Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Store Spotlight @ Butterflybees

Butterflybees Aug 4

Butterflybees adore creating dresses for your little one; like this recent custom order Bow Dress with an extra full skirt.

Email butterflybees@bigpond.com
for more information and to place an order.

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SALE Spotlight @ Little Toot Creations

Little toot creations logoLittle Toot Creations is relocating, so this Wednesday night Facebook followers will get exclusive access to stock usually reserved for local market shoppers!

Pop by Bec’s page at 8.30pm (EST) for your chance to pick up some fantastic end-of-season stock, as well as quality hair accessories, fridge magnets, gifts and items for baby.

Like her page and you might pick up a VIP pass to the event – including early entry to the sale, discounts and special offers!

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Store Spotlight @ Robin Street Market

Robin Street Market Aug 4Father’s Day Buys

It's Father's Day this Sunday and over at Robin Street Market we have created a Father's Day Gift Guide full of unique and handmade gifts for your special Dad.

If you are located in Australia and place your order before midnight Wednesday 31st August, we will commit to express posting your order to you on Thursday to ensure you receive it in plenty of time for Father's Day.

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Store Spotlight @ Bootielicious Handmade

bootielicious Aug 4Give a gift that will be adored.

Bootielicious handmade has created wonderful gift sets for newborns that come in three different colours - blue, pink & red. They include two burp cloths & knit booties. For boys you will also receive a hat and for girls receive a headband.

Gift sets are priced from $45. To view more details please see our Facebook page.

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Monday, August 29, 2011

Spotlight @ Handmade Cooperative – Australian Handmade for Kids

AH4K New LogoWe already know that you LOVE contemporary handmade products.

But if you want to MEET the talented designers and artisans behind Australia’s most sought-after kids’ brands and to SHOP for the very best in handmade clothing, accessories and d├ęcor for the little people in your life, then you really must visit the Handmade Cooperative – Australian Handmade for Kids.

It’s the place to be seen if you dig all things made with love.

And if you’re a handmade business, they’re inviting you to JOIN what is fast becoming Australia’s leading handmade community in 2012. Visit the blog for details.

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Friday, August 26, 2011

Review @ ‘tickle the imagination’

Visually breath-taking with content to match, the new online magazine ‘tickle the imagination’ has me believing that this is THE new Australian handmade publication to read and be seen in.

Created to appeal to both the creative and the handmade shopper, their wide range of topics complimented with stunning imagery draws you in and makes you comfy. You reach the end of the 178 pages far too quickly, and you are left thirsting for more. It is very clear from the outset that the editor, team and contributors really understand this industry and the people in it; because they are a part of it themselves.

Tickle 1Their Spring launch issue with a woodland theme covers many topics tied into the handmade industry; all delivered with a true sense of style and elegance. The beautiful vintage Little Red Riding Hood photo shoot and cape tutorial is sure to be a favourite.

For the Handmade Shopper: Shop reviews, interior decorating tips, product features and shopping guides, market lists and interviews -all with a handmade flavour of course!

For the Creative: Industry leaders share insights, with each including a ‘lesson learnt’ . Plus craft iPhone apps for under $1 (complied by me – hope you find it useful) tutorials, a behind the scenes look of a product photo shoot and more.

So, make some time for you. Pour a hot drink, put your slippers on, listen to a chilled out tune, log on and enjoy.

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Written by: Tania of SCH

Tickle 2

Reviews are un-solicited, unpaid for, and a complete surprise to the store/publication being reviewed.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Giveaway @ Robin Street Market

Robin Street Market Aug 3Robin Street Market are holding a give-away at their blog.

It's very easy to enter, and the prize is this stunning Elroy Ink print titled "Bird Is The Word".

The give-away closes at midnight on Friday 26th August so pop on over to their blog and enter!

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Store Spotlight @ Ms Penelope Jewellery

Ms penelope Jewellery AugMs Penelope creates beautiful bracelets for every style and occasion.

All designs can be customised with beads and charms of your liking to bring your exclusive creation to life.

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Store Spotlight @ Butterflybees

Butterflybees Aug 3NEW fabrics in stock!

For our CUSTOM orders please pop over for a look in the fabric album.

Please email if there is something in particular you would like; ordering again soon.

