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 :)


Hey Harriet said...

Great feature Bec! Looks like a fab event. A good day out for both sellers & buyers :)

Hot Fudge said...

Thank you for the wonderful post, Bec. It certainly was a most successful day for the BrisStyle girls. The images give evidence to what a marvellous day it must have been.

Toni said...

Bec fabulous story, thanks to everyone else that contributed too

Ali said...

Great post Bec! It looks like it was such a great market - the BrisStylette's displays look enticing - I'll have to head to Ipswich next time it's on for some shopping! :)

EmBelISH said...

Hey Girls,
Congratulations on what sounds like a very popular successful market, and to Bec thanks for such a great article ;-D

rubyredstudios said...

Congratulations girls on taking your etsy shops to the masses and creating a new set of "raving fans". What a great right up too featuring our lovely Michelle and Sharon even Momo who was still developing her esty store.
Trish and Jacqui thanks so much for your photo's too, your stalls look fabulous and am really looking forward to meeting you in person soon.
Thanks Bec for a fantastic article that really makes the day come alive for everyone.
Looking forward to the next installment. xh

Lin said...

I'm so glad I found this blog - I didn't know such a group existed here in Brisbane! I have always thought we were missing something like this. I am planning on reopening my Etsy shop soon so I will be back regularly to check this blog out!

Amalou said...

Wonderful feature Bec. I love the pics of the market. Congratulations on your successful day Brisstylettes. Shazza, you're a celeb! Great news article :-)

Unknown said...

Helen Berthold told me! On you Helen!nuntl