.
What is your favourite product to make?: Sewing Caddies, and Microwave accessories.

Do you teach classes or workshops?: No.

TOOWOOMBA STALLHOLDER PROFILE FOR WORDS AND FLOWERS AU

Stallholder Profile for Words and Flowers AU


Your name: Sonia Bassingthwaighte

Your Business name and Facebook name and link:
Words and Flowers AU
Facebook.com/WordsandflowersAU

The Town you live in now: On a property outside Jandowae, Queensland.

What is it that you make and what skills do you use?
I make original, inspirational watercolour Art work for display in homes!
Original paintings and also prints of my work. I mainly focus on handlettered words, quotes
or verses, decorated with watercolour florals.
I also make cards and bookmarks.
I paint on watercolour paper, cardstock and canvases.
The skills I use are design/layout, illustration, brushlettering,
modern calligraphy and watercolour painting.
I would also like to start making handlettered wooden signs.




What inspired you to start your business?
Family and friends seemed to like the Art Work I was creating and so I thought
Others might like it too…..

How long have you been ‘creating’?
I started getting into the watercolour painting and lettering towards the end of 2016.

Is it a full time/part time/hobby or business?
My Art Work is a hobby at this stage, but I have started to sell some of my work.

Where do you sell your creations? What makes you special or different?
I have an Etsy Shop http://etsy.com/WordsandflowersAU
and a Facebook Page. I have done some Art Work for friends and family.
I think my work is special because it is inspirational and encouraging!
It can also be customised and personalised.




What is the most rewarding part of what you do?
I find spending time painting and lettering is very peaceful and relaxing. I really enjoy doing it!
It is also exciting when other people love my work and it brings them joy!

What is your favourite product that you make?
Handlettered quotes or verses with beautiful watercolour florals in a frame ready to display.

Do you teach classes or workshops?
No, not at this stage.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

FIRST BLOG FOR 2018 FOR ROCKHAMPTON STALLHOLDER GRANDPA'S TOYS

Stallholder Profile for Grandpa's Toys




Your name: David Burrage
Your business name and facebook/website name and link: Grandpas Toys
www.grandpastoys.com.au         https://www.facebook.com/grandpaswoodentoys/                 Instagram.com/grandpastoys
The suburb/town you live in now: Alton Downs (20 K north/west of Rockhampton Central Queensland)
What is it that you make and what skills do you use?:  Handmade wooden toys and toys furniture


What inspired you to start your business?:  I lost my job and being 5 years from retirement age I couldn’t obtain work
How long have you been creating?: I actually commenced building toys for my own children from 1988 however I started Grandpas Toys in 2013
Is it a full time/part time hobby or business?: It is full time all year but much busier leading up to Christmas. I am now shipping all over Australia and get a few enquiries from overseas.
Where do you sell your creations?:  Online, The Handmade Expo Market, Stocklands (popup stalls), Canelands (Popup Stalls), The Mackay Handmade and some selected Shows.



What makes you so special or different?:  I make quality wooden products to last and encourage creative play with my products. I can also personalise my trucks etc.
What is the most rewarding part of what you do?:  Seeing the eyes light up when children and adults see my products.
What is your favourite product to make?: Probably the trucks and trailers as they are all different
Do you teach classes or workshops?: No I am too old and grouchy now.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

NEW IPSWICH STALLHOLDER PROFILE FOR AMAZING LITTLE ARTIST

Stallholder Profile for Amazing Little Artist



My Name: Steve Boyd

Your business name and facebook name and link: Amazing Little Artist 


The town/ Suburb you live in: Waterford, Beenleigh 

What inspired you to start your business: I wanted to do something that kids would love to do, that teaches kids about hand eye co-ordination, and about colours, mixing different paints to mix different colours. 





How long have you been creating: We have been making our items for a couple of months the now. 

Is it full time/ part time/ hobby or business: I do this part time. 

Where do you sell your creations: I sell my creations at different markets, you can also contact us on Facebook.

What makes what you do special or different?: What makes us different is everything we do is handmade no paint cups with paint, hooks or plaster items are imported.





What is the most rewarding part of what you do: Getting dressed up at the markets and giving the kids an experience, whether it's helping the kids add up the prices or giving away lollies.

What is your favorite product you make: That would have to be the Fairies, trinket boxes and Thomas the tank engine.