I am currently making Empire and Ruffle Sleeve dresses, and can make to your choice of style and fabric.

Also available on the website in-store, dresses ready to go.

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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Market Spotlight @ Handmade Craft Market

HCM Final imageOn Tomorrow!
Erina High School,
Erina NSW
Sunday 21st August
Open from 10am – 2pm

The Handmade Craft Market is the Central Coast’s boutique market for all things handmade, hand crafted and home grown.

Shop for gorgeous handmade originals and delicious treats from local handmade designers and artists.

For more information visit our website and follow us on Facebook.

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Friday, August 19, 2011

SALE @ Bloombub

Bloombub Spotlight Aug 2The Market Night album remains open until Sunday night.

PLUS a new $10 album has been added!

Get ready for summer now, and don’t miss this opportunity to snap up a bargain for your little person. These prices won’t last.

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Market Spotlight @ The Handmade Show

The Handmade ShowOn Tomorrow!

Saturday 20th August
10.30am - 3.30pm

Oakleigh/Carnegie RSL
95 Drummond Street Oakleigh
Melbourne VIC
(opposite the Library)

The Handmade Show is a makers market held on the 3rd Saturday of the month in Melbourne's south east, where crafters and artisans showcase and sell their wares.

Start your day off with a coffee & cake from our own Cafe Handmade then make your way around the market; jewellery, home wares, stationery and children's wear just to name a few.

Hope you can join us and be sure to come and say hi to our friendly stallholders.

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Store Spotlight @ Bootielicious handmade

bootielicious AugBabies step out in style thanks to Bootielicious handmade.

View our collection by visiting our Facebook page. To order simply e-mail: bootielicioushandmade@hotmail.com

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SALE @ Here We Go Loopy Lou

Here We Go Loopy Lou Aug 2Thursday 18th August 8pm EST

Here We Go Loopy Lou is having a Facebook sale NOW!

A fantastic opportunity to purchase greeting cards at some wonderful prices! All the details can be found on the Facebook Page.

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Event @ Bloombub

Bloombub Spotlight AugFB Market Night ON NOW!
Bloombub creates gorgeous,

affordable, limited edition
outfits for your baby and
toddler.
Outfits are made to order in sizes 000 to 6, with

larger sizes available on request.
Facebook fans have the opportunity to snap

up a beautiful handmade Bloombub outfit before the
Spring range is released on madeit, at our Market Night.
Don't miss your chance to score a signature Bloombub

Mini-Pinny or crochet embellished tee.
Everything is priced below $30.  
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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Store Spotlight @ Funkydory

Funkydory AugFunkydory is a little business owned by me, Jacq Chorlton, a WA artist; bursting at the seams with original art and clocks for children.

I have Robot clocks with temperature gauges, cuckoo clocks with birdies and swinging pendulums, original hand painted robots on canvas, all of which can be personalised.

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Event @ Monkeys Over The Moon

Monkeys Over The Moon AugDo you love creativity, unique design and making your Monkeys Over The Moon?

Be sure to pop Saturday 27th August at 7pm WST (9pm EST) in your diaries; when Moneys Over The Moon will be announcing the three winners of their Fridge Art Hunt Gallery and the people’s choice on their blog!

It will be held in conjunction with their 2000 like celebration with some fantastic designs up for ballot and spot $1 give-aways!

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Market Spotlight @ Handmade Craft Market

Handmade Craft MarketErina High School,
Erina NSW
Sunday 21st August
Open from 10am – 2pm

The Handmade Craft Market is the Central Coast’s boutique market for all things handmade, hand crafted and home grown.

Shop for gorgeous handmade originals and delicious treats from local handmade designers and artists.

Located at Erina High School on the Central Coast of NSW (just an hour north of Sydney). The market is run quarterly on the 3rd Sunday of February, May, August and November. Our next market is on Sunday 21st August and we will be celebrating our 1st Birthday.

For more information visit our website and follow us on Facebook.

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SALE Spotlight @ Robin Street Market

Robin Street Market Aug 2Robin Street Market are excited to announce that our Market Sale Gift Guide currently includes our entire range of hand-made Lizzie Mac products.

