Monday, 23 October 2017

Feature Interview: The Craft Humpty

Tell us something about yourself?

I am Parita, the designer and creator behind all handmade cards and crafts from The Craft Humpy. Previously, I was a wedding designer creating unique packages for loving couples but I now work full-time as an administrative officer whilst running my craft business part-time.  This has allowed me to never give up on following my dreams on creating something beautiful for others.

What are your sources of inspiration?

My inspiration comes from the happiness of my childhood. Thinking of the beautiful moments when I was in my hometown, surrounded by people I love, all who encouraged me to create delightful-handmade crafts. I want to keep that feeling and share the joy of my childhood with everyone that received my crafts.
Since I was a child, I have had a passion for researching and looking at photos of beautiful decorations, scenery and design. Flipping design magazines has turned to surfing the internet for photos every day, which I use to create my own photo collage book that is a great resources for my new creations.

Where and when did you learn your craft? Who taught you? 

I learned to make crafts from my favorite primary school teacher in Thailand. She is smart, respectful and inspirational. She taught me all basic skills in sewing, creating patterns, paper crafts, flower arrangement and paintings. I always spent my time after school making decorations for school events. It was an enjoyable experience and now craft making brings back good memories from my hometown and my childhood.

Aside from your craft, what else do you enjoy doing?
I enjoy travelling with family and friends. One of our traveling plans are usually included visiting local markets, exhibitions and museums. Looking at what other people create gives me good inspiration and ideas to improve my own work. Also, being away gives me a bit of time to refresh my thought and mind to be ready to create better products for people to enjoy.

What piece of advice can you give to other artists? 
Doing what you love is great but the most important thing is your persistence will prove your true success. Many projects that I have started is because of my love and passion, however persistence is what make me continue to work on it every day until finish.

What are your plans for the future?

I am going to expand my handmade product lines next year including craft supplies for DIY gifs, baby showers and wedding decorations. There are upcoming projects such as customized baby banners, a variety of handmade cards for all occasions and bigger collections of Christmas tree ornaments.
I am eager to join more craft markets to meet my potential customers physically as well as virtually maintain relationship with them on my online stores. If you see me at a market, please don’t be shy and come and say “Hello humpy.”

The Craft Humpty will be at the Dreamers Market on November 18. 
The Riverside Theaters, Parramatta. 

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Feature Interview : Kora Candles

Tell us something about yourself?

My name is Deepa and I am mother of 2 little girls (9 and 7yrs). Based in Sydney’s Hills District, I started making scented candles couple of years back. KoRA is derived from the names of our daughters Koena (KO) and Kaira (RA) so can say its my third baby and am extremely passionate about it. The journey of Kora won’t have been possible without the immense support and encouragement from my husband and the 2 little ones. They motivate me always to follow my dreams and fulfill my passion.

What are your sources of inspiration?

Successful women specially mums who are able to maintain a work life balance and at the same time manage to fulfill their passion and follow their dreams. It takes lot of courage and mental strength to put your ‘brand’ out there and connect with people.
Where and when did you learn your craft? Who taught you? 
I have always been passionate about scented candles and would burn them at home regularly. But when we had our children I wanted to make sure that I try not to expose them to paraffin candles as they carry chemicals and that’s when started using candles made out of Soy Wax. Goes without saying, I just loved it and wanted to make them myself. That’s when I started learning how to make scented candles out of soy wax. I read a lot about the benefits or soy candles, watched training videos and tested numerous times before I could offer them to my friends and family. Slowly what started as a hobby took a shape of a small homebased business of handmade scented candles.

Aside from your craft, what else do you enjoy doing?
I love to cook indian cuisine, spend time with my family and of course meeting new people and connecting with them.

What piece of advise can you give to other artists? 
Do not give up on your passion. Believe in yourself and what you do. If you are true to yourself and love your creation then world will follow you.

What are your plans for the future?
To establish Kora Brand all across Australia. We already support Careflight and donate certain amount of our profit to them. I hope and wish to do that more with other charities and give back to our community who has given Kora so much support and love. 

Kora Candles will be at the Dreamers Market on Saturday, July 22, 9:30-2:30 pm.
Riverside Theaters, Parramatta.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Feature Interview: Amy Myers Heirloom Handknits

Tell us something about yourself?

My little family lives in a tiny half a house in Sydney, with a music studio instead of a backyard. It’s a happy, creative and musical household! My husband is a professional pianist who teaches and accompanies. My seven-year-old son is the light of my life. He is an energetic little one who loves superheroes, Lego, science and dancing around. I also sing and play the flute, but making things with my hands is what keeps me sane.

What are your sources of inspiration?

Since having my little one and knitting for him, I decided that I would bring my heirloom items to others. I love the thought of little babies snuggled up inside my hand knits and the feeling as a mother of keeping your little one warm.  If I could, I would live in Antarctica and knit for the penguins!!

Where and when did you learn your craft? Who taught you? 

I have been knitting since I was three years old. My Nanna taught me while sitting on her lap.  I have always been surrounded by creative people who love to teach and share so the tradition continues. 

