February 2016 Market

It was a beautiful sunny day for our February market. We hosted over 40 stalls at the Albury Entertainment Centre as well as a great performance from local band Groove Hammond Combo. There was kids games and crafts and a very special visit from Bob the Minion! 

 

Meet the Maker- Bec from Milk+Bean

name: Bec Naylor

age (if willing to share!): 26

occupation: barista, bar attendant Front of house

what do you like to do in your spare time? I don't usually get much spare time theses days but when I do I love cooking and trying out new recipes and also taking time out to relax with family and friends

name of business: milk+bean

what do you sell? Espresso coffees, organic 'king' hot chocolate and T2 teas also yummy homemade sweet treats

why did you start your business? Always wanted to own my own cafe/ coffee business so this is just a stepping stone for something bigger down the track and when the opportunity came up to buy it off my friend Gemma I jumped at it. 

 what is your favourite thing about having a small business? I love the flexibility and being able to still have fun whilst working. Also while keeping the business small I can make sure I keep supporting small local businesses.

what is your least favourite thing about owning a business? The book work! But in saying that having a small business there isn't too much until tax time which is good.

what inspires you to create your stuff? I just love the smile coffee puts on all my customers faces, if it helps them get through the day I've done my job :) also I just really enjoy making coffees and learning all aspects of the coffee making process from where the beans come from to how they are roasted to how it pours.

where do you see your business in 5 years? I hope to see milk+bean expand slightly or even have a permanent spot somewhere in the future.

tell us one random fact about yourself: I hate the cold weather I think I'm a reptile I'm always so cold, so when you see me at the markets or events in winter I will look like I've put on 5 kgs but it's just the 5 layers of clothing! 

You don't want to miss out on an amazing treat from Milk+Bean at the next Little Me Market!

You can also check out Milk+Bean's facebook page by clicking here! 

Meet the Maker- Hannah from Little Jay

Welcome to the first of a fun blog series 'Meet the Maker' where you can get to know a bit more about the person behind your favourite market stalls! 

Hannah- from Little Jay

name: Hannah

age (if willing to share!): 26

occupation: Graphic Designer

what do you do in your spare time? Spare time? What is that?

name of business: little jay designs

what do you sell?   Handmade unique goodies. No two pieces are the same. Pieces range from Clay, Metal, Bluegum and Fabric Button Earrings to Leather Bunting, Clay, Felt and Bluegum Necklaces. Ideas and Creations are expanding all the time.

why did you start your business? little jay started as creative outlet for myself on weekends. It all started with making my own funky studs as I could not find any cool enough that had sterling silver posts and backs. Once I started making a few for myself, my friends wanted some, and then their friends, and it has grown into what it is today.

what is your favourite thing about having a small business?  
The flexibility of being able to work from home whenever...and to be able to work in your slippers and a hoodie. 

what is your least favourite thing about owning a business? 
Tax time. I am not the greatest bookeeper and end up doing an entire years worth at tax time.  

what inspires you to create your stuff? 
Everyday items in nature. shapes from books. A lot of my most successful creations are accidents. Happy accidents but accidents all the same. Often I try to make something and it fails and I adjust it and end up making something new and often better. 

where do you see your business in 5 years? 
Still plugging along as my creative side project. I don't really want to take it to a full time level as I think it would feel too much like a job rather than enjoyment.

tell us one random fact about youurself.
I am not a giant jewellery wearer myself.  
Even with all this jewellery at my disposal. I enjoy making it for others and making them happy. 

Visit Hannah and Little Jay at the next Little Me Market or visit her facebook page! 

May Market

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It was a beautiful Autumn day for the May market. We had a huge amount of local stall holders with an amazing range of boutique products!!

Sunday Ruffles

Baby beanz

The Three Buttons

Made on Murdoch

Umbilical Love Photograhy

Fawn The Label

Arty Pants Entertainment

Miss Naked Foods

Little Dots

Little Munchkins Boo-Teek

Charlogen Handmade Treasures

Made For Mia

Missy K Creations

The Speckled Hen

That's Hot Baby

Paper Journey

Ella & Fox 

Pretty Little Things

Little Hunter

Sew Nice by Darina

Gracies Bowtique

The Shiny Squirrel

Miss Naked Foods

Little Mr Fashionista

C is for Create

Snickerdoodlez

Created by Sarah

All Wrapped Up / Jennies Crafts

Cakesrlicious

Sweet Tooth Lolly Bar Hire Albury

Cakesrlicious

Bubba sook/Campbell's condiments

Hot Potato Hot Potato

Hampers by shannon

Made on Murdoch

Snowy mountains magic

milk+bean

PaedEquip

Bright Buttons

Handmade At Heffernan House

Poppy B Boutique

Simply Sweet Crochet by KarenJ

Love Mum & Bub

Bub 'n Stuff

Bella Luz & Co.

Little Jay

Made for Mia

Made with Pheness

Wicked Balloons

Poppy B Boutique

MW Handmade

Missy K Creations

Amber Effects

JCs Partiz jumping castle 

Arty Pants Entertainment Facepainting

Mediterranean Cruzo (entertainment)

Vanessa Delaine (musical performance) 

Little Mr Fashionista

We also had a collection point for The Nappy Collective collecting unused nappies for families in need. 

Also thank you to our new home Albury Entertainment Centre and sponsor for the May market Hume Bank for their support.

Did you miss the May market? Dont miss the July 19th market!!