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


ChallenCharms said...

Good luck with the record

Scurrette said...

It was a lovely day and I certainly spent a small fortune :D I look forward to having my own stall there sometime in the near future.

Micky - Handmade Expo said...

It was great to see all the new and regular faces again... I had a great day shopping too (and spent a small fortune) but walked away with some birthday presents and a wonderful handbag made by Denim by Deborah!!!

See you all in October...


Swift Jan said...

Twas a great day!!
Heads, shoulders, knees & toes!! LOL I'd like to watch that!

Khris said...

Well ladies I know that my four friends and I who were up visiting for a craft retreat had a lovely time looking at all the stalls. I even noticed somebody selling my needle-case that I have a tutorial on my blog for. Ipswich is home for me and I look forward to being able to come back in a year or so when hubby is transferred back and attending the market...hugs Khris