Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Warwick...been, gone and FABULOUS

Hi Everyone.

We would like to give you a great update on our Warwick market...

The 3 of us left Toowoomba at 5:00am to arrive at the Warwick Indoor Recreation and Aquatic Centre at 6:00am. It was freezing cold, our fingers and toes almost dropped off and we are not being dramatic. We were very lucky to have Cass and Rach from Minnah Designs make up some fabulous beanies for us which we picked up on the Friday night. We could not and would not wait until the Saturday cause we knew what we were in for with the weather. We had been watching it all week and being kept up to date by our stallholders daily.


Cute hey? Not us, the beanies!!!

So, the 3 of us measured out the whole pavilion for the 70 stallholders in 1 hour. This was an amazing effort which kept us very very warm. We opened the doors at 7:30am as promised. It was so great to see some of a regs as well as some newbies.

The morning was amazing. We were averaging 200 customers an hour. It started to slow down a bit in the arvo so Micky and I took the streets with our Handmade Expo corflute signs yelling out to the public that we were on and that they could find us at the WIRAC. We did this while looking at the warm and dressed up trees lining the main street. We had lots of fun doing this and ended up drawing quite a crowd. Now seriously, how dedicated are we? Who else would do something like this??? LOL (lots of laughs for readers who are not up with the jargon)!!!

So, all in all, we ended up with 800 very happy customers through the door.

Here are some photos of our wonderful stallholders:


Our famous cupcake girls


Cute as Buttons of course


Beth Hunter with her warm woolies


Michelle Poole from Vintage Visions


Mr Keeble...We told you that you were officially blogged..loving your beanie.


Jacqui Keeble with her beautiful bags


Melanie with her gourmet choccies.


Our wonderful Minnah Girls (cass and rach)

This is just a small taste of what was available in Warwick and also a very small taste of what will be available at our next market at the Ipswich Turf Club on 15th August.

Thanks to Warwick for inviting us to the Jumpers & Jazz Festival, to the customers who came from all over South East Queensland and of course to all the Stallholders who continue to support The Handmade Expo.

From
Liesa, Micky & Miriam

3 comments:

Swift Jan said...

Looks like it was a fabulous day. SOrry I missed it!

Micky - Handmade Expo said...

Yes, thank you, thank you, thank you - it was such a fun day.

See you ALL in August.

Micky
xxoo

Miss Ivy May said...

Looks like a great day was had in Warwick! I'm looking forward to the next expo in Ipswich! Just thought I would let you know that I finally blogged about me winning your blog giveaway here:

http://missivymay.blogspot.com/2009/07/lucky-me.html

Cheers