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