Friday, April 29, 2011

Store Spotlight @ gemibaby

Gemibaby Maygemibaby is a home based business creating handmade hats, beanies, accessories & clothes for babies and kids. Specialising in reversible bucket hats & animal beanies, gemibaby aims to provide products that not only keep your kids looking cute but are also practical & affordable.

Be sure to take a peek at our range of gorgeous hair accessories, stunning dresses, adorable overalls, beautiful hats & super cute beanies – you won’t be disappointed. Customer orders are always welcome and all items can be created to suit your taste and budget.

"gemibaby - for the little ones we love!"


Store Spotlight @ little foxes

little foxes Aprlittle foxes is one stay at home mum’s simple desire to create (and share), high quality, comfortable, and affordable, clothing that little ones love to wear!

Cool and hip, yet sweet and unpretentious, little foxes creates limited edition items using a mix of vintage, up-cycled, and new fabric.

Finding inspiration in the everyday with her two little girls, Sam at little foxes' offers an ever changing range of clothing, accessories, and gifts, that capture the wonderment of childhood, with simple styles and classic cuts, and whimsical modern touches, all handmade with care.

To get to know little foxes better visit us on Facebook.

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Special Offer @ Olive Bay Designs

Olive Bay Designs AprFree earrings in the month of May!

Receive a free matching pair of earrings with every full priced necklace or bracelet purchased in the month of May, including custom orders.

Tell them SHA sent you.


WIN @ Little Fish Creations

Little Fish Creations AprWin a $50 gift voucher to spend on your very own Little Fish Creation!

To celebrate the re-opening of her store, Dianne is giving you the chance to win $50 to spend on one of her creations.

To enter, visit her BLOG and tell her:
If you won the $50 voucher, what LFC would you spend it on?

You can also claim a bonus entry by telling her about a LFC item you already have and why you love it.

Competition closes 28 May 2011.

Psst: When you visit her Facebook page, don’t forget to tell her that SHA sent you!

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Event Spotlight and Discount @ Only Handmade

ONLY HandmadeONLY handmade exists to support blossoming brands, cottage industries and folk who work at home. We want to inspire others to buy locally and handmade, reducing our impact on resources and supporting fair trade. Essentially; to consume with conscience.

Our online store is designed to be a launch pad for yet undiscovered talent and will feature only products made from recycled, organic and fairly traded materials. ONLY handmade goes live TOMORROW!

Psst: Join the ONLY handmade community at for 10% off your first purchase. Use the code FBLIKER10 at checkout!

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Store Spotlight and Discount @ Cheeky Pickle

Cheeky Pickle AprI was once a Textile Designer from the U.K and now a very proud and exhausted mum living in Melbourne creating Handmade Sewn paper designs. Cheeky Pickle was born as a necessary outlet for all of my ideas and continuing love of pattern, colour and design.

My main strengths as a designer are in simple design concepts and colour use. I seek out only beautifully patterned and richly textured papers for my work; ones that I instantly fall in love with and just have to have. I also work hard on creating design patterns that are striking, bold and just look fantastic.

Receive 10% off all stitched greetings cards. Simply mention SHA10% at point of purchase.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Treasure Hunting @ SHA

Spell It Out in Black & White
All items available at

B & W Treasury MissIsaB & W Treasury Me and Amber
missIsa:Recycled Paper Pencils
Me and Amber: 100% Linen Cushion

B & W Treasury Velvet BeanB & W Treasury Almond Tree Frames
Velvet Bean: Ottoman
Almond Tree Frames: A Nice Drop Poster

B & W Treasury Zinnia PeaB & W Treasury STOC
Zinnia Pea: Shakespeare Upcycled Milk Jug
STOC: Line between love and hate T-shirt

B & W Treasury LinneaB & W Treasury Paper Tree Design
Linnea: 4 Letters Cushion Covers
paper tree designs: French Chandelier Artwork

Store Spotlight and Discount @ Bella Stationery Studio

Bella Stationery Studio AprBella Stationery Studio provides beautiful paper goods that will leave a lasting impression on your guests. Each design is thoughtfully created with a splash of colour, original artwork, luxurious paper and beautiful words.

From the invitation to the thank you note - and everything in between, your stationery will become a lovely reminder of your event. Whether you are planning your wedding, engagement, baby shower, confirmation, birthday or bridal shower, our collection of stationery will set the tone for a beautifully styled event.

