Saturday, November 6, 2010

"Makers" of Tasty Treats needed

What we know need are "Makers" of biscuits, cakes, cupcakes; chocolates, sweets, relishes or sauces  for the 5 December Market.

Visitors to the EastSide "Makers" Market like to take a break from looking and shopping and relax in our coffee shop over a coffee from own barista and enjoy a tasty biscuit or piece of cake. Also food treats are a great gift for just about anyone.

Please call Robyn on 0427280928 for more details or email
 for an application.
Remember the 5 December Market is only 5 weeks away.

5 December EastSide "Makers" Market applications close

We have had alot of amazing applications for the 5 December EastSide Makers Market.
There are so many talented "Makers" in Tasmania.
The committee will be meeting on Tuesday 9 December to finalise stallholders. We will notify all appicants asap after the meeting.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Monday, September 6, 2010

Sun 5 Sept EastSide Market alot of fun

Yesterdays' EastSide " Makers" Market was filled with chatter; music and juggling, as well as delicious coffee and warming food.

Yes ...the weather was cold and very wet outside but inside it was warm and welcoming with friendly and very talented "makers" happy to share their time and explain the processes involved in producing their handcrafted items.

We hope everyone enjoyed the day , we had alot of comments from visitors who were amazed at the quality and variety of art and crafts on "show".

Linda Brown from Xtras Direct at the Shoreline presented a  gift voucher to Rowena of Rowena's Tasmanian Designs for her beautifully presented stall of handcrafted wool products.

The EastSide "Makers" Market committee would like to thank all the " Makers" and Linda Brown for her support. We would also like to acknowledge our "visitors" who braved the cold and rain to make the market a success despite  the weather.

We look forward to the next "Makers" Market on a lovely sunny summer Sunday the 5 December .
If you are interested in applying for a stall please email and we will email  you an application.

We will be posting photos on the stalls duringthe next two weeks so keep an eye out..

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Tomorrow Sun 5 Sept is the EastSide Market day - See you there

Well the time is here again for the next Eastside Market. Even the weather is looking great for tomorrow with the showers clearing.

We have 28 "Makers" with a diverse range of handmade art and crafts. Including soy candles and beauty products; designer chairs and cushions using Austaliana teatowels by Sue Hall ( a must see), amazing one-off designed shoes by Nicole; clothing for children and "grown ups", artwork, cards; jewellery and accessories, magnificent flowers arrangements and gifts. Too much to mention.
You will need to come and see for yourself...
The venue is large, light and has great heating!!!There is also our barista Rust & Co for when you need to sit and enjoy a drink and snack in our comfy chairs in our coffee shop.

See you tomorrow Sunday 5 from 10am to 3pm. Bring Dad or give him breakfast in bed and come along with a friend.
We are also starting an email group for people who would like to be kept "in the loop" re' EastSide Market news. You can add you name to the list at the market or email
If you would like an application for the next market on Sunday 5 December please email to the same address and we will send you an application form. 

Thursday, August 5, 2010

EastSide Market contact details

I will be in New Zealand for the next three weeks
back Friday 27 August. If you need information 
please call Jude on 0407 442 797 or 6244 2794

For an application for the EastSide "Makers"
5 December Market go to
 and an application form will be emailed out to you.
We look forward to seeing  our "Makers" and visitors
 at the next Market on Sunday 5 Sept.

Applications closing soon for the EastSide "Makers" 5 Sept Market

There has been an amazing number of "Makers" interested in attending the next EastSide Market on Sunday 5 September. The quality and variety of applications has been of a very high standard. We have already chosen and notified 20 successful makers. Don't worry we still have spaces for 6 makers.
Applications close Monday 10 August so you need to  hurry up and send it in ( don't forget photos) and it is quicker and easier to send an electronic version.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Our repeat offenders; it was lovely to have them join us again

Even though it was a slow day for a some of our makers, there was a lot of cheer and some great networking.  Thank goodness for our repeat offenders who helped the new makers feel right at home - 
Ruby Victoria, EraZistable, One of a Kind, Just Jude, Felicity Matthews Design, ReVisited, Tasmanian Gourmet Biscuits, Silver Nutmeg  a Golden Pear Design, Wrapt in the Far South, Deana Stuart,  & treasuresfrommynest........thinkI have left out Louise Gourlay Lamps 'n Bags so will find a pic for her

We had a lovely sponsor in Linda Brown of X'tras Direct at the Shoreline Shopping Centre offering a voucher for the best presented site; well Linda visited during the day and talked with each of the makers (incognito of course) and finally made her choice; not one but two, Courtney from "Silver Nutmeg and & Golden Pear Design", and Carmen Bernstein from "Oscar & Raban"so they shared the voucher.....thanks again Linda, I'm sure the girl's will have fun enjoying a little retail therapy.
Thanks to Debbie Winzar and Lawrie Barton-Johnson for photography

aftermarket....another one down i.e. number 2

well, we're still very much on a learning curve, but I think yesterday was "a good one" ...cold, infact bone-chilling weather, but thank goodness our trusty patrons left the warmth of their homes to come and enjoy the day with us.  There was much laughter, music and a great crowd supporting our makers (particularly the "foodies"), surprise, surprise...,,,thanks Martin, Jo & Co, Louise and Helen.
Have a look at our new makers for the day,  lovely muso's Ryan and Anna, Magoolie designs, Grandma Googie, Oscar & Raban, Rosny College Shop, Diane Brown Mosaics, Tree Swing, Claymates + Tasfudge, Tarana Tart, Rust & Co Store, Iriginals, Blossom Town Tea Caddies, Terra Fiesta, Judith Stanfield Designs, Helen Vieth Tasmania, Blessing Keys, Soewn Earth and of course our trusty (friendly) policeman on duty Steve Fry with his barbecue.
more in a minute......

