Made Her Day!

Christmas Gift Hamper Winner.
Congratulations Maureen from Murrumbeena!
Maureen is a very happy hamper winner of $400 worth of gorgeous gifts donated by our wonderful stall holders.
On phoning Maureen on Sunday to notify her of her win we discovered that she was in need of some good news. We made her day.

All the gifts are safely in her hands now & she looks forward to many visits to The Handmade Show in 2013. She is also eager to spread the word about our boutique market to all her friends.

Enjoy your prize!

We can't sign off without giving another big Thank You to our sponsors ~


Mooki Colour Sheet

Here's some fun for the kids this Saturday 8th December - a special colouring-in sheet of Mooki wishing you a Merry Christmas.

A great little activity to occupy the young ones while you  browse & shop the stalls or relax at Cafe Handmade.

Feel free to print this picture & bring it along to the market or pick one up when you get there. Copyright The Handmade Show.

Come & show us the finished work & each child receives a balloon.

Happy colouring-in.

The Handmade Show
164 Neerim Rd
Glen Huntly, Melbourne.


Christmas Giveaway Part 2

More Gorgeous Goodies!
Check out what else our supporters have contributed to the Christmas giveaway.

Agate slate and necklace by Gem Rocks
Lavender Fields soy candle by Creations by Bobbie Mac
Shoulder bag, recreated basket, Christmas tassel & bow by EP Designs
Delightful hair clips by Handmade by Jacinta
Stylish necklace & matching bracelet by Kiss Creations
 Framed quilling art by Majaska
 Cheerful greeting cards by Michele's Cards
The season isn't complete without chocolate. Enjoy a box of Lindt Connaisseurs chocolates, with compliments from The Handmade Show

The total prize is valued at over $400! Come along to The Handmade Show Saturday 8th December for your chance to win these fabulous gifts.
More details of the giveaway can be found HERE

Christmas Giveaway Part 1

Gorgeous Christmas Giveaway!
Look at what our lovely stall holders have generously contributed to the Christmas giveaway. 

Glass beaded necklace & matching earrings by Spikey Rose Design
 Fun airplane spoon by Alfred's Wooden Toys
 Christmas brooches by Biri Biri Creation
 Purple floor mat by Carpets for Communities
Engraved decoration by Forget Me Not Engraving
 Floral & butterfly hair clips & headband by Jaded Rose Designs
 Floral brooch by Lindyloo
 Gift card packs by Recycled by Di

There are more fabulous gifts for the giveaway so stay tuned for part 2 of the Christmas Giveaway.
Come along to The Handmade Show Saturday 8th December for your chance to win these fabulous gifts.
More details of the giveaway can be found HERE


Happy November

The happy winners for November are all looking forward to our December market for some last minute Christmas shopping. They're happy ... and  we're happy because we love giveaways and happy shoppers.
Congratulations to our winners ...
$20 THS voucher
Alicia of Caulfield East 

$10 THS Voucher
Fay of Carnegie 

$10 Cafe Handmade Voucher 
Fotina of Carnegie 

Remember, buy local, buy handmade for Christmas and support the small businesses around your community.... you'll get a great shopping experience & chat with the people who run the businesses or create the products you buy - it's genuine good service ...  and rewarding for you too.

Stay tuned to see what's on offer for our Christmas giveaway ... such lovely prizes from our stall holders.


Is It Your Turn To Win?

Join the queue of grinning winners who came, entered and won!
This month were giving away another THREE gift vouchers ~
$20 THS voucher
$10 THS voucher
$10 Cafe Handmade voucher
They're up for grabs & all you need to do is be there & fill out an entry.
Sat 17th Nov.
164 Neerim Rd Glen Huntly
Melbourne, Vic
10.30am - 3.30pm

.... and if you buy goodies from our stall holders they will graciously give you extra entries into the draw.
More Details HERE
So easy!

Market Dates for 2013

Third Saturday of the month except December  
Applications available from 1st Feb 2013
January - NO SHOW
February - NO SHOW
March - NO SHOW
April 20th
May 18th
June 15th
July 20th
August 17th
September 21st
October 19th
November 16th
December 14th
Location: St. Anthony's Parish Hall
164 Neerim Rd Glen Huntly
Melbourne, Vic


Happy Winners!

We can reveal the number of lollies & chocolates inside this large balloon jar; and the total is ... 253.
Our Congratulations goes to Leah who came up with the nearest correct guess of 255. The prize is now safely in her hands. Enjoy your sweets Leah!

