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BrisStyle inc. e-Newsletter May 2011

Hey there handmade lovers and welcome to the May edition of our e-Newsletter! It's the month where Handmade celebrations take over our fair city so read on for an action packed look at what's in store....

BrisStyle have joined forces with The Toy Society to co-ordinate an enormous and very exciting Toy Drop!!

Hundreds of handmade toys with little notes requesting you to 'take me home' are already being left in prominent spots throughout Brisbane and beyond for lots of lucky someones to find.

Participating toy droppers are thinking big and dropping surprises not only in urban areas but also in suburbs recently affected by natural disaster and other areas in need of a little special attention.

If you'd like more information about how you can join in all the fun, please check out our blog for heaps more information.

Make sure that you come and celebrate the end of the project with a star studded cast of our very own Softie and Toy makers at the BrisStyle Indie Twilight Markets on the Friday 27th May from 5pm-9pm

New members

BrisStyle would like to send out a big warm welcome to the following new members -

Cross Your Heartau
Orange Sherbet1
Lala Textiles
Wind and Water Designs
Off the Hook

Market News

We'd like to send out a big handmade thank you to all our dedicated market lovers who braved the elements at our last BrisStyle indie Twilight Market on April 29. It was our first time up on the King George Square Deck and we were really pleased with the cozy atmosphere.

The next BrisStyle indie Twilight Market will be held in King George Square on Friday 27 May from 5pm-9pm which will celebrate the end of our Toy Dropping festivities. Do check out the website to see which stall-holders will be there on the night with their stunning array of quality handmade items including jewellery, handbags, childrens items, artworks, and much, much more.

For a full list of our 2011 market dates click here.

NOTE: If the weather is a little on the crazy side then look for us up on the large undercover Deck located above The Groove Train in King George Square. Do check our facebook page after midday on the day to check if things have changed.

BrisStyle Information Sessions

Due to the overwhelming response to our first information session we are moving the venue to St Augustine's Church Hall, Racecourse Road, Hamilton (the home of our fabulous BrisStyle indie Designers Markets).

Our next information session, 'Markets 101: How to Present and Successfully Sell your Work' is scheduled for June 18 2011 from 10am-12pm. This session is free for BrisStyle members and $20 for all interested non-members. To RSVP for this session please email your interest to brisstylemarketing@gmail.com by June 4th. For more information, please check our blog.

Blog News

Check out the blog for an awesome interview with local yarn shop owner, Kelly Kingston of Tangled Yarns.

Racecourse Road Carnival

The Racecourse Road Carnival (previously known as the Racecourse Road Street Party) is back and the BrisStyle Marketeers will be there in full force!

Taking place from the top block on Racecourse Road from Beatrice Terrace to Lancaster Road then through the gates of historic Eagle Farm Racecourse and into the Eagle Farm Fresh Food Markets, the carnival promises to be a fun-filled day packed with activities including bands, dancing, comedy and street entertainers. You'll find The BrisStyle Indie Marketeers in the fabulous Ascot Village along with gourmet food, artworks, antiques and so much more nestled along the road!

Saviours of the Lost Arts

BrisStyle will once again be taking part in the biggest craft festival that Brisbane has ever seen!

An initiative of the Brisbane City Council, Saviours of the Lost Arts gives senior residents of Brisbane, lovers of craft, young and emerging craft workers, professional artisans (including many of your favourite BrisStylette's) the opportunity to showcase and share their arts and crafts.

The free Workshop Series will be presented over two weeks from May 31-June 11 at the Bleeding Heart Gallery, 166 Ann Street, Brisbane City where you will be able to see many of our talented group demonstrating their given crafts.

In particular, on June 6, 10-11.30am our Market experts from BrisStyle will be part of the panel for an exciting interactive talk about how to get your craft "market ready" .

Be sure to take in the exciting Saviour's Craft Fair on Wednesday June 1, 8am -4pm in King George Square, where you'll find many of your favourite BrisStyle marketeers amongst all the local eclectic makers, demonstrating their skills and selling beautiful handmade things.

Find out more about these exciting events, as well as all the other BrisStyle action, via the bustling BrisStyle Blog.

Stay tuned too, for our next e-Newsletter and make sure to stop by our BrisStyle Facebook page and say hi if you're in that neck of the woods!!

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