Friday, 17 December 2010

Last chance before Christmas!

They say that there are lots of people who haven't finished their Christmas shopping. Come to Ivanhoe Makers Market tomorrow and get beautiful handmade gifts for your friends and family.

Our beautiful food stalls: Creative Hunger and Designer Foods both have two tables full of goodness for gifts and for your Christmas meals. Check them out.

We're full to the brim with wonderful stallholders including two fair trade stalls, ceramics, textiles, jewellery and a whole lot more. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

A Message from LCC

Hi everyone,

Just a quick hello to all the market stallholders and update from the Livingstone Community Centre (LCC). I hope you all are well and gearing up for our two Christmas Markets.

Some of you may have seen an article in the Leader Newspaper which had a great photo of Shirley and Lena. Unfortunately they said the market was being held here at the Livingstone Community Centre which is not the case. The market will still be held at the Banyule Arts Space. Hopefully we will see a correction in the "What's On" column this week.
Please let me know your plans re the Dec 18th and Feb 19th markets as soon as possible.

The December Market will showcase our choir Phoenix Singers over the lunch period - time to be confirmed - and hopefully we will have a special appearance from Santa Claus at the Market and down the main street.

If any of you have any questions, suggestions, grievances please contact me on the LCC number of 9497 2014.

I will not be attending the November Market but hope to make it in December.

Best wishes,

Susan McLaughlin
LCC Co-ordinator.

Friday, 15 October 2010

Wet and windy October

Yes, I know, it's going to be a wet, cold and windy day tomorrow. We're inside! Come and visit us and see the new stallholders:

Susie Salomon - she was at the market last month and has the most delightful cards and works with paper.

and the new stallholders this month:

Gayle Speirs - Special things jewellery
Serene Paul - Children's clothing and accessories
Paula Engelbrecht - Fabric Advent Calendars (apparently they gorgeous and priced to sell!)
Stewart Baldwin - Designers

Have you seen our signs around Ivanhoe? Come and visit us!

Monday, 13 September 2010

Leaves and Lotions

We have lots of lovely stallholders at Ivanhoe, one of the joys of being a stallholder there. One of our newer stallholders is Angie. She delighted us all in August with beautiful chocolates to help celebrate our birthday. I'm quite partial to her teas!

Leaves and Lotions

A little bit about Me!

Several years ago I discovered I am sensitive to the rays from the sun when they hit my skin. This discovery got me thinking hard about some of the everyday products I put on my skin through washing and moisturising. These items were meant to be positive and therapeutic and yet they all contained chemicals! I knew this had to change and that’s where my journey began.
Having studied the benefits and researching into oil use and natural products, I began creating my own. At first just for myself and my family, to then being able to offer these goodies to others such as you – to help benefit the mind, body and spirit! I try my best to keep my products affordable for everyday use through low overheads and simple packaging – I will not compromise on quality!
A little note:
I believe in holistically helping to heal the Earth and those living on it by (where possible) using recyclable packaging and sustainable materials.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Welcome from the Livingstone Community Centre

Hello to all Ivanhoe Makers Market stallholders and supporters.
My name is Susan and I am the Coordinator of the Livingstone Community Centre (LCC). I look forward to meeting some of you and reading your blogs.

The LCC is very happy and excited to be taking over the administration of the market from the Banyule City Council.

LCC is a registered Neighbourhood House in Banyule and is also a ministry of the Ivanhoe Baptist Church.
The Centre is a place for friendship, learning and belonging and seeks to strengthen community in a safe and positive environment and to nurture the social, intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being of all who participate.
Please come along and visit and support the Market as much as possible and please be patient whilst we make this important transition!

Take care and bye for now!!
Susan :-)

Friday, 20 August 2010

Celebrating three years and a new Beginning

As many of you would know our future has been a bit hazy. However, it is with great pleasure and relief that we can announce that the Livingstone Community Centre has agreed to take over the management of our wonderful little market.

So this month we will be celebrating our 3rd birthday and looking forward to the future. Come and say hello to all our stallholders.

