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.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

what a great day!

Thanks to everyone who came along yesterday and made out first outdoor market such a huge success. We had plenty of happy customers, a lovely atmosphere and thankfully with the exception of a few gusts of wind, the weather held out for us.

We'll be getting some pictures up in the next few days but in the meantime you can read about and see a few snaps here, here, here, here, here and here.

Don't forget that our next market will be on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th May and that stallholder applications close Monday 5th April.

Friday, March 19, 2010

handmadehobart TODAY!

Preparation is almost complete. Set up is about to begin. The weather isn't looking so bad.

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

stallholder sneak peek - Loopee Designs

The handmadehobart team just love Loopee designs and we're so glad to have them back on board for this market.

Putting the quirky back into practical, Loopee Designs has something for everyone, REALLY! from zippered pouches to pass port covers, covered journals to amazing bookmarks. Everything is lovingly hand made from the most amazing fabrics.

Oh, and every kid NEEDS one of these awesome pencil rolls.
See? You want one too now don't you?

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

stallholder sneak peek - Sunday's Child

Another of our our exciting new stallholders is Sunday's Child, a range of delightful clothing and accessories for children in sizes 00 to 6.

Featuring whimsical appliques and made from the highest quality fabrics in a great range of bright and bold clolours for both girls and boys, this clothing is as practical (and meticulously handcrafted) as it is stylish.

Friday, March 5, 2010

stall holder sneak peek - Cygneture Chocolates

With two weeks to go it's time for us to start giving little peeks of what you'll find on offer at our next market. First up is one of our new stall holders, one we're really excited about and one we know if going to be a huge hit.

This is why...

Made by hand using the seasonal flavours of the Huon Valley, these chocolates are not for the faint hearted, they're to die for!!

PS you might have seen Cygneture Chocolates mentioned one highlights of the Taste of the Huon in the Mercury's write up yesterday (6th March)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

we've got a new facebook page..

become a fan here.

and check out our brand spanking new listings here and here.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

march stallholders confirmed

if you applied and haven't heard from us, please let us know (our email is occassionaly dodgy).

we'll be getting a list of all our wonderful stall holders up on here in the next couple of days.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

handmadehobart -election edition

What happens when the Premier calls an election on market day and our venue is enlisted as a polling place?

The market moves outside to provide voters with an opportunity to buy amazing things from some of Hobart's best designers and craftspeople of course!

How great is that??!!

Saturday 20th March
(please note that our March Market is one day only)
10am till 3pm
Next to St Peter's Hall
Harrington Street, Hobart

Due to the change in format, we are taking late applications, but we quick, you only have until 5pm Tuesday 16th February. We'll be notifying applicants on Wednesday.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

applications close tomorrow...

for our March market.

If you like to fiddle with things creative and have a talent for design. Whether you want to test your products on the market, or you're an established maker/designer, we want to hear from you.

We're particularly interested in hearing from foodies - so if you're a baker or confectioner, or if you just like to dabble in the kitchen and feel like you've got something to offer, drop us an email, but be quick!

Thanks to everyone who has already applied, we've once again been overwhelmed by the amount of talent Hobart has on offer.

Monday, January 25, 2010

market wrap up, applications and bigger and better things

Another lovely market this weekend, an awesome sunny weekend, lots lovely visitors and plenty of great conversation. Thanks to our return visitors and hello to those of you who discovered us for the first time.

It's not a surprise that this market was a little quieter than our Christmas one, but it's given us a chance to regroup and put in place some exciting changes for the next one (don't worry, it'll still be the same spacious, airy welcoming market that you love) to make it bigger and better.

Applications are currently open for our March market - March 20th and 21st (that's election weekend as it turns out so easy to remember). If you, or someone you know have a creative bent and have something exciting to offer us (especially if you've not seen it at handmadehobart before), send us an email or an application form (link on the side bar) by Monday 8th February.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

stallholder sneak peek - the bomb squad

If handmadehobart smells just a little bit sweeter this time around, it's likely to be because of The Bomb Squad. Specialising in a delicious range if bathbombs, bathsalts and shower butters made from ingredients that sound (and more importantly, smell) good enough to eat, we're expecting them to be a very busy stall indeed.
The hard part's going to be deciding which one to use to wash away the aches of a busy market day.bath,

Friday, January 15, 2010

stall holder sneak peek - Roocke Cookies

We're really excited that Katrina from Roocke Cookies (pronounced rookie cookies - cool huh?) chose handmadehobart for her public launch. We'll let these photos explain why..


Thursday, January 7, 2010