Monday, September 14, 2015

Well hello there! 

We're taking a break from our blog for the moment. 

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

MARCHing into 2015 Made 'n Thornbury Craft Markets

Excuse the very obvious pun in the title ! But, we've begun.....

It's always a treat to get back to our humble hall and fill it with beautiful handmade, talented stallholders, craft table and amazing food and coffee.  Friday night was no exception.

Yes, Melbourne's weather was a little unpredictable, but inside the hall was cosy and filled with handmade and hand-produced.

A big thank you to our very talented stallholders,  TWNH COM and staff, our happy shoppers and most importantly, our energetic and dedicated volunteers - we couldn't do it without you !


Delicious food and coffee provided by the equally lovely, CakeDayAu and Little Box Brownie.

Beautifully locally made jewellery, gifts and homewares : 

Handmade by Rebecca, Bee One of A Kind and Gus and Kitty

And the good news is, we'll be back again on SATURDAY MAY 2ND 10am - 2pm.
Just in time for Mother's Day !

Made n Thornbury Community Market

Hhmmmm market day...what am I forgetting ?

In the lead up to a market, do you ever get that sinking feeling that you've forgotten something ?

Something really important.....

I've had that feeling ALL week, and keep checking my to-do list.

Hall - check
Clever Stallholders - check
New signage - check
Facebook, instagram, twitter - check
Blog posts - check
Coffee - check
CAKE - check

Hmmmmmm ! And then it came to me.........I'm missing Trisha !

Trisha, TWNH's esteemed Community Program's Coordinator retired at the end of last year. I know this to be true as we sent her off with cake (thanks Melbourne Epicure) Champagne, awkward but well intended speeches (yours truly) and a beautiful gift made by Drifting Cloud Designs and our talented stallholders.

However, the run up to this market has been markedly different without Trisha. For starters, just where is the purple basket with all the market day bits and bobs ??
Does anyone know where the magic broom is stored ??

However, much more than practicalities, it's Trisha's unique and vibrant energy that I and many others will miss.

With a jingle of Made 'n Thornbury purchased Kate Campbell earrings, Trisha swept into the market bringing a smile, an encouraging word to Stallholders and a sometimes booming voice to remind folks that the raffle was this way and you really should try the coffee/cake/craft/wine.

Passionate about women's issues globally and locally, nothing made Trisha happier than seeing local women succeed at Made 'n Thornbury. 

I'm sure we'll see Trisha at the market, more relaxed and without a market day care in the world.

In the meantime, if you see me muttering to myslef, the broom is in the cleaning cupboard !

Made n Thornbury Community Market

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

And making their Made 'n Thornbury Craft Market debut......

It's ALWAYS exciting welcoming new stallholders to Made 'n Thornbury and we're lucky to be welcoming some very talented newbies this FRIDAY.


Catherine Ward - Catherine creates beautiful handcrafted jewellery right here in Thornbury.

Fia and Ellie - Contemporary, traditional and occasionally funky handknitted items. For everyone in the family, including your pet pup !

Bubbles for Poppet - Creates beautiful wooden toys and handmade children's clothing.

Lovely Lady Lamps -  Gorgeous vintage lamps and beautiful lampshades, handmade in Melbourne with retro and vintage fabrics. 

Rebecca creates handmade gifts and accessories with beautiful handcrocheted embellishments.


So make our new stallholders feel extra welcome.....come along and say hi at  
Made n Thornbury Community Market THIS FRIDAY March 6th 4-8pm

Monday, March 2, 2015

Look who's coming to market.....

The previews of our talented stallholders coming to market this Friday continue.......

Made by a Mzungu is a Preston-based artisan.  "My makings go by the name of Made by a Mzungu. A 'mzungu' is a person of foreign descent and you hear it constantly when travelling in East Africa. A place that I love travelling to and one that inspires some of my creations."

Made by a Mzungu creates one of a kind resin jewellery and art work pieces. Her stunning works feature vintage wallpaper, photos and stamps.

 Millie 'n Daisy is a kiwi who has called Australia home for 26 years.  Like many of us, Donna learnt her knitting skills from her Nan and has been an avid crafter ever since.
"In 2011, I completed TWNH's Make Your Craft Business course and Millie' n Daisy was created. As well as being an outlet for my creations, I have gained a large network of like-minded women whom have become close friends."

Millie 'n Daisy create handmade cards, gifts and accessories. Crocheted creatures feature on her stall to brighten everyone's day.

Both Millie 'n Daisy and Made by a Mzungu were part of the talented team who decorated the tables at our 2014 TWNH annual women's dinner

Come along to our first market of the year, FRIDAY MARCH 6th 4-8pm

Made n Thornbury Community Market

It's market week ! Welcome back Liz and Bob Designs and Knit One, Square One.

It's market week ! And our first market for 2015.

We're very excited to be welcoming back some of our favourite stallholders as well as welcoming many stallholders making their Made 'n Thornbury Craft Market debut.

Liz and Bob Designs create fun, quirky and  LOCAL mugs, cards, calendars and more using original digital designs. Liz designs and makes each product, while Bob doesn't do much at all !
But, he is Liz's very cute little terrier and his image is used in the business logo !

Liz and Bob Designs have been a regular and valued member of the Made 'n Thornbury family since completing TWNH's Make Craft Your Business course.

Gianna of Knit One, Square One is another one of our talented stallholders, whom after completing TWNH's Make Craft Your Business Course, has successfully turned her craft into a small business. 

"I grew up in a house where craft was a normal part of our everyday life. The table always had a project on it. Once the evening meal was over and the dishes done, my mother, sisters and I would sit and make." 

Sound familiar ? 

Gianna now puts these skills to clever work creating one of a kind pieces that a treat to see and hold.
From dolls, pin cushions and crochet bunting ! 

Both Liz and Gianna were part of the talented team of stallholders that put together the amazing table decorations at last year's TWNH annual dinner. 

So, come along to Made n Thornbury Community Market THIS Friday, March 6th 4-8pm for a fabulous market with coffee, cake, sausage sizzle, FREE craft table and lovely stallholders, including Liz and Gianna.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Creating one a kind craft at Made 'n Thornbury Craft Market

It's market week ! And our first market for 2015.

We're very excited to be welcoming back some of our favourite stallholders as well as welcoming many stallholders making their Made 'n Thornbury Craft Market debut.

Z Twist Art and her badge machine will once again be with us. So popular was the badge machine last year, that we've made Z Twist Art a regular stallholder.

Creating custom made badges, keyrings and magnets with fabric, recycled magazines and more. You can even bring your own, or create an artwork on the day to make a custom made gift.

You'll find Z Twist Art and her badge machine just near the FREE kids craft table.


Drifting Cloud Designs creates beautiful one-off and limited run handprinted fabrics, homewares and accessories. Handmade in Melbourne using natural fabrics in original designs and vintage and found fabrics.  Silk scarves, screen printed tea towels and upcycled fabric cat seats are some of the beautiful items you'll find in the Drifting Cloud Designs range.

Both Z Twist Art and Drifting Cloud Designs are graduates of our Make Craft Your Business course and both are valued members of our market volunteer and contributors to our TWNH Annual Women's Dinner.

Come visit both of these fabulous stallholders AND MORE at our market on 
Friday March 6th 4-8pm

Made n Thornbury Community Market