Wednesday, July 8, 2009

BrisStyle Indie Designers Market Wrap Up

1. upinanniesroom 2. mjmosaics 3. taybian 4. rellesh

After months of hard work sewing, painting, paper-crafting and jewellery-making, almost 50 BrisStylettes arrived at St Augustine's Church Hall, Hamilton in the early hours of the morning on Saturday 4 July to set up shop for the BrisStyle Indie Designers Market.

1. blossomchild 2. madebymaisie 3. littlediva 4. designsoftheheart

Ten minutes in and the masses were there ready to support handmade.

'Crowd Pic - taken by Trish from Trishalan Designs

The outdoor stalls were hit first by the huge turnout followed closely by crowd jamming in the hall.

1. raspberrypink 2. smboutique 3. hotfudge 4. littlechrissy

It was a beautiful Brisbane winter day, the wind dropped, the sun was shining, and Brisbanites enjoyed a day of shopping, acoustic music, strong coffee and the most divine little cupcakes from Tabitha's Place.

1. jettasnest 2. redseedstudio 3. jellygnite 4. beckybean

After the first hour the BrisStylettes were in awe as Brisbane shoppers embraced everything handmade and indie. Sales flowed till well after midday when the crowd slowed down and we were all finally able to take a deep breath, have a hot coffee... but alas not a cupcake in sight - completely sold out!!

1. pretapawte, 2. RE-readdesign 3. stratdesigns 4. ruby2gogo

A big thank you to Helen and Sophie, BrisStyle's market musketeers for their ability to organise such a huge event without a hitch. And to Chris, BrisStyle's media magnate who blew us all away with attention from Channel 7's The Great South East, The Courier Mail, MX, Map Magazine, RAVE, 4ZzZ plus loads more. Thanks also to the other BrisStyle committee members Bel, Ali, Robyn, Bec and Rebecca who continue to work away in the background to make BrisStyle the best that it can be.

1. mygirldesigns 2. epheriell 3. edward&lilly 4. denimdays

A special thank you to Amanda for taking the time to photograph all of the lovely BrisStylettes and Tracy, Trish, Benita and Amanda for spreading the BrisStyle love on the info table.

1. whynotstreet 2. prettyheaddesigns 3. sharlzndollz 4. scampsville

What's that I hear? When is the next BrisStyle Indie Designers market?

Saturday 5 December! Pen it in your diary now and start saving your pennies because BrisStyle is growing every week and the Christmas market is destined to be bigger than ever!

And, if you simply can't bear to wait till then for a little bit of BrisStyle, check out the etsy shops in the blog side bar and keep your eye on this space as we bring you all the latest news and giveaways direct from the BrisStylettes.

For more BrisStyle Indie Designers Market photos and stories check out these fabulous places:

Twinkle Star Art
Trishalan Designs
Third on the Right
Create and be happy
Charlie and Grace
Jetta's Nest
Little Diva
Little Chrissy
Wicked Child Designs
edward and lilly
Bits of Toffee
Blossom Child
Caffeinated Prints
Epheriell Designs
histoire de soie...
Hot Fudge
Kitty Boo Boo
Little Mary Moo's Place
Little Mimoo
MJ Mosaics
Shazzabeth Creations
Vintage Visions


Nicole said...

It was such a great day! Thankyou to everyone involved and to all the lovely souls who came along to support our 'handmade' community x

ittybittyandpretty said...

this really is fantastic!! i am working up the courage to become a briststylette...and working towards having a stall for december.

Jetta's Nest said...

What a great post and all the photos are wonderful. I can't wait for the next market!

Anonymous said...

what a wonderful day to showcase the amazing talent that brisbane designers have to offer! A couple of my girlfriends and I had a great day oohing and aahing over the gorgeous products - i had to stop myself from buying everything there!!! Also fuelled my new hobby of adding designers to my favourites page on my computer. whenever i need a dose of designer style i browse through and imagine if i had a million dollars what i could buy!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow sounds like the day was a success. I was i Brissy on Saturday and I didn't know about it. Looking forward to Dec 5

Me and My 4 Fellas said...

Congrats to everyone. I have heard about the big success of the day. I wish I could have made it. I am also sooo glad that the xmas market is not the same day as The Handmade Expo. It means that I will def be there..I have already placed it in my diary.

Thanks heaps

Hey Harriet said...

A super day and this post perfectly captures how fantastic it was! Congrats to all the stall holders and organisers! Bravo! Go BrisStyle!

I'll start saving up for the next market. I hope to have more pennies in my pocket for that one than I did on frustrating wanting to buy so much more than my budget allowed!

Swift Jan said...

5 December is in my diary!!! :D

It was a great day! Glad it was so successful for you all :)

Trish Goodfield said...

Great post Bec. I had the best day on the promo table. Who could've believed that there is something more fun than selling one's own wares. I'm off now to encourage Rosie from "I Can't Sew" to join BrisStyle

Red Revival said...

Yay for BrisStyle, and yay for the lovely organisers and lovely customers who made Saturday such a success!!

Amalou said...

Congrats to all the marketeers and to BrisStyle for such an awesome promotional event. This feature reflects Saturday's BiDM perfectly. What an amazing arty atmosphere. Bring on Christmas BiDM! YAY!!!

Hot Fudge said...

Thank you for the wonderful post - it captures the atmosphere of the day perfectly. I can't wait until the December market. Actually, that's not quite true, because I'll need every spare moment to build up my stock!

Jade said...

Yay can't wait for December either! Great post Bec, it really was a fantastic day :)

9crafty11 said...

I had a wonderful time looking, talking & spending money. I must have looked at each stall 5 times each, there was lots to see! Can't wait for December!