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

the week before

Hope you're all geared up to visit us at our second "makers"market this Sunday 6th nd enjoy the day with us.  As you can see from the pics,(these are only a taster), there will be lovely makers there ready to tend to your every desire, and there's even a small "lounging" area for you to sit and enjoy some of the lovely food on offer and of course a cup of beautiful coffee.
Our resident Club Superintendent Constable Steve Fry will have a barbecue fired up outside to welcome and tempt you. We'll also have on show the work of some talented Rosny College students, there some great up and coming talented makers there too.
We would love to have some buskers or musicians apply to come along to any of our market days, so if you're aware of anyone who might be interested just point them in the direction of our hotmail address above.

 See you there

Thursday, May 27, 2010

food, fashion, "little" things, accessories, homewares, and still more

we lucky enough to have new makers in all of the areas listed above including a great new (to the market scene that is) Barista to satisfy the most discerning cafeine addicts.......beautiful greek pastries, organic body products, an award winning felt artist, just to name a few, and also some of our lovely makers from from our first market day......lets hope number two will be as successful............more next week,
Oh, in case you've forgotten its on SUNDAY JUNE 6

Monday, May 17, 2010

winter; challenge;signage;participation...,and more

well, I think it really has come on just a tad early personally, but then this was the catalyst for our request of participants; apart from getting that feeling across to all of the lovely visitors. We've decided to offer a challenge to participants for our "winter" June 6 "makers" market i.e. creating their own signage: of course there's an incentive, and I know from speaking to one of our very savvy makers it is just that - a challenge - of course much easier if a trading name is short and sweet, but for those of us with longer titles, well the proof will be in the pudding, or should that be viewing!!!!!!!!
stay logged in for more

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

June taster

just a few images to keep the interest alive - all's well in the EastSide camp and w've just about signed off on all participants for June - there are once again new makers coming out of the woodwork and we're thrilled to have them join us....stay tuned

Monday, May 10, 2010

June "makers"market update

Well, it seems a long time since I've updated information; but rest assured we are on track and have lots of lovely makers ready and waiting to take part in our second market day on SUNDAY JUNE 6........We're notifying participants on a daily basis and will have the final notices out by the end of this week; plus more pics .  But just want to give you some info on the committee just to keep you interested, so here goes:
Robyn Davies
Having been an art teacher in a past life Robyn has moved on somewhat.
She is to be found with her beautiful collection of re-styled clothing and jewellery and her label is “Revisited” – I think that says it all as her inherent style comes through in her works – She has an amazing “stash” of all things creative and is constantly seeing new ways of adapting clothing and items of fashion.
Lauren Carpenter
"EraZistable" is a very appropriate title for Lauren and her label. Her amazing knowledge of fashion history and her ability to visualize and set a scene to fit any scenario is amazing – having been an art teacher she knows just how to get a particular effect for whatever task is at hand. Being a collector she wants the responsibility of getting rid of her “collection” and getting it out there in another format. It’s double the fun – double the vision.

Judy Walker
Just Jude” is a free spirit and fantastic basket maker and creator of wonderful clothing – she has an enviable collection of fabrics, beads and basket materials, just to name a few, to draw inspiration from. Her baskets are inspired from the environment around her and are created from a multitude of fibres.

Felicity Matthews
Felicity is a print-maker, stitcher and generally a very creative spirit – She is able to put pen to paper to capture ideas then transfer them to fabric with amazing results. Always aware of pattern and colour, she sees pattern and colour in the environment around her, whether it be leaf litter on the forest floor, seaweed on the beach or pattern on the leaves in her garden. She constantly stitching pieces of fabric, some for use in current projects, others just filed away for future use.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

more pics between cooking Kedgeree!!!!!!!!!!

you must admit it has been a while, but then the week has still been quite busy responding to enquiries for applications - the word is out and the second market will be a goodie....anyway here are some pics of our wonderful makers who took part on March 26 - thanks to Debbie Winzar for images
Deana Stuart
Wrapt in the Far South
Ruby Victoria Letterpress &Printing
Just Jude
Emily Snadden Design
The Bomb Squad & Sweet As
Freckled Sparrow

about time........more pics

and more
Louise Gourlay Bags'n Lamps
Little Black Crow Studio
Loopee Designs
Nicole Collects
Felicity Matthews Designs
One of a Kind
Quilting on the Edge
Silver Nutmeg & a Golden Pear Design
the fudge a'fare

