Thursday, November 21, 2013

2014 Market Dates

It's hard to believe that we are already planning for Christmas and our last market for 2013....

but here we are ! 

We have had a fantastic year of Made 'n Thornbury Craft Markets. 

Welcoming new and returning stallholders. 

We look forward to doing much more of the same in 2014. 

Once again we have SIX market dates for 2014,
beginning on Saturday March 22 10am - 2pm.

Applications are now open for all 2014 dates. 
Application forms can be downloaded by joining our facebook stallholders group
or by emailing and requesting a form.

At Made 'n Thornbury Craft Market we are committed to supporting local women in their handmade
business ventures.

Please take note of the following in regard to applying for a stall at Made 'n Thornbury.........

Stallholders MUST live in Darebin or Moreland council.

All items to be sold must be handmade or hand-produced by you. 
Stallholders will only be confirmed for a maximum 2 markets per year and waitlisted for 1 market per year. 
Stallholder fees are due when your application is confirmed.
Please do not send payment with your application form. 


We look forward to receiving your application and seeing you at 
Made 'n Thornbury Craft Market in 2014.

Before that, of course, we look forward to seeing you at our last market for 2013,

Saturday December 7th 10-2pm.

And of course, we look forward to seeing you next year
 as we continue to promote and support local handmade. 

Made n Thornbury Community Market

Pop goes !

We have well and truly POPPED open our Pop Up Shop ! 

It's quite the operation from picking up the keys early Monday morning to having a set up and open for business on Tuesday !

A very big thank you to our stallholders and volunteers for bringing the shop to life.

We were joined by shoppers, VIPs and friends and family at our Opening Night Party on Tuesday. 

What a great thing it is to celebrate handmade and a job well done with a glass of wine. 

We're open every day 10-6pm til December 1st.

825 High Street Thornbury.

We'd love to see you there.

Made n Thornbury Community Market

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

We're Popping Up on High Street

We had so much fun last time, 
we are doing it again !! 

We'll be opening Open Door #2....A Pop Up Shop by TWNH at 825 High Street Thornbury
for TWO WEEKS only. 

Filled to the brim with local stallholders from Made 'n Thornbury,
this is the perfect chance to do your Christmas shopping without stepping foot into a shopping centre ! 

Stallholders exhibiting in our Pop Up Shop : 

Stay tuned for shopping nights and special events over the two weeks.

And come visit our shop ! 

Made n Thornbury Community Market

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Shop under the Stars

It's time for one of our favourite markets of the year.....

our Twilight market ! 

This coming Friday, October 18th 4-9pm

You'll find us with a hall overflowing with handmade goodness.

Millie 'n DaisySassy CandlesMade by A MzunguPip and Pop Kids

Way Cuter Than a ButtonLittle Miss PollyNellie Purses and Bags, Alannah Banana Designs

Picole KidsLouie and The Fox, Little Hannah BearCuddles Clothing and Craft

Z Twist ArtRiver Wife Claym2matizVintage Galah

Model is wearing Z Twist Art, River Wife Clay and Liz And Bob Designs.

Of course alongside the handmade goodness,

we will have the very popular FREE childrens craft table, delicious food and drinks.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday night.
Made n Thornbury Community Market

Saturday, October 5, 2013

KEEP Craft Your Business - Saturday October 12th

On Saturday October 12th we'll be gathering at TWNH

This informal workshop is designed for those who have successfully completed our 
Make Craft Your Business course.

It's a great chance to network with other local crafters and ask any questions you may have.

We'll also be joined by a guest speaker to discuss Facebook for Creatives.

This presentation is thanks to Darebin Council.

The cost of the workshop is $10 per person and we are asking those attending to 
'bring a plate' to share for lunch.

Bookings are essential for this workshop,
please email to register your place.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Made n Thornbury Community Market

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

September Spring Fling Market

It's fair to say we didn't have the biggest crowds at our
September 7th market.

Liz and Bob Designs
I think it may have been the little election that was ! 

Never fear, those that did come to visit were treated to delicious food 
and talented stallholders.

We welcomed back Melbourne Epicure and her famously delicious lemon tarts. 

Melbourne Epicure

Those shoppers that did visit were starting to think about Christmas shopping
and were happily buying from the diverse range of handmade wares on offer. 

Miss Ruby May

We welcomed new stallholders making their debut.

Bella Zaria Designs

The Treasury Collection
And of course welcomed back returning stallholders. 

The Crocheting Cat

SassyPop Kids
Thank you to all our stallholders. 
A big thank you to our volunteers.
Most importantly, a big thank you to our loyal customers, old and new, 
that came along to the market.

Our next market is one of our favourites. 

We look forward to seeing you then.

Made n Thornbury Community Market

Thursday, September 5, 2013

It's finally here.....

There have been promises made,
babies kissed,
fliers delivered to letter boxes,
posters displayed around town
cupcakes baked,

and on September 7th,
the big day is finally here.....

that's right...

VOTE 1 - Made 'n Thornbury Craft Market. 

Yes, we know the election is also on.
So, VOTE and come along to Made 'n Thornbury Craft Market.
We'll have handmade wares made by local women.
Delicious food and drinks,
including the return of the lovely Melbourne Epicure.
and our FREE Children's Craft Table.

As with each market, we are indoors, 
so if it's spring, winter or summer like,
we will be cosy and comfortable.

See you from 10am - 2pm at 99 Leinster Grove, Thornbury.

Made n Thornbury Community Market

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Winter Warmer Market - July 20th 2013

"rain, rain, go away
come again another day...."

LOVE from Just Jacinta Designs

Actually, it doesn't matter !
Our resilient stallholders and hardy shoppers happily come to market,
whatever the weather.

