Sunday, August 24, 2008
The Ipswich Handmade Expo
The very first Ipswich Handmade Expo, held on Saturday 16th August, saw many BrisStyle members not only making great sales, but getting some fantastic feedback, and even publicity as well!
With close to 2000 people coming through the doors of the 87 stallholder event, various BrisStyle members described the day as huge, wonderfully organised, busy and exhilarating! Some of the BrisStyle members who sold their wares at the expo included:
Michelle from Pedrosprout and Sharon from Shazzabeth Creations, who both had photos of themselves and their stalls featured in the Queensland Times paper (click on the photo to read the whole article).
Michelle's gorgeous booties and other handmade sewn goodies made a beautiful display, and Sharon's original beaded, wirework and chainmaille Jewellery brought lots of crowds, with earrings being her most popular items.
Other BrisStyle members who attented included Jacqui from Bellabijoux, selling beautiful one-of-a-kind jewellery pieces.
Trish from Trishalan Designs, also had a beautiful stall set up, selling wonderfully vibrant hand-dyed fabric and threads, with the threads being a particularly popular item.
Polka dot Rumba pants were the most popular item for Louise from Made by Miffy, who sells boutique wear for kids and the kitchen! And Eliza of Eliza's Art was happy to find customers falling in love with her gorgeous art prints.
All members who attended agreed that the morning was the peak time for crowds, with many stall holders not getting a coffee break until well into the afternoon. They also said that the organisation of the event was superb, as was the publicity leading up to the event, and they are sure that next month's Expo will be even bigger and better, so stay tuned for more information on the next Expo happening in September. We will put the information in our 'What's Happening' section of the blog (in the top right hand column) as details come to hand :)