Thursday, October 29, 2009


Hi Everyone

Ok, so the voucher total is up to $31...
Come on....You can do better than that...MONEY FOR JAM..

Have you blogged about the giveaway? It will encourage bloggers to comment which will increase the $$$ of the voucher which you...or they...could win.

CLICK HERE to go to the post where you will need to leave a comment.

How cool would it be to have a $100 voucher to spend at the market????


Liesa, Micky & Miriam

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

We R having a bloggette party! RU Coming?

Hi Everyone

Ok, so every now and then we meet a fellow blogger, someone who follows us or whom we follow! It's so much fun putting a face to a name.

So Liesa, Micky and Miriam have decided to have a little Christmas bloggette party! No not online, in real life! Yay Cake!

If you are in South East Queensland, you are invited to come to Laidley for lunch and a swim and a prezzie swap and a meetup so to speak!

It will be on Monday 30th November.

All you have to do is bring a plate, bring a prezzie to swap, bring your swimmers and your bright happy face!

Please RSVP by the 16th Nov, either by leaving a comment on one of our blogs or by emailing and let us know what you are putting on your plate!

Your children are welcome too but no big boys allowed!

Lets all get together....

Liesa, Micky & Miriam


Hi Guys

Ok, so you are up to $26 in the kitty...

We want to give away more than, here are some suggestions to make the voucher bigger in dollar value.
Remember...the more blogettes that comment, the more $ in the kitty for a voucher:

Blog the giveaway (make sure you comment back and let us know that you have done so)
Email your database
Put it in your newsletters
Tell all your friends when you are talking to them...even if they do not live in South East Queensland and are unable to make it to the market, get them to comment anyway, it will increase the amount in the kitty and gives you a chance to win more $.

Have fun...

Liesa, Micky, Miriam

Friday, October 23, 2009


Hi Everyone.

Ok, so if you click will get the giveaway post.
We are up to $17...
Can't wait to see the bloggettes comments flow...the more bloggettes that comment, the higher the value in the voucher.

How exciting
Happy Commenting

Liesa, Micky & Miriam

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Hi Everyone.

Can always count on Bloggettes to band together to make something happen.

Our 100th follower is Simone from Beach Vintage. WOOHOO. are you ready? You are probably thinking "hurry up with it"...

For every bloggette that leaves a comment on this post = $1 (so it is not per comment, it is per bloggette)
So..the more bloggettes that comment and follow, the more money.

Now, you are probably thinking what is the deal..Well...There will be 1 Handmade Expo voucher up for grabs....SO, for eg, if there are 100 bloggettes commenting, it will be a $100 voucher.

If you want a second chance in the draw you will need to blog about the giveaway and let us know that you have done so with a second comment.

We have to put a couple of conditions on this though.

You need to be a follower of The Handmade Expo blog to be elligable.
Max 2 comments per person.
Max $1 per bloggette (so if you make 2 comments, it doesnt increase the amount by $2...however, if you blog about it and we get a new follower and comment you get 2 draws into the giveaway + more $ on the voucher)..
The voucher is only valid for our Nov & Dec 2009 markets
You will need to collect the voucher from the front entry table at our Nov or Dec market.

Don't be scared, have fun and comment away

Liesa, Micky & Miriam
If you are not sure, scoot us an email at


Come on peeps...we are all hanging out...

Thanks to Melissa from In Our Eyes for becoming the 99th Follower.

We need 1 more before we announce a great giveaway.

Liesa, Micky & Miriam

Almost at 100 Followers...

Hi Everyone

Ok, so we are super excited about having 98 peeps interested in what we have to say.

Now, we know that there are a few of you out there who are hiding and haven't come forward yet as a follower....So, here is an incentive.

As soon as we reach 100 followers, we are going to have a giveaway that you can enter..WOOHOO...we heart giveaways.

Happy following.

Liesa, Micky & Miriam

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Amberley State School Fete

Hi Everyone

It is not very often that we post something OUTSIDE of The Handmade Expo, however, we thought we would do it this time.

Amberley State School is a nice little school out at Amberley..west of Ipswich. It is being closed and a new school is being opened at Yamanto.

Anyways, on October 31st, Amberley State School is hosting their last ever school fete there. They have been in contact with us and have asked for donations to sell at a craft stall that they are having.
All money raised from this stall will go to new whitegoods for their new tuckshop.

Donations need to be in the organisers hands by Wednesday 28th October.

If you would like to make a donation, please contact Avrik Hordern at or you can call her on 0407728953.

Thanks heaps.

Liesa, Micky & Miriam

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

October Market...been and gone

Hi Everyone

Well, a big thanks to the 1,000 (approx) customers who came through the door on Saturday...It is you guys that keep the market going...Without you, we would not have happy stallholders every month.

Thanks to all the stallholders and customers who continue to take it upon themselves to promote The Handmade Expo...we really do appreciate you taking the time to do this.

Lets start off with Heads, Shoulders, Knees & Toes....Unfortunately we did not make the world record this time...but thank you to the 130 (approx) that hung around for this once in a life time event...(apparently it is going to be attempted again at xmas keep your eyes and ears out for that one). We were lucky enough to make it in the QT newspaper today:

This month, we had a competition for our customers..."choose your favourite stallholder to win". Approx 20 stallholders scored at least 1 vote...but with 15 votes and a clear winner was MANDY'S CUPCAKES....Mandy has won her stall free for November...Here is her stall in case you would like to find it next month or missed it this month.

