Thursday, November 26, 2009
What a handmade-fest this weekend!
People of Launceston you are spoilt!
You have the most amazing choice of gifts and 'stuff for yourself' that are all completely handmade - all of the raw materials have been loving hand-picked, hand-designed and then handmade with love by the stallholder. Each item is individual and special.
Who wouldn't want a handmade gift for Christmas, I ask you? Me, I just love handmade brooches at the moment... nod, nod, wink, wink to my family!
At the market this weekend, you will be spoilt by:
Samspiration - beautiful felted products including cute animals, toys, brooches, mobiles, booties and hats
Tamar Valley Gourmet Foods - the most yummiest cakes and biscuits including a gluten-free range which are equally as yummy. Don't forget the choc-coated raspberries!
Hoot Hoot Hooray! - wrap skirts with groovy pictures on them
Tact-ilse- Linda's wonderful and whimsical range of original art, felted items, cute brooches and accessories
Three Little Chickens - little applique singlets, handbags and cards
Shaz and Marys' Knits - these guys are amazing knitters! They come up with groovy knits each time they're at the market. And knits aren't just for winter - come and see!
Robin Cochrane - gorgeous beaded necklaces, but not like you've seen anywhere else. Freshwater pearls too.
Little Jomm - for the very hip, very cool baby - tops and onesies with awesome applique pictures on them, the perfect gift for a little one in your life for christmas!
Louise Garwood - all kinds of cool things from homewares and knits to christmas tree decorations.
The Sweet Tooth - lollies and fudges including a new range of sweets and lollipops all made right here in our own little state.
Anouk Vittori **new**
Kathleen Ritson - you must come and feel Kathleens's Egyptian cotton sheets and now quilt covers. They are beautiful and awesome value for money. Kathleen also has a great range of neck cushions.
Mary Curran (and mum, Janice!) - these two pocket-rockets make a huge range of handbags and totes that are well priced and great-looking. They also make a lovely range of cotton jersey and print skirts that is different every week.
Handmade by Rowena - welcome back Rowena! Unique and individual homewares made with a range of fabrics. Last time she had beautiful knitted throws and cushions!
Tasmanian Incense - frangrant incense sticks made here by Kelly
Sue Lee-Archer **new** - handmade dolls, animals, teddies, baby beanies and booties
Kelly Tuskin **new**
Nigel Gibson **new** - original art and timber products
Nicole Namgyal **new**
Rocky Gardens - I am addicted to Pat's raspberry jam, you will be too! Jams and sauces, buy a few for the rellos this Christmas
Four Seasons Herbs - a huge range of potted herbs - it is so cool to have your own herb garden - even in a pot! Ask Tara how...
Lees Orchards - apples, apples, apples! Straight from the orchard to you - value for money!
Did I say spoilt!
Don't run around town like a chook with its head cut off! Come and take time to browse our 23 'shops' full of special, beautiful and lovingly-made products under one roof!
See you at Pilgrim Hall (opposite Myer/Birchalls carpark) between 10am and 3pm tomorrow.