19.12.13

Lots of Winners!

Giving away prizes is always a pleasure ... receiving them will always bring a smile and excitement in having won something.
We Congratulate all the winners of our Christmas giveaways ~

Christmas Gift Hamper ~ valued $350
Maria T from East Bentleigh
Maria has visited the market a few times and loves to support local business and handmade ... she likes to buy handmade too.

Craft Pack 1st prize ~ valued over $50
Benjamin from Glen Huntly.
~ came with his grandmother and enjoyed all the craft activities.

Craft Pack 2nd & 3rd prizes ~ valued over $16 each
Charlie K from Clayton
Cara B from Doncaster.
Cara's mum heard about THS from a stall holder at a Nunawading market so decided to visit ours.

Lolly Guessing Competition
The correct number of lollies was 147
The winner is Catherine H from Hughesdale ~ she had the nearest correct guess of 158
Catherine has been to our market a few times & likes to bring her friends along with her.

Our Christmas market was the last one for the year and the giveaways were the last for the year too. We know our winners will enjoy their prizes and we'll be looking forward to doing more in 2014.


17.12.13

Notice to Stall holders.

We have been receiving queries in regard to applications for market dates in 2014.
Market dates for 2014 have been posted but we are not taking bookings at this time. With our final market over for 2013 we are taking a well deserved break over Christmas & New Year.

Please Do Not send in applications now as they will not be accepted. In early January the new application forms and updated Terms & Conditions will be uploaded & made available to you.

Applications will be processed from late February and taken in order of arrival.

So Please remember - applications are not yet open for 2014; do not send them in until we announce them as being open. Stall holders will receive notification via email and announcements will be made here on our blog.

Thank you for understanding. Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and prosperous New Year - have a lovely break & enjoy the holiday season.

Looking forward to seeing you all in 2014 for a great year ahead.

5.12.13

Awesome Christmas Market

Buy handmade for Christmas because it's beautiful, awesome and gorgeous!
This has been our catch-cry for this Christmas season. We understand that handmade can't fulfil every Christmas celebration need and we are also fully supportive of small business in the local community and home based businesses of other kinds. However, we are passionate about gorgeous handmade creations and will continue to encourage you to buy handmade for Christmas as much as is possible.

Make an appointment to visit us for our final market for 2013. We're finishing off the year with a huge celebration. Here's what to expect when you arrive on Saturday 14th December.

Awesome Stall holders with amazing creations ...
~ 35 of them will impress you with their wares.

Christmas Hamper Giveaway ...
~ valued at over $350 ~ FREE to enter.

Live Entertainment ...
~ Marisa Quigley is back to entertain while you browse, shop & relax.

Cafe Handmade ...
~ A delicious, tempting, refreshing menu awaits you ... a great little spot to relax & soak in the atmosphere.

Lolly Guessing Competition ...
~ Anyone can enter & it's free to enter. Just come in & guess how many lollies in the vase. Win the lollies AND the vase.

Craft Pack Giveaway ...
~ This one's for the kids. There are THREE to give away & it's FREE to enter.

Paper Chain Activity ...
~ Each child will be able to make a Christmas paper chain decoration that they can take home with them. It'll measure approx 1.5m when finished (one per child).

Colouring Station ...
~ will be set up as usual with lots of Mooki colouring sheets for the kids.

Face Painting ...
~ supplied by Kerry from What-nots for Tiny Tots & will be available from 11am - 3pm.... and Guess what? This is FREE too.

What else can we tell you? ... We're an Indoor boutique market ... It's Free Entry into the market ... and we have tons of fun-loving, warm-hugging atmosphere!
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Saturday 14th December
10.30am - 3.30pm
St. Anthony's Parish Hall 
164 Neerim Rd Glen Huntly, Melbourne

4.12.13

More Fun Activities

Once again, Mooki is sneaking in ahead of time to announce more fun activities.
December 14th is the date for our last market for 2013 so Mooki is making sure there's lots to celebrate with the kids.
... And it's ALL for FREE.
Face Painting
Available between 11am -  3pm
A Big Thank you to Kerry from  What-nots for Tiny Tots for providing this service.
Please visit Kerry in support of her work and in appreciation of her generosity.
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Lolly Jar Guessing competition (& for big kids too)
... Only this time it's not a jar but a lovely tall vase that is part of the prize. 
Valued at approx. $25
This is open for ANYONE to enter.
All you have to do is guess how many lollies are inside. The person with the correct, or nearest correct guess, will win the vase with all the lollies inside.
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Paper Chain activity - free.
Each child has the opportunity to make a lovely Christmas paper chain decoration. They can take it home & use it to add to Christmas decorations at home. The paper chain measures approx 1.5m when completed (depending on the overlap of each link) 
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Craft Pack Giveaway
Dont' forget about the huge Craft Pack giveaway announced in the previous post.... and all With compliments from Mooki - just scroll down to the post below this one to read all the details.
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Colouring Station
... will be set up as usual with More colouring sheets.
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But in order to take part in all of these festivities you'll need to visit ... 

The Handmade Show
Saturday 14th December

10.30am - 3.30pm

St. Anthony's Parish Hall

164 Neerim Rd Glen Huntly, Melbourne.

3.12.13

Giveaway for the Kids too!

The craft room has been raided and craft supplies have been gathered. Mooki simply isn't going to be left out of the spirit of giving ~ a HUGE craft giveaway has been organised especially for the kids.

THREE craft packs will be available.
1st prize includes over 120 pieces valued at $50 (pictured above).
... and contains an assortment of craft papers & card, shapes & embellishments, plus assorted gifts.

