Monday, 19 November 2012

 Wow! Wow! Wow! 
Our very special Christmas Market is very fast approaching with just 11 sleeps to go! 
It is going to be a BIG event with lots of fun activities and things to do! Including a special visit the big man in red himself........SANTA!! 
Being a HUGE lover of all things Christmas I am so excited to be able to organise such a great day to share with all of our wonderful stall holders and customers to celebrate my favourite time of year. 

Stockings from Polkadot Bitz and Pieces
At our Christmas market, which will be held at the Reynella Neighbourhood Centre on Saturday 1st December, you will find lots of wonderful gifts to buy for your loved ones this Christmas. As you all know we love to support handmade businesses and we love to be able to share these businesses with you all.

There are some amazing gifts that will be coming this December including Stockings, Christmas Cards, Treats and Yummy goodies in Christmas Themes, Pettiskirts, Candles, Bags, Toys, Wine, Baby items, Aprons and much much more! There really is something for everyone!

Christmas Cards from This That & Scraps

Christmas Pettiskirts from Wildflower Pettiskirts

 Our December Market will be that extra bit special because we will be having some special activities to help make the celebrations even more fun! We will have:
Santa Visit ~ 11am - 12pm
The Adelaide Allsorts Harmony Choir ~ 12pm - 2pm
Gingerbread decorating for kids at Natalies Pantry stall
Plaster Painting and more at Fluffy Duck Activity Zone
Christmas Raffle
Wine Tasting 
and more.....

It will really be a day of fun!

3D Choc Xmas Trees from Natalies Pantry

Christmas Aprons from Polkadot Bitz and Pieces

 We really hope that you can join us and help us celebrate Christmas in style! There will be lots to see and do! and we would also love to see some people dress up for our Christmas theme! I would love to see some little elves and reindeer running around :D

Christmas Bauble Candles from Just Joey's Candles
Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday December 1st at the Reynella Neighbourhood Centre, 164 - 170 Old South Rd, Old Reynella 10am - 2pm!! You don't want to miss this!

Liane xx

Monday, 12 November 2012

Sweet Cuddles

 This week's feature business is the wonderful and super cute Sweet Cuddles who has been a Once Upon A Market stall-holder in the past and will be joining us once again for our Christmas market celebrations on December 1st. Which we are super excited about because Sweet Cuddles has so many wonderful gift ideas......So let's take a peek at the world of Sweet Cuddles:

 The lovely lady behind Sweet Cuddles is Ally and she is a stay at home Mum with two young children Georgia, 3 and Jasmin who is just 2 months. Ally is married to her lovely husband Chris. 

 Ally loves craft, cooking and creating new things. After working in the hospitality industry for 12 years and always being busy Ally found that while staying home with her kids she needed something to keep her brain not just on kid mode
 and Sweet Cuddles seems to provide just what she needed :D

 Sweet Cuddles came about just over a year ago when some of Ally's girlfriends were starting to have families and she wanted to make something for their little ones to treasure. This is when she started making her gorgeous socks monkeys. Following from this she then created the Travel Packs as her and her husband would go out for dinner &  would be forever trying to find the pencils, pad & stickers they had packed to keep their daughter occupied.

 After creating these two fantastic products Sweet Cuddles began to grow with even more products as Ally fell in love with using her sewing machine and creating lovable products.

When we asked Ally what her favourite thing to shop for at markets was she replied:
 "I really enjoy attending markets and selling my products and am a sucker for anything sweet, especially the dangerously sweet but ever so tasty macaron. I also love purchasing clothes for my girls as they are always so cute & you know that they havn't been mass produced"

I think I have to agree with Ally on this one. I always love to have a tasty macaron at a market :D 
If you would like to see more of Sweet Cuddles products or you would like to place an order with Ally you can contact her through:


Or you can visit us at Once Upon A Market on the 1st December to see Ally and her gorgeous Sweet Cuddles products for yourself and grab some gifts for your loved ones this Christmas!!