Monday, November 24, 2014

Stallholder profile..Cute as a Fabric Button

Today we are profiling Cute as a Fabric Button as one of our newest stallholders



Your name: Elyse Scott

Your Business name: Cute as a fabric button

The suburb/town you live in now: Ipswich

What is it that you make and what skills do you use?
I create fabric covered button jewellery and accessories.

What inspired you to start your business? 
A conversation with a friend. She spoke to me about the idea of making fabric covered earrings. My creative mind went into overdrive and I started to look into it further. I not only created earrings but then found other gorgeous things to make and found that friends wanted me to make things for them so I decided to try and sell a few items.... It has now evolved into an amazingly rewarding hobby!

How long have you been ‘creating’? 
Nearly a year

Is it a full time/ part time/hobby or business? 
This is currently a hobby of mine.

Where do you sell your creations? 
I have been primarily selling my items online using Facebook but am now very excited to be taking the leap into the market scene... starting with The Handmade Expo :)

What makes what you do special or different? 
I am able to create custom orders to suit your needs. If you are after a specific colour or theme I am happy to source the fabric to create accessories just for you! 

What is the most rewarding part of what you do? 
Spotting people wearing my creations.

What is your favourite product that you make? 
Hmmm this is definitely a hard one to answer but I would probably have to go with...... earrings. A girl can never have enough earrings!



Friday, November 7, 2014

Stallholder profile Letas Little Treasures

Showcasing on our blog today is Letas Little Treasures and you can find them at The Handmade Expo in Ipswich on the 15th November.




Name: Aleta Boggis

Business name: Leta's Little Treasures

The suburb/town you live in now: Ipswich

What is it that you make and what skills do you use? 
Design and make European bracelets

What inspired you to start your business? 
I love the pandora style bracelets but could never afford one so I made my own which got me thinking that they make great gifts and other people would love them too

How long have you been ‘creating’? 
Its very new a little over a month but loving every minute

Is it a full time/ part time/hobby or business? 
Part time hobby business (hobby that i would like to turn into a business)

Where do you sell your creations? 
I have started a Facebook page which i intend to advertise on different pages and I am coming to the Handmade Expo at Ipswich

What makes what you do special or different? 
I can design something for you based upon what you see I have on hand on the day

What is the most rewarding part of what you do? 
Seeing happy customers who fall in love with their bracelets

What is your favourite product that you make? 
It's to hard to choose just one favourite I love most of them.

Do you teach classes or workshops? No classes just happy making for people 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Stallholder profile Jeany Rose Little Miss Clothes

Welcome to Jean from our Rockingham market whos business is


Name:
Jean Martin

Business name:
Jeany Rose Little Miss Clothes

The suburb/town you live in:

DARCH, 6065

What is it that you make and what skills do you use?
I have sewn just about all my life and used to make my own children’s clothes as well as my own and for my grandchildren and I am self taught.

I embellish and make clothes for children from birth to 4 years of age for girls and have just started doing so for boys as well after having many requests.

What inspired you to start your business?
Friends and neighbours would always comment on how good my own clothes were plus my granddaughter’s were also when she was with me as a child.

How long have you been ‘creating’?
Too long to remember!
Is it a full time/ part time/hobby or business?

Full time hobby turned now into a small business

Where do you sell your creations? 
On line through Facebook and have had stalls at the Pines Markets in Bentley, Kalamunda Markets, and will be attending my first “Ladies Night North of the River”  and now at The Handmade Expo in Rockingham.

What makes what you do special or different?

You won’t see anything like I make in the shops as most of them are one-offs and not mass produced.

What is the most rewarding part of what you do?

See a small piece of material turned into something that people are interested in buying.

What is your favourite product that you make?
Everything - I can’t choose just one, sorry!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Stallholder profile "This n That Kat"

We have a new stallholder in Ipswich starting in November, 
a local Ipswich lady ( which we love ! )
Introducing Kat from  This n That Kat
Name:  Katrina Van Wyk

Business name: This n That Kat

The suburb/town you live: Springfield

What is it that you make and what skills do you use?  I make handmade dolls, monsters and dresses.

