Friday, September 28, 2012

Make Craft Your Business SUPERSTAR Interviews

We're quite proud of our Make Craft Your Business Course and very proud of the beautiful crafters that take part in the course.

We've asked some of our recent participants to share their craft story with us.......

Jacinta and Liz supporting each other at Made 'n Thornbury Craft Market

1. Tell us a little about your craft ?

I make greetings cards using my own designs created on my iPad.  I use several apps to paint pictures and manipulate images.  It's a great way to be creative.  I used to dabble with traditional painting and drawing but this way is less messy.  It requires just as much artistic endeavour.

2. What is your business name and how did it come about ?

Lizandbobdesigns.  I'm Liz and Bob is my scruffy little terrier.  He is in the logo and is the model for one of the cards, but I do most of the work.  It came about when I was put on the spot about my business name and it was the first name that came to mind. I like it though.

Just one of the beautiful card designs created by Liz

3. How did you find out about Make Craft Your Business ?

I am local, and have been a fan of  TWNH for many years.  I have always been a shopper at the Made n 
Thornbury market.  I found out about the course as it was advertised online along with market publicity.

4. How did MCYB help you and your business ?

It has helped me focus, and shown me that I really can turn my hobby into a business.  The course has given me a lot of need-to-know information as well as genuine encouragement from the presenters and the other participants.

5.What’s the best thing you learnt from MCYB ?

 It has informed me about a great range of resources that exist to help me even after the course finishes. Dee and the presenters were very generous with their knowledge and experience, and you know it's all good advice as they run their own businesses too.

6. How was your first market stall?

I was surprisingly nervous!  Luckily I found out that others feel the same. It really is a challenge to put your creations on sale for the first time.   I really enjoyed it though, and sold a satisfying number of cards.  I also found other stallholders friendly and helpful. It is a market with a good vibe, perfect for beginners. 

7. How did MCYB help you prepare for your stall at Made ‘n Thornbury Craft Market ?

For me, the actual display of the market stall was a challenge, so the session on that really helped. It was useful to look at some good examples.  And the checklist of what to bring/do on the day  was excellent.  

Thanks Liz for stopping by and being our MCYB Superstar this week.

Visit Liz at a market, online and on facebook.

Made n Thornbury Community Market

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Septermber Spring Fling market wrap up

 "is the market on SUNDAY ?"

Yep. We held our September Spring Fling  Market on Sunday.

And true to the word, the SUN even come out to play.

It was a beautiful day.
After a slow start, Sunday is brunch day after all,
 the happy shoppers and crafty children arrived at the hall.

Once again our extremely talented stallholders filled with the hall with beautiful handmade goodies.


Made by a Mzungu

The perfect mix of our favourite stall holders and  new stallholders.

Anou Design

Arpee Designs

Deez Dezynes

Goodnight Sleeptight

Just Jacinta Designs

Gus & Kitty

Leonie Kervin Designs

Little Hannah Bear

Liz and Bob Designs

Owl at the Moon Clothing

Vintage Galah

Art by Viv Hayes

Sally Doe Designs

The Children's Craft table was a big glittery hit
and we were well sustained with delicious delicacies.

Sophia Mya Cupcakes

If you missed it......never fear.
Our next market is SATURDAY October 13th
from 10am - 2pm.

Look forward to seeing you then.

Made n Thornbury Community Market

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

September Spring Fling Market Preview

We are only days away from our very first SUNDAY Spring Fling market. 

We have a stall full of beautiful stallholders who will have stalls laden with beautiful handmade goods.
Just for you.

We have a great mix of returning, new and even some debut stallholders.

Of course, we are indoors, so rain, hail or shine
(and with Melbourne this week, possibly all three)
we will be cosy, warm and dry indoors.

And our favourite regulars and fine purveyors of food and drink will be there also.

Here's a sneak peek,
a mere teaser if you will,
of what our stallholders have in stall for you.

Make It Wednesday  and Patchwork Hill

 Sally Doe and Made by a Mzungu

So, spread the word and we'll see you at
99 Leinster Grove Thornbury.
SUNDAY September 9th 
From 10am - 2pm

Made n Thornbury Community Market