Thursday, December 23, 2010

December Market Wrap up - with lots of photos

Hi Everyone.

So, the last Handmade Expo has been and gone for 2010 and what a great day.

The market saw over 130 stalls set up and sell their handmade, handgrown and handbaked items.
The rain held off between 8am-2pm (started pouring at 2:10pm) and we still stand by our theory "that is just don't rain at our market"....LOL

We have loads of photos that we are going to upload, but we wanted to take this time to wish you ALL a very merry xmas and a happy new year. The next market is on Feb 19th..same time, same place...but you will hear from us before then.

Liesa, Micky & Miriam

Reskew'd....STORY :)

Congrats to Erin from Reskew'd for making it in todays Ipswich Queensland Times.

You can read and see her story HERE

Liesa, Micky & Miriam

Friday, December 17, 2010

See you tomorrow

Well, this is it everyone...our last post before we see you all bright and early tomorrow morning for the last Handmade Expo for 2010.

It is shaping up to be a big one again with over 130 stalls of handmade, handbaked and handgrown.

We have Santa Coming to town, the Young Orpheus Choir keeping us entertained with their beautiful xmas carols and of course the Swanbank Steam Train will be on again.

So, we will see you between 8am-2pm at the Ipswich Turf Club, Brisbane Road, Bundamba. Free Entry and Free Parking


The Handmade Expo Team
Liesa, Micky & Miriam

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Liesa on You Tube....

Hi Everyone

We would like to show you part of Ipswich Living...A program that Liesa was invited to be apart of.

Promoting The Handmade Expo, Handmade Heaven and Ipswich.

You can see it HERE...

What do you think?

Micky and Miriam

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Only 9 more sleeps

Hi Everyone.

Wow...we can't believe that we haven't posted since our last market wrap up.....WE have been super busy behind the scenes organising the last market for 2010...

This is what we have going on:

# 120+ stalls of handmade, handgrown and handbaked...
# The Jolly Man in the Big Red Suit (aka Santa Clause)....FREE LOLLIES FOR ALL...
# The Young Orpheus Choir roaving the market singing xmas carols..
# The Swanbank Steam Train running 4 runs between 9am-1pm...with discounted fare.

So, there is heaps happening and really, something for everyone
Here are the market details:

Saturday 18th December
The Ipswich Turf Club, Brisbane Road, Bundamba

We hope to see all of your wonderful faces from 8am on this date.

Liesa, Micky & Miriam

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Handmade Expo - November Market Wrap up

Hi Everyone

We have 1 word to describe The Handmade Expo Market on Saturday.


It was the best market we have ever had for customers and stallholders alike.
We had over 130 stalls and over 2,500 people come through the gate to enjoy the market offerings which included steam train rides, Soulman singing his great soul music, great food, flowers, fruit and veg and just a MASSIVE array of lovely handmade things, oh not forgetting Wayne the Fireman, (we are sure he attracted a few people on the day). Thanks to Mayor Paul Pisasale, for supporting us once again, and also to Councillor Andrew Antonelli for coming to judge our Christmas Stall winner.
For those of you who do not know who this is, we are proud to announce that Dorothy and Brian from the timber dinosaurs won. Did you see the Massive Rex dressed as santa?
Dorothy and Brian chose a local charity - Ipswich Hospice to be the recipient of the $100 donation from The Handmade Expo....

Now for some amazing photos...we would like to thank Paula from Minta Entertainment for roaming the market and taking professional photos...

There will be plenty more photos to come, so keep posted for those.

Thanks to everyone involved in making Saturday AMAZING.

Liesa, Micky & Miriam

ps...see you same time, same place on the 18th December

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Only 2 more sleeps until the BIGGEST MARKET EVER!

Hi Everyone

This will be our last post before we see you all on Saturday.

We are so excited as this is looking to be our biggest market ever. We have over 130 stalls booked in, ready and waiting to set up their xmas stalls....

Not only do we have THAT many stalls, but we also have:

Soulman O'Gaia entertaing us with his soul tunes...
The Fireman/men from the 2011 firemens calander selling their calanders and raising much needed funds for the children's hospital
The Swanbank Steam Train Rides running throughout the day...
Sausage Sizzle being done by the Ipswich Disabled Softball Team


We have a huge range of lunchtime options which include:
Twisted Potatos
Corn on the Cob
Sausage Sizzle
Fresh 4 U catering
Fourth Child Savoury Love

Lets talk about dessert which includes:
Fresh fruit icecream
Fourth Child Cake Love
Biscuits and Slices
fresh Doughnuts
French Macarons

Not to mention the huge array of handmade stalls which include (but certainly not limited to):
Kids Clothing/Accessories
Body Products
Handbags & Clutches
Country Craft
Adult Clothing/Accessories
Pet Accessories
Modern Cloth Nappies
Xmas items (wreath, cards, bunting, etc)
Greeting Cards
Fresh Flowers and Plants
Timber work
and sooooooooooooooooooo much more.

This is a great day out for everyone...We hope that you can all make it between 8am-2pm at the Ipswich Turf Club.