2nd & 3rd prizes each include over 60 pieces valued at $16 (not pictured).
... and contains an assortment of craft papers & card, shapes & embellishments.

All that's needed is some glue for loads of creative fun.

How to enter.
  1. Visit The Handmade Show on Saturday 14th Dec between 10.30am - 3.30pm, and fill in an entry form. 
  2. It's FREE to enter.
  3. One entry per child.
  4. Entry form requires a parent name, child's name and contact number.
  5. Details are solely for the purposes of contacting the winners.
  6. Winners drawn at end of trade on 14th Dec.
  7. Winners will be contacted within 72 hours.
  8. Prizes will not be posted and must be collected by prior arrangement.
  9. Prizes cannot be exchanged, or redeemed for cash.
  10. Prizes are suitable for 5yrs+ with several pieces suitable for 8yrs+
 So bring your children along ...And THREE lucky children will win a crafty prize that keeps them happily creating during the holidays.

Saturday 14th Dec
10.30am - 3.30pm
St. Anthony's Parish Hall
164 Neerim Rd Glen Huntly, Melbourne Vic

2.12.13

Gorgeous Christmas Giveaway


Giving gorgeous gifts is something we all love to do at The Handmade Show. So, what better way to help you celebrate Christmas, or the holiday season, than by giving you the chance to win an absolutely gorgeous gift hamper!
Take a look at what the lovely stall holders have donated. They love creating beautiful things and they would love to give you a surprise. They have given happily so as to put a big smile on your face, send you cheery thoughts and warm wishes from their heart to you. How lucky for visitors to The Handmade Show.

 The prize value is over $350 ($361 to be exact).
...and here are the wonderful contributors to the prize....

Three Little Kids

In support of their work, please visit these lovely creators who have given so generously.

It's easy to enter ~ simply visit The Handmade show on Saturday 14th December and fill in an entry form. It's FREE to enter. More information, plus Terms & Conditions, are available at the Competitions page.

25.11.13

November Winners

Congratulations to our November Winners!
Our vouchers are all sponsored. This means when the winners use their vouchers to purchase goods from stall holders, it is like a cash sale. On presentation of the redeemed voucher to THS the stall holder is reimbursed. Just another way in which we continue to support our stall holders.
 
$20 THS Voucher - sponsored by The Handmade Show.
Beverley from Murrumbeena
 .... picked up a postcard from another market & decided to come along to ours too; she is excited!

$10 THS Voucher - sponsored by The Handmade Show.
Fay from Carnegie
.... is a two time winner! She won her first voucher exactly 12 months ago!! She loves to support the stall holders by buying from them.

$10 Café Handmade Voucher - sponsored by St. Anthony's Volunteers.
Monique from Glen Huntly
.... is a regular visitor to our markets & loves coming along - always finds something to buy: she is looking forward to our last market for the year.

Our winners get to spend their voucher at our last market for 2013. We have an awesome market in store for you all. Save the date and come along to finish off your Christmas shopping list.

Saturday 14th December
10.30am - 3.30pm
St. Anthony's Parish Hall
164 Neerim Rd Glen Huntly, Melbourne.

11.11.13

Stall Holder Offers

If you've missed our markets in the past make a point not to miss this is one. Our stall holders have an amazing selection of beautiful products to delight and surprise you. Many will take pre Christmas orders & some have great specials or discounts. Here are some of them ...

  • has Gorgeous gift packs put together especially for Christmas at great prices; takes orders.
  • takes orders & can personalise beautiful quilled creations.
Market Delights
  • Is giving every buyer a voucher entitling them to 10% discount on any item purchased through 2014; will take custom orders.
Melmade
  • has DIY plaster packs at special prices, $5 each or 3 for $10; taking orders for personalised Christmas stockings.
Agnes & I
  • has amazing eucalyptus eco-printed silk skirts added to her range & can take custom order on sizes & lengths.
Inglenook Children's Emporium
  • does lots of custom work for her customers & has a new range of cloth dolls called 'When I grow up' coming out soon.
Forget Me Not Engraving
  • Is offering 10% off all jewellery purchases made at THS with presentation of the discount card, or quote the code on the card (click on link); orders taken for glass baubles & hearts.
Heart and Soul Handcrafted Jewellery
  • custom orders taken; Buy a full priced item and get the 2nd item, and so on, at a reduced price.
Unique Essence Aroma Therapy
  • has Christmas specials to surprise you - only available at the Nov & Dec markets; orders taken.
Cards by Cherrie
  • her medium cards are discounted when 5 or more are purchased eg 5  for $15. She also has beautiful snowflake decorations discounted when 5 or more re purchased eg 5 for $10.
Recycled by Di
  • spend over $50 and receive a free Santa bag valued at $15; 2 packs of 5 large Christmas cards $10; 2 packs of 6 gift cards $5; custom orders for personalised name bunting $20 (posted in time for Christmas).
Beadhub Creations
  • orders taken for necklaces, bracelets and earrings.
Puddle Glass Art
  • glass and some porcelain Christmas tree ornaments, discounted when 3 or more are purchased - they come in a lovely gift bag; orders taken for personalised porcelain ornaments.
Tanja Kozub Design
  • will have a $59 sale rack of her beautiful original knitwear; will also take special orders.
Sparrow Girl Creations 
  • has lovely jute bags that can be personalised; plus new for November market - recycled denim bags $20; will take orders.

