Monday, September 22, 2008



The September Handmade Expo was amazing. We ended up with 95 stallholders all selling wonderful handmade goodies. The weather was warm, the sun was shining. We had just over 1000 people through the door. A steady flow of customers all day.

We had a lot of positive feedback about the setup of the Expo this month. It looked bigger, felt bigger and the aisle width certainly made a difference.
There was also a fair bit happening around the South East on Saturday as well and especially the start of the school holidays had a bit of an impact on our customer numbers but all in all we are over the moon with the response. If we can consistently keep these numbers up, we will be stoked.

Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale came at 9am to be a Celebrity Chef for the MS Sausage Sizzle. Paul is a hoot and had lots of fun. He finished sizzling sausages at 10:10am. Keep an eye out in the Queensland Times tomorrow for a follow up story.

We ended up having 6 stalls outside, they looked amazing, the weather was perfect for it and the position was great. All 6 stalls have now been booked out for the whole year. Once again, an amazing response.

We had some great new stalls this month...The cupcake stalls were a big hit and also the 3d Dinasour Puzzles were loved by the kiddies...especially the 6 foot dinasour. We also had many of our fabulous August stallholders being apart of this wonderful market again.

We are already behind the scenes starting to organise different bits and pieces. We are all back on board again after having Sunday with our families and recovering from such a busy day on Saturday.

We are also starting to advertise in "Handmade" magazine every month... The first advertisement will appear in the November issue (We are pretty sure it comes out towards the end of the November) so make sure you keep an eye out for that one, we will be advertising our Xmas Xtravaganza (which will be on 13 December).

Our next market is on the 18th October, same time, same place. We are having a sausage sizzle again, this time, it will be supporting the Silkstone Baptist Community Kindy. They are raising money for a shed for their outdoor play equipment.

So, we hope you have fun preparing for the October Expo, thank you to our stallholders for your co-operation and friendliness. To our customers, thank you for your support and we will have something new and exciting at every expo - so come on and explore.

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