Aside from your craft, what else do you enjoy doing?
Along with knitting and all sorts of handcrafts that I do, I am also an Egyptophile (someone who has a great love of Ancient Egypt). I have climbed into the heart of the Great Pyramid three times and can read Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs. I can’t wait to visit again and read texts straight from the temple walls!

What piece of advice can you give to other artists? 
The one thing I would say to other artists is surround yourself with other creative people.  Since starting this little enterprise I have made lovely connections with all sorts of people. It’s encouraging to get lots of likes and positive comments when the weather is 40 degrees and you think you will never sell anything! It keeps me going. The community aspect is just wonderful and integral to success.
What are your plans for the future?

To keep knitting until I die!  It’s so heartwarming to have a customer say that they have no one to knit for their little ones.  So I do it for them!  I will also be writing up and releasing my own patterns and one day, would love to have my own studio where I can teach others these beautiful and fulfilling crafts. 

Amy Myers will be at the Dreamers Market on Saturday, July 22.
Riverside Theaters, Parramatta.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Feature Interview : Mo Resin

Tell us something about yourself? 

I am a big dreamer… I have always been convinced that beautiful little things can change our world for the better. A smile, sharing a good moment, inspired jewellery.

What are your sources of inspiration? 

Nature and women!

Where and when did you learn your craft? Who taught you? 

I always have been drawing when I was a kid. Therefore as soon as I could, I enrolled to study Les Beaux Arts in Paris, in St Germain des Pres/Paris.
Aside from your craft, what else do you enjoy doing? Talking with people… Even though English is not my mother tong, I manage to understand and make myself understood by all kinds of free spririts!

What piece of advise can you give to other artists?
 Accept no limits, never give up and work work work…

What are your plans for the future?
 Keep on sharing, around the world!

Mo Resin will be at the Dreamers Market on July 22, Saturday from 9:30-2:30 p.m.
Riverside Theatres, Parramatta

Monday, 26 June 2017

Feature Interview : Queen of Hooks Crochet

Tell us something about yourself?

I’ve recently begun dying my own yarn for very special pieces – it’s so amazing being able to create my own colour and then work it into a finished piece which is totally one of a kind.

What are your sources of inspiration?

I take inspiration from all around, I love seeing what other artists are creating, I adore colour and brightness. I hope that each piece I create can bring a smile to those that receive them.

Where and when did you learn your craft? Who taught you? 

I’ve only been crocheting for three years – I started late, but I’m making up for lost time. I was lucky enough to attend a class in Sydney, where I still go to catch up with other crocheters for social meets.

Aside from your craft, what else do you enjoy doing?

I love travel and exploring new places. Learning about other cultures and how other people live is amazing and a valued part of my life. I feel privileged to be able to have the opportunity to travel and learn so much.

What piece of advise can you give to other artists? 
To be true to yourself – I make things that I love and adore. Colours and patterns that I love always turn out better as they have more heart and I put more care into their creation.
What are your plans for the future?

I’m enjoying creating special pieces on the small scale, I like my pieces to be special and not mass produced so every recipient can feel special and the love involved in the making. I look forward to more dying of yarn, but again keeping it on the small scale.

Queen of Hooks crochet will be at The Dreamers Market on July 22. Saturday from 9:30-2:30 p.m. The Courtyard, Riverside Theatres, Parramatta. 

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Christmas 2016 Applications open soon

We are bringing your Christmas shopping early!

Beat the rush and come to the Dreamers Market on Saturday, 29th October 2016 for beautiful handmade gifts.

Applications for the Christmas 2016 market opens soon. If you want to find out more about the markets and to see if it is right for you, we highly recommend you download the Stallholder Info Pack. It will tell you all you need to know about the markets and answer frequently asked questions. 

If you have previously downloaded a Stallholder Info Pack, please download an updated copy as some information has changed. You can download the info pack HERE. If you have attended the Autumn 2016 market, use the short version application form. For everyone else, use the standard application form. 

Applications will be assessed against the selection criteria and the type and number of similar applications received. Please note applications are assessed as they are received. Due to the limited spaces for each category, some categories may close ahead of the advertised closing date. 

If you sell popular products such as jewellery, baby products, candles, etc, we highly recommend you apply early to avoid disappointment.


Online application forms will be available when application open on July 23rd. Applications can be found HERE.

We look forward to your applications!

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Applications Closing Soon

Applications for the Autumn 2016 market is closing soon.

If you wish to join this gorgeous market, application close on Feb 20th. Don't delay or you'll miss out!

Visit The Dreamers Market website for more info!

Monday, 4 January 2016

Autumn 2016 Market

We're excited to announce the first Dreamers Market for 2016 is on Saturday, 30th April. 

If you wish to join this gorgeous handmade market, applications for market stall open on Saturday, January 9th. 

Visit our The Dreamers Market website for more info. 

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Have a Spectacular 2016

On this New Year, we wish that you have a wonderful January, a lovely February, a Peaceful March, a stress-free April, a fun-filled May, and Joy that lasts from June to November, and finally a happy December. May your dreams come true and may you have a charming and lucky New Year 2016.

We have big plans for 2016, starting off with the Autumn market on Saturday, April 30th!