Guest author Katrina Roocke of Roocke Cookies has written this article for Think Tasmania about the Hello Summer Saturday Market to be held this weekend (Saturday) from 10:00am–2:00pm at the Grand Mercure Hotel in Hobart.

Hello Summer Saturday Market - Roocke Cookies
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Hello Summer Saturday Market: guest author Katrina owns Roocke Cookies

It’s another chance to shop handmade for Christmas. But given it’s such short notice, we’ve also included links to the Facebook pages of the stall holders where possible. They’d love to hear from anyone looking for presents this year!

Hello Summer! Saturday Market in Hobart

by Katrina Roocke

Following on from the success of the Mumpreneurs Market held in September, Hobart’s talented mums are sewing, cutting, pasting, painting, exhibiting, baking and making again in preparation for the next market on 1 December 2012.

Hello Summer Saturday Market - Planet Eco
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Planet Eco will be at the Hello Summer Saturday Market in Hobart

Many of the same small businesses will be present again at the Grand Mercure Hotel with some new mums making up the 30+ stall holders selling their wares.

Hello Summer Saturday Market - Healthy Treats by Mrs Rees
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Want a Christmas indulgence without the guilt? Try healthy treats by Mrs Rees

New Name: Same Great Shopping Experience

A brand new name has been given to the seasonal market: Hello Summer Saturday Market and it has a changed time slot of 10:00am–2:00pm. However visitors at the market can still expect the same warm and welcoming environment, the opportunity to browse and buy with ample space for prams; and a licenced bar for sips of bubbles as you ponder your Christmas wish list.

Hello Summer Saturday Market - Little Paper Parties
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Little Paper Parties will have their adorable stock at the Hobart market this Saturday

While you are there, visit each stall to get your “passport” stamped, and you’ll be in the running to win some great prizes, kindly donated by the stall holders.

Hello Summer Saturday Market - Marmalade For Me
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Another stall holder returning to the Hello Summer Saturday Market, Marmalade For Me

Hello Summer Saturday Market Stall Holders

If you are planning your Christmas shopping, the following stallholders may offer you inspiration for unique handmade gifts. What a joy to get everything in the one place.

Hello Summer Saturday Market - Nanna Woo Handmade
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Nanna Woo Handmade, a popular addition to the Hobart market stall holders

December stall holders at the Hello Summer Saturday Market include:

Hello Summer Saturday Market - Little Bohemian
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Say Hello Summer in Hobart in a gorgeous dress made by Little Bohemian

We hope to see you there.

The Hello Series Seasonal Markets were created following a ‘Mumpreneurs’ bootcamp run by the Hobart Mums Network. Following the first market in September 2012, they re-branded and opened applications to all Hobart Mumpreneurs who are creating beautiful things, running businesses and of course juggling families as well. You can contact the co-ordinators of the Hello Summer Saturday Market by email.

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