Monday, January 30, 2017


Stallholder Profile for Just Delightful Body Care

Your name: Sybil Baker

Your Business name and Facebook name and link: Just Delightful Body Care
we also have instgram

The suburb/town you live in now:  Gold Coast

What is it that you make and what skills do you use? Facial & Body Scrubs, Bath Bombs & Soaps. I have done a lot of research & testing no animals just friends & family. What i make is not new body scrubs and bath bombs have been around for years but you need to put your own spin on a product to make it unique and our is our very bright colours, our own mixed blends of scents and our quirky names. Creativity & inspiration comes from within you breath & live it everyday and sometimes drives you crazy. So many ideas so little time.

What inspired you to start your business? I started making Body Scrubs as gifts about 9 years ago and many friends & family said i should sell them but the timing was never right till about 3 years ago. So happy I quit by job and now live a life creating & experimenting. Which also gives me flexibility to spend time with my granddaughter and teach her all about crafts.

How long have you been ‘creating’? I started at a very young age. My grandmother taught me to crochet and it has just grown from there. I paint a little, bake, sew and have a wonderful business making decadent intoxicating body care products.

Is it a full time/ part time/hobby or business? Full time Hobby that gives me an income.

Where do you sell your creations?: We sell at Online, Etsy & Markets all over the Gold Coast & Brisbane, lucky my husband and i love road trips, turn on our sounds & off we go. 

What makes you different?: What makes us different is our bright colours and great names. Beach Bum, Booty Lushcious, Sex on the Beach always gets a giggle and many more.

What is the most rewarding part of what you do? Well three things firstly the customers and their positive comments, loyalty & support. Secondly when you set up your stall and you stand back and look at all your creations and think wow I made them all and thirdly counting the empty boxes at the end of the day is a bonus.

What is your favourite product that you make? Oh that's hard i like making them all because the process for each is so different and so rewarding. I cant make or sell anything I don't love that would just be all wrong.

Do you teach classes or workshops? I don't teach classes and its not something that interest me at this time. 


Stallholder Profile for Samantha Lynam Art

Your name: Samantha Lynam

Your business name and facebook/website name and link: Samantha Lynam Art -

The suburb/town you live in now: Berserker, Rockhampton

What is it that you make and what skills do you use?: Water Colour Paintings

What inspired you to start your business?: As a mum to two children under three, I struggled to find employment when I wanted to return to work. I've always been passionate about art and painting is something I've always dabbled in. I thought now was the perfect opportunity to start my own business as an artist and sell some of my pieces.

How long have you been creating?: 6 months

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

Where do you sell your creations?: The Handmade Expo, Etsy, EBay and Facebook

What makes you so special or different?: I specialise in hand crafted water colour home decor paintings that are affordable and unique. Each item is painted with love and no two pieces are the same. I welcome all commissions.
What is the most rewarding part of what you do?: Water colour can be very unpredictable and I love seeing what journey each painting takes me on.

What is your favourite product to make?: I love painting personalised pieces for children's bedrooms 

Do you teach classes or workshops?: No

Sunday, January 22, 2017

The Start of a New Year of Markets

The Christmas school holidays are traditionally the 'down time' period for markets and they give stallholders the chance to recharge their batteries with family and friends, take those long awaited trips away, read that book they've been wanting to read for some time, design some new products or they give them a chance to sort out their creative spaces ready for the new year. This time off is important as quite often many stallholders have 'normal' 9 to 5 jobs during the week and then do their 'other' job on weekends and weeknights.

However, many of us creatives never seem to fully put away our work. Sound familiar? If any are like me they like to get a 'head start' on stock for the year or the idea of stepping away from our sewing tables, craft tables, work sheds or gardens puts us in a cold sweat! My sewing machine is almost an addiction for me LOL and I love to spend my holiday time (because there's no need to do school drop offs/pickups or get out of my pj's) watching Netflix while I happily sew some divine new animal.....

The school holidays also give our fabulous coordinating team the much needed time to revisit the year, look at what worked and what didn't work, and devise some plans for the coming years' markets and work out what goals they have for making their venues as successful as they can be.

The new year of markets are about to begin and our first markets for the year will be in Ipswich on Saturday February 18th and then the following Saturday the 25th in Rockhampton. So if you've missed getting your handmade, homegrown or handbaked fix then we look forward to seeing you there!

For further details on market locations & dates please check out this link 

For further details on how to apply to be a stallholder please check out this link  

Until next time...
Cheers Korina