What inspired you to start your business? 
My daughter.  I started sewing when she was around 3 and she just loved everything I made her.  I started getting some really nice comments from strangers in the shops and it all went from there.

How long have you been ‘creating’? 
I have only been sewing for around 5 years, but I have been "creating" FOREVER! lol! 
My day job has me working as a Graphic Designer Little Black Kat Creative  and have a background in Fine Arts & Illustration. 


Is it a full time/ part time/hobby or business?  
Just a hobby
Where do you sell your creations? Online/markets etc 
The Handmade Expo Market, Church/school stalls, Facebook and will be opening at Etsy store in near future.

What makes what you so special or different? 
Hmmmmm.  While there are a lot of people out there making dolls and dresses these days, I try to buy fabrics that are a little different and am always looking for ways to improve my patterns.  My dolls are each "cuddle tested" by my daughter too! 

What is the most rewarding part of what you do? 
Seeing how excited people are when they purchase a new doll . . . and when they come back for more!

What is your favourite product that you make?  My dolls

Friday, September 26, 2014

Stallholder profile Nelleeus Ethnic Designs

Our new stallholder profile today is a first time marketer, Sue-Ellen from Nelleeus Ethnic designs.

https://www.facebook.com/NelleeusEthnicDesigns?fref=ts





Name: Sue-Ellen Brown

Business name: Nelleeus Ethnic Designs



The suburb/town you live: Gold Coast, Qld

What is it that you make and what skills do you use? 
Necklaces and Wall Hangings from Tribal Textiles and Beading.

What inspired you to start your business? 
Travel and my love for tribal textiles.

How long have you been ‘creating’? 
Only a few months.

Is it a full time/ part time/hobby or business? 
Hobby

Where do you sell your creations?  
I have a etsy store which is very new, The Handmade Expo will be my first market.. very excited!!!

What makes what you do special or different? 
Using tribal textiles in a new way.

What is the most rewarding part of what you do? 
I enjoy the whole process of traveling sourcing  and creating.

What is your favourite product that you make? 
Necklaces


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Stallholder Profile Design a Locket

Today our stallholder profile is on Sammy from Design a Locket

Name:Sammy Hutchinson

Business name:DesignA Locket


The suburb/town you live in:Fernvale, Qld

What is it that you make and what skills do you use? 
My customers and I  personalise a complete locket and chain set from my collection. Choose from a wide range of charms, stones and crystals to put inside your locket. They may choose to fill it with things about their family, themselves, a loved one or pet that they have lost... As far as the imagination takes you.
What inspired you to start your business?
I like different things, things that you can not just buy from any store or supplier and everything from the locket to the chain to what people fill it with is all personal and not one locket will be the same.

How long have you been ‘creating’?
I have been running my business for about 8 months now.

Is it a full time/ part time/hobby or business?
It is my full time business, I operate from home.

Where do you sell your creations? 
The Handmade Expo, Markets, Party Plan or just people who have seen mine or a customers that has purchased. I also sell from my Face Book page and Shopping Centre’s.

What makes what you do special or different?
Everyone can personalizse their own locket or personalise it for a family member or friend.

What is the most rewarding part of what you do?
Watching my customers walk away happy and surprised of what they have just taken home with them.

What is your favourite product that you make?
I like everything that i have in my kit

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Stallholder Profile Frame Creations WA

Todays stall holder profile is Laura from Frame Creations

Name: Laura Warman

Business name: Frame Creations

The suburb/town you live in: Baldivis WA

What is it that you make and what skills do you use? 
I make custom made alphabet photography frames, we have over 400 letters to choose from, the letters are photo's that are taken of everyday objects that also resemble a letter. You can choose any word to be framed, children's names are very popular choices. The pictures are frames in beautiful rustic timber frames that are designed to last a lifetime.

