Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Hi Everyone

Ok, so after much feedback, we have decided to start our own THE HANDMADE EXPO page on Facebook.
We have added a FAN BOX to our blog (right hand side)...and you can become a fan that way too.

Just another way to promote The Handmade Expo...

Liesa, Micky & Miriam


Hi Everyone.

Now, we know that you know this little song and dance...We can hear you doing it and singing it right now.

Well, we have some exciting news. You will be able to do this as part of a Guinness World Record attempt next month at our October 17th market.

Lalaloud Events presents the HEAD TO TOE TEMPO. The world record attempt will take place at 1pm. This event is proudly supporting the Ipswich Hospital Foundation, Sunshine Circle.

So, you better put this one in your cool would it be to say that you were part of a WORLD RECORD?

Don't forget that you will have 120 stalls on offer to shop and browse as well...WHAT A FANTASTIC DAY OUT..

More details to follow over the coming weeks...

Liesa, Micky & Miriam

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

September market - BEEN AND GONE

Hi Everyone

Ok, so The Handmade Expo has been and gone for another month and what a great day it was. Other than the dreadful wind, the school holidays, Carnival of Flowers, the NRL semi final and the AFL Grand Final to contend with we had nearly 900 people through the gates which we are absolutely over the moon with.

We were so flat out all day that we all forgot to pull out our cameras...If you did take some photos of the day..crowd shots or your stall, please email them to us + also perhaps a "quote" about your day so we can blog YOU.

The majority of stallholders that we spoke to during the day had a great day and great trade.

We also welcomed 120 stallholders, so the Expo is expanding every month which is just fabulous and we really want to grow our Gourmet Fresh section so please, if you know any farmers out there looking to sell their produce please ask them to contact us - they are always welcome.

We welcomed back Farmer Dave with this lamb, and also Mrs K's Cafe & Bakery selling bread and slices. You can find Mrs K's during the week at the Winston Glades Shopping Centre.

Don't forget we have stalls ranging from fabulous cupcakes and coffee to kids clothing, accessories, plants, timber products, jewellery and much more. The next Expo will be held on Saturday 17th October, Ipswich Turf Club from 8am to 2pm with adults $2 and kids free.

October we are welcoming a Guiness World Record challenge which needs your help. A minimum of 1500 people are required to break the World Record of doing "Heads, Shoulders, Knees & Toes"... if you know how to do this make sure you come to the Expo and be part of the World Record.

Thanks for listening and we would love to hear about your experience at The Handmade Expo so feel free to blog about us. It would also be great if you could blog about the upcoming Expo in October... word of mouth is fabulous and it would be great to have help from everyone in blogland.

Liesa, Micky & Miriam

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

See you all on SATURDAY

Hi Everyone

Ok, so this will be our last post before we see you on Saturday.

Market #2 at the Ipswich Turf Club, Brisbane Road, Bundamba. The market will run from 8am-2pm with a $2 entry fee for adults and kids, are of course FREE.

We have over 100 handmade stallholders, including GOURMET FRESH. We have quite a few NEWBIE stallholders this month including:

Cheryl - floral arrangements & girls dresses
Amanda - Jewellery & Fabric Sculptures
Soula - Greek Savouries & Sweet
Belinda - Themed Cookies
Leanne - Cuddle Kids Pillowcases
Kathy - Handbags
Kelly - Motif Creations
Joanne - Christening Gowns
Natalie - Bags, Toys & Clothes
Daneve - Brooches, Hair accessories, etc made from recycled green bags
Karen - Girly Bits
Kellie - Nappy Cakes
Annette - Cheese & Gilato

We will have our fabulous regular stallholders on hand for you as well.
We are lucky to have The Ipswich Woodworkers doing the sausage sizzle this month.

Farmer Dave will be attending with his awesome LAMB... We highly recommend a cooler bag!

Thats all from us for now...Thanks for tuning in and we hope to see you on Saturday.
Feel free to pass this onto EVERYONE that you know...

Liesa, Micky & Miriam
ps..don't forget your hat and is going to be a fabulous day out.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Hamilton Street Party REVIEW :)

Hi Everyone.

Check out Handmade Heaven & Bubba Chenille for an update of the day...

Fabulous day had by all.

Liesa, Micky & Miriam

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Business Achiever Awards - Update

Hi Everyone..

Ok, so you can go to Handmade Heaven 's blog for an update....
Happy reading...and there are some photos too...

Micky, Miriam and Liesa

Friday, September 18, 2009


Tonight is the Business of the Year Awards held at the Railway Workshops in Ipswich. Liesa from Handmade Heaven (aka Twin Sister) has been nominated and is up for the best New Business of the Year!
Liesa, we just wanted to wish you all the best, you are so pro-active and passionate about handmade and you are an inspiration. If anyone wants to post their good lucks... here is your chance.
Thank you everyone for your support... not only just for Handmade Heaven but also for the Handmade Expo.