WE also Congratulate the THREE Voucher Winners as follows ~

$20 THS voucher ~ Siany from Hawthorn East
$10 THS voucher ~ Therese from Carnegie
$10 Cafe Handmade voucher ~ Jacinta from Malvern East

All three were excited to hear the news of their winnings and can't wait to come back next month.
WE look forward to seeing you all at the November market!

Oooh, we love giveaways ... stay tuned for details of next month's giveaways.


Bumper Market for October

We have lots of reasons to celebrate this month.
It's Our 2nd Birthday!
Although we don't really need a reason to jam-pack the day with lots of extras .... but it's nice to know it coincides with the THS birthday. So we've added a little extra for your enjoyment.

Come along on Saturday 20th October from 10.30am to 3.30pm ...and sample what's available to you .... inspiring stalls, fabulous food, live music & fun activities.

We have THREE gift vouchers to give away.
  1. $20 Handmade Show
  2. $10 Handmade show
  3. $10 Cafe Handmade
It's Free to enter plus get more entries when you buy from our lovely stalls.
More Info HERE 

Laura Rose Songbird Entertainment performs live ~

Jazz, Soul, Rhythm and Blues, Motown, Funk, Pop, Ballads, Classic hits, 50's - 90s.
Be swooned & grooved from 1pm. Read more about the beautiful Laura Rose on Facebook.

Food, Fabulous Food! - At our very own Cafe Handmade run as a fund raiser for a great cause, by parish volunteers.

This month they are serving a tempting Devonshire Tea ~ a classic, heart warming treat, to help us all celebrate. Of course, this is in addition to the delicious menu they provide each month.

Face Painting 

It's fun time for the kids too while you shop. Kerry from What-nots for Tiny Tots will wave her creative hand over their cute faces for some fun time.

Guess the Number of Lollies
There's more to win and it's soooo easy. Just guess how many lollies & chocolates are inside the beautiful balloon jar. Guess correctly, or be the nearest correct guess & you'll win the balloon jar with ALL the lollies & chocolates inside..... and what's more, It's FREE to enter.

Free Balloon giveaway for the kids from The Handmade Show table.

Don't forget our super stall holders with gorgeous creations for you to browse and buy. Perfect gifts can be found here so come along with your friends for a fun day.


Winners and Winners!

We loving dishing out surprises here at The Handmade Show. Two voucher giveaways were on offer for the September show but we have drawn out 3 winners instead!

Our Congratulations go to the winners as follows ~

$20 THS Voucher 
Victoria from Clayton South 
Is so Happy and will come to spend her winnings cheerfully.

$10 THS Voucher 
Olivia from Moorabbin 
VERY happy and definitely will come to get something special.

$10 Cafe Handmade Voucher 
Bernadette from Murrumbeena 
Happy and Delighted.

We look forward to seeing you all in October as you spend your winnings during our 2nd Birthday celebrations.


Outdoor Stall Space Now Available


The Handmade Show will be celebrating its 2nd Birthday with the upcoming October 20th show and we're organising a number of fabulously fun activities to help along with the festivities.

In addition to our usual indoor set up we have also added an Outdoor category with a limited number of spaces available so as to set up outside stalls ~
Plants, garden things, sculptures, bird baths, whirly gadgets, fun filled whimsies ... or simply creations for outdoors..... Does this sound like your work? Think about joining our boutique market of all things handmade and be part of our 2nd Birthday Celebrations on Saturday 20th October .... Interested? Check out the Applications page for more information; download an application & send it to us for consideration.

We're looking forward to seeing what marvelous creations there are out there!


Spring High Tea

at The Handmade Show!

Why travel far for delicious home made refreshments? Visit The Handmade Show for some leisurely shopping and relax with High Tea at Cafe Handmade.

Enjoy our selection of sandwiches, sausage rolls
and quiche, coupled with chocolate caramel tart, lemon slice, sticky date pudding, the must-have traditional scone served with jam and cream, and a petite serving of fruits.

Served with your choice of a bottomless cup of 
coffee or tea.
Saturday 15th September
164 Neerim Rd GlenHuntly, Melbourne
10.30am - 3.30pm 


Winners and More!

Two winners from last month's prize draw!
Raewyn from Dingley - winner of the $20 THS voucher.
Eleanor from Carnegie - winner of the $10 Cafe Handmade voucher.

Two very excited people get to spend their winnings at The Handmade Show Saturday 15th September.

You too could be doing the same thing next month. Remember, all you need to do is visit us on Saturday 15th September between between 10.30am & 3.30pm, fill in an entry at the THS table & pop it into the Entry Box..... Gosh, can't get any simpler than that!
.... And if you make any purchases while you're there you'll receive extra entries.

