Monday, July 6, 2009

BIDM was a huge success....

I'm nearly recovered now from my huge weekend....

First on Saturday was the BrisStyle Indie Designers Market (BIDM) over at Hamilton.

(outdoor stalls before starting time)

I must say it was a raging success with the inside hall packed for most of the day. So many fabulous stalls with such different and unique handmade things... Unfortunately I didn't have time (or room) to take any photo's of my stall or others but you can visit some blogs with photo's here and here .

(indoors - before the madness) you can just see my clothes rack over there on the left..

(indoors - during the madness)

By the way, I borrowed these photos from Epheriell Designs and TrishAlan Designs. Hope you lovely ladies don't mind!!

I didn't get around to see everyone but I did manage to pick a few things:


This is my new brooch from Prettyhead Designs. Cute isn't he!! I'm not really into brooches but I just couldn't resist and he's now going to be my little market buddy as he goes well with my black and red market apron. It was lucky I got in early as they almost sold out - there was just three little lonesome heart brooches at the end of the day - well done Casey!


This gorgeous card from Denim Days - thanks Tracey for looking after my stall for me while I had a quick break or a wander...


and this lovely domino pendant from Up in Annie's Room - it's for a friend's belated birthday..


Then on Sunday we had our two Birthday parties. 10am at the park for a 4th Birthday Party and then 2pm at Lollypop world for a 5th Birthday Party.

Here they are ready to head off for the first installment:


I just took the girls to the second birthday party as it would have been too much for Harry and he would have been a nightmare by that time of day with no sleep. He would have loved it though!

So, onto another week. I've got a wholesale order ready to take over to Mini Boutique at St Lucia, another wholesale order to sew for Babies Australia Emporium, some photos to take for the Love Mum website (my newest stockist - online store launching 15th July) and lots of sewing for the Boutique Markets I'll be at this coming Sunday 12th July....

I guess I really should go and get something done... (oh and I've got to write my July Newsletter too - if you're not signed up, send me your email address and you'll go in the draw to win an AUD $15 voucher to my Made It store).

12 comments:

Little Mary Moo said...

Lovely post. It was great to see your goodies in person. I hope this week is a bit on the quite side for you.

Hot Fudge said...

It was pretty intense inside the hall, wasn't it? Thank goodness the crowds didn't turn ugly! Can't wait for the next one.

Kathryn - MamaBoo said...

Glad it all went so well! BTW, you were one of the winners of my last TikiBoo giveaway :-)
Email me your address and I'll send your prize! kathryn@tikiboo.com.au

Sandrine said...

My mum would say..."C;est la ranson du succes"!!Which means that is what happens when you are so succesfull...you are oh sooo busy!:)Happy sewing and see you Sunday with Coffee and chocies!;)

Micky - Handmade Expo said...

It was a great market... and lovely to see your handmadie purchases.... I went into the hall at one stage and it was absolute chaos so didn't get to pop my head in for an introduction, hopefully next time.

Micky
xxoo

mimoo said...

Great post Christine! sorry I did not get a chance to say goodbye but I had to race home as we were going out on sat night! so glad you had a great sales day. I have just had a mild rant over at my blog as i feel so bad for the others who got rude comments!! Feel better now and looking forward to next sunday- hope it is big one, so we can retire!!!

mimoo said...

ps congrats on your wholesale orders!! well done, I love the mini boutique shop - so cute

Jodie said...

WOW! What a weekend. Great to hear it went so well. Thanks for stopping by :-)

The Handmade Expo & Handmade Heaven said...

Congrats on such a successful market.
Sad that I missed it and will surely diarise for the next one.

Liesa

twinklestarart said...

It was very crowded inside. What an awesome day! I managed to get a photo of your stall. It's not a great photo, but it's a photo and you're welcome to use it :) I have a few on my flickr page - http://www.flickr.com/photos/23876810@N03/sets/72157620982012002/
I just joined your fan page too! Not sure if you're a fan of mine yet, but here it is anyway - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Twinkle-Star-Art/77541206562
Amanda xo

Jade said...

Yeah inside was a bit insane wasn't it?!

You still sound so busy - good luck with the markets next weekend too. bec and i are hoping to come along for a squizz in the morning.
:)

Nicole said...

Great post Christine, I hope you have had a chance to relax at some point since the weekend. See you on Sunday :)