This fantastic sale is running for the month of August and includes huge savings on hostess aprons, shopper bags, tote bags and our brand new towelling turbans!

More details at our blog.

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Market Spotlight @ The Handmade Show

The Handmade ShowSaturday 20th August
10.30am - 3.30pm

Oakleigh/Carnegie RSL
95 Drummond Street Oakleigh
Melbourne VIC
(opposite the Library)

The Handmade Show is a makers market held on the 3rd Saturday of the month in Melbourne's south east, where crafters and artisans showcase and sell their wares.

Start your day off with a coffee & cake from our own Cafe Handmade then make your way around the market; jewellery, home wares, stationery and children's wear just to name a few.

Hope you can join us and be sure to come and say hi to our friendly stallholders.

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Product Spotlight @ Here We Go Loopy Lou

Here We Go Loopy Lou July 2Here We Go Loopy Lou is now offering your favourite designs in mixed fabric greeting card sets.

The sets make a wonderful gift or just to keep for your own use.

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New @ SCH

Facebook CushionFREE Facebook Event Listings

Any Aussie crafting page that is holding an event on Facebook such as an Auction, Sale, Charity Event, Stock Release or Market Night can have their information listed on a new dedicated page on our blog, just for Facebook Events.

Each night (Mon - Fri) 1 event will be selected for publication to our wall and news feed.

Apply HERE for your FREE listing. The new page will be added to the blog soon.

Of course, you can still purchase a full spotlight promo for your Facebook event, which will include up to 100 words, 1 150X150 image and links to all your online locations! You can apply for a full Spotlight promo HERE.

This change is a result of the recent Follower Survey. Thanks for your input!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Store Spotlight @ You, Me and Three Designs

You Me and Three AugI am a SAHM to 3 amazing and beautiful children.

I learnt to sew as a young girl but, have only just rekindled my passion since having my daughter.

I create dresses, skirts, matching ruffled nappy covers, nappy wallets and lots more. All items are handmade using designer cotton fabrics.

I love making something special for babies and the amazing people they grow into.

Custom orders are always welcome!

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Friday, August 12, 2011

Winner @ SCH

Follower SurveyCongratulations to Mary Lim!

You have won a $40 Virtual Voucher to spend at madeit.com.au, just for completing our Follower Survey Aug 2011.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to participate; there have been some great insights and as a result, some changes to come!

Results of the survey have been published HERE – come and take a peep and see what people are asking, saying and feeling about the blog.

Market Spotlight @ Handmade Craft Market

HCM Final imageSunday 21st August
10am – 2pm
Erina High School, Erina
Central Coast of NSW

The Handmade Craft Market 1st birthday celebration is on Sunday 21st August at Erina High School, on the Central Coast of NSW (just an hour north of Sydney).

Shop for gorgeous handmade originals and delicious treats from local handmade designers and artists.

There’s FREE face painting for the kids, LIVE Reptile Shows at 10am, 11am and 12pm ($2 entry pp), Fairy Fun with My Fairy Party, 100 FREE goodie bags to give away, LIVE music, NEW Sculpture Walk Display plus so much more.

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Product Spotlight @ Butterflybees

Butterflybees AugEmpire Dress

New fabrics in store and more on the way – pretty roses in vintage prints just like this Poppy Empire dress.

I am happy to take custom orders.

Please take some time out to browse my Facebook, blog and website and see what I can do for you.

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Review @ Frankie Rose Designs

Frankie RoseBeautiful fabric excites me… even before it becomes a ‘something’, if it is beautiful, it already has me falling in love. The quality of the textiles chosen by a designer can be the make or break of any business involving a needle and thread. Frankie Rose has quality, in every area, all stitched up.

I was introduced to Frankie Rose by one of her stockists, Little Yon Yon, and it was an introduction that had me swooning over the most beautiful cap sleeved dress in divine Amy Butler fabric. My curly haired girl had to be seen in this stylish number, and she has been tens of times; and this dress still looks like new.

Frankie Rose epitomises what I trust and love about the majority of Handmade Designers within this community - Quality and Beauty. A purchase from Frankie Rose is an investment well worth making. The quality assures me a piece that will last longer than the countless wears my daughter is determined to get out of a single dress. Her dress has changed with the seasons, and been teamed up with the likes of Trelise Cooper for layering; and done so with ease.