In particular, we'd like to welcome:

Dorothy Meng and family, who draw the most wonderful portraits. They were in much demand at our July market.
Dorothy Higgins and friends and their wonderful knitwear.

Brand new to the market are:

Julie O'Connell with her hand painted embroidery patterns
Leony Malak with delightful hand embroidered childrens t-shirts.

Hope to see you soon.

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Yeah, we have a future!

Sorry about the lack of posts, but it's been quite a journey, but right now, the Livingstone Community Centre has agreed to take over the running of the market with a trial of six months, after August.

More information will follow, as we have it.

So come along and show your support. Todays market (Saturday the 17th) is on from 10am till 4pm. We have some new stallholders and of course our lovely regulars.

See you there

Friday, 18 June 2010

Saturday's the day!

Just a quick reminder that the market is on again this Saturday (the 19th) at Banyule Arts Space in Ivanhoe Parade in Ivanhoe, from 10am till 4pm.

Come and see us and show your support for this wonderful market.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Food @ Ivanhoe Makers Market

This month we would like to profile our lovely food stalls: Van Nunen Chocolates and Creative Hunger. They are delightful to look at, have wonderful produce and you can talk to the makers about how they make their products, the wonderful ingredients and feel the care they put into their products.

Van Nunen Chocolates

Belgian chocolate maker Stefaan Van Nunen invites you to experience the luxurious taste of his heritage chocolates. Stefaan has 18 years of experience in the manufacture of quality Belgian chocolates gained at exclusive manufacturing establishments in Antwerp, Belgium and also with Australian manufacturers of quality chocolates.

He has blended his experience and craftsmanship with quality ingredients to offer you an assortment of handmade chocolates of the highest standard. Stefaan's passionate attention to quality and taste offers you chocolates that will indulge your senses and delight your palette. His creativity in developing each unique chocolate translates through the delicate marriage of textures, flavours, form colour and aroma.

Traditional of Belgian chocolate is the soft centre, rich with subtle culinary complexity that expresses a rare chocolate experience, and is exclusively imparted by the maker. Dark, white and milk, spiced, sweetened, smooth and supple - each experience of taste identifies with the inimitable quality of Van Nunen Chocolates.

Stefaan is a member of the Eltham community where he and his family live and work to produce chocolates of excellence. He has established his family business under the name of "Van Nunen Chocolates". He proudly calls his family business "Australian Owned", and his chocolates "Australian Made".

Creative Hunger

Creative Hunger is a boutique catering & handmade product company run by hospitality professionals Eliza Lester and Francisco Araujo. We provide an array of exquisite catering and handmade products.

All our products are made using only quality, seasonal produce. We make small batch Jams, Chutneys, Sauces and Dressings that are free from artificial colours & additives. Plus there's our delicious Continental Biscotti; Decadent Chocolate Fudge Brownie and assorted Cakes, Slices & Muesli. There's always some delicious Seasonal Specialties on offer also!

They're such lovely makers, so come along and have a look at all our lovely makers.

Friday, 19 March 2010

Next market on Saturday, March 20th 10am-4pm

Where has the month gone? Yes, it's market time again and we have some new stalls for you to come and have a look at:

Laila Fernandez - handmade confectionary
Melissa Jolly - abstract painting
Eliza Lester from Creative Hunger
Nathan Kaso - photography
Cristine Karakatsanis - handmade bags

Should be good, so see you there!

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

First market for 2010

We hope you all had a lovely relaxing Summer and are ready to see what our lovely makers have been doing. Our first market for the year is on Saturday (the 20th) from 10am till 4pm.

This year will be an exciting year as we move, with the very supportive help from Banyule City Council, to a self-managed market.

Last year we farewelled our Co-ordinator, Cindy Smith, wishing her well for her future. This year we welcome Clare Carmody, who is the Art and Cultural Development Officer for the Council and part of her role is to help us make this transition. She will be at the market, on Saturday, so come and say hello!

See you soon!