Thursday, September 29, 2016

NEW Stallholder Profile Tranquil Creations
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tranquil-Creations/162426910614876?ref=bookmarks

Your name: Sharell Hamilton

Your business name and facebook/website name and link: Tranquil Creations https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tranquil-Creations/162426910614876?ref=bookmarks
We also have a link to a video clip: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fSWUeCu8ks8

The suburb/town you live in now: Mackay

What is it that you make and what skills do you use?: We make bracelets, necklaces, anklets, sun catchers, bell chimes, keyrings, car charms and lanyards. Each piece is individually handmade using genuine, semi-precious stone and crystal beads. The range is created and designed with specific healing or energy needs in mind. If you are looking for a unique personal touch, we can work with you to create pieces that encompass particular healing qualities. 
Our skill is design and beading, plus we also have a small selection of macrame necklaces. 




What inspired you to start your business?: Tranquil Creations is the culmination of our passion for Crystals, Stones, Reiki & Healing.

How long have you been creating?: 2 years 

Is it a full time/part time hobby or business?: Hobby

Where do you sell your creations?: we sell online from our Facebook page, as well as at various festivals, fairs and markets around Mackay and District. Some of these include the Health and Lifestyle Expo at Cape Hillsborough, the G&S Wine and Food Day, The Annual Gem and Craft Fair, The Soul Unity Fest, Eat St Mackay, The Handmade Boutique Market in Mackay and now The Handmade and Vintage Expo at Airlie Beach. 

What makes you so special or different?: Whether it be a stunning ‘light bringing’ Sun Catcher, or a gorgeous ‘unique’ piece of jewellery, you can be sure each piece is infused with Reiki energy and made with Heart & Soul. We pride ourselves on customer service and quality products. 


What is the most rewarding part of what you do?: Meeting gorgeous people, listening to their stories and helping them find the perfect treasure, or creating a unique personal order piece.

What is your favourite product to make?: We love all our treasures, each piece has a piece of our heart and soul in it, to choose would be to difficult. 

Do you teach classes or workshops? Not at this stage. We have had some inquiries about beading workshops. Perhaps some time in the future. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Stallholder Profile Princessdevilman Crafts

Today's stallholder profile is for Princessdevilman Crafts
https://www.facebook.com/princessdevilman.crafts/


Your name: Anne Donohoe

Your business name and Facebook/website name and link:
Princessdevilman Crafts .... www.facebook.com/princessdevilman.crafts


The suburb/town you live in now: Bundaberg 


What is it that you make and what skills do you use?: I make Golliwogs, Rag Dolls, Adult and Childrens Aprons, Key Fobs / Lanyards, Hanging Towels and other useful items for the Kitchen, Can Wraps, Sleep Masks, Bookmarks and a wide range of other useful items


What inspired you to start your business?: Mum and Dad gave me a sewing machine to me when I married. When the children arrived I wasn't able to buy them a lot of the nice things to wear or to decorate their rooms so I taught myself to sew and learnt the art of cottage craft

How long have you been creating?: over 30 years 


Is it a full time/part time hobby or business?: At this stage it is a part time hobby 

Where do you sell your creations? Online/markets etc: The Handmade Expo Market Bundaberg, Mummas' Nest and I have my goods on Etsy 


What makes you so special or different?: I offer good old fashioned personal customer service 

What is the most rewarding part of what you do?: Seeing the look of happiness on the customers faces when they buy one of my products 

What is your favourite product to make?: My Golliwogs would have to be my favourite as there are endless options for the way I can dress them and that is a challenge I enjoy 

Do you teach classes or workshops?: I have taught in the past but not now

Monday, September 12, 2016


Today's stallholder profile is for Fernleaf Crafts
https://www.facebook.com/fernleafcrafts/?fref=ts

Your name: Bob & Julie Oliver

Your business name and Facebook/website name and link: Fernleaf Crafts – Facebook – www.facebook.com/fernleafcrafts/

The suburb/town you live in now: Bundaberg

What is it that you make and what skills do you use?: Bob makes all of the woodwork (hand turned bowls, cheese boards, chopping boards, pens etc) and jewellery.  Julie designs the jewellery, makes the cards and gift boxes.




What inspired you to start your business?: We started out making gifts for family and friends and we were told by everyone that we should be selling our goods.

How long have you been creating?: About 3 years.

Is it a full time/part time hobby or business?: We both work full time, so it is a part time hobby/stress relief.

Where do you sell your creations?: The Handmade Expo, Mumma’s Nest and The Artisan Collective.

What makes you so special or different?: Everything is made by us.

What is the most rewarding part of what you do?: We love meeting new people and now have our “regulars” who come back to see us.


What is your favourite product to make?: Bob loves his woodwork and I really enjoy making the cards and gift boxes.

Do you teach classes or workshops?: No.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Stallholder profile Kee Wee Kreations

Todays stallholder profile is Kee Wee Kreations



Your name: 
Terri Butler

Your Business name: 
KeeWee Kreations  

The suburb/town you live in: 
Victoria Point Qld

What is it that you make and what skills do you use? 
Chidren Craft....Balloon Balls, Baby change / Play Mats, Pillow Beds, Baby Thongs, Baby and Premie Beanies, Cot Doonas and Blankets



What inspired you to start your business? 
Love Creating

How long have you been ‘creating’? 
40 plus years

Is it a full time/ part time/hobby or business? 
Am trying to turn it into a fulltime business for when I retire

Where do you sell your creations?: 
Markets....Twilight Makers Market, Cleveland Markets, The Handmade Expo Ipswich

What makes what you do special or different? 
Make a suggestion...I can create it.

What is the most rewarding part of what you do? 
When people smile when they see my Baby Thongs


What is your favourite product that you make? 
Baby Thongs


Thursday, August 4, 2016

Stallholder profile Henna Art

Todays Stallholder profile is Henna Art for our Ipswich Market.



Your name:  Laharika Donthireddy

Your Business name:  Henna Art, 


The suburb/town you live in now: Brisbane

What is it that you make and what skills do you use? 
Henna body art

What inspired you to start your business?
Passion towards art


How long have you been ‘creating’?
4 years

Is it a full time/ part time/hobby or business?
Part time

Where do you sell your creations? 
The Handmade Expo Market Ipswich

What makes what you do special or different?
Natural products

What is the most rewarding part of what you do?
Adorable feel on customers faces


What is your favourite product that you make?

My art

Monday, July 18, 2016

Stallholder Profile Switch City Bow Co

Todays Stall Holder Profile is Switch City Bow Co

Your name: 
Stew and Kerryn Costello
Your Business name and  link: 
Switch City Bow Co
Facebook / Instagram @switchcitybowco

The suburb/town you live in now:
Ipswich

What is it that you make and what skills do you use? 
We make Bows, Head Wraps and Bow Ties. 


What inspired you to start your business? 
A love of Bows and never being able to find the ones I want, so it was easier to make them - Kerryn


How long have you been ‘creating’?
 6 months

Is it a full time/ part time/hobby or business? 
Hobby Business - is that a thing?

Where do you sell your creations? 
Online at switchcitybowco.com, our Etsy shop, Instagram, Our 9-5's and The Handmade Expo!

What makes what you do special or different? 
We make what we want to make and we like to match Mum and Bub.


What is the most rewarding part of what you do? 
The reaction people have when they see how pretty our fabrics are and their minds thinking about how cute someone they know would look.


What is your favourite product that you make? 
We started with the Bows but the Head Wraps have taken over as a favourite. Our new Grey Stars print would be the current favourite individual product.