Receive 10% off personalised invitations, boxed invitation sets and invitation packs - simply mention the code SHA10%

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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Product Spotlight and Discount @ Monkeys Over The Moon

Monkeys Over The Moon AprF is for Flamingo
This top is embellished using vintage fabric from the UK and features a flamingo and fun strawberry applique. Unique, original and simply funky this would make any young girl over the moon!
Only 1 available, this long sleeve t-shirt is size 4 and available now via the website, or by commenting on the photo in the album on Facebook.

10% Discount
Monkeys Over The Moon are also offering all SHA followers a 10% discount across the store when you shops at our big cartel website before 12pm WST May 1st using code ‘SHOPHANDMADE’.

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Product Review @ em&femme designs

emandfemmeThere are times when you come across a designer and their releases become a "must have" in your child's wardrobe. This happened to me when I discovered the artistry of em&femme designs.

This business, run from the sewing quarters of a NSW family home, is the product of a mother’s love for two beautiful little girls that deserved to be dressed in nothing but the finest of both fabric and design. The bonus for us, is that these designs are now available to the little girls in our lives that also deserve the very best.

Ilja, the designer, seamstress, creator and genius of fabric compilation, collects the majority of her fabrics from Europe and every creation is OOAK; one of a kind and unique to the little lady lucky enough to wear it.

em&femme designs features heavily in my daughter’s wardrobe and the pieces are always a conversation starter amongst friends as well as with complete strangers who can not help but ask "where did you get your daughter's skirt" (top, dress etc).

For quality, style, unique design and a delicious range of fabrics visit Ilja at em&femme designs. Not only will you get all of the above, you will also receive customer service that is second to none (the cherry on this fiesta of fabric goodness).

If you are quick you may even be able to partake in a very special SALE taking place Monday 25th April via the Facebook page! I already have my purchases marked... the question is will I be quick enough when they are in such hot demand? Or will you? Skirts, jackets, dresses ohhhh and the fabric de-stash! The elbows will be out on this one .... I will be the one with my game face on.


Article Written by: Angela of Yes, Dear ……………………………………………………………………………………
Angela will be a regular contributor to SHA as our voice of the shopper! She is a great lover and regular shopper of handmade.

All product reviews are NOT paid for and are often at the surprise of the designer.

Angela recently launched her new blog Yes, Dear to great acclaim, and is sure to keep us all enthralled with her beautiful musings about her world.


Saturday, April 23, 2011

Store Spotlight @ Sassii Silver

Sassii Silver AprSassii Silver specialises in beautiful personalised hand stamped pendants.
Sassii uses only high quality thick gauge sterling silver and gold fill pendants, and I take the upmost pride in my work, because I simply love what I do.
Sassii Silver also has a gorgeous new range of sterling silver jewels, including our famous harmony balls. So for beautiful personalised jewellery please visit us.

New Range @ Frankie Rose

Frankie Rose AprilAnd SHA followers get a 10% DISCOUNT!

Colourful, bright and fun....that's what the new Frankie Rose Autumn/Winter range is all about.

Our handmade range includes beautiful dresses, pants, colourful long sleeved tops, twirly skirts, funky little pants for the boys and lots more! We cater for sizes 0 - 5, with custom sizes available by request.

At Frankie Rose we make our gorgeous designs in limited runs and we release new designs every couple of weeks so you'll never be bored!

To claim your SHA discount, quote code SHOPHANDMADE. The discount ends May 6th.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Treasure Hunting @ SHA

Easter Treasury
All items available at

3 Girls and a Goat Easter TreasuryandODesigns Easter Treasury
3 girls + a Goat: Gift Tags
and O Design: Plate

Collecting Feathers Easter TreasuryChantel Vincent Art Easter Treasury
Collecting Feathers: Vintage Linen Cushion
Chantal Vincent Art: Twin Set Cards

Chars Treasures Easter TreasuryMel P Easter Treasury
Char’s Treasures: Paper Garland
mel p designs: East Bunny Hat

Pluskas Craft Easter TreasuryThat Vintage Easter Treasury
Plushka’s Craft: Easter Chick
That Vintage: Pair of Birds Pendant

SALE @ Little Lassie

Little Lassie Apr 2Happy Easter Sale:
Thursday 21st April - Sunday 24th April 7pm

Plain and Printed Ribbons, Crochet clips, Bows, Butterflies, Button Blossoms, Headbands, Newborn, Toddler, Big Girls, Mummy Clips, Pony Tail Elastics and more.
SPEND $20 and get 10% OFF
SPEND $30 and get 15% OFF
SPEND $40 and get 20% OFF
SPEND $50 and get a WHOPPING 25% OFF

All orders should be emailed to by 7pm Sunday to ensure discounts can be applied.