What inspired you to start your business? 
I really wanted to do something for myself, I have two young children so I knew that I didn't want to be working full time for someone else because I needed flexibility. Working for myself gives me that, along with job satisfaction and drive to achieve my goals.


How long have you been ‘creating’? Not long, only about a month so far....(WOW !)

Is it a full time/ part time/hobby or business? Part - Time

Where do you sell your creations? Online/markets 
Facebook mainly and the The Handmade Expo Market in Rockingham

What makes what you do special or different? 
It is unique, my items can be totally personalised and the customer can feel involved in the creation of their special piece.

What is the most rewarding part of what you do? 
Making people smile when their frames are complete

What is your favourite product that you make? - All of them : ) 


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Stallholder profile The Kandy Kidz

Stallholder profile The Kandy Kidz



Business Name: The Kandy Kidz
Address: Gatton, Qld

I will be attending my first Handmade Expo market on August 16th in Ipswich.

I try to make a range of assorted items for my stall so that it makes for interesting looking!

I am by trade a professional cake decorator, and trained in the USA ending up teaching for the past thirty years in Canada,New Zealand, China,Hong Kong and now in Australia. 

Years ago I started making "Time Out" dolls that originated in the USA, the trend was new then but it has since slowed down, however, I am bringing them back!

The Cake Gift Boxes started out by thinking of ways to use up a lot of decorations I made in my business, something that would be attractive but have a practical use and a long shelf life. I personalize these creations by writing your message while you wait.

This is a part time hobby for me and I have done occasional markets on the Gold Coast and Ipswich. 

For one on one teaching cake decorating or workshops I am available for hire!


Stallholder profile Aussie Outdoor Strapz

New Stallholder profile and new to our Ipswich Market Saturday 16th August
Aussie Outdoor Strapz



Name: Dave and Heidi Booth

Business name: Aussie Outdoor Strapz

The suburb/town you live in now:  Camira QLD

What is it that you make and what skills do you use?
We make wrist sprapz and key fobs – functional fashion.  Strapz are made from paracord.

What inspired you to start your business? 
A desire to share the ‘functional fashion’ idea with others.

How long have you been ‘creating’? 
We are a relatively new business and have only been making ‘strapz’ for about 3 months.

Is it a full time/ part time/hobby or business? 
Part time business.

Where do you sell your creations? 
We sell at The Handmade Expo, Grand Markets, Brisbane Marketplace (Rocklea Markets), online from our Facebook page ( https://www.facebook.com/aussieoutdoorstrapz?ref=hl) and from our home.

What makes what you do special or different? 
We make strapz for different occasions and functions.  Football supporters, camo, glow in the dark, reflective (safety) and we have a special Breast Cancer range to raise money for Breast Cancer research.  We also have a ‘Do it yourself’ kit which is great for kids.

What is the most rewarding part of what you do? 
Meeting new people and seeing the joy on their faces when they just love what they see.  Watching kids see the strapz actually glow in the dark is awesome!

What is your favourite product that you make? 
Dave: The sprapz that have a personal meaning.  When a customer identifies a strap that allows them to proudly support their team or cause.            
Heidi: The ‘Do It Yourself Kit’.  I love it when customers come back to proudly show us their finished product.


Do you teach classes or workshops? 
Yes!  We teach groups of up to 10 to make their own strap for a fee of $15 per person.  The workshop lasts for 1 hour and can be done at their own home or in ours.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Stallholder profile DragonZ

Stallholder profile this week is Vanessa from DragonflyZ 

Name: Vanessa

Business name: DragonflyZ


The suburb/town you live in: Baldivis, WA

What is it that you make and what skills do you use? 
All sorts of creations, wire wrapped pendants, beaded hangings, shell flowers etc

What inspired you to start your business? 
I wanted to see peoples delight when they bought something from me

