LUCKY DOOR PRIZE

LUCKY DOOR PRIZEThanks to our lovely friends at Express Media Group and CraftLovers we are pleased to announce that visitors to the launch Handmade Craft Market on Sunday 22 August, 2010 will be able to go in the draw to win one of two, 6 month subscriptions to Handmade Magazine.
Celebrating its 21st year of circulation, Handmade is Australia's largest, longest running and most successful general craft publication.
Handmade covers a wide range of the most popular crafts in Australia. From patchwork, applique, embroidery, cross stitch, stitcheries, knitting, crochet, sewing, stamping, scrapbooking, decorative painting and folk art, to cloth dolls, toys and bears, ceramic art and simple homemade recipes, they cover it all!

So make sure you head down to our launch market on Sunday 22 August, 2010 and go in the draw to WIN!



LUCKY DOOR PRIZE

WOW what a Launch and our Christmas Market is turning out to be just as fabulous

If you missed out on our launch don't despair we are back again for our Christmas Market on Sunday 21st November, 2010 from 10am - 2pm.
The day was a huge success, beyond our wildest dreams, with lines down the street, and half an hour wait to get in the door. Our 100 FREE goody bags were all gone in the first 10 minutes, (amazing) and the delicious cupcakes from Sweet Cheeks Cupcakes, Cookies and Treats were all eaten in the first hour, (over 200 cupcakes I believe). Needless to say they will be busy busy baking for November. I even had stalls coming to get extra change as their change had run out and everyone kept telling me what a fabulous day it was. We were blessed with beautiful weather and I can't wait to do it all again in November.
A huge thank you to all our visitors for your gold coin donations, we raised $1029.00 for the United Way, Central Coast Community Chest, Dan Granero and his band for rocking out at the market and to Erina High School for holding the event. And of course we would like to thank all our amazing stallholders for supporting us and making the market the success it was, and a big thank you to Express Publications for goodies and our lucky door prize and 2GO and Sea FM for the amazing coverage.
We are fully booked and packed to the rafters for our November market and all of your favourites are back with a few new faces too. There are so many talented crafties out there I just wish we had room for them all.
Don't forget to check out our Stallholder In the Spotlight every week as we bring a sneak peek of who will be at our next market. And if you haven't already, become a fan of our facebook page and stay up to date with all of our stallholder and market news.
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Warm Welcome to Artwear Publications

Warm Welcome to Artwear PublicationsI'd like to extend a warm welcome to our newest sponsor, Artwear Publications. We are excited to announce that Artwear Publications will be offering visitors to our Christmas market the chance to WIN 1 of 2, twelve month subscriptions to Felt magazine.
Artwear Publications is the home of Australia's most respected craft and lifestyle magazines including Yarn, Felt and Embellish magazines. They travel to the far ends of Australia and beyond to give you the best techniques, projects, articles and inspiration to set you on your own creative journey. And I am happy to report that they are local too.
Felt magazine explores new techniques, tips and designer profiles to inspire you. Each issue has unique wet & dry felting projects, techniques, articles, book reviews, gallery and more... They are all about the love of FELT, and supplying you with original, Australian content.

With a focus on felting and more, if you love FELT, you'll love this magazine.

Like to know more about Artwear Publications other titles?
Yarn magazine is all about the love of YARN, and supplying you with original, Australian content. With a focus on knitting, crochet, felting, spinning and weaving, if you love YARN, you'll love this magazine.

Embellish magazine aims to fuse fashion, fantasy and art into everyday items, gifts and homewares. You will find in each issue a mix of techniques and articles as well as ideas and inspirational stories. Expect to see a range of projects including dye processes; fabric manipulation; knit and/or crochet embellished finishes; couture techniques; hand embellishing; machine embellishing; prints; custom designs; repurposed textiles and projects related to textile applications that incorporate fabric, yarn, felt and/or fibre.

So make sure you head down to our Christmas market on Sunday 21 November, 2010 and go in the draw to WIN!

Warm Welcome to Artwear Publications

Happy Australia Day

Happy Australia Day
We hope you have a fabulous day Celebrating the Australian spirit. To all those that became Australian citizens today, 'good on ya mate'. Don't forget the sunscreen, thongs and hat today, and where ever you are celebrate what's great.

Our first market will be back on Sunday 20th February from 10am - 2pm so make sure you mark it in the diary and support your local designers and artists.