For Terms & Conditions and more info check here.
See you there!


It's Mooki!

After several months of trying to find a name for our very cuddly mascot we have finally done it. Koala is now officially named Mooki.

The competition which we began on our blog in May continued on at The Handmade Show over the last few months. Committee members selected 4 names from all the entries submitted but Mooki won us over.

Thank you to John from Glen Waverley who submitted this entry.
.... and Congratulations!
A little box full of crafty surprises will be coming your way shortly. 

 John's entry included the following reason for choosing the name ....
The name comes from an Aboriginal word Mookapiara meaning to sleep.
It is not gender specific .... & the name is symbolic of the 85% of the time that Koalas sleep.
It is a cute, friendly name of an endearing nature and reflects the type of people at The Handmade Show.
Thank you to all who submitted entries. We at The Handmade Show had a lot of fun going through them all.

So come along everyone on Saturday 15th September to a great Crafters' & Artisans' Boutique Market for a day of great shopping & meet our very own cute & friendly mascot Mooki.


Congratulations July Winners

Three vouchers, Three winners!

Janelle from Mount Waverley
Andrew from Hoppers Crossing
.... each have received a $10 gift voucher for The Handmade Show
Lisa from Murrumbeena
....  received $10 Cafe Handmade Voucher 

We love a bit of fun and giving away prizes so we also added a lolly jar guessing competition to the list of giveaways. Everyone at the July show had the opportunity to register their guess of the number of lollies in the jar.
We Congratulate
Alyssa from Mount Waverley
The lolly jar contained 147 lollies & Alyssa's guess of 150 was the nearest correct guess.
Enjoy your winnings everyone. Looking forward to seeing you all at the August show.


One, Two, Three ....

Our next show is on Saturday 21st July and we can now announce details of the giveaway.
The Handmade Show used to sponsor one giveaway at each market. Then we moved to share the booty so two show visitors could become winners ..... We have now decided to spread the booty even further so that THREE visitors to the show can become winners.
What are we offering?
Three Gift Vouchers 
They are ready & waiting for your winning stamp.

The spilt consists of 
2 x $10 THS gift vouchers
1 x $10 Cafe Handmade voucher
All you have to do is visit The Handmade Show on Saturday 21st July between 10.30am to 3.30pm; Fill in an entry form & place it in the entry box ... it's that simple!
For more details and Terms & Conditions go to our Competitions page.

Don't wait too long too leave your home this Saturday or you might miss your chance of a FREE entry.
See you there!


Five Plus One More ...

We can now announce all the winners of our June giveaway......
* 5 Complimentary In-Season Passes ~ Admits 2
That's 10 lucky people out there who will get to see a charming, upbeat & open-hearted film - 
Where Do WE Go Now?
Our Congratulations goes to ...
  • Valerie of Carnegie
  • Jacqueline - Carnegie
  • Cheryl - Oakleigh East
  • Angela - Glen Huntly
  • Regina - Windsor 
Each will have now received their passes. We hope you & a friend will enjoy this warm-hearted movie. Don't forget to check out movie session times at participating cinemas. 
A big Thank you to Hopscotch Films for sponsoring this giveaway
* We love to surprise you at The Handmade Show  
so we decided to draw out one more name to receive a  
$10 Cafe Handmade voucher
... and now, announcing the 6th winner
  • Cheryl of Moorabbin
Congratulations Cheryl! We look forward to seeing you at the Cafe on July 21st. 


Where Do We Go Now?

We have a Bonza Giveaway this month!
Hopscotch Films are sponsoring the giveaway for the month of June with ....

5 Complimentary In-Season Passes ~ Admits 2
That's 10 lucky people out there who will get the chance to see a fabulously funny film! 

 ‘Where Do We Go Now?’ is a heart-warming film exploring the idea that if women ran the world, then perhaps there’d be no more war. Set in an isolated Lebanese village, the film follows a sassy group of Muslim and Christian women who band together to try and keep their community safe by distracting their local menfolk from external religious tensions.