This information was supplied by each stall holder and is copied from their written communication. For further details please contact individual stall holders. Please visit their web sites or Facebook pages to get a closer look at what they get up to leading up to a market.

You can check more stall holder offers by clicking the links under the "Who's on Show' column. If links are not present it means web sites are not available.

Looking forward to seeing everyone Saturday 16th Nov at St. Anthony's Parish Hall, 164 Neerim Rd Glen Huntly, Vic.

Handmade For Christmas


We have 35 fabulous stall holders for you this upcoming market. All are preparing to show you their gorgeous handmade creations, lovingly crafted. There will be a hall full of superb gift ideas so come along and pledge to buy 'handmade' for Christmas. By buying handmade you will also be supporting your local community, wahms & small businesses. You will find nothing but quality products, unique ideas and one-of-a-kind creations at The Handmade Show.

Come along for a great day out ... indoors.
In addition to great buys from stallholders we also have  ~
  • Cafe Handmade for scrumptious refreshments, meals and treats. 
  • Claire Patti to perform for us with her golden voice & harp.
  • Our mascot Mooki has a surprise for the kids with Mini Bears - Mooki's little friends like to play hide 'n seek, plus some fun colouring sheets ~ all to keep the kids happy while you shop.
  • And just to add some more spark to your day we are giving you the chance to win one of THREE Gift Vouchers. Perfect for some last minute shopping at the December market. It's easy to enter ~ check here for more information.

So plan it into your day - you will be pleasantly surprised....
Saturday 16th November
10.30am - 3.30pm
St. Anthony's parish Hall
164 Neerim Rd Glen Huntly
(corner Neerim & Grange roads)
Melbourne, Vic

10.11.13

October Winners

 It was an exciting time at last month's market with our 3rd Birthday celebrations and Goodie Bag Giveaway. In addition to the many 'winners' of market day shopping and celebrations we congratulate the October Voucher Winners! Here they are ....

$20 THS Voucher
Hilda from Notting Hill
 .... has been coming this year with her daughter who is a stall holder; she is over the moon!

$10 THS Voucher
Christine from Mordialloc
.... has been coming since THS's Oakleigh days and knew about the market due to THS newsletters.

$10 Café Handmade Voucher
Ilana from Bentleigh East
.... saw a sign for another market in Murummbeena and went to it and was given a postcard from a stall holder. 

We look forward to seeing you all at the November 16th market - enjoy spending your vouchers!

Everyone who visits The Handmade Show is a winner. So come along to the next market which is just around the corner. You may be the next voucher winner.

Saturday 16th November
10.30am - 3.30pm
St. Anthony's Parish Hall
164 Neerim Rd Glen Huntly, Vic 3163
(cnr Neerim & Grange roads)

9.10.13

Sensational September Winners!

Sensational September Winners!!!
Congratulations to our Sensational September giveaway winners. We had three vouchers to give away to visitors who came to our market.

They came, they entered, they won!
$20 THS voucher 
Sian from Mentone
~ heard about our market form one of her friends. She can't wait to get back in October to spend her winnings and snatch up a Goodie Bag.
$10 THS voucher 
Marisa from Kew
~ who happened to be our lovely Musician at the September market!  During her breaks she bought from our lovely stallholders and won a voucher!
$10 Cafe Handmade voucher 
Rosemary from East Bentleigh
~ was driving past, suddenly decided to stop in and left very happy with her purchase. And was truly happy and shocked that she had actually won something...first time ever!!!

We're so happy for our winners and look forward to seeing you again when you return to redeem your vouchers. Your vouchers are on their way to you!  AND Remember the October Market is not one to miss...especially for the first 100 visitors.  It's the THS 's 3rd Birthday Celebrations with the Goodie Bag giveaway!  Lots of vouchers and surprises in those bags.  Here's a sneak peak at the outside of the bags......

In order to know what's going to be in them.....be one of the first 100 visitors starting from 10:30am on the 19th of Oct!  See you there!
Happy Creating,
from

19.9.13

Sensational September

A garrulous chanteuse.
 
With another Handmade Show just around the corner it's time to give you a peek at what's in store for you when you come along for an immensely enjoyable day.
Saturday 21st September
10.30am - 3.30pm
St. Anthony's Parish Hall
164 Neerim Rd Glen Huntly, Melbourne Vic
 
This month we have the beautiful Marisa Quigley, a.k.a Chubby Rae, who will engage you from her ‘home on the stage’ you can’t help but get that feeling. Far from delicate, the six-foot tall redhead captivates all with her dynamic presence, hauntingly beautiful vocals and earthy humor. Being at one of her shows is like relaxing in your own lounge room whilst sipping on your favourite brew and being entertained by your new best friend. She will in one breath have you in stitches with her irreverent wit and in the next, move you to tears with her breathtaking lyrical stories.
 
Feel free to click HERE to peruse her website, to have a sneak preview of her lovely voice or to book her for your next event.
 
 

Voucher giveaways is of course back again this month. It's just too easy to enter and it's free to enter. Check here to see what you can win.

33 Fabulous stall holders will fill the venue hall AND the Waratah Room with their superbly hand crafted creations.

Face painting is available again for the kids... And once again it's Free all day! A Massive thanks to Kerry from What-nots for Tiny Tots

Mooki will have some colouring sheets for the kids (of all ages).
 
And This month the intro to a "Man Corner".  A few newspapers, mags and games to keep the boys entertained.

 And don't forget Cafe Handmade for that heart warming meal, snack or treat. Rest up while you take in the view of stall holders and savour the delicious menu or sip on a real coffee or cuppa.