How long have you been creating??  
7 years

Is it a full time/ part time/hobby or business? 
Hobby

Where do you sell your creations? Online/markets etc 
Markets - our local community market, Now the Handmade Expo :-)

What makes what you do special or different? 
My creations have a Kiwiana slant to them and they are definitely different to what you would see here in WA

What is the most rewarding part of what you do? 
I love creating

What is your favourite product that you make? 
Shell Flowers


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Stallholder profile Vintage Style Cakes and Cookies

Todays Stallholder profile is from Tina  who owns Vintage Style Cakes and Cookies
https://www.facebook.com/vscakesandcookies?fref=ts



Business name:
Vintage Style Cakes & Cookies

Town you live in:
Como W.A

What is it that you make and what skills do you use?
Creating and baking Cakes, cookies, muffins, mini loaves, cupcakes, slices, truffles

What inspired you to start your business?
My passion for baking, inspired by both of my Nannas at a very young age, led me to a career in both Baking and Pastry cooking. I love the market atmosphere and have always wanted to run my own stall so this year I have made my dream come true, using my Nanna's, Mum's and Aunties recipes tried, tested and some recreated using the skills that I have learnt along the way.

How long have you been ‘creating’?
Well over 20 years in the industry but started baking when I could reach the table!

Is it a full time/ part time/hobby or business?
This is currently a part-time business that I am hoping to expand 

Where do you sell your creations? 
Vic Park Farmers Markets on Sundays 8-12, The Handmade Expo, Rockingham

What makes what you do special or different?
My products are old fashioned family recipes that I have reinvented using some alternative quality ingredients to create a selection of freshly baked, delectable and affordable goodies.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Stallholder profile Glamorous Glitter Glasses

Todays Stallholder profile is for Victoria from 
Glamorous Glitter Glasses
https://www.facebook.com/glamglitterglass?ref=ts&fref=ts


Name: Victoria Steffanoni 

Business name: Glamorous Glitter Glasses 



The suburb/town: Darlington W.A

What is it that you make and what skills do you use? 
I make Glittered up Household items and barware. I mainly supply drinking glasses in the form of Wine and Flutes. I also make custom made items as well as personalised items. Anything from Glittered Covered Champagne or Wine Bottles. Or Personalised wine glasses.

What inspired you to start your business? 
I had a friend request if I could make one as I am a creative person said it seemed easy enough. I tried it and since then more and more friends ordered which made me start up a Facebook page to gain interest and see if anyone else would like these beautiful glittered up things.

How long have you been ‘creating’? 
Publicly only 3 weeks, but privately maybe a month and a half. 

Is it a full time/ part time/hobby or business? 
Its a hobby at the moment, that I am hoping to turn into a business. 

Where do you sell your creations?  
I sell through Friends and my Facebook Page. The Handmade Expo will be my first Market which I am excited about. 

What makes what you do special or different?
 My glasses I find are more Sparkly that others I have seen. I also offer Personalised items which I know I am one of very few that do. I am also willing to try anything and love to be challenged with what I can make and create. 

What is the most rewarding part of what you do? 
Seeing the sparkly happy faces when they get there Gorgeous Glitter Glass.

What is your favourite product that you make? 
I love making all my products but the made to orders are my favourite as they always get that little bit harder, little bit more creative. 


Do you teach classes or workshops?
 No I don’t but we will what the future brings.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Stallholder profile Kotton Valley Dolls

Today we are showcasing Kaye from Kotton Valley Dolls
https://www.facebook.com/Raggedydreaming?ref=hl



Name: Kaye Schlenert

Business name: Kotton Valley Dolls

The suburb/town:Silkstone Ipswich

What is it that you make and what skills do you use?
I create Original OOAK fantasy mixed media sculpted art dolls. My skills used are drawing, painting, sculpting sewing, embroidery,woodwork carving and wig making.

