Monday, November 24, 2014

Stallholder profile..Cute as a Fabric Button

Today we are profiling Cute as a Fabric Button as one of our newest stallholders



Your name: Elyse Scott

Your Business name: Cute as a fabric button

The suburb/town you live in now: Ipswich

What is it that you make and what skills do you use?
I create fabric covered button jewellery and accessories.

What inspired you to start your business? 
A conversation with a friend. She spoke to me about the idea of making fabric covered earrings. My creative mind went into overdrive and I started to look into it further. I not only created earrings but then found other gorgeous things to make and found that friends wanted me to make things for them so I decided to try and sell a few items.... It has now evolved into an amazingly rewarding hobby!

How long have you been ‘creating’? 
Nearly a year

Is it a full time/ part time/hobby or business? 
This is currently a hobby of mine.

Where do you sell your creations? 
I have been primarily selling my items online using Facebook but am now very excited to be taking the leap into the market scene... starting with The Handmade Expo :)

What makes what you do special or different? 
I am able to create custom orders to suit your needs. If you are after a specific colour or theme I am happy to source the fabric to create accessories just for you! 

What is the most rewarding part of what you do? 
Spotting people wearing my creations.

What is your favourite product that you make? 
Hmmm this is definitely a hard one to answer but I would probably have to go with...... earrings. A girl can never have enough earrings!



Friday, November 7, 2014

Stallholder profile Letas Little Treasures

Showcasing on our blog today is Letas Little Treasures and you can find them at The Handmade Expo in Ipswich on the 15th November.




Name: Aleta Boggis

Business name: Leta's Little Treasures

The suburb/town you live in now: Ipswich

What is it that you make and what skills do you use? 
Design and make European bracelets

What inspired you to start your business? 
I love the pandora style bracelets but could never afford one so I made my own which got me thinking that they make great gifts and other people would love them too

How long have you been ‘creating’? 
Its very new a little over a month but loving every minute

Is it a full time/ part time/hobby or business? 
Part time hobby business (hobby that i would like to turn into a business)

Where do you sell your creations? 
I have started a Facebook page which i intend to advertise on different pages and I am coming to the Handmade Expo at Ipswich

What makes what you do special or different? 
I can design something for you based upon what you see I have on hand on the day

What is the most rewarding part of what you do? 
Seeing happy customers who fall in love with their bracelets

What is your favourite product that you make? 
It's to hard to choose just one favourite I love most of them.

Do you teach classes or workshops? No classes just happy making for people 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Stallholder profile Jeany Rose Little Miss Clothes

Welcome to Jean from our Rockingham market whos business is


Name:
Jean Martin

Business name:
Jeany Rose Little Miss Clothes

The suburb/town you live in:

DARCH, 6065

What is it that you make and what skills do you use?
I have sewn just about all my life and used to make my own children’s clothes as well as my own and for my grandchildren and I am self taught.

I embellish and make clothes for children from birth to 4 years of age for girls and have just started doing so for boys as well after having many requests.

What inspired you to start your business?
Friends and neighbours would always comment on how good my own clothes were plus my granddaughter’s were also when she was with me as a child.

How long have you been ‘creating’?
Too long to remember!
Is it a full time/ part time/hobby or business?

Full time hobby turned now into a small business

Where do you sell your creations? 
On line through Facebook and have had stalls at the Pines Markets in Bentley, Kalamunda Markets, and will be attending my first “Ladies Night North of the River”  and now at The Handmade Expo in Rockingham.

What makes what you do special or different?

You won’t see anything like I make in the shops as most of them are one-offs and not mass produced.

What is the most rewarding part of what you do?

See a small piece of material turned into something that people are interested in buying.

What is your favourite product that you make?
Everything - I can’t choose just one, sorry!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Stallholder profile "This n That Kat"

We have a new stallholder in Ipswich starting in November, 
a local Ipswich lady ( which we love ! )
Introducing Kat from  This n That Kat
Name:  Katrina Van Wyk

Business name: This n That Kat

The suburb/town you live: Springfield

What is it that you make and what skills do you use?  I make handmade dolls, monsters and dresses.

What inspired you to start your business? 
My daughter.  I started sewing when she was around 3 and she just loved everything I made her.  I started getting some really nice comments from strangers in the shops and it all went from there.

