Monday, July 18, 2016

Stallholder Profile Switch City Bow Co

Todays Stall Holder Profile is Switch City Bow Co

Your name: 
Stew and Kerryn Costello
Your Business name and  link: 
Switch City Bow Co
Facebook / Instagram @switchcitybowco

The suburb/town you live in now:
Ipswich

What is it that you make and what skills do you use? 
We make Bows, Head Wraps and Bow Ties. 


What inspired you to start your business? 
A love of Bows and never being able to find the ones I want, so it was easier to make them - Kerryn


How long have you been ‘creating’?
 6 months

Is it a full time/ part time/hobby or business? 
Hobby Business - is that a thing?

Where do you sell your creations? 
Online at switchcitybowco.com, our Etsy shop, Instagram, Our 9-5's and The Handmade Expo!

What makes what you do special or different? 
We make what we want to make and we like to match Mum and Bub.


What is the most rewarding part of what you do? 
The reaction people have when they see how pretty our fabrics are and their minds thinking about how cute someone they know would look.


What is your favourite product that you make? 
We started with the Bows but the Head Wraps have taken over as a favourite. Our new Grey Stars print would be the current favourite individual product.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Stallholder profile Backstreet Energy

Stallholder profile today is for Backstreet Energy


Your name:  Nikki Dungar

Your business name website link: www.backstreetenergy.com.au 

   
The suburb/town you live in now:
            Palm Cove, Cairns QLD

What is it that you make and what skills do you use?:
            We make what we call ‘Power Bags’.  They are delicious blends of nuts, seeds and superfoods lightly toasted with organic coconut nectar & coconut oil.
            I have always had a great interest in making wholesome, healthy foods that are based on the principle of eating real food, the way nature intended.
            I’ve used my knowledge of researching nutrient dense whole food to created our unique blends for the ultimate healthy ‘grab-and-go’ snack food.



What inspired you to start your business?:
My business partner Deborah Storer approached me with the business idea.  We wanted to create an easy to eat, healthy snack food for busy people to help them feel energised and alive, (unlike many processed snack foods available) 

How long have you been creating?:
            We first had the idea about a year ago, and have recently starting selling our product.  We’ve had a great response from customers and retailers.  

Is it a full time/part time hobby or business?:
            Both Deborah and myself have other business. We manage Backstreet Energy as a part-time business.

Where do you sell your creations? :
We have a few local retailers around the Cairns area and south Queensland.  Recently we extended to the Northern Territory.  We sell at  local market including The Handmade Expo in Cairns.  Our Power Bags are also available to purchase on our website

What makes you so special or different?:
            Our product is quite unique the way it combines together.  It is not a muesli or granola, nor is it a bar or ball, but a combination of all of these things.  It’s also healthy AND delicious!


What is the most rewarding part of what you do?:
            I love to hear how our customer enjoy our product.  Mums have told me their primary age children can’t  get enough of it when they refuse to any other healthy foods.

What is your favourite product to make?:
            I enjoying  seeing the deep chocolate colours of the Choc-o-licious when we mix in the organic raw cacao powder and the aroma that comes from the over when toasting

Do you teach classes or workshops?:

            Yes, my business partner Deborah Storer teaches workshops on self-development and dancing class. 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Stallholder profile Cloudy Cuddles

Todays stallholder profile is Cloudy Cuddles



Your name: Amy Kelly

Your Business name and facebook name and link: Cloudy Cuddles https://www.facebook.com/CloudyCuddles2/



The suburb/town you live in now: 
Drayton, Toowoomba

What is it that you make and what skills do you use? 
I make baby blankets, swaddle blankets, burping cloths, bandana bibs, regular bib, headbands and other accessories. 

What inspired you to start your business? 
Cloudy cuddles business was formed on a love of sewing, and being able to share this passion with others through developing quality products that others can buy and receive. The joy I get when I see others receive these handmade clothes and accessories is priceless. 

I grew up learning to sew from my mum who is a textiles and sewing teacher. Many a time I remember sitting down next to her at the sewing machine sewing, or at the table pinning and cutting out fabrics. The passion she has for sewing has been passed down to me. Just like her I one day hope to pass this on to the next generation of my family.

How long have you been ‘creating’?
Started in January 2016. 

Is it a full time/ part time/hobby or business?
It is part time business. 

Where do you sell your creations? 
I sell them online at Etsy. https://www.etsy.com/shop/CloudyCuddles. Online through my facebook page and at The Handmade Expo Market. This is my first Market and if all goes well hoping to do some more.

What makes what you do special or different? 
I use a wide range of styles and designs. Ones that are not seen elsewhere. The blankets can be used as a baby into childhood making them last longer and great for large families. I have special touches on my products. I have care labels on the back of products making it easy for washing. The cloudy cuddles logo is printed on the front. The bibs and burping cloths have a top stitch making them more durable. The bibs have extra long velcro making it adjustable for all babies and toddlers.  


What is the most rewarding part of what you do?
The most rewaring part of what I do is being able see the look on the customer's face when they receive a product. I love being able to see the joy that it brings to others. 

What is your favourite product that you make?
I love making the flannelette and minky blankets. There is so many different styles and colours. There are also ones with borders and squares as well which make them fun to make. There are a lot of bright colours in at the moment which I love to sew with.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Stallholder profile AR&Co

Todays stall holder profile id for AR&Co


Your name:
Rachel Logo

Your Business name and facebook name and link:
AR&Co.

The suburb/town you live in now:
Forest Lake 

What is it that you make and what skills do you use?
We make lovely handmade baby and children's items, we are always expanding our stock range. We have bibs, burp cloths, blankets, dummy holders and tutus at this stage.

What inspired you to start your business?
Becoming a mum for a second time, after seven years and finding how expensive and generic items have become.

How long have you been ‘creating’
For roughly a year now 

Is it a full time/ part time/hobby or business?
This is between a hobby and part time business, 

Where do you sell your creations? 
Facebook, and at our first market The Handmade Expo Market in Ipswich on the 21st May.


What makes what you do special or different?
Everything is made in mind for durability and practicability. It is also tested out on a growing active 8 month old. 

What is the most rewarding part of what you do?
Doing what I love and selling quality products tHat are functional.

What is your favourite product that you make?
The super cute sets of bibs and burp cloths.