Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Warm Welcome to Artwear Publications

I'd like to extend a warm welcome to our newest sponsor, Artwear Publications. We are excited to announce that Artwear Publications will be offering visitors to our Christmas market the chance to WIN 1 of 2, twelve month subscriptions to Felt magazine.

Artwear Publications is the home of Australia's most respected craft and lifestyle magazines including Yarn, Felt and Embellish magazines. They travel to the far ends of Australia and beyond to give you the best techniques, projects, articles and inspiration to set you on your own creative journey. And I am happy to report that they are local too.

Felt magazine explores new techniques, tips and designer profiles to inspire you. Each issue has unique wet & dry felting projects, techniques, articles, book reviews, gallery and more... They are all about the love of FELT, and supplying you with original, Australian content.

With a focus on felting and more, if you love FELT, you'll love this magazine.

Like to know more about Artwear Publications other titles?

Yarn magazine is all about the love of YARN, and supplying you with original, Australian content. With a focus on knitting, crochet, felting, spinning and weaving, if you love YARN, you'll love this magazine.

Embellish magazine aims to fuse fashion, fantasy and art into everyday items, gifts and homewares. You will find in each issue a mix of techniques and articles as well as ideas and inspirational stories. Expect to see a range of projects including dye processes; fabric manipulation; knit and/or crochet embellished finishes; couture techniques; hand embellishing; machine embellishing; prints; custom designs; repurposed textiles and projects related to textile applications that incorporate fabric, yarn, felt and/or fibre.

So make sure you head down to our Christmas market on Sunday 21 November, 2010 and go in the draw to WIN!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

WOW what a Launch and our Christmas Market is turning out to be just as fabulous

If you missed out on our launch don't despair we are back again for our Christmas Market on Sunday 21st November, 2010 from 10am - 2pm.

The day was a huge success, beyond our wildest dreams, with lines down the street, and half an hour wait to get in the door. Our 100 FREE goody bags were all gone in the first 10 minutes, (amazing) and the delicious cupcakes from Sweet Cheeks Cupcakes, Cookies and Treats were all eaten in the first hour, (over 200 cupcakes I believe). Needless to say they will be busy busy baking for November. I even had stalls coming to get extra change as their change had run out and everyone kept telling me what a fabulous day it was. We were blessed with beautiful weather and I can't wait to do it all again in November.

A huge thank you to all our visitors for your gold coin donations, we raised $1029.00 for the United Way, Central Coast Community Chest, Dan Granero and his band for rocking out at the market and to Erina High School for holding the event. And of course we would like to thank all our amazing stallholders for supporting us and making the market the success it was, and a big thank you to Express Publications for goodies and our lucky door prize and 2GO and Sea FM for the amazing coverage.

We are fully booked and packed to the rafters for our November market and all of your favourites are back with a few new faces too. There are so many talented crafties out there I just wish we had room for them all.

Don't forget to check out our Stallholder In the Spotlight every week as we bring a sneak peek of who will be at our next market. And if you haven't already, become a fan of our facebook page and stay up to date with all of our stallholder and market news.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Official Photographer

We are pleased to announce that Claire from Frangipani Designs will be our official photographer at the launch of the Handmade Craft Market on Sunday 22 August, 2010.

Being a Mum has taught Claire many things, but it has also made her a better Photographer! She loves what she does and it shows through her work. Claire's passion is creating pieces of art that will give you happiness and loving memories and even a great story to tell!

With over 15 years experience within the industry, Claire loves and excels at capturing subjects in their natural environment.

You can view Claire's portfolio online and if you would like to make a booking please email Claire for bookings and enquiries.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Thanks to our lovely friends at Express Media Group and CraftLovers we are pleased to announce that visitors to the launch Handmade Craft Market on Sunday 22 August, 2010 will be able to go in the draw to win one of two, 6 month subscriptions to Handmade Magazine.

Celebrating its 21st year of circulation, Handmade is Australia's largest, longest running and most successful general craft publication.

Handmade covers a wide range of the most popular crafts in Australia. From patchwork, applique, embroidery, cross stitch, stitcheries, knitting, crochet, sewing, stamping, scrapbooking, decorative painting and folk art, to cloth dolls, toys and bears, ceramic art and simple homemade recipes, they cover it all!

So make sure you head down to our launch market on Sunday 22 August, 2010 and go in the draw to WIN!

Sunday, June 20, 2010


I am pleased to announce that the Central Coast will be staging their first Handmade Craft Market on Sunday, 22nd August 2010, from 10am – 2pm at Erina High School Hall, 152 The Entrance Rd, Corner of Ernest Street and The Entrance Road, Erina.

The Handmade Craft Market is the highly awaited event to shop for all things handmade, hand crafted and homegrown and provides a wide range of unique products to the Central Coast region and beyond.

Features include
• 30+ stalls
• Gorgeous handmade originals from talented designers
• Delicious fresh produce locally produced or sourced
• Kid’s competition (pending sponsorship)
• Entertainment
• Showcase of the coasts up and coming talent

Kids have the opportunity to have their picture taken with Ollie the Owl.

Adults - Gold coin donation
Kids (up to 16 years) - FREE

All entry admission fees will be donated to the United Way Central Coast Community Chest who support over 85 local charities on the Coast.