Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Handmade Expo - Birthday Cake?


Liesa Gifford wasn’t sure what to expect when she launched The Handmade Expo with her mother and sister in 2008.

So with second birthday celebrations planned for the upcoming expo at Ipswich Turf Club on Saturday, Ms Gifford said the overwhelming success of the monthly “handmade-only” market had come as a welcome shock.

“When we first started, we never expected that it would be as popular as it is. And we never thought that in our wildest dreams it would make it to its second birthday,” said Ms Gifford, who established the expo with her mother, Miriam Bain, and sister Micky Hasted.
“Hand-made is the new black. People are turning to making things at home. We support a lot of micro-businesses and stay-at-home mums and retirees.

“We’re giving an opportunity to these people to sell and promote their products, and sell and promote hand-made.”

Ms Gifford said the expo featured hand-grown, hand-baked and hand-picked products.
“The first 500 people (at the expo) get a free birthday cupcake, and a majority of the stallholders are having birthday specials.”

The expo will run from 8am to 2pm. Entry is free. 

The Handmade Expo
Ipswich Turf Club
8am - 2pm
Saturday 21 August


The Handmade Expo and Handmade Heaven said...

Woohoo...thanks for sharing on your blog Katie. See you Saturday

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