Little Lassie Handmade Hair Accessories
"... a little clip, a little bow, a little something cute for a little princess that you know"


Store Spotlight @ Milk and Cookies

Milk and Cookies AprInspired by stories real and imagined, Milk and Cookies is a collection of cute and kooky art prints and paper goods by illustrator, Tali Gal-on. Artworks are professionally printed on the loveliest, archival quality fine-art papers, made to last a lifetime. Cards and paper goods are printed, cut and hand folded with care in the artist's studio.


Thursday, April 21, 2011

Treasure Hunting @ SHA

Mother’s Day Treasury

MD Treasury Cheeky PickleMD Treasury Loopty Lou
Cheeky Pickle: Card $6
Facebook Page
Here We Go Loopy Lou: Card $6
Madeit Store

MD Treasury by connieMD Treasury Ragged Blossom Beauty
loopty Loop by connie: Card with faux case and removable flower $8.50
Etsy Store
Ragged Blossom Beauty: Eye shadow $9

MD Treasury ApookiMD Treasury Oopsidaisi
Apooki: Earrings $9.50
Madeit Store
Oopsidaisi: Sleep Mask $10
Madeit Store

MD Treasury Poppy & BeaMD Treasury Plushka's craft
Poppy & Bea: Necklace $15
Madeit Store
Plushka’s Craft: Pin Cushion $16
Madeit Store

MD Treasury Saira Rose DesignsMD Treasury Olive Bay
Saira Rose Designs: Charm Bracelet $22.50
Etsy Store
Olive Bay: Necklace $25
Facebook Page

MD Treasury BodyromaMD Treasury Wrapped in Fabric
Body’roma: Sweet Espresso Face Scrub $25
Facebook Page
Wrapped in fabric: Book $37.15

MD Treasury Bella Stationery StudioMD Treasury Little Wise Owl
Bella Stationery Studio: Gift Pack $40
Madeit Store
Little Wise Owl: Vintage Fabric Handbag $46
Madeit Store

MD Treasury White Raven DesignsMD Treasury Little Bird Decor
White Raven Designs: Charm Bracelet $49
Etsy Store
Little Bird Decor: Flower Mirror $55

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Product Spotlight @ Sherry’s Crochet

Sherry's Crochet AprBreast cancer beanies and scarves featuring a crochet pink ribbon with the permission of the National Breast Cancer Foundation. $5 from the sale of each beanie and $10 from the sale of each scarf goes to the foundation.


SALE @ Polka Dot Rabbit

Image PDR Apr 11Comic Wallets: Two wallets for $16
These cute comic wallets use my stash of retro comics are one of my most popular products. Due to demand, I have decided to offer a very special sale of two comic wallets at a reduce price. You can choose from a combination of Asterix, Tin Tin, or a Girls Own Comic for your choice of wallets!


Come for a browse, stay for the loveliness

Shop Handmade Australia Final basicHello! Welcome to Shop Handmade Australia, and thanks for visiting the new central meeting point for lovers of handmade shopping.

Brought to you by The Contemporary Handmade Alliance, SHA caters to the Australian shopper who seeks items that are lovingly produced in the homes/workshops of hard working people around Australia; items which are not available in mainstream stores; items which are made with love and a creative spark; and delivered with excellent customer service and care. Items which are funky, contemporary, beautiful, whimsical and original.

SHA is discerning and aims to facilitate a genuine connection of buyer to artist in a meaningful way. We are not a store; just a doorway into the handmade community. Here you will connect with Aussie crafting businesses and artists who will tell you about their sales, specials, events, auctions, new products, markets and more. In addition, we will work hard to keep you informed with handmade news and information, as well as shopping guides, interviews, competitions and more.
I look forward to getting to know you and sharing with you the joys of handmade Australia.
Shop for you, shop for him and shop for the kids. Stand out in the crowd with your handmade loveliness. Take pleasure in telling people that your gorgeous purchase is Australian handmade.

Please bare with us while we get proceedings under way; oh and we would love it if you could share our Facebook page and Blog with your friends and family who also relish all things handmade. It will make our online community all the more fun and worthwhile.

Cheers, Chicken
P.S. If you yourself are a crafter/creative type and wish to connect with this community, please visit the Promote @ SHA tab above for more information.
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