Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Handmade Market does it again!

Handmade Market does it again!

Wow Wow Wow, is all I kept hearing all day from customers at the market, wow at the fantastic new venue Kamberra Wine Company, wow at the amazing shopping and wow from the new stallholders who simply couldn’t believe that Canberra can bring out 10 thousand people to a market event, not to mention how many people who traveled from Melbourne Sydney, Brisbane, Perth – (I Know!!) these are just some of the people I talked to!

The Handmade Market is seriously not just any ordinary market, it takes months to organize, the variety and the quality of stallholders is a delicate balance and one that Julie and her team work very hard on. I think the results speak for themselves.

I was there promoting Shop Handmade and was thrilled to find that soooo many people already knew about us and were seriously excited by our new venture. The shop of course will have the Handmade Market presence, in that some of your favorites will be in store! But we have heaps of new amazing talent from clever people who simply are unable to travel to be part of the market or simply can not produce the sheer volume to accommodate the thousands of customers that attend this amazing event!

The Shop is starting to take shape,.. I’m off to Sydney today to pick up some furniture and will post up some progress shots of the shop later this week.

Massive thanks to Tania McCartney for the wonderful support and beautiful photo’s she took, here are some for you to look at. Check out her beautiful blog for more!


Friday, March 26, 2010

Handmade Market this Sunday!!!

Super busy, super excited getting ready for the Handmade Market this weekend. Little Angel Little Devil will not be making an appearance this time around; instead I will be having a Shop Handmade stall. So please stop by and say hi and feel free to ask me any questions about our new shop! Only a little over 2 weeks before we open!
Cheers Rach

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Pretty Packaging

My husband thinks I’m a little strange, I love packaging!! I know its no good for the environment so I reign myself in and only allow myself to submit to paper…. I have been known to buy something from a shop simply because the paper bag in comes in or the gift wrapping is so divine.

That said, opening a shop and having a world of ribbon, paper, bags and cards etc is a dream come true! I’ve had to be sensible!!!! And start with a few basics which arrived on Friday of course I couldn’t wait to start playing around with it all…so here is a sneak preview.


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Canberra Times article equals a full inbox!

Wow the response from the Canberra Times article (Monday the 8th) has been huge, our inbox has had quite the workout!!
There are soooo many clever people around! The shop is going to be filled with so many things made with real love!

I’m super lucky to have a fantastic arsenal of wonderful friends who are lending their support! Steve and Genie have been playing around with our Shopgirl and here are a couple of ideas…

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Applications are rolling in!!!

I've had 4 mornings this week, where I have woken up at 4am -PING!! wide awake unable to sleep with my mind racing. The response to the Shop has been amazing, applications are simply streaming in!! in fact 2 arrived withing 12 mins of sending out the application form!
So busy busy busy!!!
The shop now has a lovely new ceiling and lighting...we've had our first media stint with the Canberra Times...not sure how the photo's going to look as it's been a while since I was in front of a camera!
Anyhoo, must run lots to do. Wish me luck!! xx Rach

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Shop Handmade postcards ready!!

Ok so the dates are set for the opening of the shop!!!
Time to get super busy creating an amazing space for the amazing people who have submitted applications for the shop.
Not to mention getting ready for the Handmade Market at the Kamberra winery on Sunday March 28