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

after the party's over

a few days breathing space and quite a lot of sleep seem to have made somewhat of a difference to my state of mind - this seemed to be the general consensus of opinion among we five committee members, but really we were so amazed at just how well it all came together on the day; in other words a VERY SUCCESSFUL day.  An amazing amount of work and I really take my hat off to all the organisers of other markets.
We tried to step outside the square a little and invite makers who had not shown their "faces" too publicly to this point in time. The combination of ages, styles and produce was fantastic and we really thank all of the participants for their great feedback and patience and address those issues that were raised; we will finish EARLIER next time - Sunday JUNE 6.
We are now open to receiving expressions of interest from potential participants; and repeat offenders; we also received a lot of enquiries on the clipboard on Sunday and will address these as well.  just a reminder:,
Anyway here are a few pics; there will be more later in the week when I receive them from the photographer

more pics later.............

Saturday, March 27, 2010

the day before "M" day

well after being without internet access for a day I need to get busy. All's well and everything is (or soon will be) in place for our big day tomorrow - This morning Robyn Davies spoke to Chris Wisby!!! on ABC Radio National spreading the word to listeners, and in Friday's Mercury "On" there was a more publicity for us.
Wow I seem to be having a block for words to flow, but here's a list of participants to whet your appetite.  Hope the hall overflows with love and laughter.
BaristaSista,   Emily Snadden Design,   Nicole Collects,   Freckled Sparrow,   HiiRagi,   Loopee Design,   Ruby Victoria Letterpress and Printing,   One of a Kind,   Sweepy,   Quilting on the Edge,   Silver Nutmeg & a Golden Pear Design,   Create_If,   Sweet As,   Tasmanian Gourmet Biscuits,   Louise Gourlay Bags 'n Lamps,   Wrapt in the Far South,   The Bomb Squad,   Little Black Crow Studio,   The Fudge A'Fare,   Ark Metal,   Be Unique Beads,   Deana Stuart,   EraZistable,  Just Jude,   Revisited   and Treasures from my Nest 
so as you can imagine it is all going to be a feast for the eyes.....Look forward to seeing you all there.
Robyn, Jude, Lauren, Felicity and Suzi "Makers"Market Committee

Saturday, March 20, 2010

SIGNAGE - well, it was there yesterday!!!!!

and so it was; but then there are those that roam the streets thinking it might be fun to create a little havoc.  Today my hubby and I spent the day looking for signs that "had disappeared overnight" - hooray, there they were stashed in the bushes and tossed over the fence; ....two out of six aint bad......Robyn and Jacque placed one in front of our venue (PCYC) as it was a polling station for the State elections, and it caused a quite lot of interest.  Hopefully they wil stay put and "draw the crowds".  Hope everyone's geared up for what should be a great day.....Our "To Market To Market" article just down a little is a great article written by one of our own committee, Lauren Carpenter and really says it all.  I think all of the market events are a credit to the organisers and that people are starting to put two and two together and get a lot more pleasure from the "shopping experience"
Anyway, here's a look at all of our fantastic "makers"............spread the word

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

One week to go

Everything is on track; posters and roadside signage are out there, and mini flyers being letterbox dropped daily..
Don't forget its Easter the week after our market, so it might be an idea to factor this into's just one image that gets the feeling across.

some words of wisdom

To Market To Market
"As we move further away from the craft laden days of the 50’s and 60’s, full of home sewing, knitting and crocheting, that simple phrase “wear that lovely something or other I made for you” has certainly lost its place and power over the last 40 years.
Are we now the poorer for the over supply of factory churned out fashion, accessories and giftware? We can’t answer the proffered question, but we do know there is a real and viable resurgence in home craft. Skills and craft activities that have survived the ruthless efficiency of the industrial revolution are back – products made by hand are being revisited.
In the adult playground of creative endeavour where ideas and outcomes are intensely personal, is it impossibly romantic to consider making by hand is not too innocent, too pastoral or even too slow to compete in this laptop and smart phone driven 21st century.
Could these hand/home made labels be a backlash against excess and sameness in modern consumerism? Why do people still make? Is it now that the rewards are as simple as a return to heart-work and love jobs as a reaction against big business and mass production?
These ideas are certainly up for discussion. However, if you want a different shopping experience, head out to one of Hobart’s burgeoning “makers markets” and simply choose – less over more, quality over quantity, individual over mass produced, but most importantly celebrate home-grown creative ideas and mix with women and men who are happy to make products just for you."

Friday, March 12, 2010

Where is March going................very quickly I think

Wow, I have just been looking at a heap of blogs and am blown away with the talent out there - makes me feel very much like the novice with what I'm doing here, as this is really a VERY simple blog by the standards that are being set, but there's lots of great imagery for you to look at. 
We have a full house on the 28th and are really excited with the new makers coming on board, think you'll find something to suit everyone....hope so anyway.  We also have BaristaSista coming along and as usual Anja sets a very high standard.  You'll spot flyers around in various venues - purple and green - very easy to spot them, and our signage goes up on Sunday arvo
Enjoy these images.......................more later