Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Ipswich Market this Saturda

Hi Everyone
Our last market in Ipswich we celebrated running The Handmade Expo for five years.
We are pretty proud of ourselves we must say. We have gone from strength to strength, learning and improving along the way.
We have stallholders come and go as they find their own niche and their special place in the handmade chain but we always have at least 65 stallholders, which builds to 130 or more by November.
The variety is always amazing and the quality always improving as people grow their little businesses.
Since our last newsletter, we have updated our logo to include our new and exciting MOTTO... Excellence in Making-Baking-Growing.  This is just one of our our points of difference.  We believe that all of our stallholders who attend our markets Excels in the making-baking and growing department :)

We were lucky to have Mayor Paul come to wish us well and present us a lovely certificate from the City of Ipswich acknowledging our achievement in running the market. We are very grateful for his support of us and the market.

We hope you are enjoying what we bring to you each and every month at the Ipswich Turf Club and as always are working continuously behind the scenes to bring you an event that is second to none.

The next Ipswich market is on 21st September at the Ipswich Turf Club from 8am - 2pm.  We have 2 very special guests who will be joining us from 9am (until around 11am)
The famous Lightning McQueen and Tow Mater.  Very exciting :)
So, we hope that you can make it....

Liesa, Micky & Miriam
Look out for our new Banners..

Monday, September 2, 2013

REDLANDS our Next Market

Sunday September 8th

A big Hello everyone.

Wow, what a crazy month...  A great August market with some of our fabulous regular stallholders as well as some new and awesome ones too.  The crowds are growing, which is fabulous and on the up hill ride to xmas, the crowds will continue to grow and grow and grow...  So, if you would like to join the Redlands market and start growing some regular clientele leading up to the festive season, you can read the guidelines and fill in an application form all via the website at

Due to circumstances out of our control, our DECEMBER MARKET has been moved forward (from the 8th) to Sunday 15th December....  Please let everyone you know who attends the market of the change and if you have diarised it yourself, please make those changes.  We hope it wont affect you all that much.... We have sent an email out to all the stallholders who have applied... Please let us know if you haven't received it.  We apologies but once again, totally out of our hands :(  We know that every market in December is an amazing xmas market, so we hope that we have provided you with enough notice to be able to make those changes.

Our next market is on Sunday 8th September.  We are filling up fast with over 70 stalls.  Our new MOTTO... excellence in Making-Baking-Growing.  We live by this and we hope that you can see the excellence when you attend our markets.
Have you started writing your shopping lists?  We have and will be filling underneath our xmas tree with a huge range of handmade.  We love xmas :)
Thank you for taking the time to read our blog post , but also for supporting handmade by either 
having a stall OR attending as a customer.  

Dont forget you can follow us on facebook at
Or go directly to our website for stallholder info, dates for all our venues and other

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Here we come BUNDABERG

Hi Everyone

We are super excited to announce our new location of BUNDABERG - QLD.

We have been working on getting this new location up and running for a couple of months and the planets aligned and we are now able to announce.

We have the following dates confirmed with the 2014 dates coming very soon:

October 19th
November 30th
December 21st

9am - 2pm

AgroTrend (new showgrounds)

We are very excited to have an indoor venue that can house around 100 stallholders.

We would like to welcome Christine from Maddi-Sue to our Team as Bundaberg Market Coordinator - we are excited to have her on board :)

So, we would love for you to tell everyone you know that The Handmade Expo Market will now be trading in Bundaberg on a monthly basis.

ALL OF US at The Handmade Expo Market
Liesa, Micky, Miriam, Cathie, Linda, Kate and Christine :)

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Handmade Expo has been nominated for " Best Community Event" award here in Ipswich.
We would love it if you could click on the link and vote for us, winning in this category would be ammazing for us.

See you Saturday, Cant wait for you to help us celebrate our 5th Birthday.
Pressies for the first 100 people through the gate too!
Starts 8am Ipswich Turf Club, Brisbane Rd, Bundamba

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Morayfield this Sunday 4th August

Hello Handmade Lovers,

Just wanted to remind you that The Handmade Expo is on in Morayfield this Sunday from 9am - 2pm.
It's on at the Morayfield Liesure Centre which is just behind Bunnings on Morayfield Road.
It's all indoors and is a great venue with over 90 stalls all rearing to go.
So many creatives all in one place, so spoilt for choice. 
This month also we have Fresh Flowers, Dolly Vardens Coffee, lots of delicious food and most of your regular favourite stalls, clothes , jewelery, candles and soaps, wooden toys, Bears, shabby and vintage repurposed and vintage style homewares and lots lots more.
This event in excellence needs to be seen to be believed.
Heres a link to the event on Facebook or if you just hop to the website you'll be able to get a full list on venues and dates.