It's all Indoors for you, so if it's cold outside it'll be warm & cosy inside.

Come along and join us ... and tell all your friends too.

2.9.13

Goodie Bag Promotion

The Handmade Show is celebrating its 3rd Birthday!
Although we officially turned three in January we'll be celebrating during the October 19th market.
So we are providing another marketing opportunity for you to promote your business or market through a Goodie Bag which will be handed out as a free gift to market visitors.

The theme for this giveaway is the THS 3rd Birthday!! This is a great opportunity and an inexpensive way to get your business seen by market patrons before Christmas. And it's a little something to help celebrate THS's 3rd Birthday!

The invitation is open to stall holders, micro businesses, wahms, wahps & hobby businesses who love to create beautiful things; And Market Organisers are also welcome.

How does it work?

  • You supply us with your promotional material.
  • We place your material into specially marked Goodie Bags.
  • We distribute them to markets visitors.
  • They take their goodie bag home & go through it all, use up discounts, special offers, samples...use the info to reach you, place orders, check out your web site or visit you at your next market. What doesn't get used immediately gets used later or is passed on to family & friends who can make use of it.
  • It works because the bags are targeted directly to your target market - the market goer.

How much will it cost?

  • $15 for 100 bags contributions.

What promotional materials can I submit?

  • Business cards, business postcards, special offers, discounts, vouchers, product samples - just to name a few ideas.
  • Market flyers/postcards
  • More ideas can be found HERE

Interested? Here is what to do next...

  1. Send us an email - thsapplications@gmail.com
  2. In the Subject line write - Birthday Goodie Bag Submission.
  3. Briefly tell us about what you wish to include in the bags.
  4. You will need to ensure you have 100 items to send us by the deadline date (see below)
  5. We will send you an invoice with payment details and further instructions on where to send or deliver your promotional materials.
Please Note: Cost cannot be split. We prefer you to supply the entire 100 bags; but if you are unable to do so then we may consider you to supply less than 100 items - however, cost remains the same and cannot be split.

Deadline for notice to contribute - Monday Sept 16th.
Deadline for promotional material delivery - Monday Sept 30th.
The last time we did this back in April....we had given out the 100 bags by 1pm.  It was well received by the visitors.  We also had a few "extra donations" put into random bags.  People like surprises!  So if you would like to Donate some, please let us know in the email as well. The THS had even given a few vouchers that were redeemed!
So send us a line if you are interested in taking part of what we hope to be another fabulous Goodie Bag giveaway!

26.8.13

Awesome August Winners

Congratulations to our Awesome August giveaway winners. We had three vouchers to give away to visitors who came to our market.

They came, they entered, they won!

$20 THS voucher 
Leanne from Bendigo
~ heard about our market form one of her Melbourne friends. She can't wait to get back in October to spend her winnings.

$10 THS voucher 
Jay from Carnegie
~ is a regular shopper at THS who was already planning on coming again in September and is bringing along some more friends.

$10 Cafe Handmade voucher 
Aysel from Endeavour Hills
~ was driving past, decided to drop in and left happy with her purchases.

We're so happy for our winners and look forward to seeing you again when you return to redeem your vouchers. Your vouchers are on their way to you!

8.8.13

Come Fly With Us.


With another Handmade Show just around the corner it's time to give you a peek at what's in store for you when you come along for an immensely enjoyable day.

Saturday 17th August
10.30am - 3.30pm
St. Anthony's Parish Hall
164 Neerim Rd Glen Huntly, Melbourne Vic

Frank Lee Darling is back to entertain and swoon as he croons evergreen classics from Sinatra, Dean Martin, Cole Porter, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong and many more. He'll be there from 11am through to 2.30pm.

Voucher giveaways is also back again this month. It's just too easy to enter and it's free to enter. Check here to see what you can win.

Fabulous stall holders will fill the venue hall AND the Waratah Room with their superbly hand crafted creations.

Face painting is available again for the kids... And once again it's Free. Big thanks to Kerry from What-nots for Tiny Tots

Mooki will have some new colouring sheets too.

And don't forget Cafe Handmade for that heart warming meal, snack or treat. Rest up while you take in the view of stall holders and savour the delicious menu or sip on a real coffee or cuppa.

It's all Indoors for you, so if it's cold outside it'll be warm & cosy inside.

Come along and join us ... and tell all your friends too.



23.7.13

July Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the July winners!

$20 THS voucher 
Rhonda from Mentone
~ Was invited by a friend of a stall holder

$10 THS voucher 
Cheryl from East Bentleigh
~ saw us in Herald Sun

$10 Cafe Handmade voucher 
Wensu from Clayton
~ searched for a market on Internet & found us.

Thank you for visiting The Handmade Show. We look forward to seeing you again when you return to redeem your vouchers.

8.7.13

The Golden Voice and Harp


Claire Patti is a Lady with a golden voice & harp playing to match. We are excited to announce that Claire will be performing for us at The Handmade Show Saturday 20th July.

Claire's spellbinding music will transfix and transport all at once. Her love of folk, jazz and pop leads to some whimsically wonderful sounds as she accompanies herself singing.

A multi instrumentalist and honours graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, Claire is a performer, conductor, teacher and composer. Her passion for singing and playing is closely followed by conducting choirs and ensembles, with a particular penchant for anything cappella.

Come and be entertained by Claire as you browse and shop the boutiques of our talented stall holders, and enjoy the delights from Cafe Handmade.

