Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Our June Market - Just Fabulous

Hi Everyone

Well, Saturday has been and gone and was fabulous if we don't say so ourselves.

We had 1100 enthusiastic shoppers through the door and over 90 stallholders to show off and sell their beautiful handmade goodies. We did have quite a few newbies and of course our very loyal and reg stallholders came back.

The day began cold, dark and wet but turned out to be beautiful weather. The layers started to come off, the customers started to arrive and the day seemed a big success.

With 3 busloads arriving throughout the day, this bought ALOT (120 in fact) of new faces through the door. We have had very positive feedback from them and we do hope that this be a regular tour that they put on.

The QT came throughout the day and took a photo of Mel and Kerry...their story and photo can be seen in todays QT or right here, right now.

Our wonderful shoppers

Eliza with her beautiful woodturning.

Bec from Little Brown Doggie

More wonderful shoppers

Well, as you all know, this was our last market at the Ipswich Showgrounds. We are so excited to be moving to the Turf Club on August 15th. We have had very positive feedback and response.

Dont forget that our next market is being held at the Jumpers & Jazz Festival in Warwick on July18th. See you all there.

We would like to close to say thanks heaps to all of our wonderful stallholders, present, past and future. Thanks heaps to the customers who continue to come through the door monthly.

Liesa, Micky & Miriam

Friday, June 26, 2009

Book launch at our MARKET tomorrow

Hi Everyone

We just had to let you know about the fabulous book launch that is taking place at our market at 10am.

Ipswich Author, Pamela Lamb will launch her new book called BLOOD ON THE SNOW, a murder mystery.

You can find Pamela a couple of tables from the entrance. Please ask if you can't find her.

Thanks heaps and see you tomorrow.
Liesa, Micky & MIriam

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Inside stalls available for Saturday


Well, it is not very often that we do a post to call for Stallholders at our market.
We have had quite a few cancellations for Saturday and we have contacted everyone on our waiting list and it is time to put it out there to let everyone know that we have a few inside spots available.

We also have access to the WHOLE pavilion this month which has made more stalls become available.

The cost of a site is $35 and you will require your own chairs and tables.

If you would like to have a stall, we do have limited spaces, so please email Liesa at thehandmadeexpo@optusnet.com.au


Thanks heaps
Liesa, Micky & Miriam

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Handmade Expo - ON THIS SATURDAY

Hi Everyone.

Well, the time has almost come for our Stallholders to start setting up their stalls. Well, it is still 4 sleeps away, but we can certainly start getting excited about it...thats for sure.

So, if you are not busy on Saturday (or even if you are)!, head on down to the Ipswich Showgrounds, 81 Warwick Rd, Ipswich from 8am-2pm for all of your HANDMADE NEEDS. It has been a while since we have been in Ipswich, so we are sure everyone is hanging out for their handmade fix.

This month, we are excited to tell you that we have Cross Country Tours bringing a few busloads to the market. How exciting is that.

This will also be our final market at the Showgrounds...Don't forget, from August, we are heading down to the The Ipswich Turf Club which we are super excited about.

Looking forward to it and see you then.

Liesa, Micky & Miriam

ps...Don't forget that Handmade Heaven is open on Saturday from 9am-2pm. Shop #11, The Old Flour Mill, 231 Brisbane St, Ipswich. Get a double handmade fix!!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

The Ipswich Craft & Hobby Fair - CANCELLED


We are sorry to advise that we will not be going ahead with the Ipswich Craft & Hobby Fair on Saturday 25th July.

We did not reach our minimum amount of committed stallholders and thought it not viable to go ahead for the stallholders, customers and us.

We hope to receive some more interest for this sort of market throughout the year...so keep your eyes peeled as you never know when one might pop up again.

Thanks to everyone who showed interest.

Liesa, Micky & Miriam

Sunday, June 14, 2009



We would like to put it out there and let you all know that we are offering 1/2 price stalls to all GOURMET FRESH Stallholders for our FIRST BIRTHDAY market at our brand new location of The Ipswich Turf Club on August 15th. An introductory offer, if you like.

If you have wine, cheese, olives, french patisserie style, deli, fresh produce, etc, etc, etc.
WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU to take us up on this one time offer.

You can email Liesa at thehandmadeexpo@optusnet.com.au or call her on 0422876154 to book your site.

We are only taking 1 of each product, so get in fast before you miss out.

Liesa, Micky & Miriam

Handmade Heaven is OPEN for business

Hi Everyone.

We are so proud to announce that Handmade Heaven is open to the public from Tuesday the 16th June. You can find Handmade Heaven at Shop #11, The Old Flour Mill, 231 Brisbane St, Ipswich. The boutique is open from Tuesday to Friday 8:30am to 4:00pm and Saturday from 9:00am to 2:00pm. Your one stop shop for everything handmade.

There are still spaces available to lease. If you are interested in leasing some space to sell and promote yourself and your handmade product, please contact Liesa at handmadeheaven@optusnet.com.au or you can call her on 0422876154

Thanks heaps
Micky & Miriam (and Liesa too).

Monday, June 8, 2009


Hello Everyone.

We would just like to let you all know that when we first made our dates available for June, it was originally the 13th...THIS SATURDAY. We did send an email out to our whole database and we also posted on the blog to let everyone know that we had to change the date to the 27th June as we would have had to have competed with quite a large event in Ipswich.

It has been placed in some Express Publication magazines with the date of the 13th, of which we had no control over...however, there is an ad placed in the same magazines advising our proper date.

So, if you haven't already, can you please change the date in your diary and let everyone else know that is in your address book that The Handmade Expo is on the 27th June and not the 13th June.

Thanks heaps
Liesa, Micky & Miriam

Friday, June 5, 2009



We are so lucky right now...

When Miriam and I went to the Brisbane Craft & Stitches Show, we ran into Liz from Creative Arty Facts and entered a little competition that she had going. Well, Miriam and I won...Well, one of us won and she was lovely enough to give us a prize each.

2 beautiful pair of earrings were delivered in the mail today.

A massive thanks to Liz and make sure you go and have a look at her website.

Liesa and Miriam

Thursday, June 4, 2009



I just have to share with you this wonderful handmade item that I won.

Here is a photo:

We all know that kids like to play with something or touch something when they are having a bottle and going to sleep. Cooper loves playing with his hair...now he has something new.

I won this from Monique who is the owner and co-founder of Your Cheeky Monkey Thanks heaps Monqiue.

Make sure you go and visit her website...very FABULOUS.


Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The Ipswich Craft & Hobby Fair


Just a reminder to everyone who expressed interest in the Ipswich Craft & Hobby Fair on Saturday 25th July, that we will require your payment before the 13th June.
We currently have over our minimum requirement in stallholders who have expressed their interest however, we do require the minimum requirement of stallholders to commit with payment for us to formally advise that we are going ahead.

Thanks to everyone that has paid and we do hope that we do get enough stallholders to be able to go ahead with the Fair.

Thanks heaps

Liesa, Micky & Miriam