Frankie Rose = Timeless Quality and an abundance of Beauty.

It is exciting to watch each Frankie Rose release and I am well overdue for my next purchase. My only regret about being a customer... I am not in the vicinity to see her products in person. A market attended by Frankie Rose would be one I would stand in line to be a customer of.

If you, like me, cannot make it to any of the markets Frankie Rose presents at, then I suggest you head to either one of her wonderful stockists, or get your name on the list of her pre order releases. But do so quickly as they sell out FAST!

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Review written by: Angela of Yes, Dear

Reviews are un-solicited, unpaid for, and a complete surprise to the store being reviewed.

Event @ connect2mums

LogoThe AusMumpreneur Awards:
Handmade Mumpreneur People’s Choice 2011

Connect2mums is an online community for mums. They support all mums and have a strong mumpreneur community.

Their vision is to provide a place where mums can go for advice, information and support; and each year they hold the AusMumpreneur Awards and Conference, to celebrate the achievements of the mumpreneur industry.

There are 14 categories in the current AusMumpreneur Awards, including “Handmade Mumpreneur PEOPLE’S CHOICE 2011” Category.

The finalists are:
Creative Cakes and Cookies
Bubcakes

Georgie Girl

Beautiful Fairy Photobooks

Enoch & Plonk

Me2Designs

The Kids Room By Kate

Little Wrap Bags Pty Ltd

gemibaby

The Inspired Occasion

Little Blossom Quilts

Cupcakes for Poppy

The Karma Soap Company

Sweet Desires


If you know and love one of these businesses, please take the time to place your vote, and support an Aussie handmade business.

Voting closes at midnight on Sunday 21 August 2011.

This year's AusMumpreneur Conference is being held in Sydney on 26 & 27 August. If you'd like to attend the conference, or join them for networking drinks on Friday night, you can get tickets here.

beautiful fairyBubcakes EntryCreative Cakes and CookiesCupcakes for Poppyenoch & plonkgemibabygeorgie girlInspired OccasionKarma Soap Cokids roomsLittle Blossom QuiltsMe 2 Designssweet desiresthe little wrap bag

Product Spotlight @ Little Toot Creations

Little Toot AugLittle Toot Creations’ new range of children’s sleepwear is whimsical, colourful and reminiscent of days gone by when kids flew kites and paper planes and ran barefoot through the garden.

These easy-wear sets are 100% cotton, all Australian made and labelled low fire danger.

Priced from $26, you’ll want to order them all!

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Auction Spotlight @ Butterflybees

Butterflybees Aug 2Starts tonight 7pm finishes Thursday 7pm

End of season clearing of shelves for NEW Spring fabrics and dresses.

Please pop over and take a look, join the fun and share AUCTION page with friends.

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Store Spotlight @ A Little Bit Craftsie?

A Little Bit Craftsie AugLooking for something different? I design and make a range of earrings, hair accessories and necklaces.

I consider myself a little bit craftsie, and I like to make items for every age group.

I love colour and items that make such an impression on you, you just have to have them. I hope you find something you just have to have.

I am also open to making items for party favours and other celebrations.

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SALE Spotlight @ The Fabric Tree

The Fabric Tree Aug1000 Liker SALE

The Fabric Tree have reached 1000 Facebook likers, and to celebrate we are having a $10 per meter sale on Wednesday 10th August at 8PM AEST.

If we reach 1500 likers before the sale we will also have some discount voucher give-aways.

There is a sale preview album up so please stop by and check it out.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

SALE Spotlight @ Robin Street Market

Robin Street Market AugRobin Street Market are excited to announce that our Market Sale Gift Guide currently includes our entire range of hand-made Lizzie Mac products.

This fantastic sale is running for the month of August and includes huge savings on hostess aprons, shopper bags, tote bags and our brand new towelling turbans!

More details at our blog.

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Product Spotlight @ Bootielicious handmade

bootielicious Aug 2Super cute bibs and burp cloths made by Bootielicious handmade are practical for use each day.

Our girls set pictured, is made with designer fabrics by Heather Bailey and Riley Blake and make a gorgeous gift. Boys styles are also available, to view and order please see our Facebook page.

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