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