9.5.10

The Handmade Show - Applications are now open!




Did you come to the last Handmade Show? If you didn't, you missed out on a fantastic day out. Not to mention missing out on fabulous crafters with their beautiful creations and the most divine scones ever, baked fresh by our very own friendly bistro owner, Lisa.

But don't worry. If you missed out on the May show, you will be glad to know that the July show is now open for applications. In fact, all shows this year are now open for applications.

So head on over to our brand new application form and apply for the different shows that you are interested in.

Just remember that photos of your creations must be in our inbox for your application to be considered (unless you have previously exhibited with us before) and that you may not be approved for every show that you have applied for as we do employ a rotation system and would like to give everybody a fair chance at being a part of The Handmade Show.

So don't wait and get cracking with that application form! We look forward to hearing from you!

5.5.10

meet Christine Dehn

Interview with CHRISTINE DEHN
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♥ HOW DID YOU FIND ABOUT THE HANDMADE SHOW?

I WAS SURFING THE WEb, ACTUALLY LOOKING FOR NEW ART AND CRAFT VENUES. I FOUND THAT MANY ART/CRAFT MARKETS OR EVENTS HAVE EITHER DROPPED OF OR DISAPPEARED OVER THE YEARS, OR… IT’S A CASE OF NOTHING EVER CHANGES AND I WAS LOOKING FOR A CHANGE, DIFFERENT VENUE AND NEW ART AND CRAFTERS.

♥ TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOUR CRAFT& THE MEDIUMS YOU LIKE TO USE:
I WORK WITH A NUMBER OF MEDIUMS; I WORK WITH CLAY WHEN I’M CREATING CERAMIC WARES OR JEWELLERY. I ENJOY PAINTING AS WELL AND WORK MAINLY WITH ACRYLICS FOR BOTH CANVAS AND STREET MURALS. I GUESS WE ALL HAVE A FAVOURITE MEDIUM AND THAT FOR ME CURRENTLY IS GLASS, I DO A LITTLE JEWELLERY AND GLASS ART DESIGNS AS WELL AS CREATING GLASS BEADS….THIS IS SO ADDICTIVE!

♥ WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR CREATIONS?
WHETHER I’M PAINTING CERAMICS, OR MURALS OR WORKING WITH GLASS, I ENJOY OBSERVING THE COLOURS AND THE EFFECT THEY TAKE AS I’M WORKING WITH THEM…ESPECIALLY WHEN WORKING WITH GLASS OR CLAY, YOU SEE THE REAL RESULT AFTER THE FIRING….SOMETIMES THIS CAN BE BETTER THAN EXPECTED OR SOMETIMES NOT! BUT OVERALL SEEING A PIECE OF WORK TAKING SHAPE IS ALWAYS EXCITING, AND YOU USUALLY LEARN SOMETHING NEW FOR NEXT TIME TO TRY.

♥ WHAT INSPIRES YOU MOST?
ORGANIC FORM AND NATURE, YOU CAN LEARN SO MUCH WHEN YOU OBSERVE AND THE WAY IN WHICH THEY ARE AFFECTED BY THE ELEMENTS AND CHANGING OF THE SEASONS.

♥ WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY?
HAVING MY WORK APPRECIATED, ADMIRED AND ENJOYED! IT’S A GREAT ALMOST HUMBLING FEELING WHEN YOUR WORKS ARE SOLD BECAUSE SOMEONE ‘LOVES WHAT YOU DO’.

♥ FAVORITE WEBSITES?
THERE ARE A FEW BUT CANT REMEMBER ALL OFF HAND…A COUPLE OF THEM ARE WWW.ARTSCONNECT.COM.AU AND http://www.burrinja.org.au/

♥ WHAT CAN'T YOU LIVE WITHOUT?
OH GEE! MY FAMILY FOR ONE AND QUITE POSSIBLY A CREATIVE OUTLET WHERE I CAN ‘IMAGINE THEN CREATE’



http://www.christinedehn.com/

4.5.10

interview: Miss Hayley Designs


interview : Miss Hayley Designs
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♥ HOW DID YOU FIND ABOUT THE HANDMADE SHOW?
I WAS SERACHING ON THE WHITE HAT WEBSITE FOR MARKETS HAPPENING NEXT WEEKEND AND I SAW THE HANDMADE SHOW, IT SOUNDED GREAT AND WASN’T FAR FROM MY HOUSE

