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 :)

Sunday, August 3, 2008

The BrisStyle Ekka Extravaganza Etsy Sale!

The ‘Ekka’ is the annual agricultural show held in Brisbane, Australia. It is a fun-packed 10 days of bright lights and rides, local produce, entertainment and cute animals! We thought it would be a perfect excuse to have a sale on etsy to promote our BrisStyle team and our talented members, as well as a chance for lovers of handmade goods to snap up some great bargains!

The Ekka Extravaganza Sale runs from Saturday 9th August to Sunday 17th August (ending 12 midnight etsy time). Participating shops are offering a variety of great deals like percentages off, free postage and bonus gifts.

Here is a list of the participating shops – check out the beautiful BrisStyle stores and their great deals!

jellygnite - 15% off all items in store + free art card / aceo with every order over $15 (excl postage)

HotFudge - 15% off all items in store

EmBelIsh – Free Owl Brooch & Gift Wrapping with purchase

TwinkleStarArt – Free children's 'gift card' with all purchases. Purchase two or more art prints, receive an additional art print, of your choice, for free.

Sharlzndollz – 10% off all items in store

Shazzabeth – 10% off all items in store + free postage on orders over $100

Elizasart – 10% off all items in store + free postage on orders over $100

MooreTaste – 15% off all items in store + a free pair of gemstone earrings on purchases over $100 after discounts

Beckybean – Free gift pack (bookmark, felt hairclip & postcard) with any bag purchase

ruby2gogo - Retro Brisbane gift cards with all purchases. Show Bag with purchases over $40

rubyredstudios – Retro Brisbane gift cards with all purchases. Show Bag with purchases over $40

Hey Harriet – Free postage on all purchases

Hair Doos - 10% off all items in store + free postage on orders over $100