Thursday, November 26, 2009


Hi Everyone

Do you know of or are you involved with any of the following local community groups:

Dance Groups
Car Clubs
Music Groups
Fitness Clubs
etc, etc, etc

Any community group????

Please email us at have an offer for you that you can't refuse!!!!

Liesa, Micky & Miriam

Monday, November 23, 2009

Another FARBULOUS Market...

Hi Everyone.

Well, the day started on a high with The Handmade Expo being mentioned 3 times in the Queensland Times. We were # 3 on the 10 things to do this weekend, an SMS to the editor appeared from PAULA (thanks Paula) + the MS Society that did this months sausage sizzle scored an editorial as well...and from there, we are happy to report that the Handmade Expo was another great success... this was the biggest yet, we were proud to welcome 132 stallholders this month.... IPSWICH'S BIGGEST and BEST MARKET... we are certainly proud of this and we know all our stallholders are too, so a huge thank you to our wonderful, loyal stallholders who stay with us every month... we really appreciate it.

Now, to our customers - we had a fabulous day. We thank you for braving the heat, as it was a scorcher but we thank you for coming every month to support our LOCAL handmadies and the BEST market in town! Plus, we are pretty certain you crossed a lot off your christmas shopping list (we know we did)! With our free entry now and forever that just puts the cherry on top!

We checked out the paper today and found an article on The Handmade Expo...Thanks to the Queensland Times for popping out and talking to us...

Thank you all once again... without your support this would not be the best MARKET to visit once a month at the loveliest, relaxed outdoor venue in town.

Liesa, Micky & Miriam are some photos:

Friday, November 20, 2009


Only 1 more sleep until the Handmade Expo EVERYONE... Tomorrow the expo will be from 8am to 2pm at the Ipswich Turf Club, Brisbane Rd, Bundamba. It will be free entry, free parking and what a perfect opportunity to start your Christmas Shopping.

We have over 120 stalls, a record for the Expo, so come along, with sooooo much to choose from you are bound to walk away with some people crossed off your Christmas list.

Coffee will be on hand with a sausage sizzle and don't forget about the cupcakes, fudge and bikkies to tempt you as well.

Don't forget your hats and sunscreen, it is going to be a beautiful warm day... if you see us around, come and say hello. See you tomorrow.

Micky, Liesa & Miriam

Thursday, November 19, 2009

AND THE WINNER IS............

Hi Everyone

A big thanks to everyone who entered the GIVEAWAY...We wish EVERYONE could win, but as you know, there can only be 1 winner.

Ok, so the value of the voucher is $44....We are however, going to up it to a $50 voucher.

So, the winner of the $50 Handmade Expo Voucher is:


Congrats Simone, please email us at for further details on your voucher.

Thanks again to everyone who entered and thanks for your continued support...

See you all on Saturday

Liesa, Micky & Miriam

Monday, November 16, 2009

Bloggette XMAS Party

Hi Bloggettes

Ok, so RSVP was today for the Bloggette XMAS party.

Have you RSVP'd? Would you like to come?

It is being held on Monday 30th November, 11am - 2pm.
It will be out at Laidley (Miriam's House, aka Bubba Chenille) which is approx 30 minutes from Ipswich.

We ask that everyone bring a plate of yummy HANDMADE food and a HANDMADE xmas gift to swap and your swimmers & towel.

Kiddys are welcome but NO BIG BOYS ALLOWED....

We have extended RSVP to the 23rd November, so if you would like to come, perhaps take a sicky from work (just ask us, we have some great excuses up our sleeve..LOL) and head out for a nice day, please email Miriam at for an address and further info.

Hope you can make it.

Liesa, Micky & Miriam


Hi Everyone.

Ok, so we are after a Non for Profit organisation to do The Handmade Expo sausage sizzle NEXT MONTH...December 12th.


Please email us at for further details if you are able to do this...

Thanks heaps
Liesa, Micky & Miriam

Saturday, November 14, 2009


Hi Everyone

So, we were reading through the Queensland Times Newspaper this morning and found this in the SMS to the Editor Section:

So, a big thanks goes out to Kenn & the Giggles Crew for not only promoting The Handmade Expo, but for also thanking us...We do what we do because we love it, and to find this was just an amazing feeling....

You can find Kenn & Crew at the market next weekend...They will be on the grassed area on the right hand side as you enter the Turf Club. They make and sell button badges with all these cool different sayings and slogans...Something for Everyone, we are sure of that...Also a great little stocking filler coming up to xmas....You can't miss the happy chappy's...If you can't find them, please come and see one of us at the front and we will show you where they are....

Thanks again guys....

See you all next Saturday

Liesa, Micky & Miriam

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Hi Everyone

We are super excited to announce that as at our next market...21st November...Entry into The Handmade Expo will be:


We are proud that we have gotten to the stage with the market that we no longer have to charge an entry fee for our wonderful customers.

So, even more reason to come and enjoy the market every month.

Liesa, Micky & Miriam

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Hi Everyone

So, we are up to $41...
The voucher winner will be drawn the Thursday before the market..we believe that is the 19th.
So, we really really really want to give away more than a $41 voucher to The Handmade Expo.

Have you:

Blogged it
Facebooked it
Twittered it

We need a comment left on THIS post for it to be valid.


Liesa, Micky & Miriam

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Hi Everyone

We are now up to $38...

The amount will increase per BLOGGETTE that comments, not per comment.
I guess we have 2 reasons for this exercise:

1. Increase the followers on the blog that we can keep up to date with the amazing market

2. To give away a HUGE amount in a voucher...

Now...we don't think that $38 is a HUGE amount...we want to give away more than that.

The only way to increase followers is if you BLOG about the giveaway and if they leave a comment on THIS post.
We love it when we get more followers, however, to increase the dollar amount in The Handmade Expo Voucher, they WILL need to leave a comment...

Thanks everyone who has commented and blogged so far and may there be MANY MANY more.

Liesa, Micky & Miriam

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Hi Everyone...

We are after a couple of things and were wondering if you had them hiding at your house not being used and taking up very needed valuable space or know where we can get one:

1. A room the one in Handmade Heaven. It is timber and has material in the middle.

2. the one also in Handmade Heaven

3. Chenille Bedspreads

4. Free standing Hanging racks with arms...

If you can help us out with any of these things, please scoot us an email at with a photo and your price...

Thanks heaps everyone

Liesa, Micky & Miriam

Monday, November 2, 2009


Ok, so we are up to $34...

We want to give away sooooo much more than that...

The more blogettes that comment, the more money in the kitty for the Handmade Expo voucher....

Happy commenting

Liesa, Micky & Miriam