You can find more about Claire on her web site Claire Patti or visit Claire Patti on Facebook

Mark down this event in your diary so you don't miss it.
The Handmade Show
Saturday 20th July
10.30am - 3.30pm
Claire will be performing between 12 -2pm approx.
St. Anthony's Parish Hall
164 Neerim Rd Glen Huntly, Melbourne Vic

22.6.13

Jumping June Winners

Here are our fabulous winners for June!

$20 THS Voucher
Bec S from Balaclava 
Bec was driving along & saw one of our signs so decided to stop by.

$10 THS Voucher
Chris S from Hampton
Chris was invited by one of our stall holders.

$10 Cafe Voucher
Michael K from Ormond 
Michael was invited on FB via another of our stall holders.

Congratulations to our winners!
We look forward to seeing you all at The Handmade Show as you come along & spend your winnings. 

12.6.13

Crafty June 3

More sneak peeks of our lovely stall holders at The Handmade Show, Saturday 15th June. Part three.

Jacki Made This
Daisy Barber Crafts


Joyce
Made by Katherine

See you at The Handmade Show!


10.6.13

Congratulations Tony's Cafe

The team at The Handmade Show would like to congratulate Tony's Cafe on it's 4th Birthday.

Several years ago one person had a vision of starting up an outreach cafe where meals could be provided for those who are struggling, lonely or who simply needed a helping hand with meals. Four years ago the vision became a reality and volunteers from St. Anthony's Parish Glen Huntly pulled together to provide a 3 course meal each Thursday night... now serving 70 - 80 people ... & sometimes up to 100.

For all their efforts in providing this outreach to the community they were on the receiving end of a grant from Feed Melbourne plus several other substantial donations which enabled them to purchase a van - second hand, but greatly appreciated & put to good use.

Tony's Cafe, named after St. Anthony, has now branched out to visiting people in hospital. providing kitchenware and clothing; and is even helping to find accommodation for their guests.

All people working within the cafe donate their time to set up, cook, serve & clean up in order to provide wholesome meals in a warm & welcoming environment. These volunteers ranged from ordinary people with the parish & community to professional cooks & chefs.

What an amazing effort - what an amazing group of people - what an amazing achievement by people who band together to help others.

Congratulations & Happy 4th Birthday Tony's Cafe.

Meals are served every Thursday night from 5 pm - 7pm, in the Waratah Room - entry via Neerim Rd, 164 Neerim Rd Glen Huntly, Melbourne.


7.6.13

Arty June

Another sneak peek of our lovely stall holders at The Handmade Show, Saturday 15th June. Part two
Cards by Michele 

Stay tuned for part three.

6.6.13

Crafty June

A sneak peek of some of the lovely stall holders participating in The Handmade Show Saturday 15th June. Part one.

Paper Bag Crafts
Cards by Cherrie

Stay tuned for part two.

4.6.13

Jumping June

Here's your preview of our June 15th Market -

A warm & cosy hall full of more fabulous stall holders - 35 crafters & artisans will show you what they have been creating and you get the opportunity to purchase their gorgeous creations.

Cafe Handmade ~ will tempt you with their heart warming menu. It tastes great & will make you feel warm, homely & all good inside. Enjoy their treats or come for breakfast, brunch, lunch or afternoon tea or coffee.

Entertainment ~ Nick Charles will come to entertain us all with his jazzy blues. Nick has been playing guitar for 30 years. Listening to his music gives you a feeling that the world is a pretty good place.

Giveaway ~ The triple voucher giveaway is here again! What can you win?
$20 THS voucher
$10 THS voucher
$10 Cafe Handmade voucher 
* sponsored by the volunteers of St. Anthony's Parish Glen Huntly.
 How does it work? 
Simple! Visit The Handmade Show, fill in an entry, just for walking through the doors, & pop it into the entry box. Then, for every purchase you make from our stall holders you receive extra entries.

Kids Activities
Free face painting ~ sponsored by Kerry of What-nots for Tiny Tots
Free colouring sheets ~ children have a selection of pictures of Mooki ~ our endearing market mascot who is loved by the children.

Bring out your diary & mark it in ~
The Handmade Show
Sat 15th June
10.30am - 3.30pm
St. Anthony's Parish Hall
164 Neerim Rd Glen Huntly, Melbourne.

Oh, and just so you know, we're an indoor market so if it's cold outside we're warm inside!

26.5.13

May Voucher Winners

We congratulate our May winners of The Handmade Show Gift vouchers.
***
$20 THS Voucher
Dianne S from Greensborough.
* Found us listed in the The Herald Sun Weekend, Top 5 Markets.
***
$10 THS Voucher
 Isabelle D from Beaumaris
* Saw our signs on the way to a birthday party & decided to stop by on the way home.
***
$10 Cafe Handmade Voucher
Wendy P from Narre Warre
* Looking for a market to visit, Googled craft market (for Sat May 18th) & found us in the search.
***

Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway. Don't forget that we have voucher giveaways each month so come along to the next show for your chance to win one next.

Congratulations once again to our winners. Enjoy your shopping ~ We look forward to seeing you in June or July.

15.5.13

Fun Activity for the Kids


This is one for the kids for this Saturday 18th May. A bit of fun with Mooki and his little mini friends.

Mooki spends a lot of time inside St. Anthony's Hall and has been up to something.
It seems that Mooki has an army of little friends - mini Mookis - that are in hiding around the hall. It's a mystery how they got there or what they get up to when the lights are out & all is locked ... but Mooki tells me they like to play hide & seek.

