Double Giveaway!

It's time to announce The Handmade Show's giveaway.
And look at what we have on offer!

 $20 THS Gift Voucher
$10 Cafe Handmade Gift Voucher

We have decided to share the love around and make two prizes available - for twice the fun & lots of chances to win. The first name drawn will receive a $20 voucher to spend at any of the stalls participating at The Handmade Show on March 17th. The second name drawn will receive a $10 voucher for use at Cafe Handmade on March 17th.

All you have to do is visit The Handmade Show on Saturday Feb 18th, between 10.30am - 3.30pm and fill in an entry form and place it in the entry box..... it's that simple!

For more information on how to enter, plus Terms & Conditions, visit our Competitions page.


Behind The Stall Holders' Table ....

The creative table can be a messy one, some are very neat & tidy, some will swear the mess is really organised chaos. Whatever the surroundings you can be sure more time is spent creating & making than is realised by the buyer. Mass produced items can be churned out cheaply but you will never receive a one-of-a-kind creation passionately handmade with love & care. What the artisan passes on to the buyer of their wares can never be passed on by mass production. Yes, we're rather biased here at The Handmade Show but .... handmade is best......

Here is Pauline at her sewing machine ....

Pauline’s Ironing Board Covers are available in a range of standard sizes, and if your board is a non-standard size, Pauline is happy to create a custom-made cover for you. Pauline’s ironing board covers are a delight to iron on. The padded fabric used in Pauline’s ironing board covers make ironing a breeze. No need to hide the ironing board when guests come around. Pauline’s stylish fabrics create an ironing board that fits in with your d├ęcor.
Miranda's project in progress ....

From soy flakes, to melting the wax on my stove in my kitchen, to placing the wick before the wax is poured, my little kitchen nearly always has a delightful candle smell and plenty of wax on the bench top!

Curious Owl Candles will be at the show with the finished products.... come and see.


Behind The Stall Tables .....

.... are more stall holders with creative tables in a corner of their home where the hours are spent & creativity happen - Original creations, one-of-a-kind, all handcrafted with skill. The artisans' personal touch embodies each item; they're finished in detail, packaged & packed & loaded into the car for delivery to the next market. These artisans here will be packing their wares for The Handmade Show Saturday Feb 18th....

A note from Cassie - My creative space is small and tucked away in a little corner of my room. Space is limited in my house so I make do with what I have. My next project is actually to install floating shelves to give me more room to work with. I can also be spotted crafting in front of the telly especially if something good is on (although I have poked my finger with my sewing needle one too many times due to that!)

I am working in living room trying to keep just corner- what is very hard – over night I occupied all living room and work. Hard to believe but there are some organized things.
I'm looking forward to coming back to The Handmade Show in February.

My main "creating" place is in my Kitchen....however I also use my Office and my lounge for all the non melting creations! 
more to come!


Behind The Stall Table .....

.... sits a creative artisan showcasing their delightful wares. Made by hand and guided by the soul of inspiration these beautifully crafted creations are made with love, pride & care. On the day of the market you get to see the finished product .... before that day what you don't get to see is the artisan at work in their creative corner.

The hours of planning, designing, preparing, detailing, finishing, polishing & packaging all comes together in the array of products you feast your eyes on when browsing through the stalls.

Each person has their own creative table in a corner where the hours are spent & creativity happens. Here are a couple of them .....

We rarely work on one project at a time because it just seems more economical to do a few project all at once since each batch of gingerbread mix we make can produce about 40-50 standard cookies in various shapes and sizes. When it comes to decorating certain colours like red, black & white will need to be used on most designs so it's easier and faster to work on many projects at the same time. Here you see a picture of our projects in progress, we are working on a pirate themed party for a customer, a tennis range (as we have been inspired by the Australian Open), and our Valentine's Day range for February which consists of a lot of hearts, love birds, kissable lips and scrabble pieces... 
See you in February 
Janet & Michelle

Hi, my name is Sue and my stall at the Handmade Show is Jooce Bath and Body Products.
I started soap making because I wanted to give my son's grade two teacher a Christmas gift which was personal and unique. There is not much room in our house so I cleared some space on top of one of the bookcases in our hallway to make room to cure the soaps. Since then all the books have been packed away and I have well and truly taken over this area. This photo is of one side of the hallway, the other side is equally as full and the cupboard under the stairs makes a great place to store botanicals and waxes. It might seem a bit strange, but I spend a lot of time in our hallway. 

It takes 6-8 weeks to cure olive oil soaps so I was very busy over the Christmas holidays making new batches of soaps in preparation for February's The Handmade Show. 
See you all soon, Sue.
We'll have more Creative Corners for you soon!


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