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.

SUNSHINE COAST STALLHOLDER PROFILE FOR SILVER GLASS FUSION

Stallholder Profile for Silver Glass Fusion


Your name: Aileen Greig
Your business name and facebook/website name and link:
Silver Glass Fusion
Facebook: Aileen Greig – silverglassfusion
Instagram: @silverglassfusion
The suburb/town you live in now: Mudjimba
What is it that you make and what skills do you use?:
Since I create jewellery and kiln formed glass, there are two very different skill sets used.
I originally trained as a gold and silversmith, so use those techniques in the jewellery I make.
Glass working is entirely different, there needs to be knowledge of how to heat and fuse without creating thermal shock. I cut kilometres of glass in a year, so I am able to cut long strips of glass efficiently and effectively



What inspired you to start your business?:
I have always created, so being in business is a natural progression. It allows me to keep creating.
How long have you been creating?:
All my life, but officially 35 years.
Is it a full time/part time hobby or business?:
Full time business.
Where do you sell your creations?:
I generally sell my creations in expos such as the handmade expo, markets, one to one sales. I am just setting up online now.
What makes you so special or different?:
My designs are original. I use strip construction when forming my bowls, so that allows me to combine colours and create my own patterns with the glass. Being a jeweller, I also combine metal with kiln formed glass in my jewellery.



What is the most rewarding part of what you do?:
Creating something and sitting back and saying Yes!! That’s it!
I also enjoy the positive feedback I get from people viewing and purchasing my work.
What is your favourite product to make?:
I like making bowls and pendants.
Do you teach classes or workshops?:

I will be in 2018

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

NEW SUNSHINE COAST STALLHOLDER PROFILE FOR ELFIN FAERY

Stallholder Profile for Elfin Faery



Name: Karen Smith

Business Name: Elfin Faery


Town: Gympie QLD

What I create: I create funky, mystical, magical Faery wings and Dragon wings with special touches of crystals and nature interwoven in them. I craft and weave them from parts of recycled material and whatever catches my eye. They are named as the wings take on a design on their own. Special wing adoption scrolls come with instruction’s and care I also create faery crowns, hair clips, funky feelers, Tweddle fae folk hoods and many one off unique items to do with the whole faery feel.





What inspired me to start:  From a child, I have always been fascinated by the natural world. The forests and the trees called to me and I loved playing in them. I speak to our mother earth all the time and she hears me and helps me in situations. I'm half Welsh so the dragon energy also inspires me, and a feeling of old ancestral connections run deep in my blood. I started to have dreams of designs and wings and during meditations. My personal pair of wings named Leaf came to me as I was sitting outside and grounding. Like a picture she unfolded. And the rest is history =) .

How long have I been creating: Elfin Faery started about 5 years ago 

Is it a small business /hobby: Well it’s a hobby for this moment. I do like to call it a small local business, but right now I can only create when I have the time. My vision is to open my own faery shop.

Where do i sell? I have a Facebook page with my shop on there. You could purchase on the page or alternately, I have some of my stock in a local handmade store in Gympie named The Creative Circle on Stewart. Otherwise I choose markets and festivals, like the amazing The Handmade Expo and advertise where i will be on my page.

What makes me special and different: There are many talented wing makers out there, but what I feel sets me differently, is my wings are created from crochet and other recycled materials. Whatever calls to me I guess =) People have commented they are unique and very different. They are super hardy and can be gently bent back into shape if needing to fold up and put in a bag. I touch more on the old natural world of the Fae and the old medieval times. Not a lot of glitter on my wings I'm afraid =)




What is most rewarding part you do? Selling lol =) No I love seeing the people’s faces light up when they come and see my creations. How they wonder with delight and especially when the person finds their own special wings I create only one of a kind, so no-one has the same. For people to find that touch of magic in their lives again.

Favourite product: That’s a hard one =) I love creating all of them. Every piece I do I put so much love into it.


Do I teach or hold workshops? Not at the moment 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

ROCKHAMPTON STALLHOLDER PROFILE FOR KUMIHIMO BRAIDING

Stallholder Profile for Kumihimo Braiding



Your name:  Helen Jackson
Your business name and facebook/website name and link:  Kumihimo Braiding (no facebook/website)
The suburb/town you live in now:  Wandal,  Rockhampton
What is it that you make and what skills do you use?:  Kumihimo braided necklaces with and without beads.  Polymer Clay Applique Pendants and other jewellery.



What inspired you to start your business?: I must be creative and I like doing different things
How long have you been creating?:   All my life
Is it a full time/part time hobby or business?:  Part time hobby
Where do you sell your creations?:   Only privately now and The Handmade Expo Market.
What makes you so special or different?:  I usually have craft first in Rockhampton , Queensland and Australia.  As far as I know no one is doing Polyclay Applique in Australia.  If they are they are not advetising



What is the most rewarding part of what you do?: Just the buzz of doing it and sharing it with others
What is your favourite product to make?:  he polymer clay applique as it is newer and I still love the Kumihimo
Do you teach classes or workshops?:  I do teach classes and have kits with directions for sale.