Mooki would like the kids to search high & low for his little friends. As a reward for finding them Mooki has a special thank you gift for each child who finds them.

So, when they are found just take the little fellas to Mooki who will happily give each child a bag of their very own lollies....children can find as many mini Mookis as they wish but Mooki will limit one lolly bag per child.

So come along & join in the fun hide 'n seek hunt for mini Mookis .... tell your little friends about it too.

Don't forget there are free Mooki colouring sheets AND there is FREE face painting provided by the lovely Kerry from What-not for Tiny Tots. You can find them between the stage and piano.

See you Saturday - from 10.30am to 3.30pm.
Where? St. Anthony' parish Hall, 164 Neerim Rd Glen Huntly, Melbourne.


8.5.13

Free Face Painting


Some fun things are meant just for the kids. So while parents are happy browsing and shopping the kids can be lining up for their FREE face painting session.

The lovely Kerry from What-nots for Tiny Tots waves her colourful paints over the happy faces and out they come looking gorgeous as their favourite character, animal, imaginary creature or other.

Kerry is a mum of 2 who loves to sew cute things. Check out her page to see what new, fun things she has done....and if you like what you see, please like her page in support of her generous offer.

So come along, bring the kids, browse the stalls, enjoy the Cafe, be entertained, and simply have an all round wonderful day.
The Handmade Show
Saturday 18th May
St. Anthony's Parish Hall
164 Neerim Rd Glen Huntly,
Melbourne Vic.
10.30am - 3.30pm


Marvellous May

A preview on what is in store for our May 18th show -

  Fabulous stall holders ~ 35 of them ~ exhibiting their gorgeous creations for you to browse & purchase.  
Frank Lee Darling is back to entertain you, warm your hearts and get your feet tapping.  
Gift Vouchers for purchase ~ a perfect gift idea for market shoppers!
Cafe Handmade serving up a grand cafe style menu.
Mooki colouring sheets.... plus, something is cooking in Mooki's corner ~ stay tuned.  
Face painting fun for the kids by Kerry from What-nots for Tiny Tots.  
Triple Voucher Giveaway - just by visiting The Handmade Show you could be a winner ~ more details HERE

The Handmade Show
Saturday 18th May
St. Anthony's Parish Hall
164 Neerim Rd Glen Huntly,
Melbourne Vic.
10.30am - 3.30pm

3.5.13

May Triple Giveaway

It's time to bring back our traditional voucher giveaway at this month's market.
We have THREE to give away to some lucky market visitors.
$20 THS voucher
plus
$10 THS voucher
plus
$10 Cafe Handmade voucher
Sponsored by the volunteers of St. Anthony's Parish who run the cafe for us.

All you have to do is walk through the doors on Saturday 18th May and you receive a free entry. Just walk over to The Handmade Show table, fill out an entry & pop it in the entry box ... so simple.

Then, for every purchase you make from our lovely stall holders, you receive more entries - increasing your chances to win..... Start planning your purchases!

Everything you need to know about the giveaway can be found on our COMPETITIONS page.

See you at the Show ...
Saturday 18th May
10.30am - 3.30pm
St. Anthony's Parish Hall
164 Neerim Rd Glen Huntly, Melbourne

14.4.13

Surprise Goodie Bags!

I'll quickly start off with some bad news because the good news is heaps more exciting.
We won't have our usual THS voucher giveaway as a door prize at this coming market (April 20th).

What we do have are 100 (one hundred)  Pamper Mum, Pamper You Goodie Bags to giveaway to the first one hundred visitors.... Oh, but you already knew that!

What you didn't know is that 15 bags will contain an extra special surprise.
    These surprises will be in random bags so you won't know until you look through your goodie bag if you have one of the Surprise Goodie Bags.

    Please take note that bags without the Extra Special Surprise are still filled with gorgeous little gifts, samples, discounts & special offers  ~ just the kind that will put a smile on your face & make you feel special & pampered.

    It's all up for grabs but you have to be there to grab a bag.... and there's only enough for the first 100 (one hundred) visitors... and only one per person.
      
    The Handmade Show
    • When: Saturday April 20th
    • Where: St. Anthony's Parish Hall, 164 Neerim Rd Glen Huntly, Melbourne (corner Neerim & Grange roads)
    • Time: 10.30am - 3.30pm

    ciao for now,
    Elena

    PS: The THS voucher giveaway will be back next month (May18th)

    Gift Vouchers Now Available for Purchase.

    We are excited to announce that The Handmade Show Gift Vouchers are now available for purchase. 
    We think this is a perfect gift idea to give to family & friends who love craft market shopping; and it comes in a gorgeous little deckle edged folder with closure, so it's nicely presented.

    This is something Bobbie & I have long been discussing and now have finally managed to get it organised.
    I must add that it was a tricky one to work out as the market is only held monthly. However, we've looked at it and decided to give it a go.
    • The vouchers will be available for purchase from the April 20th market through to November 16th.
    • They are solely for the purchase of goods from stall holders at The Handmade Show 2013. They are  NOT valid for use at Cafe Handmade.
    • The voucher can be bought at your preferred dollar value and will have a very small processing fee per voucher.
    • The voucher cannot be spilt over multiple stalls & will need to be spent in one transaction.
    • They are valid until December 14th 2013, regardless of when they have been purchased (expiry date is clearly marked on the front of voucher).
    Seeing we are a market & not a 'bricks & mortar' retail outlet that's open 6 to 7 days a week, we believed it best to set the expiry date being the last market for 2013. THS recommences in April 2014 so it is a long break - a long time to be waiting to use a voucher.

