27.8.11

August Wrap Up

It was a gorgeous day with a trail of lovely people flowing through our doors.
The day was full of fabulous colour and beautiful wares. Here's a snippet of our day.
Blue Water Soaps ....
Art With A Difference ....

Ellani Babette Boutique ....
Gem Rocks ....
Winter Built ....
Majaska ....

Gingerbread Corner ....

Browsing ....

Decorative Designs by Val ....
Ladybugs and Daisychains ....
Decisions ....

Glorious day for an outing ....

There was so much more but if you missed this show make a note on your calendar for the next one on September 17th .... see you there!

16.8.11

It's Win, Win All Around!

There's only 3 days to go to the August show! 

Some things to remember ....
It's FREE entry into our show; 
It's a cosy indoor boutique market;

You get to see & purchase from a gorgeous range of handcrafted wares; 
There's a warm, friendly atmosphere and opportunities to meet & chat with the lovely artisans who produce these wares; 
Then there's Cafe Handmade where you can sit, relax, enjoy a coffee, tea, cupcakes ... 


And just to add some extra excitement for you there's also the $30 Gift Voucher Giveaway .... and it's FREE to enter.  
Of course, if you make any purchases from our stall holders they will give you extra entries into the draw. Who knows, it could be you who wins this month!
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So what are you waiting for? 
Plan your Saturday with The Handmade Show on top of your list of things to do & places to see.
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.... Oh, and look what else we have in store for you .... the Buy-one-get-one-Free coffee offer. Check HERE  for all the info on the giveaway & coffee offer.

Bring a friend or two and have a delightful little coffee & cake soiree.
See you Saturday 20th August!

see you this Saturday!

























Don't forget to bring in this flyer to buy one coffee and get another one for a friend free*!!

See you on Saturday :)

*Free coffee must be redeemed at the same time as purchase of initial coffee. One offer per person per day.

8.8.11

Have You Met...Handmade by Jacinta


Todays 'Have you Met..' is with the lovely Jacinta from Handmade by Jacinta. Jacinta specialises in creating lovely accessories for both hair and clothing. We were delighted to have Jacinta with us at the July market and we're even more delighted to have her with us again in August. No matter what your age you will find something to either pop in your hair or perhaps wear as a brooch at Handmade by Jacinta.

Take some time and learn a little bit more about Handmade by Jacinta...

1) Tell us a little bit about Handmade by Jacinta and the items you create. 
I create hair accessories and brooches for both adults and children out of various fabrics, laces, ribbons, beads, crystals and wires. I particularly enjoy making flowers out of fabrics. The petals and leaves for these flowers are individually hand cut, shaped and sewn, and the flowers are accented with various beads, crystals and pearls. 

2) Where do you find inspiration for your creations? 
My inspiration comes from many different sources, including from viewing other peoples' work, conversations with various people, as well as from the materiels themselves. One of my major sources of inspiration is nature. I have always been fascinated by patterns, colours and shapes from nature, and I try to reflect these in much of my work. I have even been known to use petals from real flowers as a template for petals in the fabric flowers that I create. 

3) How does the market experience contribute to your business? 
I really enjoy the markets, particularly discussing my designs and sources of inspiration with customers and other stallholders. I often gain inspiration for different designs, techniques or materials through these conversations. 
 
4) Which one of your items should everyone have in their home? 
Since each item is unique it is very hard to select just one ... 
 
5) When not at The Handmade Show, where can we find you? 
Check out my Facebook Page or my Etsy Store.
 
 
 Thanks Jacinta for taking the time to answer our
Fabulous Five Questions.

 

7.8.11

Have You Met...Ellani Babette Boutique


Outrageously gorgeous!  That's the best way to describe the gorgeous children's clothing from Elaine at Ellani Babette Boutique.  Elaine describes the clothing as 'Classic, with a twist' and all are made from her own designs.  The Handmade Show are very excited to be showcasing her wares and we look forward to seeing little couture clad children leaving the market on Saturday!

Take a little bit of time to learn some more about Elaine and Ellani Babette Boutique...

1) Tell us a little bit about Ellani Babette Boutique and the items you create. 
My shop name was derived from my christian name being Elaine, it just seemed a natural thing to do and call my business name Ellani Babette Boutique.The kids clothing I create are my own designs and I personally hand make all of them. I describe my garments as "Classics" with a twist.

I make one offs of my designs in each size,so that they remain unique and exclusive. No repeats are possible.

2) Where do you find inspiration for your creations?
I am inspired to create individual designs based on the "Classics" and give them my own tweek of individuality.I have always sewn starting at the age of 10, made my own wedding dress, have made some 60 since then mainly by word of mouth. I decided to start this hobby business after encouragement from my family, after I made creations for the grand children.

3) How does the market experience contribute to your business? 
The markets get my designs known out there. My clients seem to enjoy my clothes, so this is encouraging to keep going, as it is a little difficult being a one man band.

4) Which one of your items should everyone have in their home? 
One of my hand knitted hats either for males or females.

5) When not at The Handmade Show, where can we find you?
During the day ..... at my sewing machine or at my design table, or at night ......hand knitting at night or embroidering.

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

5.8.11

Have You Met...Winter Built


The Handmade Show allows us to bring to you some of the most talented crafters in Victoria - and August is no exception! This month we are very pleased to intoduce you to Megan and her wonderful shop - Winter Built
Winter Built bring to the market wonderful handcrafted items made of timber; items made from Australian Hardwood that is undersized, rejected, or no longer required from a local manufacturer. Their aim is to never waste any of the timber that they source.
And did we tell you this is Winter Built's first market?  Make sure you pop in and say hello to Megan :0)

So sit back and enjoy learning a little bit more about the beautiful world of Winter Built...

1) Tell us a little bit about Winter Built and the items you create. 
My husband and I live in the Outer Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne. My husband is a furniture builder by trade, and I enjoy working with him on weekends to create our own special projects.

I call him a hoarder, he thinks he is prepared for anything, but together we agree that we should never be wasteful. We have more pallets of timber than you can poke a stick at and this is where the idea began. 

We start off by designing larger items using the materials we have available. The offcuts from these then go to produce our smaller items. Eventually what we have left is nothing short of Saw Dust, which we use to keep our lovely chickens living in comfort. 

So far our items include, Wedding Wishing Wells, Dvd Units, Chopping Boards, Coaster Sets, Candle Holders with plenty more on the way.
 
2) Where do you find inspiration for your creations?
 
Our ideas come from what we have available to us. Depending on the sizes and lengths of the timber depends on what we build. 

3) How does the market experience contribute to your business? 
As August 20th will be our very first market, we are hoping to get our creations out and seen by the local community. I am already planning on doing much, much more in the future. 

4) Which one of your items should everyone have in their home? 
Definately a Hardwood Chopping Board - the timber looks absolutely beautiful! 

5) When not at The Handmade Show, where can we find you?
We are hoping to be a more markets in the future, but for now we can also be found on Facebook. Come and say Hi to us at Winter Built.

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

FRIDAY FINDS...



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