Hope you have a great time on Sunday.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

See you at Rockhampton on SATURDAY :)

Hi Everyone

We are super duper excited to be launching our ROCKHAMPTON market on Saturday 13th July.
Here is the brochure with all the details and we hope that of you have friends, family, business colleagues or know ANYONE in and around this area, that you will let them know that we are coming each and every month to their beautiful city and we would love to see them and appreciate their support...

Friday, April 5, 2013

Thursday, April 4, 2013

The Handmade Expo Market - Morayfield - THIS SUNDAY

Hi Everyone...

Well our last post was about the MEGA VOUCHER GIVEAWAY which was amazing and 3 lucky winners walked away with $200 vouchers to spend at any of The Handmade Expo Markets - Ipswich, Redlands, Morayfield, Kingaroy or Forest Hill....So a big congrats to the winners.... Stay tuned on our Facebook page HERE to keep up to date with any further massive giveaways/competitions that may pop up.

Just wanted to touch base and remind you that the MORAYFIELD Handmade Expo Market is on THIS SUNDAY from 9am - 2pm at the Morayfield Leisure Centre, Morayfield Road (Behind Bunnings).  Close to 100 stalls of handmade and handbaked on offer.  An all indoor handmade market...available to you rain, hail, wind or shine....

Have you received our latest newsletter?  HERE is the link so you can have a read.  If you like what you read, feel free to subscribe and receive it in your email every month.  All of our wonderful market coordinators contribute to it every you get a round up of what happend throughout the month as well as what you can expect the next month... Not to mention the giveaways, competitions, etc that are happening...

Talking about giveaways... If you RSVP to the Morayfield EVENT listing on Facebook HERE, you will automatically go into the draw to win $50 market money to spend at the market on SUNDAY... how cool :)  We will draw the winner tomorrow around lunch time... This happens with all our the more that you can attend and RSVP to on Facebook, the better chance you have of winning $50 market money :)

That is about all for now.  We hope to see you all on Sunday at Morayfield and any other future Handmade Expos.

From The Handmade Expo Team
Liesa, Micky, Miriam, Cathie, Kathy, Linda and Tim :)

Monday, February 25, 2013

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Belated HAPPY NEW YEAR Everyone

A big HI from The Handmade Expo Team.

Biggest hugest massive apologies for the belated HAPPY NEW YEAR.  Time goes way to quick and we are sure we can all agree that there are not enough hours in any one day.

With the expansion (5 locations in total - Ipswich, Kingaroy, Morayfield, Redlands and Forest Hill) we have all been super busy behind the scenes trying to get the word out to EVERYONE about The Handmade Expo...

How did you fair in the recent weather?  This set us back a bit with Liesa and Miriam living and Laidley and having to deal with power outages, being stranded and not to mention the clean up...  Everyone is ok and things are slowly going back to normal...
Linda lives at Bribie, so it was a bit scary there for their family and Cathie lives at Redlands, so no power for a couple of days put things on hold.  Poor Kathy from Kingaroy was also cut off in all directions, so we were affected one way or another by the massive weather system that hit Queensland and Northern NSW...

Did your kiddy start school this year?  Liesa and Micky had Jackson and Cooper start school, so that causes an exciting routine change in their lives....

But in saying that, we have all been working super hard and not even a bit of mud can hold us back :)

All of our market dates and locations can be found via our WEBSITE.  You can also access the application forms, guidelines and all of our contact details as well... A one stop market shop for all information...

Our FACEBOOK PAGE is growing every day.  We have giveways and competitions each month, so make sure to check back.  Every month we do have $50 market money giveaway at each location...all you have to do is RSVP as GOING to the event and you will automatically in the draw.  We have a BIG BIG BIG giveaway coming up soon on Facebook, so stay tuned on that one...

We have also started a NEWSLETTER, which is super cool and very exciting and you are more than welcome to subscribe to that HERE.  It is a monthly newsletter that also keeps you up to date with EVERYTHING that is going on...

We hope to see you at one or ALL of our markets very soon....

The Handmade Expo Team
Liesa, Micky, Miriam, Linda, Tim, Cathie and Kathy