Friday, May 27, 2011

We have reached 4,000 likers on Facebook

So, we are having a giveaway.
Due to Facebook's new guidelines and rules, we can't actually run it on FB, so we have transferred it over to here for you to leave a comment to go into the draw....

PRIZES:
3 x $20 Expo Vouchers to be spent at the June market.
1 x Handmade Package from Handmade Heaven valued at $20
1 x Handmade Package from Mimmis valued at $20

All you have to do is ONE or the OTHER....
1. Have you been to The Handmade Expo? If so, we would ♥ for you to leave a comment on what you ♥ most about the market.
2. Not been to The Handmade Expo? Well, we would ♥ for you to leave a comment telling us what you ♥ about our Facebook Page.
This is open to Australian Residence only and we will draw the winners at 2pm Today...Happy Commenting xox

From
The Handmade Expo Team
Liesa, Micky & Miriam

30 comments:

The Handmade Expo and Handmade Heaven said...

These are all the Facebook Comments that have been transferred over :)

Melissa Hingston: What I love most about the HME is the creative vibe. I ♥ Spoil & Indulge


Vicki Hunter: I haven't been to The Handmade Expo since the very 1st one up at the showgrounds as we moved out of Ipswich for a time.....but now we are back I am hanging to go.....and from what everyone tells me it is even bigger and better than it ever was....now that we are settled in our new house will be heading down to the next one to start buying some pretty goodies to decorate the house with....keep up the good work guys its so nice to have something this wonderful in Ipswich instead of having to travel all over the countryside.. :)


Tamika Cooke I ♥ going the The Handmade Expo every month and getting the yummiest most devine fruit and veg from Farmer Ian. Love just strolling around and checking out all the wonderful and talented handmade goods. Nothing can compare to a handmade gift ♥

The Handmade Expo and Handmade Heaven said...

Beck Matthews: What I love is that no matter how many times you go, there is always something new to discover! Always full of happy creative people which is reflected in the amazing products they bring to share with us all!


OanhSarela Cabili: Ive been!...once.....only wished it opened longer for us cos we were late getting there!! hahaha BUT what I loved most? EVERYTHING is in ONE place.....so convenient!


Haylie Rethemeier: I have never been to the expo. I wish i could but im only 17 n haven't got my licence. But i love yuur fb page. As yuu guys no how to put a smile on peoples faces n allso yuu guys make such wonderful things. Keep the got work up

The Handmade Expo and Handmade Heaven said...

Christine Bull: I love going to the Expo as there are so many fabulous stall holders, anything from crafty goodies, to fresh produce and yummy foods, all in one convenient area.
It's also an ideal family day out because there is the Steam Train which the whole family can go on, or alternatively send hubby and the kids on it whilst you shop in peace.
There is also the opportunity to support a number of fund raisers with the yummy sausage sizzle. My two pieces of advice for those who haven't been is A) take heaps of bags and B) if you think $X is enough, double it!! :) Long live the Expo.


Dianne Lovelock: I love all the wonderful ideas from the very talented stall holders. And the steam train to keep my husband and two boys entertained while I shop!


Liddell McNie: My favorite thing is being able to get gifts for everyone in one place! From baby to grandparent, there is always something perfect for them to be found! Oh and the food!

The Handmade Expo and Handmade Heaven said...

Rachel Ballard: I love the atmosphere, lots of lovely stallholders and always yummy food too :)


Rose Stevens: We loved the food, we just strolled around and bought something foody from most of the food vendors and had a little picnic lol


Becky Gifford: Gosh, where to start. I love getting a coffee at the front gate and a bit of handmade fudge to help with my post baby body hehe. The kids cloths are my absolute favorite and Taylor loves when people comment on all of her cute little outfits!! A pizza for lunch when they are there and a quick chat with my SIL when she isn't busy. Another plus is that Tay is so tired after the morning out watching everyone she has a huge sleep in the afternoon :)

The Handmade Expo and Handmade Heaven said...

Carol Gibson: I love seeing all the amazing and creative goodies that the stallholders have made. My friend and I mark it on our calenders each month and love to catch up with a coffee while strolling around the stalls.