How to Enter?
  1. Visit The Handmade Show on Saturday June 16th between 10.30am - 3.30pm
  2. Fill out an entry as you enter the venue
  3. Place entry into entry box
  4. Fill out an extra entry with every purchase made from our stall holders
That's it! That's all you need to do for a Free Entry into the draw.
  • At the end of trade on Sat June 16th we will draw out 5 entries.
  • Winners will be notified within 48 hours.
  • Winners will be announced on Facebook.
  • Passes will be posted out to the winners within 7 days.
Terms & Conditions for passes are available on back of ticket ~ Here is a summary.
  1. Valid Mondays to Fridays from June 28 2012 until the end of the film’s theatrical season. (Excludes public holidays and discount days). 
  2. Valid Kino, Rivoli, Palace Como, Palace Brighton Bay & Sun Theatre Yarraville. 
  3. Valid even with “No Free Tickets” listing.
  4. This ticket must be taken as offered and is not exchangeable, for sale, transferable or redeemable for cash. 
  5. This ticket does not guarantee admission and is subject to seating availability at the session of your choice. Check local newspapers for session times. 
  6. Discount days vary between cinemas, please check beforehand to avoid disappointment. 
  7. This ticket must be exchanged at the box office for a valid cinema ticket. 
  8. Not valid for online or mobile ticketing. Ticket is for single use and must be surrendered upon redemption. Not valid at Village Cinemas Gold Class or Cinema Nova. 

Don't go away just yet! 

This month we also have a surprise for our June stall holders with 25 passes to give away. 
These are 2-for-1 passes to the movie.
  • One pass per stall will be handed to each stall owner.
  • Should the number of stalls exceed the number of passes then we will give them out according to stall payment order.
  • Terms & Conditions are available on the back of each pass.

All of this with compliments from Hopscotch Films!


Name Our Koala Competition

Meet our Happy, furry friend. 'Koala' is a giant & perfect for a good cuddle. He's as Aussie as they come and has decided to hang around The Handmade Show as our mascot ... How cute is that!

This giant koala was handmade in Melbourne approx 40 - 50 years ago; made with real fur (don't know what kind but definitely not koala); good quality stuffing .... and stands (or sits) 100cm high (we need a wheelbarrow to carry him/her around).

But we have a slight problem - he/she doesn't have a name. So we need your help to find a name for our friend.

Sounds like a great opportunity for a competition? Oooh, yes!
So jump on board and give it a go - we have a lovely prize to give away to the person with the winning name.

How to enter -

  1. Firstly, go to our Facebook page and become a follower by clicking the 'Like' button. If you're already a follower please write AAF in the comment box with your entry.
  2. Think up a name that's gorgeous, nifty, fun, cute, endearing, inspiring, creative, Aussie .... or unusual. Something that would suit a mascot for our boutique craft market of all things handmade.
  3. Write the name in comment box below this post.
  4. Write a few words about why you chose the name. 
Submit the entry and ... VoilĂ , it's done!
Best to read the T&Cs below to make sure all is done according to the T&Cs.

Terms & Conditions -

  1. This competition is open Australia wide.
  2. One entry per person.
  3. To be eligible to enter You must be a follower on our Facebook page or, leave a comment on one of the posts on this blog. 
  4. Please do not post as Anonymous (we need to be able to contact you if you're the winner).
  5. Entries will only be accepted here, on this blog, under this post.
  6. The Handmade Show committee will judge all entries submitted and select a winner.
  7. If two same names are entered then only the first entered (by date & time) will be accepted as eligible.
  8. The closing date for this competition will be determined by the number of entries received & will be announced with 24 hours notice.
  9. The judges' decision will be final.
  10. A special Thank You gift pack will be awarded to the entrant who submitted the winning name (prize will be posted on our Facebook page)

Looking forward to reading your entries!


Laura Rose ~ Performing Live

We are happy to announce a live performance for this Saturday May 19th by Laura Rose Songbird Entertainment ~ a beautiful singer with a beautiful voice who will entertain us at The Handmade Show with her music & songs. The team here is very excited to share this news with you.

Laura Rose has been singing and performing since she was 13 years old. She entered Australian Idol in 2003 and made it to the Top 50 in Australia. Her range of music genres includes: Jazz, Soul, Rhythm and Blues, Motown, Funk, Pop, Ballads, Classic hits, 50's - 90s. Songbird Entertainment provides pre-dinner drinks music and light entertainment, setting the mood for any event.

That's how we like our music at The Handmade Show and we simply can't wait to welcome her to our boutique market. Please make a note of it in your calendar ~

Saturday May 19th
St. Anthony's Parish Hall
164 Neerim Rd
Glen Huntly, Vic
(corner Grange & Neerim roads)

Market time is from 10.30am to 3.30pm

Laura Rose's performance is from 1pm to 2pm.

Come along to our Magnificent May Market; enjoy the browsing & shopping, the deliciously scrumptious food & refreshments at Cafe Handmade; then sit back, relax & let Laura Rose entertain you.


