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The Mamma's Market in Mudgeeraba

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by Susan Jackson (subscribe)
Gold Coast Explorer since Jan 2010. Always on the lookout for fun, family things to enjoy with my four kids.
Published April 13th 2013
Lovely things for home and family
Take 2 mums, sisters in fact, with 8 kids between them. Throw in creative talent, some business flair and the result is the birth of a new market, which alternates between the Sunshine Coast & the Gold Coast. The Mamma's Market is the brainchild of Amy Ruediger and Vanessa Portors. They are part of a large family of 7, who grew up with a mum who loved to sew and create for her family.

Mamma's Market
Mamma's Market Founders
Amy Ruediger & Vanessa Portors
Unable to find the right market for their own product, the two sisters got together to start a new one and the Mamma's Market was created. It was launched in Buderim on the Sunshine Coast at the end of 2010 and then it arrived the Gold Coast, as it seemed a natural choice which complimented the Sunshine Coast venue. The market also has an active presence on the internet, with a great response to the launch of its Facebook page.

Mamma's Market
Mamma's Market in Mudgeeraba Memorial Hall
So what's unique about this market? The focus is on high quality, boutique style product, with items and services "catering to pregnancy, baby, children's and family needs". I really enjoyed looking at all the varied stalls and kept thinking what clever mums there are, many juggling their business demands while still being at home with their children. Known as a WAHM (Work At Home Mum), I can only admire what these ladies achieve. The talent, display ideas, printed marketing material and of course the product itself, shows both flair for what they do and hours of hard work to make it all happen. In addition to the quality products on sale, there's food and children's activities.

Here are a few of my discoveries from the April Gold Coast Mamma's Market which is located at the Mudgeeraba Memorial Hall
 (Railway Street, Mudgeeraba) and is held on the first Saturday of the month (alternating one month Sunshine Coast, next month Gold Coast). On Sunshine Coast it's Sat 9 am 1pm. On Gold Coast it's still a Sat but this time 
 2 - 6pm.

Mamma's Market
BumbleBee Boutique
The first stall that caught my attention was due to their kid's caps. I actually stopped to ask if they made them in adult sizes and then found their gorgeous baby and child headbands. How cute does the baby look in the BumbleBee Boutique photo? Their catch phrase is: "BEEutiful Creations for your bump, baby and beyond". Next was the Handmade by Haylz stall. I loved how the handmade product was displayed on a wooden ladder.

Handmade by Haylz
How lovely are these knitted beanies by jd baby? Their vintage inspired items are "practically pretty". The baby photo on the Pixi Foto stall made me stop and look. What a beautiful baby picture. The owl hats by My Natural Child are real fun and would be a great gift for the colder months. Another photographer I came across was Melissa Pratt. Her natural light, lifestyle photography and lack of posing, gives a result that looks like the photographer just happened on a chance moment with a family. The emphasis is on the family, not the camera, which I really liked.

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jd baby
Mamma's Market
Pixi Foto


My Natural Child
Melissa Pratt


The market is not just about little ones; there are things for mums too. The jewellery by Ann Verran, is handmade in Yamba. The pearls are very pretty. Foreva Captured Impressions specialize in casting and custom framing the impressions. I thought this image and those little feet were just beautiful. I cast a hand of each of my children and can't believe how little they were, when I look at them now. It's a special keepsake.

Mamma's Market
Ann Verran
Mamma's Market
Foreva Captured Impressions

The personalised towels were made by Pepper Tree Lane Patchworks. Loved their fonts and the feel of the towels.The Bra Bags by Goosebump, are fun and a practical way to travel with, or store, your bras.

Mamma's Market
Pepper Tree Lane Patchworks
Mamma's Market


Sylvie Sunshine is a gorgeous name with an equally gorgeous product. Check out their shoes and hats.

mamma's Market
Sylvie Sunshine
Mamma's Market
Sylvie Sunshine


There's plenty space in the hall, especially if you are a mum who is navigating her way around with a pram. There's also a coffee van and hot food. One thing you will be guaranteed of when you visit the market is the rich variety of quality product. This review is a taster of what you can expect. Go along for yourself and discover more "lovely things for home and family". That's the Mamma's Market byline and I'd say they certainly live up to their promise.

For any clever mums, or dads as the market is not exclusively women only, who are thinking of selling at the Mamma's Market, visit the next one and see the level of professionalism involved. Then think how you can best present your product and whether the shoppers are likely to purchase your item. For more details of a potential stall, contact Amy (0438 875 664) & Vanessa (0409 421 100) or email them on: There's a once off price and rates for committing to a number of markets.

Mamma's Market
Image courtesy of Mamma's Market
On 1st Sat of the month
Alternating between Gold Coast & the Sunshine Coast
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Why? If you enjoy Market Shopping, particularly quality handcrafted items, then don't miss this little gem of a market in Mudgeeraba (also at Buderim on the Sunshine Coast)
When: First Sat of the month (alternating between Mudgeeraba & Buderim)
Phone: Vanessa 0438 875 664/ Amy 0409 421 100
Where: Mudgeeraba Memorial Hall (and Buderim War Memorial Hall)
Cost: Free entry
Your Comment
Thanks for including me in your write up! Mamma's Market is a particularly friendly crowd, with lots of Talented vendors and unique products. Thanks again.
Melissa Pratt
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