Micky & Miriam

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Only 9 Sleeps to Go.

Hi Everyone

So, our next market is quickly approaching us, with only 9 sleeps to go, we are super busy getting everything set for the day.

Our GOURMET FRESH side of things is growing by the day and we believe will only get bigger...which we are super excited about. We have decided that we are taking eskies from now on...With Farmers Daves meat, cheese, pestos and so much more, we have to keep them cool all day...hint hint to everyone out there...perhaps take a cooler bag!

Our Handmade stallholders are also growing by the day, with enquiry coming in thick and fast...which means new and fabulous stallholders for September + our loyal golden oldies who do wonders every month with us...

So, keep your eyes peeled over the next week or so for updates on the blog and our advertising campaigns and if you see something advertised further afield, please let us know as we are always not aware what is out there....

Thanks for tuning in.

Liesa, Micky & Miriam

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A new Blog to Follow :)

Hi Everyone

Ok, so Liesa has decided to start a DONWSTAIRS IN THE OLD FLOUR MILL blog.

Click HERE to check it out and become a follower (only if you want to).

It will keep you up to date with the whats what and whos who.

Micky, Miriam (and Liesa too)


Hi Everyone

Ok, so if you are not busy on Sunday, we strongly suggest that you head down to Racecourse Road, Hamilton.

Free live music across four stages, countless food, craft and art market stalls, music and dance workshops and hairstyles that would make Marie Antoinette look like a minimalist, make the Racecourse Road Street Party the ultimate day out, 10 am - 5 pm

We are heading there to help Bubba Chenille on her site (aka Miriam) and also an awesome excuse to catch up with a whole heap of Brisstyle girls too...of which we really only know by blog name...HEY GIRLS!!!!

Without a doubt, It's going to be awesome, We hope to see you there.

Liesa, Micky & Miriam

Sunday, September 13, 2009


Hi Everyone,

It's not very often that I get to post on the Handmade Expo blog but when I do I think it is rather important...LOL

Tonight at 6:30pm on Channel 10 on Australian Idol, Kate Cook, our fabulous local talent will be facing elimination along with the other 11 contestants but with her performance last week she will no doubt make the top 10. She will then perform a rock song which will blow our socks off and have us standing up dancing around our loungerooms.

Please help support such great local talent and keep Kate's dream alive by voting for Kate SMS Kate to 191010. Voting lines will open at the beginning of the show and will close tomorrow morning at 3:00am so it is best to vote while the show is on.

Thank you all for your support, I know that Kate appreciates it in helping keep her dream alive - it would be such a shame to send home such great talent so early in the show.

Micky, Miriam and Liesa

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Handmade Heaven - Twilight Trade Tonight

Hi Everyone...

If you are not busy tonight...why not head on to downstairs in The Old Flour Mill, Brisbane Street, Ipswich.

Handmade Heaven is doing their first Twilight Trade until 7:30pm.

Joining Handmade Heaven is Wyrd Sisters, Stick N Giggle and Yesterdays Collectables.

Why not book a table at Viva Italia for a 2 4 1 dinner deal....

Head on in for some evening retail therapy and say hi to Liesa.

Micky, Miriam (and Liesa too).

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Liesa has a TV Debut - WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Hi Everyone

We wanted to let you all know that you can see Liesa on "GOOD BUSINESS" on Wednesday night 9:30pm on Briz 31 (a local community station).

We will try and put a copy of the interview on the blog...keep an eye out for that...however, if you do get the Briz 31 station, make sure you tune in.

Micky, Miriam (and Liesa too).

Monday, September 7, 2009

Eeeeeek Voting Lines are CLOSED

Hi All,

Voting Lines are closed for Australian Idol. Thanks everyone for your support. Make sure you watch Sunday night on Channel 10 for the live verdict... fingers crossed for Kate.


Micky, Liesa & Miriam


If anyone watched the top 12 Australian Idol last night there was certainly a whole lot of talent. However, Kate Cook, the last performer of the night was our stand out.. She is a fabulous local (Lowood) girl who is taking her dream to the next level.

So lets help support Kate. Please SMS Kate to 191010 and lets help keep Kate's dream alive... your support would not only see Kate into the top 10 next week but we will be fortunate to see a local gal go ALL the way..

Bring it on Kate!


Micky, Liesa & Miriam

Friday, September 4, 2009


Hi Everyone

Ok, so we want to know what other markets you love....
We want to add a new section to our blog called "OTHER MARKETS THAT WE LOVE" and we want to share other fabulous markets that around South East Queensland with our avid readers and fans.

So, spread the love and leave a comment and let us know.

Liesa, Micky & Miriam

ps we do have certain criteria that will need to be met before we go adding it to our blog.....