Giveaway At The Handmade Show

$20 THS Gift Voucher
$10 Cafe Handmade Gift Voucher

That's right! We're giving away two prizes again this month at The Handmade Show.

Everyone who visits this Saturday May 19th gets a chance to win one of these gift vouchers. It's FREE to enter just for walking through the doors. So make note in your diary so as not to miss a fabulous market full of delightful creative wares - all beautifully handmade by talented crafters & artisans.

How to enter -
  • All you have to do is visit The Handmade Show on Saturday May 19th, between 10.30am - 3.30pm; fill in an entry form and place it in the entry box..... soooo easy!
  • Location: 164 Neerim Rd Glen Huntly, Melbourne Vic 3163 (corner Grange & Neerim roads)
  • For more info plus Terms & Conditions please go to the Competitions page 


Koala's Gift To You

Look at what Koala has got to hand out to the winner of our 'Name Our Koala' competition.
Koala represents & proudly keeps an eye over our creative handmade community. So she/he is looking forward to seeing your entries.

Take a look at what has been put together ...
 A pink box full of .... actually, overflowing with lots of gorgeous crafty bits.....
This box contains a mix of laces (some hand dyed), assorted beads, fringing (including hand dyed pieces), braids, ribbons, beaded fringing, buttons and a stack of miscellaneous crafty odds 'n ends.....

From whatever angle you look at this box it's overflowing with a fabulous array of bits & pieces that will inspire your creative hands to make and create beautiful things.

There are well over 100 pieces in this box (not counting beads) ~~ A fitting gift to offer you from our generous Handmade Aussie gem.

Remember ~ You must submit your entries under the post titled Name Our Koala Competition; and Read the Terms & Conditions to make sure you stay eligible to enter.


And The Prize Goes To .....

Meryl S from Carnegie.
Congratulations Meryl on winning the Mother's Day Gift Basket!

Meryl received a lovely basket filled with lots of goodies sponsored by  

PLUS, as an additional surprise, Michelle from Kiss Creations popped into the basket a beautiful necklace valued at $25.

So Meryl's prize value jumps from $114 to $139.

Enjoy all your gifts - it was lovely to have you visit us at The Handmade Show. We look forward to seeing you next month when you get to spend your Cafe Handmade voucher.

Details of all the gifts inside the basket can be found in our post below this one 
or click HERE

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Mother's Day Giveaway

Mother's Day will be just three weeks away from our April 21st show. 
So we have decided to give away a lovely prize for one lucky visitor to our show.

This little basket is full of delightful creations 
handmade with love.

Look at what the winner will receive ...

From Creations by Bobbie Mac
  • Picture frame - $12
  • Mosaic soy wax candle - Lavender Fields - $25
  • Candelina jar soy wax candle - Jasmine scented - $15
From EP Designs
  • Recreated coaster set (1 bottle + 6 drink) - $24
  • Long beaded tassel - $10
  • Lace food cover (multi purpose lace tablecloth) - $12
  • Cane basket - $6
From The Handmade Show
  • CafĂ© Handmade voucher - $10
That's a combined total value of $114 

Entry is FREE and open to all who walk through the doors this Saturday April 21st, between 10.30am - 3.30pm
Visit our COMPETITIONS page for Terms & Conditions.

So come along this Saturday for some great shopping for gift ideas for Mother's Day plus get the chance to win this lovely gift basket of beautiful handmade prizes!


Supporting The Love Of Creating

Here at The Handmade Show we work towards supporting local crafters & artisans and keeping the love for creating alive. On the third Saturday of each month local crafters can exhibit & sell their work on the South East side of Melbourne.

Our Who's On Show list is steadily growing for the April 21st show. So, in appreciation of our creative stall holders please offer your support by clicking on their links & browsing through their sites.... I'm sure you will be pleasantly surprised.

Although some categories are now closed we have other categories still open (see here for more info).

Our committee members are always open to new & original handmade crafts - so if you have that something special on offer please feel free to contact us or submit an application.....Maybe it's decorative home wares, beautiful soft furnishings or inspiring paintings? Or perhaps you cook up amazing preserves, jams & pickles? Unique trinkets, colourful gifts or clever toys? Or you might have a love for all things outdoors - flowers & plants, vegies & herbs, benches & pots?

Whatever it may be, if it has been created or grown by you, consider joining our little 'handmade' family & put it forward for our consideration.
With Mother's Day only three weeks after the April 21st Handmade Show it will be perfect timing for creators to showcase & sell their wares .... and visitors to find a special gift for Mum.


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