Liesa, Micky & Miriam

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Did someone say FIREMEN?

Hi Everyone.... 

The biggest Handmade Expo market is just about here – 20th November at the Ipswich Turf Club, Bundamba from 8am-2pm.
Come along and start your Christmas Shopping you will be spoilt for choice with over 100 stalls to choose from you will be guaranteed to walk away one happy shopper. 
This month we welcome some of the models from the 2011 Fireman’s Calender, in person, selling their calendars for a good cause, the Children’s Hospital. Come along and help support this wonderful charity by purchasing your calendar and why not grab an autograph and photo opportunity with them as well.

We also welcome back Soluman O’Gaia with his original live Jazz & Blues music pumping out all day for the pleasure of the customers and stallholders alike.  Soulman has performed with Xavier Rudd, John Butler, Paul Kelly, Archie Roach and Tex
Perkins so come on down and grab yourself a Soul CD – you won’t be disappointed.

Don’t forget the Swanbank Steam Train with their regular, discounted trips starting from $9 (children under 5 are free).  A great ½ hour round scenic trip to keep everyone entertained.

Now onto the handmade gorgeousness on offer for all including children’s clothing, accessories, cloth nappies, toys, tu-tus and bandanas, paintings, greeting cards (including Christmas Cards), bunting, heat packs, bags, jewellery, country craft, soaps
and candles, woodwork, quilting and so much more, there is too much to list here – you should come down and check it out for yourself.

Our gourmet fresh section to tickle your tastebuds includes coffee, cupcakes, fudge, Authentic French Macarons, jams, pickles, sauces, fresh flowers, gelati, cheese, gourmet treats, sausage sizzle supporting a local charity, gourmet woodfired pizzas,
corn on the cob, fresh fruit and icecream… spoilt for choice yet again!

Come down to check out The Handmade Expo whether a first timer or a regular we welcome you all with open arms, a great atmosphere and a tonne of talent.
Open from 8am to 2pm, free entry, free parking.
See you soon.
Liesa, Micky & Miriam

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Handmade Expo - October - Market Wrap Up

Hi Everyone

Ok, So who has chapped lips?
We do!!!!

So yes, it was soooooo windy on Saturday, but 70+ stallholders braved the weather as did over 1,000 customers. So, we would like to thank you all for that.

Apart from the wind blowing our hair, stock, canopies, etc, the market was a goodie. The Steam Train ran on time and seems to be very popular. Bethany Kindy had a wonderful day with the sausage sizzle...raising a good amount of funds for some shade for the play area and the general feedback from customers and stallholders was very very positive.

See, we asked for no rain, and that is what we got. We just forgot to ask for NO WIND!!!.....

So, our November market is shaping up to be one of the biggest markets of the year. Last year we had 135 stallholders and over 2,000 people through the door...We hope that you can help us make this one the same, if not better.

We have SOULMAN back playing his little heart out....We have the Firemen from the 2011 Firemen's calander gracing us with their presence, raising funds for a needy cause. We have the Swanbank Steam Train back in full force PLUS we have a competition for the stallholders...THE BEST DRESSED XMAS STALL...The winner of this comp will choose a charity for The Handmade Expo to donate $100 too...

So, tell all your friends about the November 20th Market at the Ipswich Turf Club.

See you there.

Liesa, Micky & Miriam

Friday, October 8, 2010

Only 8 Sleeps until the next Handmade Expo - Market

Hi Everyone.

Well, there is only 8 more sleeps until Ipswich's BIGGEST Handmade market....

What can you find at The Handmade Expo...well, you can find:

Baby/Kids Clothing & Accessories
Upcycled Fashion
Country Craft
Cheese & Gilato
Body Products
Timber work (toys & homewares)
Corn on the Cob
Softies and Homewares
Slices & Cakes
Handbags & Clutches
Baby Blankets
Fresh local Fruit & Vegetables
Little Girls Dresses
Wood Scrolling
Pens N Things
Breast Feeding Covers
Fresh Flowers
Button Jewellery
Shabby Chic
Tye Dye
Modern Cloth Nappies
Lamp Shades
Clay Flowers
Greeting Cards
French Macarons
Woodfire Pizzas
Nappy Cakes
Swanbank Steam Train.

And this is just to name a few....LOL
Something for everyone at The Handmade Expo.

See you all soon

Liesa, Micky & Miriam

Friday, September 24, 2010

Market Wrap up - The Handmade Expo - 18th September

Hi Everyone

We would like to thank everyone who came to the market on Saturday. We hope that you all had a really nice experience and hope to see you all back again on the 16th October.
We would also like to thank all the stallholders who came to the market on Saturday as well...we also hope you had an amazing day and also hope to see you all back again soon.

Saturday had a great atmosphere about it. The rain held out which is AWESOME. It hasn't rained once at our market in 2 + years and we hope we can keep that trend going FOREVER....

Here are some photos of the day....

We have plenty more to download, so will share them with you all as soon as they come through.

Liesa, Micky & Miriam