Sunday, January 29, 2012

In the Spotlight - The Peddlers Suitcase

The next stallholder is no stranger to regular market-goers.  The Peddlers Suitcase is a 'must-see' with their huge array of handmade upcycled bags, i pod and i phone cases, gift wrapping, vintage finds and lots more! Sometimes quirky - always delightful!

The Peddler's Suitcase can be found on facebook & at our February Handmade Craft Market.  Feel free to email Christine if you would like something in a certain colour or style.
Christine rchenshaw1@bigpond.com

Thursday, January 19, 2012

In the Spotlight - Gunnies Collectables

Ok, so some of the terms in this introduction may not make sense unless you're a collector.  But if you happen to be one,  this next stallholder will be sure to interest you!

Robyn has been enjoying making bears for approx 15 years & describes her designs as contemporary, colourful, with each having personality, attitude & individuality. Each bear is larger than life and definitely very cuddly! Not only is Robyn creating the bears herself, she also takes pleasure in teaching the craft at one day workshops to her students.

Not content with just bear-making, Robyn has recently explored PAVERPOL statues and Flower Buddies are other creative ventures. (there's some of those names I was referring too)
So what can you expect at the Gunnies Collectables stall?
1. Handmade one of a kind or Limited Edition Collectable Bears,Cats, Dogs and other animal companions.

2. Handmade PAVERPOL indoor/outdoor, one of a kind garden statues.

3. Flower Buddies (newest products) - Handmade mini statues decorated with flower petals, leaves, berries & twigs.

This all intrigues me so much that I can't wait to visit Robyn's stall in February.  The extra enticement of  10% off all Gunnies Collectables & 10% off all PAVERPOL statues doesn't go astray either!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

In the Spotlight - Pretty Poppet Boutique

If you love vintage-inspired or shabby chic clothes and accessories this next stallholder may be for you!

Pretty Poppet Boutique not only make gorgeous clothes for 'little poppets' but they also have a womens range!

Pretty Poppet Boutique will be launching its new range of vintage inspired bunting - the sweetest decoration to any little girls room or can be used for birthday parties.

Visit Pretty Poppet Boutique at the February Handmade Craft Market or take a sneak peek here -

Saturday, January 14, 2012

In the Spotlight - Houglass Photography

Major cuteness alert!!! 
Vaness Petri, owner of Hourglass Photography, is in the business of magically transporting your little fairies into a stunning miniature landscape.  A place she likes to call "Fairyland". 
Encounter giant mushrooms, spectacular living moss and sparkling spiderwebs. Fairies will be granted wings, and of course the all important pixiedust.


All elements of the final product are from photographs taken by Vanessa. Each tiny detail is created with painstaking precision, leaving the viewer wondering "where was that taken?"
On offer at the market will be a special discounted Fairyland session rate of $50 (normally $150) to those who pay on the day.

Hourglass Photography studio is located in Carey Bay Shopping Village (Toronto). We offer fine art childrens photography - with our specialty being "Fairyland" Portraits !
"Where you believe there is magic...you will find it."


Thursday, January 12, 2012

In The Spotlight - Oz Ocean Art

Think Central Coast' - think 'beach'. That's why we think you'll love our next stallholder who is new to our markets.

Very fittingly, Sharon Galbraith's favorite subject is the ocean, palms, and Pandanas.

Sharon is the artist behind Oz Ocean Art, offering a diverse range of art works in acrylics. Bright colours depict the beauty of Australian vistas.

Orders can be taken so personal photos or favorite places can be reproduced on canvas. Works are available in any size required.

A wide range of art will be available at the Handmade Craft Market or you can contact Sharon at ozoceanart@gmail.com.

Monday, January 9, 2012

In The Spotlight - Susie Gem Jewellery

Ohhhhh who doesn't like a bit of bling?!?

Susie Gem Jewellery is all about original bespoke jewellery comprising Swarovski crystal, freshwater pearls and semi precious stones.  Each piece is unique, and in my opinion, each piece is GORGEOUS! 

Susie Gem Jewellery will be launching a new pocket watch necklace at our next market - very exciting!  And if that doesn't tempt you already, how about a special gift of free sterling silver earrings (normally valued at $15) to purchasers who spend $40 or more?

Jewellery designed to make you feel good, both visually and comfortably.  Many pieces are multi-functional, the most popular design can be worn six ways.  Specific requests for colours, designs, received and made with pleasure.
Familiarize yourself at http://www.susiegemsydney.com/ then see in person at our February Handmade Craft Market.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

In the Spotlight - Ready Made Recipes

With the flavours of Christmas treats but a distant memory now I thought it time appropriate to introduce you to Ready-Made Recipes

Ready-Made Recipes make perfect gifts for the less experienced chef, teens or even for the elderly who have trouble measuring. All of the dry ingredients are in the jar or packet. You just add very simple ingredients you should already have on-hand and cook it.

I LOVE this concept  for so many reasons but to name just a few ...
  • Each gift keeps for up to a year and are great for any occasion. Rainy day activity? School holiday boredom buster?
  • You can give them away or keep them for yourself.
  • They are convenient to have in the cupboard for that last minute meal if your too busy to plan dinner, or if you are invited to a dinner party and you don't know what to bring. Especially if food is not your forte.
  • You can take them away with you on holidays so you don't have to get take-away every night.
  • They also have GLUTEN FREE recipes.
Ready-Made Recipes is not just food based.  They also have gift tags, greeting cards bath salts, massage oil, and body wash scented with essential oils.. 
Ready-Made Recipes  will be at our February 19th market at Bridgecoast Stadium but be sure to visit their website HERE or facebook HERE to see their new releases & special offers.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year from everyone at the Handmade Craft Market!

I'm lounging on our sun-scorched deck, watching the kids construct a cubbyhouse under the table, listening to the ocean & taking in the breeze of summer.  Not a bad way to bring in 2012 on the Central Coast!

We trust everyone had a fulfilling Christmas surrounded by the ones you love (whether they were in the same room or via Skype or via great memories) & you're now looking forward to achieving great things in 2012.

Our next Handmade Craft Market will be held on February 19 in our new location at the Bridgecoast Stadium. This new location is very exciting for us as it offers so much more space meaning we can accept even more boutique stallholders offering the best of handmade, handcrafted or handgrown creations.  We look forward to seeing you there!

On behalf of all the present & past (& even future!) Handmade Craft Market stallholders ... We wish you the happiest of New Years.

(Blogger: Suzan is the designer/creator of Little Tee Tee & is a regular stallholder at our Handmade Craft Market)