♥ TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOUR CRAFT& THE MEDIUMS YOU LIKE TO USE:
CURRENTLY I AM MAKING CUSHIONS, BUT MY CREATIVE SKILLS EXTEND TO CARDS, PAINTING, FRAME INSERTS, AND INTERIOR STYLING. I LOVE CUSHIONS AT THE MOMENT BECAUSE OF THE VARIET OF BEATUFIUL FABRICS AROUND AND HOW JUST A FEW INEXPENSIVE CUSHIONS CAN REALLY BRIGHTEN UP A ROOM AND SHOW YOUR PERSONALITY, ESPCIALY IF YOU RENT LIKE ME.

♥ WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR CREATIONS?
I LOVE THE STYLE. THE CANDY COLOURS, LOTS OF STRIPES, POLKA DOTS AND CUTE/FUN PRINTS. IT IS GIRLY YET SOFISCIATED SO YOU CAN GET AWAY WITH IT IN YOUR HOME WITHOUT YOUR MAN FEELING TOO EMASCULATED.

♥ WHAT INPIRES YOU MOST?
BEAUTIFUL THINGS. OTHER PEOPLE BLOGS, OTHER PEOPLES HOMES, ART, PHOTOS, ADVERTISING, BUT I THINK MOSTLY IT IS MY FIANCES AUNTS HOUSE IN ARMADALE (HER BLOG IS http://www.heathernetteking.blogspot.com/)

♥ WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY?
MY HOUSE, MY FIANCE, OUR CAT, MY FAMILY AND BEAUTIFUL PRETTY THINGS TO SURROUND ME

♥ FAVORITE WEBSITES?
I LOVE BLOGS. I ALSO LOVE SITES LIKE WWW.ETSY.COM WHERE PEOPLE CAN SHARE THEIR OWN CREATIONS, I WANT TO BUY ALMOST EVERYTHING OFF ETSY!
CURRENT FAVOURITE BLOGS

WWW.HEATHERNETTEKING.BLOGSPOT.COM
HTTP://GOGOABIGAIL.COM/BLOG/
HTTP://WWW.FROLIC-BLOG.COM/FROLIC/

♥ WHAT CAN'T YOU LIVE WITHOUT?
MY LOVED ONES & A CREATIVE OUTLET (MUSICALLY, ARTISTICALLY OR DESIGN WISE)
♥ WHERE CAN PEOPLE FIND YOUR CRAFTS & MORE ABOUT YOU?

Blog: http://www.misshayleysprettythings.blogspot.com/

1.5.10

My Little Birdie

INTERVIEW with Leanne My Little Birdie


Y How did you find about the handmade show?
my sister-in-law jade told me about it and encouraged me to have a stall.

Y TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOUR CRAFT& THE MEDIUMS YOU LIKE TO USE:
i love making things for babies and children, however i also make zip purses that adults could certainly use. i love using brightly coloured fabrics everyone needs some colour in their life. it makes things fun!

Y WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR CREATIONS?
i love giving my creations as gifts, seeing the look on the receivers face as they realise its been lovingly handmade. i hope that by sharing my creations with others they can share in the love of giving handmade gifts. my favourites were two beanbags for my twin nieces at christmas, they loved them.


Y WHAT INPIRES YOU MOST?
my childhood memories, revived from vintage (when did i become so) children's books. i have a thing for them and they transport me back in time and i remember all the things i loved growing up. mums handmade cord clothing, patchwork blankets and purses to keep safe my 20c for the milk bar visit with my granddad.
What makes you happy? fresh flowers, wine and friends

Y FAVORITE WEBSITES?
etsy, mums grapevine, book depository and many many beautiful inspiring blogs.

Y What can't you live without?
my daughter, i adore her.


WHERE CAN PEOPLE FIND YOUR CRAFTS & MORE ABOUT YOU?

Leanne is also hosting a fabulous give-away this month on her blog make sure you enter
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My Little Birdie will be at next weeks market on
Saturday 8th May (mother's day edition)
Oakleigh / Carnegie RSL
95 Drummond St Oakleigh
11am - 3.30pm

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