Cute handmade dolls from Emalaide

This was very much the case on July 20th for our Winter Warmer Market. 

Janet spinning her wares - SlowSpun

Making her debut, Merit Industries 

We had over 25 stalls filled with local handmade goods ranging from
jewellery, accessories, childrens clothes, toys and much more.

Cute foxes from Pip and Pop Kids at the Sassypop Kids Handmade Collective Stall

Making her Made 'n Thornbury debut River Wife Clay

Those missing socks becoming much loved cats ! 

We were well nourished by sweet and savoury treats from The Red Cat Food Store,

Cupcakes from CakeDayAu (and the cutest stall)

and a welcome visit from Dos Diablos Mexican Cantina.

Our young visitors were once again well entertained at the Craft Table.
Thanks Penny ! 

Happy Smiling Faces all round ! 

The lovely Gus and Kitty

and, it's not long til we get to do it all over again ! 

Now, we know there is something else important on September 7th.....

once you've voted come along to Made 'n Thornbury's Spring Fling Market
for more handmade stalls, food and fun.

See you then ! 
Made n Thornbury Community Market

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

four more sleeps......................

It's only four more sleeps til the Winter Warmer July 20th Market. 

Once again we will have a hall filled with talented stallholders.
Everything hand made and hand-produced by local women.

As it's our Winter Warmer market, we'll have lots of hand knitted and crocheted goodies to keep you warm.

Delightful things for your home,
and most importantly.......YOU ! 

My Friend M'Lee, Slow Spun and Z Twist Art

We also have delicious food, cupcakes and a special surprise treat lined up....! 

Remember, we are INDOORS and open from 10am - 2pm.

Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday.

Made 'n Thornbury Craft Market 

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

It's July....which means it's time for another Made 'n Thornbury Craft Market

We're really looking forward to our next market on July 20th ! 

And THANK YOU Stacey for our new brilliant artwork ! 

Made n Thornbury Community Market

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Meet The Maker......Viv Hayes

We really do have some VERY talented makers in our midst at Made 'n Thornbury Craft Market.

We're very lucky to be joined by artist, Viv Hayes and her beautiful watercolour paintings.

Open Door......... A Pop Up Shop by TWNH
Meet the Maker –Viv Hayes

Tell us a little about your business ?

I work from a small space at home, where I produce paintings and drawings that reflect my local urban environment, or natural scenery from Australia and New Zealand.

How long have you been in business ?

In 2011 I attended the ‘make craft your business’ course run by TWNH, and since then have participated in a number of Made ‘N’ Thornbury craft markets as well as a couple of other markets around Melbourne.

Who inspires you ?

A teacher at RMIT convinced me that watercolour is a versatile and beautiful medium gaining popularity in contemporary art.
Craft people, particularly those at the Made ‘n Thornbury market, who display a wide variety of creativity and originality, are a great source of inspiration.

How has TWNH and it’s programs, including Made ‘n Thornbury Craft Market, assisted you in your handmade business journey ?

The ‘Make craft your Business’ course was extremely enjoyable and informative, and the volunteers from TWNH work tirelessly to promote and run the Made ‘n Thornbury market.

What are you plans or dreams for your business ?
I would like to experiment and diversify with the view to exploring other methods of displaying my work to the public, however I intend to continue participating in the Made ‘n Thornbury craft market at present because I really enjoy and benefit from the feedback and encouragement I receive in this environment.

Thank you for joining us Viv.

Made n Thornbury Community Market

Meet the Maker.......Just Jacinta Designs

We're a week into our Pop Up Shop adventure 
and everyone seems to enjoying it ! 

Saturday saw lots of happy shoppers in the shop.

Brightening your world and home this Sunday is Just Jacinta Designs.

Open Door......... A Pop Up Shop by TWNH
Meet the Maker – Just Jacinta Designs

Tell us a little about your business ?

Just Jacinta designs is my little escape from the madness of the World.. I try to create something that makes people smile and brings a little happiness to their day. I'm all about doing what makes you happy; at the end of it all, that's what matters the most.

I love colour and pattern and anything with Pom poms!!! I think this is fairly obvious when you have a look at my creations!!

How long have you been in business ? 

I started JJD (Just Jacinta Designs) in 2011 when I was studying interior design - between the assignments and all the late nights I was craving something else. I made my 21st signature book for my 21st and had so many compliments and had some friends ask me to make one for their birthdays.. It sort off started that way and just grew.
I have now done 5 markets, started a Facebook page as well as a website.

Who inspires you ? 

I'm inspired everyday, I look at things in a different way - I love repurposing and giving  loved items a new lease on life (sounds corny I know!!)
Interior design and decoration still plays a huge role in my inspiration - I love designers like Trisha Guild and Laura Ashley who embrace colour and pattern.
I am constantly printing pictures, tearing out pages in magazines, collecting bits and pieces and creating something different from what I did last week.

How has TWNH and it’s programs, including Made ‘n Thornbury Craft Market, assisted you in your handmade business journey ? 

TWNH has been imperative in my craft business journey - doing the make craft your business course was the push that I needed to commit to taking my business that step further.
I have learnt so much and met some amazing women by not only through the course but the markets as well.
It's amazing what I have learnt and now have such a wealth of knowledge that I can run my own successful business on the side!!

What are you plans or dreams for your business ? 

My ultimate dream for JJD would be to have my own interior decorating and homewares shop. If I could play with colour and fabric and make cushions all day I would be one happy girl!!
In the mean time, as long as I can keep making all these wonderful things that make other people smile I will be quite content. 

Thanks for joining us Jacinta.

Made n Thornbury Community Market