Tanya Smith: The Expo has a magical feel to it & I love how the local community feel exudes such a vibrance amongst stall-holder & market-goer alike. Everyone is so very friendly & I love how our regular favourites are almost always at every market. New stall-holders are just a bonus with this market! I think coordinating the QPSR steam train with the Expo (especially at reduced ticket prices) draws more of the family nucleus to the markets, especially dads, who either love old steam trains themselves, or want to introduce their children to the experience. In all, it is my favourite market & I am always down when I don't have the money to spend, as I could easily lose $500 at each market with all the lovely handmade goodies & baked specialities. Your Expo rocks with, or without the woodfired pizza man! LOL


Jane Casos: I love the atmosphere and the kids clothes are beautiful. the cupcakes are a must and always get my fruit and veg from Farmer Ian before I take my daughter on the steam train

The Handmade Expo and Handmade Heaven said...

Rayne Chan: I love the variety of products that are showcased in the Handmade Expo. You have products ranging from jams, fudges and sweets to jewelry and accessories to clothes, blankets and bags... There is definitely something for everyone!


Sarah Skippy Goodenough-Wheatley: What is NOT to love about The Handmade Expo Heaps of Quality Traders! I have my regular favorites I buy from every expo. These include Authentic French Macarons and For Lucy and my now new found fave Cathie's Creations. I think one of the things that impresses me most is the People who run the market. Its a real credit to Mimmi and her girls. Its always a delight to visit. The traders always seem happy and well cared for. The venue was well chosen and is well used. Its the best craft market I have ever been to (and I have been to a lot)! Thank you for giving me something to look forward to each month! All I can add is its seriously the BEST Handmade market I have ever been to. I feel at home, I love how it make my day knowing its Expo day!


Sacha Brown: i have been 2 times, once it was raining i spent so much and got some beautiful things for my little girls room and dress for her! i loved the variety of the stalls and i loved Krystal K Photography and Sew Precious

The Handmade Expo and Handmade Heaven said...

SewLovable Designs: Havent been to the expo as we live in Melbourne but from the photos on here it looks fantastic only wish it was local♥


Danielle Abel: What I ♥ most about the HME is that EVERYONE is so willing to give advice or suggestions on my own craft ideas . Everyone is so friendly and welcoming. Love it


Stace Good: It's a wonderful place to get good quality, good priced, handmade goods and a great place to meet. Our kindy is having a bbq at your next Expo day. Looking forward to it. :)


Nicole Coleman: I love buying the handmade goodies and meeting the lovely creators behind them. A fantastic day out!


Susan Nitz: What I love most is that each piece is created by someone local who loves what they do, excel at what they do and love sharing it with others. I love being a part of Ipswich, it's a true village atmosphere.

The Handmade Expo and Handmade Heaven said...

Leanne Whyte: Every time I go there is something different to see ....... of course I never leave without purchasing an item or two (or more). Even though I thought I was only going for a look. Keep up the good work!


Kara Pollard: I have travelled to the markets about 4 times now and love that I can go there and not find stalls full of imported overprived junk. I love supporting handmade Australian produced products.


Noreen Briggs: There awsome i love the markets good quality things and lots of variety.... love them.


Zoe Sparks: I ♥ the range of stall holders, and the fact its all handmade, but it isn't so $$ as alot of other places I've been :) Oh and the fact its local.. so I don't have to travel far :D


Karen White: I love that I can experience things from my childhood like buying fresh lemonade, cakes and popcorn, and walk round and see all the colourful exciting things that you can't see at a retail store


Adeline Wong Dhasmana: I ♥ the links and shoutouts on the Facebook page. I've found so many lovely handmadies and it's great that I could view and purchase their products online.

The Handmade Expo and Handmade Heaven said...

Alyson Brimecombe: I've been to the HME a few times now and I still get excited leading up to it. I love the variety on offer, and the range of handmade loveliness.


Annette Campbell: I love being able to move around with a pram! Many other markets are so CRAMMED in that you cannot (and I mean literally) move! Being able to take my children along means I can go!


Katie Poli: am i allowed to enter? i DON'T like the handmade expo as the fabulous range of products that are available ensure we never go home with any profit cause i spend it all!! (and oscar loves the steam train - 'black gordon' he calls it... gordon is his favourite thomas engine teehee)


Briley Drury: I ♥ the fact that you can find all handmade things in one @Handmade Expo. My favorite is @Lil Rockers.

LINDA the SCRAP_ADDICT said...

Hey Liesa & team.. I have always enjoyed visiting your Expo with all the wonderful smells, especially this time the popcorn guy OMG cameral corn mmmm yum!

Nancy said...

