Friday, November 27, 2009

See us in today's paper?

We're on page 9 of The Mercury!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

one sleep to go..

The handmadehobart team are in the midst of preparations for the big opening tomorrow. Signs are being printed, tables moved and set up, keys collected and floors swept.

We're excited, anxious and just a little nervous.

But most of all, we hope to see you all at some stage over the weekend, whether you join us for a cuppa, a browse or you plan on crossing off a lot your Christmas list....We'll be there from 11am till 4pm each day. You'll find us on the corner of Harrington and Brisbanes Streets in Hobart. Just look for the big handmadehobart sign and the bright Balinese flags.

stallholder sneak peek - Maddie's Cupcake Creations

Such a treat!Maddie's cupcake creations are works of art for your dessert plate. Hand decorated with an attention to detail not often seen in sweet treats, we know you won't be able to resist these and will be crying for more (sorry couldn't resist!!)

PS. Did we mention that Maddie is only 14?!?!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

stallholder sneak peek - Little Snoring

Charming and whimsical. Colourful and cheery.

Little Snoring's Edwina creates a gorgeous range of cushions, pocket pandas and french poodles made from the highest quality fabrics. Each is lovingly stitched with attention to detail and a desire to bring out the beauty in everyday items. Her babushka, tower and bird necklaces are whimsy exemplified. We know you'll love her stuff!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

stallholder sneak peek - What Katie Did Next

...was design an awesome range of fabric-ated accessories. From earrings to cufflinks, neckalces to hairbands, Kate's accessories are hand made from the finiest quality materials, including sterling silver hardware.

Drawing inspiration from her fabrics, Kate's accessories will surely please even the most discerning fashionista, not to mention, your mum, sister, work colleague or whoever else is on your Christmas shoping list.

Be quick though, these things have been know to sell out!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

woo hoo!

Our little blog has had 1000 hits!

That is all.

stallholder sneak peek - She Sells Sea Glass

The ultimate in recyling and probably the most beautiful too.Debbie's amazing range of handcrafted sea glass jewellery started life as shards of broken bottles as many as 70 years ago. Tumbled by the waves and ground against pebbles, rocks and sand, the sea glass that Debbie uses is all natural, untreated and collected from Tasmanian beaches. We imagine that there will be a lot of sea glass under Christmas trees this year!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

stallholder sneak peek - Twin Things

Classic with a modern twist.

Twin sisters Charlotte and Madeleine are the talents behind the timeless treasures available from Twin Things. Their exquisitely hand embroidered monogrammed cushions and stylish hand sewn buntings are perfect for Christmas gift giving. And who could resist their charming Pippi dolls (just check out those stockings!!!)?

Monday, November 16, 2009

stallholder sneak peek - notions

It would be a big ask to sum up the work of Rosalie at Notions in one word, but if one was forced to have a go, darling would probably be the closest bet and divine wouldn't be far wrong either.

Amazing attention to detail and packaging that's almost as adorable as the goodies themselves are what set Rosalie's work apart from her competitors.

Just quietly we think her Christmas range is going to be a big hit. What do you reckon?

Sunday, November 15, 2009

stallholder sneak peek - shalldesign

Sue Hall thinks she was random before it became fashionable.

She is embarking on a full time career in design in 2010 and plans to embrace wedding flowers, interior design, furniture design, clothing and accessories and whatever else takes her fancy. So her products reflect her eclecticism.

"Re-purposing" is the weird new word that seems to suit Sue's approach to design.

She will have a sample of her furniture - the Provenance range - to show at the market. She has sewn cushions using her grandma's doilies in a surprising way; she has made jewellery using Meccano washers, dominoes, zips, scrabble tiles and safety pins; there are Bond's singlets with a twist; and there are darling and ridiculous baby's bibs.

Everything is made with love and a sense of humour.

Friday, November 13, 2009

stallholder sneak peek - Little Black Crow Studio

If you haven't yet met one of these wonderful dolls, lovingly made by Grace at Little Black Crow Studio then you're seriously missing out. Not only are these dolls full of character, but each one is unique, from their names and their facial expression to their beautiful hand sewn and hand knit outfits.

A talented artist and knitter, Grace has also designed a beautiful range of hand painted and handknit christmas decorations that you're sure to love. We sure do!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

stall holder sneak peek - Ruby Victoria Letterpress

Narelle from Ruby Victoria Letterpress is the talent behind this awesome collections of greeting cards, gifttags , bookplates and prints that range from whimsical to sophisticated.

A peek at her blog suggests that Narelle's been hard at work on her Christmas range which we're sure will be a hit.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

stallholder sneak peek - the bird and the fish

Jo, from The Bird and the Fish hand dyes and spins the most gorgeous yarns (from luxurious fibres) that will want to make you take up knitting if you don't already, or will take you to yarn-heaven if you do.

She also sells hand dyed roving and batts suitable for spinning or felting, makes adorable children's clothes and rumour has it, will have some delicious homemade lemon cordial for sale also.

Monday, November 9, 2009