Monday, December 8, 2008

Merry Market Mania!

Oh! You better watch out,
You better not cry,
You better not pout,
I'm telling you why:
BrisStyle is coming to town!

(town in this case referring to the sweet suburb of Hamilton)

Only five more sleeps until the very first BrisStyle market! It’s just as exciting as that other big event which takes place later in the month involving the chimney sliding shenanigans of one very jovial fellow with an odd fondness for furry red suits.

(a selection of some of the delights created by stall-holders)

Approximately 30 BrisStyle members are participating in the market, so there certainly will be a diverse range of well-crafted and exciting wares on offer. It promises to be a fun and festive day, with live music, and tasty treats and refreshments available in the beautiful courtyard of the charming old Hamilton Town Hall. Also, BrisStyle’s favourite radio station 4ZzZ will be broadcasting live from the event in the afternoon as part of the popular and award winning At The Local program which is hosted by BrisStyle member Olivia (Scampsville) between 1pm and 2pm every Saturday. And if you ever miss the program the good news is that you can always listen to their podcasts anytime.

This market is the first of many that BrisStyle plan to have in the future and it was decided that the group will support a different local charity at each market event. The stall-holders will be donating a gift or voucher towards a raffle prize and tickets will be sold on the day, with all money raised being donated towards the chosen charity. The charities will also be given the opportunity to have a stall (at no charge) at each market to further promote themselves and provide information about what they do. The charity BrisStyle are supporting this Saturday is Knitting For Brisbane’s Needy and all the details can be found here about this crafty cause.

For those who are unable to attend the market, here is a list of all the participating BrisStyle member Etsy shops to check out at your leisure. From wherever you happen to reside. We certainly don’t want our faraway friends to feel left out of the fun!

Bugs in Rugs
Hot Fudge
Hot Toffee
Little Diva
Little Mary Moo
Made by Maisie
Made by Miffy
Miss Kitty Boo Boo
Not Sew Shabby
Ruby 2 Go Go
Ruby Red Studios
Salt Sea Tees
Trinkets & Roses
Twinkle Star Art
Wicked Child Designs

This little piggy will be going to market, and then this little piggy will be going Wheee! Wheee! Wheee! all the way home…happily loaded with lovingly handmade Christmas gift purchases!


Ali said...

Only 5 more sleeps - yipeeee!!
I'm gearing up for some serious Chrissie shopping (let's hope my sales can keep up with my spending!!)

Bec said...

Wee hee!!! I'm so glad my sister is helping me with my stall. I'll have lots of opportunities to do some shop shop shopping of my own!!!!

Hot Fudge said...

I hope Hamilton is ready for us - I can't believe it's finally going to happen!

Unknown said...

thanks for the spot in the photo grid ... great post ... so looking forward to market day !! see you all there

Teneale said...

Oh I'm so excited and nervous all at once !! Can't wait - see you all there !!

Amalou said...

Great post! Makes me want to be there. Oh that's right I will be! Geees I betta get back to work on my stuff for my stall :P

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

Oh I would so love to be there with all the cool crafts and warm weather!! Hope you all have a wonderful time:D

Bespoke Letterpress Boutique said...

Oh i cant wait to come visit and check out you creative bunch!

Jogirl said...

Hi There, home town market! Unfortunately we have just moved house and I wont be able to make it..but good luck and have a great time!

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Jan Allsopp said...

I live just a lot too far away to come but I emailed my Brizzie relo to let her know about it! All the best!

Em said...

I can't tell you how GREEN with jealousy I am right now! I live in Rockhampton (8 hours drive away) and heaviily pregnant - so I will MISS THIS!!!!!!!! Would love to be involved somehow in the future....... BEST OF LUCK with it - and I hope to be a patron/member sometime in the not to distant future...... Cheers!

Teabagstains said...

this sounds great! but where abouts is hamilton hall?

megat said...

your blog more info ,make me excited. Congratulation!!. I come again

Le said...

just a quick thank you for the lovely market day at Hamilton - Mum and I had a great wee shop and took home some v special bits and bobs - thanks girls - le

jenny said...

wow every thing is realy neet i so do love hand made things thay are just 2 cute and well i realy do hope we can stop them from puting a band on well homemade things