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

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

We are loving our new BROCHURES

Hi Everyone

We are yet to do a market wrap up from Saturday, but as soon as the photos come through, we will surely let you know how AWESOME it was....

We have got our new and amazing brochures back from the PRINTER/DESIGNER. A big thanks to Bec for putting all of this together for us...

A big thanks also to the sponsers who made this brochure happen
Handmade Heaven
Bubba Chenille
Felix & Lily
Giuseppe Poli
The Coffee Club (riverlink, booval, redbank plaza)
Spoil & Indulge

Thank you to each and every one of you..


If you would like any to take with you to promote the market...You can collect a bundle from Handmade Heaven OR we will have them at our market for you to take....

Thanks heaps
Liesa, Micky & Miriam

Thursday, September 16, 2010

See you all on Saturday

Hi Everyone

This will be our last post before we see you all on Saturday....
We have so many wonderful stalls at The Handmade Expo including:

Country Craft
Cheese and Gilato
Kids Clothing/Accessories
Wooden Toys
Rustic Frames
Timber Homewares
Slices and cakes
Handbags and Clutches
Dolls and Bears
Quilts and Embroided Towels
Chocolates, Dukka and Olives
Greeting Cards
Ladies Clothing
Soaps and skin care
Country Craft
High Teas
Fruit and Veg
Woodfire Pizzas
Pens N Things
Art Work
Gift Baskets/Nappy Cakes
Shabby Chic
Modern Cloth Nappies
French Macaroons

AND SOOOOO much more.

WOW WOW WOW...What variety....Something for everyone
Not to mention the Swanbank Steam Train rides that are happening throughout the day as well.

See you all tomorrow. RAIN HAIL OR SHINE..

Liesa, Micky & Miriam

Sunday, September 12, 2010


Remember last month I gave you a heap of flyers ?
Would you please be able to hand them all out this week.
Here are some ideas where you can put them.......
Kindy Pockets
Notice Boards
Letterboxes in your street and surrounds
Shop windows/ shop counters
Make sign for the back windscreen or pick one up from Handmade Heaven
Your Hairdressers
Other business you frequent

Thanks so much, This will help promote your stall and in turn promote the market!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Ipswich Small Business Expo

Hi Everyone

Do you have a small/micro business in Ipswich?

Would you like to exhibit at an Ipswich Small Business Expo?

We are currently taking expressions of interest for this new venture. It will be held INDOORS and we are looking at Feb 2011. If you would like further information, please email us at

Categories include but are certainly not limited to:

Animals and Pets
Art and Craft
Automotive and Mechanical
Building and Construction
Clothing and Fashion
Computer and Electrical
Entertainment and Leisure
Hair and Beauty
Health and Fitness
Home and Garden
Professional Services
Tradesmen and Handymen
Travel and Accommodation
Weddings and Occassions
Party Planners
Home Based Businesses


If you would like some more information, please email us at

Liesa, Micky & Miriam

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Hi Everyone

We are super excited to have Soulman O'Gaia attend the September Handmade Expo.

Soul has featured with John Butler, Paul Kelly, Xavier Rudd, Archie Roach and Tex Perkins in the past...
WOW, make sure you head on down the the Ipswich Turf Club on September 18th, grab some lunch, do some shopping, jump on a Swanbank Steam Train ride and listen to the cool tunes from Soul....

Liesa, Micky & Miriam

Thursday, September 2, 2010


It's such a shame that 3 local woman run a successful market in Ipswich and have done so for the last 2 years with only the odd hiccup here and there (like the people who like to steal our signs).

Suddenly an unnamed and obviously jealous person has taken it upon themselves to "dob" The Handmade Expo Market into the Ipswich City Council for having our signs put up around town 6 days prior to our event every month.

Obviously, the signs are personally affecting this particular person. What a shame! So now, unfortunately The Handmade Expo Market is not going to be able to put their corflute signs up every month (for 6 days) due to the minority (as it is and will always be, the minority will win)!

We thought we would let you know, our wonderful stallholders and customers, that it is not due to our lack of motivation and interest to promote The Handmade Expo Market but is due to red tape and one particular person! So now we ask that if you live on a main road or a busy road if you would be willing to collect a corflute sign from us at our next market and put it up on the Sunday before our expos to help promote The Handmade Expo Market.
We can not think of any other way to have our corflute signs put around town.

Lets not let this effect the promotion of this wonderful market. "What doesn't kill us will only make us STRONGER and more DETERMINED"

Thank you for listening.

Liesa, Micky & Miriam