So, Miriam and I went to the show yesterday and had THE BEST TIME. We arrived at around 10:30am (no, we weren't the first ones through the door)! and we headed home about 3:15pm, we just couldn't leave!
The Incubator section was amazing and so many talented stallholders...it was so nice to put faces to names (even if we only knew them by blogger name)!! cute hey?
Helen from Ruby2gogo www.ruby2gogo.blogspot.com was an absolute hoot and of course, we could not help ourselves...here is a photo of the goodies that we purchased:
From there, we headed down Kristie from Rourke & Henry www.rourkeandhenry.typepad.com
with her funky goodies and purchased a coffee cozy - for take away coffees...what a great invention..here is a photo:
We then headed to see Justine at Mixtape...Mixtape is a Maga"zine"..about making time for small things! Mixtape is a collision of craft, eco-cool and pop culture kitsch. Keep an eye out for The Handmade Expo in this ultra cool ZINE.. www.mixtapezine.com
IT was lovely to meet Thea from www.thea-sami.com.au with her chic design fabric...Miriam could not resist this..how great are they? (sorry about the rotation)!
These awesome looking fabrics were purchased from HobbySew.
Look out for these new fabrics on www.bubbachenille.blogspot.com
You will see these in her fabulous new collection very soon
Talking about fabric...these were purchased from Amitie...they are located in Melbourne and we were lucky enough to see them in Brisbane www.amitietextiles.typepad.com
Miriam once again could not resist the purchase of Meet Me A Mikes book www.meetmeatmikes.blogspot.com Miriam even got a few autographs from contributors of the book. Miriam was like a kid in a candy store with this book. She refused to even look inside before she got home..A very exciting purchase.
Another Miriam purchase was the 1 hour apron from made by miffy louisestuart.typepad.com/miffysworld
We missed Louise as she was busy doing workshops. Miriam will surely take a photo of her finished product and blog it...so keep an eye out for that.
Trish and Alan from trishalandesigns.blogspot.com
were in the incubator section.. These guys have a regular stall at The Handmade Expo. So you can see them anytime with us. We could not get in close enough to their stall as they were soooo busy...We don't have a photo, but they are the fab eco dyers.
We were also lucky enough to meet Samantha from Jettas Nest www.jettasnest.blogspot.com
It was so nice to meet you. Also, Christine from Little Diva was part of the Incubator Section...once again, we did not get a photo, but you can visit her at www.littledivacraft.blogspot.com
Once again, it was really nice to finally put a face to a name.
We could not end this post without giving a plug to Brisstyle www.brisstyle.blogspot.com
Many of the members are participating in a 10% off deal. See their blog for further details. We are massive fans of Brisstyle (Miriam is a part of it) and we will be heading to their July 4th market at Racecourse Rd, Hamilton...once again, see their blog for further details..
We of course had to wear our very fabulous "I heart The Handmade Expo" brooches made bySophie from sophieisobeldesigns.etsy.com This was quite a big talking point as people would see that it was handmade and ask what it said...we of course chatted with them for as long as they could listen to us!
Well, that's all from us for now.
We hope you enjoy reading this and we hope that if you attend the Show that you say hi to all the girls mentioned and let them know that you saw this post.
HOORAY FOR HANDMADE. We love it, we are passionate about it and we promote it.
From Liesa Miriam and Micky