Wednesday, December 12, 2012

So Much Happening at The Handmade Expo

Hi everyone,
There has been so much happening in The Handmade Expo Market land over the last few months with our expansion to Kingaroy, Morayfield and Redlands as well as our existing Ipswich and Foresthill venues.  We have another up our sleeve for early in 2013 also so keep up to date on our facebook page. 

So this weekend is the last market weekend for 2012 and we have three fabulous Christmas markets for your handmade shopping pleasure.
Saturday is in Ipswich and we'll have 140 stalls, even bigger than November and thats probably due to the fact that we were washed out with that nasty storm by about 11.30 last month.
We have a couple of extras this month too. 

Brett from The Firemens Calender with be with us selling 2013 calenders to raise money for the Childrens Burn Unit, and a mighty fine job they do too.  He will be available to sign the calender for you after purchase and probably good for a photo too !

We have a lady who will be Carolling around the whole venue from 9.30 - 12.30.  
We love Christmas Carols dont you?

Also the Pioneer Steam Train will be running as they do each month providing a lovely nostalgic trip down memory lane for the older people who actually remember steam train travel,  but also a lovely experience for the rest of the community.  The train is run soley by volunteers who get up to start shoveling coal for that beast at 3am each market day,  
They are so passionate about their train its a beautiful thing to see that passion for something !

Sunday sees the second market for Kingaroy from 9-2 in the Town Hall and new forecourt.  Its a great venue and was really well supported by all the Kinga locals.  So if you have family or friends living in Kingaroy,  please make them aware of this great new event.  This month they have a local musician busking away, so that will be fun.

Sunday also we have our Debut market being held in Redlands at the PCYC, Mt Cotton Rd.
Its a great venue and we love supporting the PCYC too, they are such community minded people, so its great to be able to hire their venue to support them.
This market is also from 9-2,  lots of new and different stallholders to Ipswich as well as some of our favourite regulars.   Lots of refreshments also.
The Redlands Mayor will be officiating at the Grand Opening at 9am.

We have created a photo album on Facebook with some of the goodies available this weekend.
We hope you will join us in celebrating HANDMADE this Christmas.
Here's the link to the Christmas Gift Album.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Hi Everyone out there in blogland !
We know how terribly slack we have been but we have a great excuse,  yes we do !
We've been sooooooo busy and next week we'll reveal why !
In the mean time, please come and visit us next Saturday 20th October for our market.
We have 110 stalls booked in with still another week to go.
Lots and lots of gorgeous handmade creations for you to start your Christmas shopping.
EFTPOS is available for all stallholder shopping,  just ask at the stall you want to purchase through,  just another service we offer  to make it easy for you to buy handmade!

Until next week with the big reveal,  be first to see it on our facebook page

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

2 New Locations for The Handmade Expo

The Handmade Expo Team is super excited to announce that we are heading to:


We are yet to confirm our dates, but it will be end of September, beginning of October.

We are currently taking expressions of interest - you can fill in a form HERE.

Once we reach our minimum requirement to fill in an expressions of interest form, we will then confirm venue, prices, dates, etc on an application form which will be sent out to each person who filled in an EOI.

We are so excited to be expanding outside of South East Queensland....

So, if you know of anyone that lives up in North Queensland and would like to express their interest, please pass on this post or the form link....

The Handmade Expo Team
Liesa, Micky & Miriam

Monday, March 19, 2012

Market Wrap Up - March 17th

Hi Everyone.

We just get so excited every month to open the gates at 5:30am to see all of our wonderful stallholders ready to set up and have a great day. The excitement then continues watching everyone set up their stalls and then opening the gates at 8am watching the customers come through the gate. Our regulars who wonder around and head straight for their faves OR newbies who have a look of amazement on their faces. We love them all :)
With around 70 stalls of beautifully displayed stalls and customers flowing through the door the weather stayed perfect for us. We have not had a lot of luck with the weather recently, however, Saturday showed a great day for all.

Once again, Krystal K Photography rocked our market world with taking photos and also setting up our Facebook cover photo. Here are some photos to show off the day....

We are working super hard behind the scenes for our April 21st market at the Ipswich Turf Club.
Pop it in your diary and we hope to see you all there.

The Handmade Expo Team
Liesa, Micky & Miriam

Monday, February 27, 2012

Market Wrap Up - February 25th

Helllooooo Everyone.

So, one of our new years resolutions was to do a Market Wrap Up every month WITH PHOTOS thanks to Krystal K Photography :)

The weather ended up being kind to us, but did scare some of our stallholders in to not coming as the forecast said STORMY...Wasn't the forecast so wrong. We had maybe 2 tiny showers throughout the day, but if you sneezed, you would have missed them. We still ended up with around 55 wonderful stallholders braving the forecast and ending up having a great old day.

We find that even though it is raining, customers still want to come and shop, which is a nice feeling...Dedicated for sure.

For the first time we had Circus Dreamz onboard... Julie-Ann is hosting FREE KIDS CIRCUS WORKSHOPS at our market, they are so much fun. It seems both the little and BIG kids had a nice time.

Here are some photos....

We look forward to seeing you at our next market on the 17th March....
This is a pre EASTER market and are having an Easter Bonnet Competition. There are 3 prizes up for grabs with the prize being MARKET get creating and come and see us at the main rotunda to enter. The Facebook Public will be able to vote for their stay tuned

Liesa, Micky & Miriam

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Our new website

Hi Everyone

Wow, we have seriously neglected our blog...One of our new years resolutions is to do a market wrap up after each market and keep you more up to date.
Our blog is our little baby, this is where we begun and we are sad that we have been "too busy" and "distracted" with other social media avenues...but this will change. WE PROMISE.

We are however, SUPER excited that we now have a website which you can check out HERE.

We hope that you love it as much as we do.

The Handmade Expo Team
Liesa, MIcky & Miriam