What inspired you to start your business? 
I have always made dolls and have always loved the realm of the fae and decided to turn my love into a business when my children were still at home and I was looking for an "occupation"

How long have you been ‘creating’? 
I have been creating all my life. since I was a small child when my Mother taught me to sew and I could pick up a pencil and draw designs for my dolls clothing.

Is it a full time/ part time/hobby or business?
I basically create all the time in between family commitments.

Where do you sell your creations? 
I sell online at www.catchacreation.com.au/kottonvalleydolls, thru my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Raggedydreaming?ref=hl and at the Ipswich Handmade Expo. I'm currently setting up a store at www.Hand-Made.com

What makes what you do special or different? 
My dolls are OOAK original designs sculpted from scratch without molds, all clothing is custom made to fit the doll without patterns. They are mainly fantasy characters like fairies witches elves and pixies and also caricatures or look a likes.

What is the most rewarding part of what you do?
I find great joy in turning a heap of fabrics and clay into a little fantasy character just from an idea I have in my mind and knowing that I created it. I also love seeing the relations I get from people when they see my creations.

What is your favourite product that you make?
I would have to say that my favourites are the Faeries but I do love every character I make.

Do you teach classes or workshops?

That is something I am thinking about in the future, as I feel that everyone should have the opportunity to learn something new and there is not much available in the way of doll making classes in the Ipswich area

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Todays artist profile is Lillian Black Retro Fashions

We welcome a new stallholder to Ipswich.
Tanya from Lillian Black Retro Fashions

Name: Tanya de Vere

Business name: Lillian Black Retro Fashions

The suburb/town: Forest Lake

What is it that you make and what skills do you use? 
I make clothes for children and women and household accessories. I use both machine and hand sewing to create sweet and different styles


What inspired you to start your business? 
I have loved sewing since I was little, when my little girl came along I used my talents to make her cute retro styled clothing, Family and friends encouraged me to sell my clothing and a few months ago I searched high and low for a white blouse with no luck. That's when I decided that their must be more mothers like me who wanted clothes like this for their daughters 

How long have you been ‘creating’? 
My Grandmother taught me to sew when I was just 5, I began to create my own clothing and designs when I was n my teens

Is it a full time/ part time/hobby or business? 
At the moment it is a full time hobby but I'm hoping to turn it into a full time business

Where do you sell your creations?  
So far I've only made  clothes for friends, family and people who were recommended by family. The Handmade Expo will be my first market, My friend tells me that your market is the best place for handmade items and a great place to start

What makes what you do special or different? 
My partner and I are into the rockabilly scene and my daughter wants to be a part of it as well but I found that what's available is often not right or looks more like a costume than clothes I also found that there wasn't a lot of traditional styles and colours available for women's clothes which was what I was looking for 

What is the most rewarding part of what you do? 
I love seeing the pieces come together working hard to create something beautiful, something that makes people smile and feel great. Mostly I love when people love what I have made them


What is your favourite product that you make? 
That's a tough one I love a little dress that I make that I call the Sunday Best Dress. I've recently revamped it a little and I just think its beautiful. I also love my owl doorstops, everyone seems to have their own little personality, They make me smile.


Friday, June 20, 2014

Stallholder Profile Sweet Chilli Onions

Today Sarah from Sweet Chilli Onions tells us a bit about her business.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sweet-Chilli-Onions/470072139669932

My Name is Sarah Anne Lightowler-Ward and I am the owner and 'make & doer' at Sweet Chilli Onions. so named after my favourite sandwich filling hummmm yummy!

I am from the UK and started my business there in a little town called Tadcaster in North Yorkshire in 2012. I moved to Australia in November last year with my husband to experience 'something new' and
 currently I live in Forest Lake, South Brisbane. 

I make a variety of items, predominantly children's soft toys but  I love crafting and also do hand drawn, sewn & painted cards, cushions, bunting (both card and fabric), toy bags and play mats. 


