Love Handmade Markets were placed on hold in March 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We have been delivering online experiences to keep you informed and connected with our creative community.
We were the first in Australia to put together an ONLINE MARKET EDITION where we introduced Love Eco Markets to the family. We hope you enjoyed delving in, slowing down and learning more about the love makers behind our stalls.
By clicking through photos of our Brisbane stallholders, we created an experience as close as we could to strolling through one of our markets, except of course this time, you were scrolling! The unexpected and lovely side to this, was the ability to join in the virtual experience, literally, from anywhere in the world.
We highlighted the green making scene and what Brisbane eco-designers are up to. Inspired by the stories of upcycling, repurposing and recycling we loved the behind the scenes stories we were able to share from our green makers and innovators.
So here we are, it's July 2020 and as restrictions ease in Queensland, we are making plans to see you again. This is exciting news! We have missed coming together and sharing our handmade designs with our handmade loving family. In the next week we will announce two exciting collaborations in more detail.
FOR NOW, PLEASE SAVE THE DATES!
Saturday 25 July 2020 7am-12pm
Sunday 30 August 2020 9am-1pm
Happy making and loving handmade
We love supporting local makers and artists! Here is a collection of products coming to Love Handmade Markets Sandgate Town Hall this Sunday 24 November 2019 8.00am to 1.00pm. What are your favourites? You know we won't make it easy for you to decide on the day, so best to start that list now! Celebrate MADE IN BRISBANE as we wrap up 2019 with our festive handmade market in seaside Sandgate.
Sandgate Town Hall
Cliff & Seymour Streets
Papercutz $55.00 Shopping Tote This washable shopping bag has many many uses – taking to the markets, for a day at the beach, carry it over your shoulder or use as a handbag, even as carry on luggage when travelling. Handles are made from cotton canvas webbing and are long enough to go over the shoulder. There is also has strip of washable paper around the middle of each handle to make for comfortable carrying. Comes with handy internal pocket large enough to carry accessories like car keys, pen and phone.
I have put together gift giving inspiration in time for the upcoming Love Handmade Markets Christmas celebrations. Hover over the products to check what market you will find these products at!
Visit Love Handmade Markets and make the silly season a little more sane. Also more ethical, sustainable and meaningful. Connect with local makers, learn about the slow making movement and put money back into your local economy.
Love Handmade Markets welcomes the festive season with two beautiful seaside events. Redcliffe set outdoors at Margate Beach and Sandgate hosted indoors at the iconic Sandgate Town Hall.
Make one or make both. You are promised to meet makers from your own neighbourhood to celebrate made in Brisbane and the Moreton Bay region. Source one of a kind goods for a fraction of the price they are really worth. Handmade gifts really are the best and you don't need to make them yourself!
Featured: Handmade soaps by Crawford & Co Handmade add natural luxury to the bathroom for guests. Serving boards by Dear May Designs and even a Christmas tree shaped version by Art by Bron to use at your Christmas parties. Festive wear by Cocoa & Thread and accessories by Emma Weis and Pebble and Twig. Amisi Skincare to keep your skin glowing for all those gatherings you'll be going to. Children's wear for the boys by Archie n Me and girls by Ollie 'n' Lil. Adventure crowns by Mouse at Play. Heat packs by Chloe's Heat Wheats, bath bombs by Pure Essential Living and candles by Moreton Luxury Soy Candles to unwind and create space for essential down time. Plus a 2020 Emma & Vincent action planner to get you geared up for another year of making things happen.
We are Moreton Bay's most beautiful market but behind that beauty we are building a home for local makers to connect with lovers of handmade and we are on a mission to really make a difference.
Love Handmade Markets Redcliffe
Saturday 16 November 2019
8.00am - 1.00pm
Humpybong State School Oval
Margate Pde & Margate St
80 curated stalls by the Margate seaside with local food providores and food trucks
x REDCLIFFE Live Music x
Love Handmade Markets Sandgate
Sunday 24 November 2019
8.00am - 1.00pm
Sandgate Town Hall
Cliff & Seymour Streets
40 curated stalls at the iconic Sandgate Town Hall
plus visit the street markets at Satori Organics
x SANDGATE Live Music x
Jack Sweeney 8am-11am
Montana Kennedy 11am-1pm
Happy making &
xx Janmaree Lowe
x HELLO 2019 x
We celebrated Mum with a curation of forty beautiful stalls featuring made in Brisbane wares on Saturday 4 May 2019. Live music by Jack Sweeney and Laura Louise. Foodies included Greens on Grains and London Spuds along with Berry Good Jam & Chutney and Sera's Artisan Pantry.
The joy scale was high as visitors connected and reconnected. The hugs flew thick and fast! Fur babies enjoyed the handmade festivities wagging their tails away.
Handmade Samford has become a part of the fabric of Samford. A meeting place to charge the creative soul, be inspired, support makers and enjoy a beautiful respite from fast paced living. The popularity of the market has exploded and has become quite famous, we are truly humbled how much you appreciate what we do.