    Terms & Conditions are written on the back of each voucher and will also be available for viewing at the point of sale.

    Stall Holders will be briefed on what to do when a customer purchases items using a voucher.

    We really want to give this a go so we are taking this year as a trial run. We're looking forward to feedback from you throughout the year as we'll be wanting to improve the idea as needed.

    Pass on the good news!

    Ciao for now,
    Elena



    4.4.13

    Enter a World of Elegance and Charm

     

    The Handmade Show is excited to announce the entertainment for the April market.
    Come along for a few hours of charming entertainment from a classics crooner.
    Frank Lee Darling  will swoon & charm you through your Cafe & shopping experience ~ it's the only way to go to market.

    Come along and Enter a World of Elegance & Charm. Frank will warm your heart, get your feet tapping ... and simply make you feel happy.

    Forget all your cares, leave behind your busy life and treat yourself to a day of heartfelt warmth, great food & fabulous shopping.
    Saturday 20th April
    164 Neerim Rd GlenHuntly, Melbourne.
    Market hours 10.30am - 3.30pm
    Frank is due to entertain us from approx 11am - 2pm.
    Entry is FREE!
    Visit Frank Lee Darling to find out more about him.

    27.3.13

    Goodie Bag Ideas

    As promised, here are some Goodie Bag inclusion ideas which will hopefully inspire you. These are basic, simple ideas just to get you thinking. Ideas can be endless, inspired by your creative imagination....

    Want to include a handmade gift or product sample from your range?
    Your product samples from your own range of crafted wares & products are the best advertisement of your product eg. hand/body lotion, mini soaps, potpourri, chocolates, cookies, sweets, candles, stationery (greeting/ gift card).
    Make mini samples of whatever you create (if possible) - you know best what you can do & what you can afford to do; And it's always good to have something that can be used.

    However, don't use your reject products - people need to see your best in here. They need to be able to look at your product sample & go 'wow, love this! I want more.'

    Don't have any product samples but want to include a gift?
    • Couple chocolates (wrapped) in a cello bag & attach to postcard.
    • Chocolate, biscuit, sweets wrapped in lace & attached to a card or flyer.
    • Tea bag or coffee bag with a note "have a break on us & enjoy this cuppa", & attach to a gift card or brochure.
    • Print inspiring/encouraging/funny/happy quotes onto pretty paper & attach to a fridge magnet.
    • Compile mini bags with several crafty bits for a mini project to make a greeting card or other mini crafty project; don't forget to print out instructions.
    • Have a competition set up with a great prize to win, include an entry form or two and details on where to enter (preferably your web site or blog or have them come to your stall at each market you attend - the more they come the more entries they get).
    • Pencil wrapped in printed paper & attach to your order form.
    • Paper flower craft attached to a special offer card.
    • Make a button/ beaded/ ribbon or lacy fridge magnet.
    Can't include gifts or samples? Easy ideas like this are still very effective -
    • Brochures, flyers & cards of all kinds always work best when there is a call-to-action included.
    • Special offers - eg. set a minimum spend to receive 'something'; buy 2 get one free; buy one get 2nd one half price.
    • Exclusive offers - an offer available only for the Goodie Bag customer.
    • Discounts - pot luck discounts eg. 10/15/20% off next purchase; print several per sheet, cut & fold creatively & attach to your business post card. Each customer receives a different discount.
    • Gift voucher - eg. set a minimum spend to receive $5, $10 or $? off your next purchase (at a market or online).
    • Business cards, postcards - with all the usual business details.
    • Postcards, bookmarks or flyers listing markets and /or special events you'll be attending.
    • Magnetic business card.

    People need to look at your postcard, offer or discount & say 'Oh my gosh, got to check this out'

    Put your own twist on things, enjoy gathering your Goodie bag ideas, and all the love you put into this exercise will shine through when customers open up their Goodie Bags.

    Share your thoughts with us & any fabulous ideas you come up with ... or keep it as a surprise for everyone.

    26.3.13

    Pamper Mum, Pamper You!

    We have a marketing opportunity for you to promote your business through a Goodie Bag which will be handed out as a free gift to market visitors.

    The theme for this giveaway is Pamper Mum, Pamper You. This is a great opportunity and an inexpensive way to get your business seen by mums & ladies before Mother's Day.

    The invitation is open to stall holders, micro businesses, wahms, wahps & hobby businesses who love to create beautiful things. Handmade, recreated & upcycled wares, inspired by you in your creative space & created by your gifted hands ~ this is what we love at The Handmade Show.

    How does it work?

    • You supply us with your promotional material.
    • We place your material into specially marked Goodie Bags.
    • We distribute them to markets visitors.
    • They take their goodie bag home & go through it all, use up discounts, special offers, samples...use the info to reach you, place orders, check out your web site or visit you at your next market. What doesn't get used immediately gets used later or is passed on to family & friends who can make use of it.
    • It works because the bags are targeted directly to your target market - the market goer.

    How much will it cost?

    • Introductory offer - $15 for 100 bags contributions.

    What promotional materials can I submit?

    • Business cards, business postcards, special offers, discounts, vouchers, product samples - just to name a few ideas.
    • Stay tuned for the next blog post as we will help you out with more ideas.

    Interested? Here is what to do next...