I learnt to sew at secondary school and have always love drawing and crafting but it's always been a bit of a hobby. I studied hard at university and (somehow) became a construction project manager (which I love). But it was whilst doing a job which involved me travelling a lot which resulted in me becoming poorly and having to take some time off that I really thought about doing something less stressful. so I created Sweet Chilli Onions.    

I needed to focus on something that I thoroughly enjoyed and I'd always made birthday and Christmas cards, cushions and gifts for family and friends, so I started to craft other things too, and eventually I was attending craft fairs and selling via Facebook and Etsy. 

When I moved to Australia I really struggled with missing my family and friends, so I started crafting again and really got into making soft toys and dolls.  It is still a hobby as I work in the shop fitting industry over here but my aim is to eventually make a real go of my business and hopefully have a life full of loveliness and crafting every day!


I currently sell my products via my Facebook page, Etsy shop and of course The Handmade Expo! I make one offs and make anything to order! I also make from set patterns plus my own, for example my floor cushion softies are all my own patterns.  

The most rewarding part of being a crafter is the appreciation from your customers, wether they are a 3 year old girl of a 50 year old man buying cushions for his wife.  I love knowing that they enjoy something that I myself have thoroughly enjoyed making!

My favourite product has got to me my traditional squeaky deakie! My little sister had one when we were young and we had no idea where it went, so I made her one. its a product that has a lot of fun memories tied to it and it's such a simple toy!

I hope you enjoy my products as much as I enjoy creating them.



Sarah  xxx

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Stallholder profile, Kylie from Kaela's Patch

Todays stallholder profile is from Kylie who owns and runs Kaela's Patch.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kaelas-Patch/272095176263826?fref=ts

Name: Kylie

Business name: Kaela's Patch

The suburb/town : Pine Mountain

What is it that you make and what skills do you use? 
I make children's accessories, as well as a selected adult range.

What inspired you to start your business? 
I had been wanting to start a business for a whole as I was making items for my children and friends children, when my sister asked me if I would love to share a market stall with her. 

How long have you been ‘creating’? 
I have been creating items over 10 years but only in the last 12 months have I started to sell my items and extend my range.

Is it a full time/ part time/hobby or business? 
Part time hobby/business.

Where do you sell your creations? 
The Handmade Expo Ipswich and Facebook.

What makes what you do special or different?
 My business is special to me as all my items are designed and created by me. I also try to source a large variety of fabrics to make my items unique.

What is the most rewarding part of what you do? 
Seeing kids faces when they find something they love.

What is your favourite product that you make? 
My favourite  products would have to be my kids backpacks or my cot sheet sets. 




Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Stallholder profile Peppa Lou

Todays Stallholder profile is Rochelle from Peppa Lou https://www.facebook.com/peppalouclothing

Name: Rochelle 

Business name: Peppa Lou

The suburb/town : Raceview Qld

What is it that you make and what skills do you use? I make children's clothing. 

What inspired you to start your business? I started making clothes for my friends children as gifts. Then I starting getting orders to make clothes for them. 


How long have you been ‘creating’? For approx 2 years 

Is it a full time/ part time/hobby or business? 
Part time hobby/business 

Where do you sell your creations?   The Handmade Expo Ipswich and my facebook page 

What makes what you do special or different? I try to keep my creations unique and I source good quality materials that are a little different. I am also creating my own pattern for boys shorts which will be released soon .

What is the most rewarding part of what you do? Seeing little girls/boys wearing my creations around the shops, to the markets etc

What is your favourite product that you make? My razorback dresses and the ruffle top shorts. They are very popular items. 


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Rockingham Stallholder Elaine Boyd

Our stallholder profile today is Elaine Boyd and she will be attending our first ever Rockingham market on Sunday 10th August

Name: Elaine Boyd

Suburb/town: Rockingham W.A

What is it that you make and what skills do you use?
I am a woodturner and I also decorate and carve Gourds as well as crocheting toys.

How long have you been ‘creating’?
I have been turning wood for thirty years as a hobby.