The weather played fair and we had a good run until 2.00pm. A quick storm to keep us on our toes - of course! It was almost a perfect day. It wouldn't be Samford without some challenges with the weather. We have experienced sweltering heat in the middle of winter, rainy-all-day kind of weather and torrential storms.
Thank you for being a part of Handmade Samford Mother's Day Market. If you couldn't be there I hope you enjoy these photographs.
As I say, every market is different, it's never a repeat show and always worth popping in so you don't miss these moments. It was a pleasure to host so many beautiful makers, welcome our visitors and observe the many interactions. It was up there with one of the prettiest markets I have curated. The flow of the layout worked well and gave more space to meander and enjoy our Handmade Samford market.
There will be new stalls on their way to you soon and your favourites will be back at Handmade Samford Winter Market Saturday 20 July 2019 9.00am to 2.00pm - SAVE THE DATE! Some new tunes and food to discover too.
Keep an eye on our socials @handmadesamford + @lovehandmademarkets to follow Love Handmade news.
Happy making and loving handmade
x ROSE ALEXANDER x
for sharing your beautiful photography skills with us, capturing these handmade loving moments.
x RELAUNCH SUCCESS x
Such an exciting day was Saturday 21 July 2018 relaunching Handmade Redcliffe Boutique Market! Councillor Koliana Winchester opened our new location and also worked closely with Market Curator, Janmaree Lowe to find our new home! We thank Humpybong State School for approving us to operate on the back oval overlooking beautiful Margate Beach next to the new community playground.
The day was a wonderful success and took us back to our launch day back in 2013 yet also showed us how much we have grown up and into our vision! Back then makers didn't have the resources or know how to trade outside and now they can! Our all white marquee vision is well underway and really makes the market pop. More importantly a home for makers has been established and we are just so proud to bring these beautiful markets and our community together.
The day was magic and will linger in our hearts for sometime.
We will be hosting Handmade Redcliffe Margate Beach Boutique Market
regularly on Humpbong Oval ~ watch our events page for new dates.
x THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING LOVE HANDMADE MARKETS & GROWING WITH US x
Here are some memories to remember the day taken by
Today I shared my love of kokedama making with a group of 19 at the Caboolture Hub.
Everyone succeeded and made a Christmas inspired kokedama. With hanging and sitting versions ready for their new homes in bathrooms, kitchens, outside and Christmas gifting.
I love that a kokedama can be as happy inside as outside and the different decorative touches you can add to make it your own. Today I chose to bring along some coconut fibre as an alternative to regular spagnum moss for the outside of the kokedamas. Offering different ribbon choices so participants could add their own seasonal touch. The plants I chose had a festive feel too.
Here is my soil recipe:
1/4 peat moss
3/4 good quality potting mix
Add a good amount of water to create an almost mud pie consistency
Thank you Moreton Bay Regional Council for inviting me to host this hands on workshop as part of the Cultivate the Arts program launched earlier this year.
See the making we did below!
Thank you to our beautiful family of makers for joining us at Handmade Lane / Redcliffe Remembers 2017. What a wonderful job you did. Your work is created with heart, skill and talent. We are so lucky to host you - celebrating the best in handmade design!
Thank you MBRIT for hosting us at Redcliffe Festival and your support to bring our market lanes to life. You worked around the clock to celebrate Redcliffe with the eclectic lineup of events organised across September. We can't wait to see what you have planned for 2018.
Thank you rose.photography for the incredible photographs - see them below! They are amazing. It is so great to be able to record these special moments at our market.
Our next event will be Handmade Kids + Love Handmade Markets at Moreton Kids Festival Sunday 8 October 9am-4pm / Pine Rivers Park. Discover the five worlds of fun at this new festival promising to spark joy and excitement.
So much to explore in creative kids with our FREE CRAFT WORKSHOPS + MARKETS, facepainting, sculpture workshops and more! Peppa Pig & Despicable Me 3 live on stage, curious kids with sciency things like dinosaur dig and cooking. Outdoorsy activities with games like laser tag and hula hooping workshops in active kids plus rides to enjoy at fun kids! Get your eco thumb on with green kids with planting workshops and reptile shows.
The park will come alive with activities to appeal to every youngster. Buy tickets here - $25 for a family pass plus concession prices are available. This festival is brought to you by the team at Visit Moreton Bay Region and we are proud supporters.
Thank you for embracing the Love Handmade mission and what we are building in the Moreton Bay region! We look forward to saying hello to you soon as we enter our fifth year! Plan a date to explore our curated + bespoke events ~ see here for all our upcoming events.
Stage styling + Market Lane 2017 curated by Janmaree Lowe
Photography by rose.photography © all rights reserved.
Welcome to the Love Handmade blog. A place to share memories and moments from my bespoke events. xx Janmaree Lowe