A big congrats to SUE as well (we have emailed you Sue)..Your name was pulled out of the box to be our customer winner...thanks for coming and thanks for taking the time to vote. You have won a $40 Handmade Heaven gift Voucher. Please contact us at to claim your voucher. Thanks everyone for taking the time to vote.

We were lucky to get into the 10 things to do this weekend. NUMBER 1 and a photo...THAT IS SO COOL...Thanks to the Queensland Times for that.

Now, we would like to share some photos of the day with you and see you next month...November 21st...

Cute as Buttons

Poppin Hot Popcorn

Original Eumundi Birdhouses & Kids Furniture

Jan Moir's Dresses for little Girls

Susan Jane Jewellery

Lilly Cottage

Wyrd Sisters

Real Orchid Jewellery

A good day had by all...
Thanks for tuning in.

Liesa, Micky & Miriam

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Hi Everyone

We love being contacted by local newspapers to see if we want to do a story...
Ummmm... YES PLEASE.

So, the guys from La La Loud Events, Di-licious and of course the 3 of us all got together to do this shot.

This was done with the Ipswich Advertiser..a big thanks to them too for being so proactive with local businesses and events.

So, here it is...

Liesa, Micky & Miriam

Monday, October 12, 2009

A GREAT Giveaway!!!!!!

Hi Everyone,

I am holding a giveaway on my blog so head over there now to enter.. you could win a $30 Handmade Heaven voucher. Don't worry if you are not local as Handmade Heaven will do over the phone / net transaction. The giveaway ends on Monday 19th October, after the next Handmade Expo being on Saturday 17th October....

The main aim to to help promote The Handmade Expo... so get typing and enter - this giveaway is not to be missed!

Good Luck and thank you for helping to promote this wonderful handmade market that we all strive so hard to keep alive.

Micky, Miriam & Liesa

P.S. Don't worry if you aren't local or actually, live in Queensland as blogland is such a big place that you never know who is following your blog - they might be local and want to visit the next Expo.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

What are you doing at 9am tomorrow morning?

Hi Everyone.

So, what are you doing at 9am tomorrow morning?
Are you able to head to the Ipswich Showgrounds (Warwick Road) to be in a photo for the Ipswich Advertiser, advertising our market and the World Record of Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes.

If you are free, we would love to see you there.

Liesa, Micky & Miriam

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Hi Everyone

We are super duper excited to be able to make our dates available for the first half of 2010.

We have made an executive decision and have decided to NOT do a market in January. We have found that people are still all on holidays, etc and it really doesn't seem feasible for you guys as stallholders, you guys as customers and us as market co-ordinators.

So, here you go:

Saturday 20th February (3rd Saturday of the month)
Saturday 20th March (3rd Saturday of the month)
Saturday 17th April (3rd Saturday of the month)
Saturday 15th May (3rd Saturday of the month)
Saturday 26th June (4th Saturday of the month)

So, mark it in your diaries.

As you are aware, the market is held at the Ipswich Turf Club, Brisbane Road, Bundamba from 8am - 2pm.
We ideally like to have the 3rd Saturday of the month, but we do have to work with the Turf Club and their racedays, etc..We haven't gone too bad with the first half of the year.

We have booking forms and guidelines on hand to email to you.
You can email us at if you would like to book in to any of these markets.

We look forward to bringing you another fabulous year of markets.

Liesa, Micky & Miriam

In Todays Paper

Hi Everyone

Just wanted to share the article that was in todays paper...

See you all on Saturday 17th October, 8am-2pm at the Ipswich Turf CLub.
The World Record Attempt will take place at 1pm...however, there is so much to see and do at The Handmade Expo, you could seriously spend a few hours there....

Liesa, Micky & Miriam

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Hi Everyone..

Just wanted to let you know and keep you up to date with the HEADS, SHOULDERS, KNEES & TOES Guiness World Record Attempt.

We have the Queensland Times Newspaper coming today to do a photo and story.


Liesa, Micky & Miriam

Friday, October 2, 2009


Hi Everyone.

Ok, so the 3 of us (Micky, Miriam and I) were all sitting around having a chin wag and realised that OMG!!! our next market is only 2 weeks away on Saturday...
Now, the reason that it was 3 weeks between markets and not 4 weeks is because we really have to work within the Turf Club and their racedays...

It will still be an amazing market and we already have 5 new stallholders booked in..over 100 in total including GOURMET FRESH..

Now, there was a small amount of confusion with the fresh fruit and veg side of things...We did have a couple of them booked in and not show, so we apologies for any inconvenience that may have caused, however, it was out of our control. We are trying very hard to bring you our wonderful local farmers...

Well, thats all for spread the word and if you would like some brochures emailed to you to print out to put up at your work, small letterbox drop around your area, bag stuffers, etc, please let us know and we would love to email them to you.

Thanks for tuning in.

Liesa, Micky & Miriam
ps...check out the Handmade Heaven blog for a giveaway