Where do you sell your creations? Online/markets etc..
I sell my creations at the wood and craft shows at Claremont, The E Shed at Fremantle, Creative Crafts at Rockingham, through the W.A.Woodturners Assoc. and The Handmade Expo Market.



What makes what you do special or different?
Maybe because I`m a woman  or my love of plants that makes my turning a little different from  the norm.

What is the most rewarding part of what you do?
I find it very rewarding to make something beautiful from something that would be considered as firewood.

What is your favourite product that you make?
My favourite products are arrangements of mushrooms and flowers from west Australian native wood.

Do you teach classes or workshops?
I have been a member of the W.A.Woodturners Assoc for thirty years and we have classes, workshops  and demonstrators . Often we will bring in a demonstrator from overseas.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Stallholder profile The Green Ray Emporium

Todays stallholder profile is Janine from The Green Ray Emporium.
 Janine will be attending our Rockingham market on August 10th.
https://www.facebook.com/TheGreenRayEmporium

Name:  Janine Matthews

Business name:The Green Ray Emporium


The suburb/town:Mandurah WA

What is it that you make and what skills do you use?
I make Steampunk Jewellery, I pull apart old clocks and old jewellery, and along with some found objects mainly make earrings and pendants but also small sculptures. 
I also have a range of wind chimes and light shade/chandelliers (all plastics) made out of bowls, colanders, cutlery and anything I can find at the op shops or roadside treasures.

What inspired you to start your business?
I have always made things and now this gives me an excuse to collect stuff and just create.

How long have you been ‘creating’?
All my life in one form or another, I am also a fibre artist & quilter and teacher in these 2 fields.

Is it a full time/ part time/hobby or business?
It is part time as a business, but full time creating and collecting stuff.

Where do you sell your creations? 
I am still in the throws of setting up a full internet presence but also jumping on the market circuit and really looking forward to being part of The Handmade Expo in Rockingham.

What makes what you do special or different?
What I make are one off unique jewellery art pieces that you won't find mass produced.

What is the most rewarding part of what you do?
I love when I get an old clock to pull apart and seeing what wonderful pieces are inside when I get the back off.

What is your favourite product that you make?
I can't pick one as whatever piece I'm working on at the time, is my favorite.

Do you teach classes or workshops?

Yes, I teach Fibre Art classes and Quilt classes but not the jewellery side of things.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Stallholder profile Creative Bird Studio

Our Stallholder profile is today from Lisa who owns Creative Bird Studio 
Lisa will be attending our new Rockingham market debuting on August 10th.

Name: Lisa D'monte 

Business name: Creative Bird Studio


The suburb/town : Bertram, WA

What is it that you make and what skills do you use? 
I make Cards, Gifts & Stationery

What inspired you to start your business? 
I wanted to create and make products for people to love and enjoy as much as I do. 

How long have you been ‘creating’? 
I have been creative for as long as I can remember I remember when I was little always rummaging in mum's fabrics and button stash. 

Is it a full time/ part time/hobby or business? 
Hobby Business but would love for it to become part or full time in the furture. 

Where do you sell your creations? 
I have a facebook page and a made it store as well as participating in local markets. I will be at the Handmade Expo Market on Sunday 10th August.

What makes what you do special or different?  
I have my own unique style and it is reflected by what I am interested in at the moment so for example my more recent work has reflected more of a vintage style but it is ever changing and evolving. I also very much love inspirational quotes and sayings so that too is starting to come through in my more recent pieces. 

What is the most rewarding part of what you do? 
The feedback when a customer tells me they love their purchase that is the most satisfying part that I have made something that is meaningful and loved by the person that makes it all worthwhile.

What is your favourite product that you make? 
It's hard to choose just one but at the moment I am loving upcycling and repurposing have some new and unique products made from books coming up so stay tuned.... 

Do you teach classes or workshops? 
I do teach workshops, in the past I have held Scrabble Tile Art workshops and in the future I am hoping to start holding more regular workshops from card making to fabric projects which I am excited about.