How long have you been ‘creating’? 
I have only been sewing for around 5 years, but I have been "creating" FOREVER! lol! 
My day job has me working as a Graphic Designer Little Black Kat Creative  and have a background in Fine Arts & Illustration. 


Is it a full time/ part time/hobby or business?  
Just a hobby
Where do you sell your creations? Online/markets etc 
The Handmade Expo Market, Church/school stalls, Facebook and will be opening at Etsy store in near future.

What makes what you so special or different? 
Hmmmmm.  While there are a lot of people out there making dolls and dresses these days, I try to buy fabrics that are a little different and am always looking for ways to improve my patterns.  My dolls are each "cuddle tested" by my daughter too! 

What is the most rewarding part of what you do? 
Seeing how excited people are when they purchase a new doll . . . and when they come back for more!

What is your favourite product that you make?  My dolls

Friday, September 26, 2014

Stallholder profile Nelleeus Ethnic Designs

Our new stallholder profile today is a first time marketer, Sue-Ellen from Nelleeus Ethnic designs.

https://www.facebook.com/NelleeusEthnicDesigns?fref=ts





Name: Sue-Ellen Brown

Business name: Nelleeus Ethnic Designs



The suburb/town you live: Gold Coast, Qld

What is it that you make and what skills do you use? 
Necklaces and Wall Hangings from Tribal Textiles and Beading.

What inspired you to start your business? 
Travel and my love for tribal textiles.

How long have you been ‘creating’? 
Only a few months.

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

Where do you sell your creations?  
I have a etsy store which is very new, The Handmade Expo will be my first market.. very excited!!!

What makes what you do special or different? 
Using tribal textiles in a new way.

What is the most rewarding part of what you do? 
I enjoy the whole process of traveling sourcing  and creating.

What is your favourite product that you make? 
Necklaces


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Stallholder Profile Design a Locket

Today our stallholder profile is on Sammy from Design a Locket

Name:Sammy Hutchinson

Business name:DesignA Locket


The suburb/town you live in:Fernvale, Qld

What is it that you make and what skills do you use? 
My customers and I  personalise a complete locket and chain set from my collection. Choose from a wide range of charms, stones and crystals to put inside your locket. They may choose to fill it with things about their family, themselves, a loved one or pet that they have lost... As far as the imagination takes you.
What inspired you to start your business?
I like different things, things that you can not just buy from any store or supplier and everything from the locket to the chain to what people fill it with is all personal and not one locket will be the same.

How long have you been ‘creating’?
I have been running my business for about 8 months now.

Is it a full time/ part time/hobby or business?
It is my full time business, I operate from home.

Where do you sell your creations? 
The Handmade Expo, Markets, Party Plan or just people who have seen mine or a customers that has purchased. I also sell from my Face Book page and Shopping Centre’s.

What makes what you do special or different?
Everyone can personalizse their own locket or personalise it for a family member or friend.

What is the most rewarding part of what you do?
Watching my customers walk away happy and surprised of what they have just taken home with them.

What is your favourite product that you make?
I like everything that i have in my kit

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Stallholder Profile Frame Creations WA

Todays stall holder profile is Laura from Frame Creations

Name: Laura Warman

Business name: Frame Creations

The suburb/town you live in: Baldivis WA

What is it that you make and what skills do you use? 
I make custom made alphabet photography frames, we have over 400 letters to choose from, the letters are photo's that are taken of everyday objects that also resemble a letter. You can choose any word to be framed, children's names are very popular choices. The pictures are frames in beautiful rustic timber frames that are designed to last a lifetime.

What inspired you to start your business? 
I really wanted to do something for myself, I have two young children so I knew that I didn't want to be working full time for someone else because I needed flexibility. Working for myself gives me that, along with job satisfaction and drive to achieve my goals.


How long have you been ‘creating’? Not long, only about a month so far....(WOW !)

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

Where do you sell your creations? Online/markets 
Facebook mainly and the The Handmade Expo Market in Rockingham

What makes what you do special or different? 
It is unique, my items can be totally personalised and the customer can feel involved in the creation of their special piece.

What is the most rewarding part of what you do? 
Making people smile when their frames are complete

What is your favourite product that you make? - All of them : )