Do you teaches classes or workshops? We are looking at doing workshops in the future.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

AIRLIE BEACH STALLHOLDER PROFILE FOR BINDI ROSE DESIGNS

Stallholder Profile for Bindi Rose Designs




Your name: Rachel Paddison 
Your business name and Facebook/website name and link: Bindi Rose Designs
The suburb/town you live in now: Bowen
What is it that you make and what skills do you use?: Childrens and Womens Apparel 



What inspired you to start your business?: After the birth of my third child I started making outfits and rekindled the love I have for designing and sewing garments. 
How long have you been creating?: I have been creating for as long as I can remember. Whether its been sewing, knitting, beading, painting I have always maintained a creative outlet and practice.
Is it a full time/part time hobby or business?: I have recently decided to take this passion for creating fashion more seriously and look forward to a steep learning curve in 2018 creatively and professionally.
Where do you sell your creations?: The Handmade Expo will be a debut for my business activities within a market stall. I have only very recently begun initiating a social media presence.
What makes you so special or different?: I believe everyone is a unique individual and sharing our uniqueness within the community is what gives life meaning. I plan on developing my skills and pushing myself creatively from what inspires me within the community. 



What is the most rewarding part of what you do?: Developing knew skills, mastering resilience 
What is your favourite product to make?: I'm enjoying trying knew designs and being so new and fresh to this craft fulltime, everything is new and exciting. 
Do you teach classes or workshops? I plan on creating social media tutorials as I have gained so much knowledge in a short time just from the abundance of artisans that are willing to share their talents and tricks of the trade.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

IPSWICH STALLHOLDER PROFILE FOR RODNEY STATHAM

Stallholder Profile for Rodney Statham


  • Your name: Rodney Statham 

  • Your Business name and Facebook name and link: No Facebook, trade under my name

  • The suburb/town you live in now: Tallegalla

  • What is it that you make and what skills do you use? I make all things leather, including belts, whips, pocket knife pouches, harness, key rings, fly swatters, pocket watch pouches, also do saddle & harness repairs + much more; I have Certificate III in leather production.





  • What inspired you to start your business? Seeing the rubbish that is mass produced.

  • How long have you been ‘creating’? Most of my life, since the age of 8 as a hobby and for the last 12 years full time

  • Is it a full time/ part time/hobby or business? Now 90% of my time is taken up with leather work

  • Where do you sell your creations? What makes what you do special or different? I sell at markets & shows. Items can be made to order and I give a lifetime guarantee.




  • What is the most rewarding part of what you do? - Seeing the finished product and knowing that it is good quality and will last

  • What is your favourite product that you make? Belts, Pouches, Bridles, Winkers

  • Do you teach classes or workshops? Not currently 

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Airlie Beach Stallholder Profile for Halle Rae & Co

Stallholder Profile for Halle Rae & Co



Your Name: Zara Daniells
Business Name: Halle Rae & Co
The town I live in: The Whitsundays, Queensland
What do I make?: Halle Rae & Co, designs custom made Mummy & Me Stylish Pieces.
Our Modern Mummy Necklaces & Lanyards are designed and created using an array of silicone and beech wood beads, threaded to our high strength nylon cord with an added safety breakaway clasp. Alternatively, our Modern Mummy Necklaces can be made on to our stainless steel or genuine rose gold plated chains. We also make and sell a variety of accessories for Babies, Children & Adults - Keyrings, Geo Silicone Teething Bangles & our Luxe Hair Bows.


What inspired me?: The inspiration of starting my own business came from the love of everything girly and fun, since having my own little girl, Halle Rae. 
I love creating pretty and modern accessory for Babies, Children and of course Mummy's!
How long have I been creating?: Halle Rae & Co has been a work in progress for quite a few months now, and I have been designing and creating for a good part of this time, trailing different designs and colour combos. 
Our website has just launched on Sunday 5th November, which is very exciting! 
Is it a full time/part time hobby/business?: Halle Rae & Co is a part time business at present, while I'm home with my daughter. 
Where do I sell my creations?: In the coming weeks, we will be set up at the local Airlie Beach Markets each Saturday, along with all Handmade Expo Markets & Baby & Kids Markets. We also have a Facebook & Instagram page as well as our website.
What makes us so special or different?: Our aim is to provide a 'one stop shop' for a special gift for a baby shower, new Mum or to spoil your own little Babe with one of our gorgeous handmade products. 



What is the most rewarding part of what I do?: I love that I can be at home with my Daughter while also running my own business. 
What is your favourite product I make?: I love designing and creating our Modern Mummy Necklaces. There are so many different colour and design combos that can be created to make the most Stylish Necklaces.
Do I teach classes or workshops?: No, I don't teach any workshops or classes.