    1. Send us an email - thsapplications@gmail.com
    2. In the Subject line write - Pamper Goodie Bag Submission.
    3. Briefly tell us about what you wish to include in the bags.
    4. You will need to ensure you have 100 items to send us by the deadline date (see below)
    5. We will send you an invoice with payment details and further instructions on where to send or deliver your promotional materials.
    Please Note: Cost cannot be split. We prefer you to supply the entire 100 bags; but if you are unable to do so then we may consider you to supply less than 100 items - however, cost remains the same and cannot be split.

    Deadline for notice to contribute - Monday April 8th.
    Deadline for promotional material delivery - Monday April 15th


    19.3.13

    Goodie Bag Goodness


    The Goodie Bag, as a marketing tool, is not a new idea - it has been around for a while. I remember receiving several of these promotional bags over the years at networking or promotional events, and even at Trade Shows. The bags usually contain promotional material, samples, discounts, special offers and more.

    It is an effective tool to use to promote businesses inexpensively - especially great for small business. Distribution numbers may seem small (depending on your event) but it is targeted at your market, so people collecting these bags are present at the event because they want to be there, have paid to be there or are searching for special deals/services/information.

    The THS team went to a fund raising Ladies Night organised by Babushka Moo Markets. We paid for tickets into this event & were excited to receive a Goodie bag each. I couldn't wait to see what I had inside my bag - skin care samples, greeting cards, selection of local eatery menus, generous vouchers (more than one), coupons, sweet sample, a gift & special offers. I may not be able to use all of them but I know people I can pass those on to quite easily, and some I can hang on to for special occasions.

    The light bulb switched on for us, and we're thinking of organising a Goodie Bag too ~ as a marketing opportunity for stall holders & other micro businesses, wahms, wahps ~ and as a giveaway for our visitors to the market. Excited? We are ......Soooo, stay tuned, we're off to organise a Goodie Bag for our first 2013 market in April.

    We'll be back with details & pricing for contributors plus inexpensive ideas for inclusion.


    23.2.13

    We Love Handmade!


    I guess you will have noticed that we are quite partial to all things handmade... and all things that are recreated, re purposed or lovingly reinvented. Cooking show judges always talk about putting 'the love' on a plate ~ here at The Handmade Show we adore putting 'the love' into our creations.

    How about you, do you love handmade?

    Come and join us on Facebook and share the handmade love. We're itching for an excuse for a giveaway so the THS team has decided to hold a giveaway when we hit a milestone 1000 likes. The prize is already being gathered in readiness; and it will make even the least creative person inspired & eager to jump in and create, create, create!
    So come and 'like' say 'Hi'.

    Reminder: our first 2013 market is on ~ Saturday 20th April.
    You will find us at St. Anthony's Parish Hall, 164 Neerim Rd Glen Huntly, Melbourne Vic.
    Doors open from 10.30am to 3.30pm
    Cafe Handmade will be serving its usual delicious cafe style menu.






    29.1.13

    One Big Picture Of Goodwill.

    What occurs within a venue can have a touching effect on all who book the facilities for an event; especially when most of what occurs there has a lot to do with open hearts that are caring, giving, helpful and cheerful. The venue I'm talking about is St. Anthony's Parish Hall, Glen Huntly - the place where The Handmade Show is held.

    Let's take a look at the Christmas Dinner they organise each year. Christmas 2012 marked their 21st birthday. The parish puts on a warm & welcoming event, inviting all those who would otherwise not have anywhere to go on Christmas day or no one to share the day.
    Payment is not required nor asked for - the dinner is free.
    The numbers this year -
    • Guests - 231 (not including those who turned up on the day without booking - lost count after 20)
    • Helpers - 92 
    The menu -
    • Entree: Prawn Cocktail or Cantaloupe & ham; for Vegetarians - Fresh fruit salad
    • Mains: Roast Turkey, ham, roast potatoes, pumpkin & cauliflower in white sauce; peas & gravy & cranberry sauce.
    • Dessert: Plum pudding with custard, cream & ice-cream; or ice-cream with freckles; followed by Tea, Coffee & after dinner mints.

    Music & entertainment was provided for the festive occasion; and each guest received a plate of goodies to take home. Extra dinners were also sent out.

    It was an all round effort of goodwill by many who donated food or funds, cooked, served, helped in set up or clean up or transported guests back & forth.

    Moving stories come to the surface at these events. Many from those who would otherwise have been sitting at home on their own.

    The goodwill nature of the people who take part in this annual event is ongoing throughout the year - it doesn't stop at the one occasion; it touches everyone.

    We at The Handmade Show have done nothing here - we are simply a booking that turns up once a month on the 3rd Saturday. We set up the hall for our lovely stall holders & we pack up afterwards. But it's the goodwill nature that has a ripple effect onto all who arrive at the hall for whatever their event; the warmth & cheer flow onto us all brightening our stay.

    How blessed we are at the Handmade Show to have a venue like this to host our market.

    Searching for the perfect venue is not an easy task, especially when you're looking for an indoor venue for a market. A number of things need to be considered - Location, parking, facility provisions, kitchen facilities, ease of loading/unloading for stall holders, cost, insurance, availability, traffic, ATM locations, neighbouring markets - and so on.

    Most of the conditions are covered but for what may be missing the heart of the venue takes its place.

    The Handmade Show starts back from Saturday 20th April 2013.
    St. Anthony's Parish Hall ~ 164 Neerm Rd Glen Huntly, Melbourne, Vic
    Cafe Handmade, run by volunteers from St. Anthony's parish, will be offering a delicious menu.
    Stall holders will bring their amazing creations for you.
    The THS team will prepare a market treat for visitors.

    Please make a note in your diaries ~ see you there!




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