Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Whatever the weather........

Well hello there.....

Here is a little known fact for you.....

every Made 'n Thornbury Craft Market  day so far this year, it's rained.

Has it stopped our  talented stallholders ?

Or our loyal and appreciative shoppers ?

Not one bit ! 

Yes, last Saturday October 13th, Melbourne delivered every season in one day.

We had a fantastic day yet again, with a hall full of talented stallholders, many making their market debut.

Vintage Galah


Kate Campbell Designs

Claude the Cat from Emalaide

Antonija AV Handcraft

Dear Universe

Art by BurntUmber

Miss Ruby May

Just Jacinta Designs

Z Twist Art

 And of course, we were well looked after with fresh baked treats from Forno Radicale
and Melbourne Epicure :

Melbourne Epicure

can you believe I missed out on a Melbourne Epicure Pear and Almond tart this market ??

We are now gearing up towards our final market for 2012 ! 

A great chance to get all your Christmas shopping done and enjoy a night out with your community.

Our next market is our TWILIGHT Christmas, 
FRIDAY November 30th, from 4-9pm.

We will have a hall overflowing with handmade goodies.

And NO rain......please ?

Made n Thornbury Community Market

Friday, October 12, 2012

So.....what are you doing tomorrow......?

 Coming along to Made 'n Thornbury Craft Market of course !

Thank you Stacey for our awesome poster! 
Now, it would appear that Spring hasn't got the memo and is in hiding.
Leaving us with some wintery conditions.

Thankfully we are INDOORS. 

Inside the cosy hall, we'll have LIVE music,
 FREE Children's Craft Table,
Delicious food and drink,

Melbourne Epicue

Forno Radicale

and of course over 25 stalls of handmade and hand-produced goodies by talented local women.

This market coincides with the successful completion of another Make Craft Your Business Course 
with lots of stallholders making their market debut ! 

That's a lot of craft you've never seen before ! 

KittyMade, Vintage Galah, Made By A Mzungu and Emaliade.
Come along to 99 Leinster Grove, Thornbury.
From 10am - 2pm.
Saturday October 13th.

Made n Thornbury Community Market

Monday, October 8, 2012

Make Craft Your Business SUPERSTAR Interviews

You know we love our Make Craft Your Business stallholders right ?

Well, we have another SUPERSTAR interview for you. The bubbly and colourful and talented Jacinta......

Jacinta with her partner in CRAFT, Liz.

1. Tell us a little about your craft ?

Well, Just Jacinta Designs has aspirations to  make and create every awesome thing in the world!!! But just right now I make the following:

- String art
- Cushions
- Signature books – for 21st’s 18th’s etc
- Glitter name plaques
- Scrabble word wall art
- Earring stands
- pretty much everything and  anything that is bright & happy!!

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

For as long as I can remember whenever I made something or painted something (and of course I had to show it off to mum and dad!)  Dad would always say: have you signed it with: Just Jacinta???

I used to think it was a little odd but I signed a few things as Just  Jacinta. Now that I think about it‘s pretty cool that I can use it as my name for a business that provides me with so much joy – just as my childhood of crafting did.

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

I was talking to a local lady who had done the mosaics course at the house and then she gave me a brochure on all the courses  ran by TWNH and when I saw the MYCB course I nearly fell over – it was perfect!!

Just what I needed to get the information and support I needed to commit myself and really jump in!!

4. How did MCYB help you and your business ?

It was the biggest boost and got me motivated and inspired! It gave me confidence to sign up for my first stall for  one as well as set up a website, facebook page and  just commit to my passion.

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

I got to meet all these amazing women who I can relate to and we share a passion and excitement for
all these awesome crafts. It really just inspires you and makes you feel like anything is possible!!

There is so much support!! – also pricing because I had no idea!!!

6. How was your first market stall?

My first market stall was – scary to be honest.

I was super nervous and stressed out (not much sleep the night before!!). After a while I relaxed a little and when I had a few customers it was just like I was in my element – smiling, talking, laughing and really connecting with people – including other stallholders!!

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

There were so many amazing hints and advice from the other women who came and spoke to us. All the websites and links and just all the helpful hints that come up in the group chit chats!!

Thanks Jacinta for stopping by with your infectious enthusiasm.

You can see Jacinta at the next Made 'n Thornbury Craft Market and stop by her Facebook page and website

Made n Thornbury Community Market