25.7.11

July Winner .....


Congratulations to 
Janette of Mt. Waverley 

Winner of The Handmade Show 
$30 Gift Voucher

Enjoy your prize & happy shopping at the August show.

July Wrap Up

Colourful, creative, crafty ....

 Cute, cuddly ....


Light up your world ....
 Artistic, artful, artopia ....
 Bright & beady .....
Oodles of character ....

 Poetic pretties ....
 Stunning style ....
 Bag some fun ....
 Textured tricks .....
 Contemporary .....
 Mini friends .....
 Ornate elegance .....
Vintage chic .....
Sweet Moo .....

Check out our Facebook page for lots more photos of gorgeous, delightful wares created by gifted artisans.

15.7.11

Have You Met...EP Designs

 
One of our fabulous regulars is the wonderful Elena of EP Designs.  Elana's  artful enhancements of ordinary items really do need to be seen to be believed.  Her artwork is soft and subtle - it has a true shabby-chic feel to it and would look lovely with many different styles of interior décor.

Grab a cuppa and learn a little more about EP Designs...

1) Tell us a little bit about EP Designs and the items you create.
The tag line on the EP Designs logo is - A World of New and Recreated Treasures - This sums up what EP Designs is delving into - creating or recreating pieces into new treasures. It’s about seeing the beauty in old or discarded items & recreating them into a new creation, something that is inspiring, decorative and beautiful.

2) Where do you find inspiration for your creations?
Just fossicking through op shops or recycling yards gets the imagination going.  Visiting antique and home ware stores does the same thing for me – love it! But anything from flicking through interior décor magazines, walking into an art supply store, picking up a vintage tea cup or going to a quaint cafe, can inspire my colour schemes and designs and even what a piece will be recreated into.

3) How does the market experience contribute to your business?
The Handmade Show is the only market I do so it provides an avenue for people to see my work in the flesh and create awareness of EP Designs. It provides me with face to face contact with customers and the opportunity to chat about my work. Feedback is important too as it helps to me to make changes or improvements. I also love the opportunity I have to meet other creative people.
 
4) Which one of your items should everyone have in their home?
Just about everyone loves treasure so whether new, old or recreated, treasures are especially nice to own. So, it’s whatever each person would see as a treasure…. But to choose something then I’d have to say a candelabra – it’s not just decorative but a useful piece for holding elegant candles which help create a warm, cosy ambience in any room.

5) When not at The Handmade Show, where can we find you?
 
 Thanks Elena for taking the time to answer our
Fabulous Five Questions.

Have You Met...Artopia Glassworks


 
We are very excited to have another talented glass artist with us this Saturday.  The fabulous Gill from Artopia Glassworks will be joining us with her gorgeous contemporary glass art.  Fabulous colours, tremendous shapes - all beautiful, and in our opinion, very necessary for your home!

Enjoy our little insight into the world of Artopia Glass...

1) Tell us a little bit about Artopia Glassworks and the items you create.
Artopia Glassworks produces handmade, unique, functional and art glass pieces.  Each piece of glass is carefully cut and put together, it is then fired to fuse it and then slumped into or over a mold to shape it.

2) Where do you find inspiration for your creations?
I am inspired by the beautiful colours of the glass and the way it flows when hot.  I also do patchwork and quilting and find that although I use an entirely different medium, the process is similar - cutting, piecing, fixing together!

3) How does the market experience contribute to your business?
I love the market atmosphere, where there are so many very talented, artistic people who encourage and inspire me to achieve more.

4) Which one of your items should everyone have in their home?
I thing everyone should have a 'Splash Dish' in their home - it can be quite functional, but is unique and beautiful in its simplicity!

5) When not at The Handmade Show, where can we find you?
When I am not at The Handmade Show I am working in my studio creating more things to share with you at The Handmade Show!
 
Thanks Gill for taking the time to answer our
Fabulous Five Questions.

13.7.11

It Could Be You!

Will it be you who wins the next $30 gift voucher?

Sponsored by The Handmade Show
How to enter -
  • All you have to do is visit The Handmade Show on Saturday 16th July, between 10.30am - 3.30pm and fill in an entry form and place it in the entry box..... it's that simple!
  • If you buy from any of our stall  holders you'll receive extra entries ... can't get better than that for more chnaces to win.
Remember - Entries must be made in person.

Please visit our Competitions page for all Terms & Conditions.
  
Here's three cheers for The Handmade Show
You can also visit us online
See you at The Handmade Show!

12.7.11

Cafe Handmade Gets Better .....

With only 4 days to go to our next show here is a little something to tempt you......

 Delicious coffee.....

Tasty treats .... 

Tempting menu ...... 
Experienced barista .... 

Happy customers .....

So, don't miss out this Saturday 16th July, 95 Drummond St. Oakleigh 10.30am - 3.30pm. Your eyes will feast on the fabulous works of our gifted crafters and artisans. Then you can feast on the delicious menu on offer at Cafe Handmade whilst you take a break and make those all important decisions on what to buy or add to your gift list .... and 'spoil me' list.
Wait .... it gets better!
Download this flyer, print it out and bring it with you to receive a buy-one-get-one-free offer for coffee at Cafe Handmade.


7.7.11

Have You Met...Red Letter Studio

Samone is one of our glamorous market coordinators who, more importantly, has a fabulous stall full of original designs to share with us.  Her use of paper and grahic art is unique, and Samone's love of what she designs is reflected in her saying 'creating little things of paper that make people smile is really addictive.'

So enjoy learning a little more about Red Letter Studio...enjoy!

Red Letter Studio
 
1) Tell us a little bit about Red Letter Studio and the items you create.
Red Letter Studio is an exclusive boutique design studio based in Melbourne, Australia. We specialise in unique stationery and invites, and we have great fun providing a personalised service to create custom graphic design that's just right for you.

Not only do we have a range of ready-to-go stationery, we also offer complete event stationery sets (everything from the invite to the thank you cards – the whole caboodle), logo design and brand development, blog and online profile design. But at The Handmade Show we sell a range of cards, art prints, letter writing sets and other goodies. 

2) Where do you find inspiration for your creations?
I find inspiration everywhere - in my day-to-day life, trawling great design sites and blogs online, looking at books and mags. Colour, the weather, what kind of food I am eating today! All sorts of places. Plus my design and art peers, and what projects my crafty buddies are up to.

3) How does the market experience contribute to your business?
Being involved in a market creates a lot more awareness for my brand, and gets my work out there. It's also really interesting to see which designs sell the most - often my favourite designs sit at the bottom of the stack and its other designs that I might not love as much that are popular!

4) Which one of your items should everyone have in their home?
A stash of blank greeting cards is pretty important to me - I am always sending snail mail love to someone and I have the biggest stash of cards. My only problem is parting with them - some of them are so beautiful!

5) When not at The Handmade Show, where can we find you?
Online at www.madeit.com.au/redletterstudio, or visit my website or blog to find out more about Red Letter Studio - www.redletterstudio.com.au, www.redletterstudiomelbourne.blogspot.com

Thanks Samone for taking the time to answer our
Fabulous Five Questions.

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