I’ve never been to the Handmade Expo but I’ve always enjoyed following all the updates on your Facebook Page. Reading about all the great stalls and the new handmade products they offer has always got me very excited and made me really want to take my whole family from Brisbane to Ipswich to check them out. I especially love all the photos posted on Facebook as they not only showcase the talent of the stall holders but also inspires me artistically. Keep up the good work on Facebook! I look forward to joining the fun at the Handmade Expo in June! :)

Nancy Chen (Brisbane)

Jeanette said...

Have visited the expo & love it. Just love seeing all the gorgeous handmade products, the atmosphere is great & i love the popcorn. Was annoyed i missed the last one so am determined to make it to the next

Annette said...

I love that you can come back the next month and share with the stallholder how much you or the receiver is enjoying items you have purchased & they genuinely appreciate it!

Mama Blossom said...

This month was my first HME experience - I loved seeing all the new & wonderful things that are created by very talented people. I also loved getting to share my first ever market stall with 2 of my besties! Great fun!! xx

Lynne Gryphon said...

I loved all the handmade items for babies and lovely art from KL Bailey I bought a necklace and 2 rings.

Lynne Gryphon

Naomi said...

I love the community of crafty people. Very inspiring, very fun, great way to get to know likeminded people & businesses!

Kate's Corner said...

Hi ladies! I LOVE The Handmade Expo! What a wonderful way to enjoy a Saturday! You are always greeted warmly as you enter the gates and the wide variety of stalls in front of you is fantastic! I'm a huge fan of handmade and this expo...it was the starting block for me to sell my cards and I can't thank you enough for the opportunity!

Well done ladies for growing this market into what it is today! You should be very proud!

Jodie said...

I love the hand made market, It is the atmosphere and the people. As a visitor it has a fantastic vibe, as a stall holder it is the sense of community between the other stall holders. From helping each other out when we are setting up and if the wether is not in our favour. To just having another like minded person to bounce ideas off.

Ms Franc-I-s said...

I love seeing how creative everyone is and hearing their passion that drives their creativity when you speak with them

LoveBurbia said...

I can't wait to support my first Handmade Expo stall and in the meantime just loove to read on Facebook about all the different handmadees and your fabulous stuff I've decided I can't live without!

Kirsty-Lea Savage said...

I love seeing people's creative and sometimes unique talents! Sometimes I even get a little jealous! Haha. People can come up with some clever ideas/gadgets & some beautiful & unique items to bless our own lives with or to give as gifts to our friends. Nothing beats something that is handmade. It will always have a specialness about it.

clare's craftroom said...

I just want to go to meet you all!

Lou Peters said...

What's NOT to love about The Handmade Expo?! The delightful aromas of all the food choices, the gorgeous staff from The Coffee Club (making my one of MANY fabulous Chai Lattes each market day!), the fabulous creativeness of the fellow marketers & how each one of the stallholders is so different - an eclectic bunch of people who all blend in together to make a marvelous market day for stallholders & customers alike! I love it when the 3rd Saturday of the month rolls around - my favorite time & most looked forward to day each month :)

Anonymous said...

I love everything about HEM,the friendly atmosphere,affordability, the variety of goods & edibles, most of all chatting with the stall holders & seeing the passion they have with making there goodies

Katie said...

I love the facebook page because it keeps me up to date with all the great things coming in when I can't be there in person.

Skye said...

I haven't been to your Handmade Expo but would love to if only you were on Sydney's northern beaches! I love Handmade and love all the unique wonderful kids items on your facebook page so perfect for my two "handmade" creations..my son and daughter would love everything you promote!

OmiLee said...

I haven't been yet, but would like to. On the FB page, I love seeing the photos of the three good looking chicks who run the show, always looking like you're having such a great time, makes me want to visit just to see why you're all so happy :)

Belinda said...

I haven't been to the Expo but hear of it frequently through my sister who is a stall holder. It sounds like a fantastic day out, with some wonderful products on offer. I'd love to try and make it out one day when I'm in Brisbane! (I live in Canberra)

Caitlin said...

I have never been to an Expo but am planning my next holiday to brisbane around its time so i can go next time. I love being able to go to one spot and find all things handmade but such very talented people. and it is such a lovely place/environment with postive acknolwgment of a job well done.

Caitlin said...

I have never been to an expo but can't wait for my next brissy trip to put in time with the next expo. Love the page as it is a one stop for all wonderful things handmade by such talented people.