We are excited to announce that all entry fee donations will be donated to the QLD Flood Appeal so just another great reason to come and indulge in a day of handmade.

We have some amazing lucky door prizes in store. Plus loads of new handmade goodies from new stallholders for 2011 and some of your favourites.

Kids can come and have their face painted and make an awesome project at the Scrapbooking Haven Kids Craft Corner. Plus you can grab a bite to eat and enjoy live music in our picnic area.

We can't wait to welcome you to our markets in 2011. Here's a little project for the kids today download your FREE colouring in sheet from the Australia Day Toolkit.

Handmade Craft Market xHappy Australia Day

We kicked off the year with a scorcher!

On an almost 40 degree day we kicked off our first market for the year on Sunday 20th February at Erina High School, and thankfully we all survived the heat, some only just (including me).
Thank you to all our regular visitors and our new ones too, who came out and supported our local designers and artists and most importantly thank you to all our stallholders for persevering in the heat and showcasing your gorgeous handmade originals and delicious treats.
Our next market is on Sunday 15th May at Erina High School from 10am - 2pm, and our line up of designers and artists is amazing. I can't wait to share them all with you.
CONGRATULATIONS to our lucky door prize winners Lisa J - Woy Woy, Kristy T - Davistown, winners of the six month subscriptions to Handmade Magazine and Alisha L - Berkeley Vale winner of our PixiFoto Photographic Package valued at over $1600. A HUGE thank you to Handmade Magazine and PixiFoto Erina for your fabulous prizes and involvement in our market.

A massive thanks also goes to the beautiful vocals of Loren Kate for entertaining our visitors at the market and we can't forget the gorgeous fairies from My Fairy Party and the very talented girls at The Scrapbooking Haven who had some gorgeous projects for the kids.
If you missed the market here is a little peek at what you missed out on. Make sure you don't miss us in May.
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We kicked off the year with a scorcher!

Handmade, handcrafted and homegrown

Handmade, handcrafted and homegrownThe Handmade Craft Market is fast approaching and our list of designers and artists we have in store is amazing. We are predominantly indoors with extra goodies outside, so we will be on rain, hail or shine, but bring on the sunshine.
We continue to bring you talented designers and artists from around the Central Coast and surrounding regions enabling us to offer you something truly unique. We are dedicated to supporting handmade, handcrafted and homegrown talent.
So start saving those pennies ready for a shopping spree, or add some Handmade Craft Market Shopping Dollars to your wish list this Mother's Day. Enquire today.
We are going MMAD in May supporting Musicians Making A Difference. 100% of gold coin entry door donations for our May market will go to MMAD in May. Kids up to 16 years are FREE.
MMAD's purpose is to improve the lives of all young people, particularly disadvantaged and marginalized youth, through the power of music, the creative arts, and unconditional positive regard. Over the last 10 years, MMAD has developed programs with the aim to inspire, develop and empower young people. Their programs can break the cycle of negativity and help young people to reach their full potential. So come along and support a great cause and help us get MMAD in May.
More FUN for the kids... We have FREE face painting for the kids, and say hello to the gorgeous fairy from My Fairy Party. Bring your camera along so the kids can have their photo taken with Ollie at our Ollie the Owl Photo Booth.
But Mum's and Dad's don't miss out! Be the first 100 through the doors and score yourself one of our Goodie Bags. Don't forget to enter our lucky door prize inside the hall at the Information Desk to win a fantastic photographic package from Felicity Thomson Photography. (valued at $490.00). Enjoy the fresh air, fabulous food, fresh hot coffee and live music in our picnic area. What more could you ask for on a relaxing Sunday.
So make sure you head down to the Handmade Craft Market on Sunday 15 May, between 10am - 2pm at Erina High School. Corner of Ernest St & The Entrance Rd. You won't wont to miss out on all the FUN!
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Handmade, handcrafted and homegrown

In the Spotlight - Summaskye

Another newbie to our markets will be the ultra funky Summaskye.

Summaskye is all about upcycling done with vintage flair! Designer Skye says "I love bright colours and adore vintage fabric's, I really love that I am able to create whatever my heart desires. With a range of childrens and ladies clothing to homewares of lamps and cushions there is something for everyone who craves colour and prettiness in the lives." 

If it's time to brighten up your home or your wardrobe, be sure to swing by Summaskye's stall this August! 



 In the Spotlight - Summaskye