Thursday, June 10, 2010

Dear All,

It’s been a tough few days here at the handmadehobart camp, and it’s
with much regret that we need to inform you that handmadehobart is no
longer in operation. We found out on Wednesday morning that due to a
change in policy, the school’s insurance will no longer cover us for
public liability, something which we obviously cannot operate without.

We have spent the past few days exploring our options and waiting for
a ‘lightblub moment’ to solve this problem, which sadly just hasn’t
arrived. The truth is that we just can’t afford to pay for public
liability insurance and remain true to our not-for-profit ideals
without raising our stall holder fees considerably, nor do we think
it fair to ask our stall holders to provide their own insurance, hence
the decision to cease operation. It hasn’t been an easy decision or
one made lightly.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support
over the past nine months. We have enjoyed every minute of it and met
some wonderful people along the way.

All the best!

Penni, Sue and Marg

Monday, June 7, 2010

want to join us? it's going to be a big one!

just a reminder that applications for our next market (July 24 and 25) close next Monday 14th June.

We've got some exciting new things in the pipeline to ensure this is going to be one not to miss. (Christmas in July, anyone?) details in the coming weeks.

for application details please see our sidebar. We look forward to hearing from you.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

stallholder sneak peek - silver nutmeg and a golden pear

A favourite of ours here at handmadehobart is the work of Courtney (and her gorgeous 'boss' Indy) from Silver Nutmeg and a Golden Pear and we're really excited to have them back with us this weekend.

Combining quality fabrics (vintage and contemporary designer), with an amazing eye for colour and detail, these are kids clothes unlike any you'll see elsewhere.

They're bright, they're bold and above all they're practical (a real plus for mums) and fun (which is what the kids love).

Combine this with a wondeful collection of whimsical softies and some great accessories for ladies and we're sure that this is a stall you'll want to spend some time at.

Rumour has it that Silver Nutmeg is launching their new boys' winter range this weekend too.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

less than a week to go...

and we're all bust beavering away getting ready for our next great market.

we'll be back in the coming days with some sneak peeks of some of our fabulous stall holders.

Friday, April 2, 2010

happy easter

The handmadehobart team would like to wish everyone a very happy and safe Easter and remind you that applications for the May 15th and 16th market will close 5pm on Monday.

We'll be getting in touch with all of our applicants on Wednesday morning.

Friday, March 26, 2010

where'd the week go?

It's been more than a week since our market and even longer since we were featured in the Mercury's Attitude section in an article on avoiding mass consumerism and supporting local and environmentally conscious producers.

You can read it online here - scroll down.

Thanks for the plug Rebecca!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


The handmadehobart team wish all their friends having stalls at Mathilda's Market this weekend the best of luck.