Saturday, July 30, 2011

SALE Spotlight @ Lulu froufrou

Lulu FroufrouReopened and on SALE!

Hair accessories for trend setters.

Clips, pins and elastics all in the very eclectic LLFF style.

Free postage with all purchases over $10.

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Product Spotlight @ Here We Go Loopy Lou

Here We Go Loopy Lou July 3I am excited to announce that the popular doily fabric greeting cards are available again. This is one of my favourite fabrics ever!

Available in the madeit and Big Cartell Stores.

Pack of 4 $16 plus postage.

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Product Spotlight @ Butterflybees

Butterflybees July 2Gorgeous Pink Everyday Coat Size 3 –4
$48.00 with FREE postage within Australia

Made from soft pinwale corduroy lined with warm pink heart flannelette so cute for a little girl.

CUSTOM orders welcome!
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Friday, July 29, 2011

WIN @ Bobkin

Bobkin JulyWe are very excited to show you our new skirt for summer, Gabriella.

Available in sizes 1 – 5.

Check out our blog for your chance to win a $100 gift voucher.

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Store Spotlight @ Kids Style Hub

Kids Style Hub JuneWant to shop for hundreds of Aus and NZ designed kids products all in one store? KIDS STYLE HUB launches in October.

Sign up to receive our free monthly style magazine and newsletters now! And like us on Facebook for exclusive customer updates.

If you design children’s or mother products, are a party performer, family photographer or kids service provider, it’s your last chance to express your interest in having your Aus or NZ designed children’s or mums products sold at Kids Style Hub before the October offers go out.

Head to the blog to show your interest in becoming a part of this new venture.

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

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 July

The Empire Dress

A little change to my basic pattern, I am creating a new look for this demure fabric of ‘Cloud’ by Annette Tattum.

High elastic waist, with a little front pleat and bow, easy fit elastic neckline and sleeves. I am calling it The Empire Dress and look forward to making even more of these with some new exciting fabrics on order.

Butterflybees loves CUSTOM orders as well as creating some one off unique styles. Hope you will make some time to pop over and browse the creations. Email to discuss your needs.

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Charity Auction Event @ Collaborate for a Cause

Collaborate for a Cause logoFriday 29th July 8pm EST to Sunday 31st July 8pm EST

The Collaborate for a Cause auction is getting under-way tomorrow!

Bringing together some of the most prominent, talented and high-profile Australian crafters, who have grouped together in 2’s, 3’s, 4’s and more to offer coordinated, one off and unique handmade packages, to be auctioned off for the charity their of choice.

Designed to promote friendship, understanding & fun through the Facebook handmade community whilst supporting many charities, this wonderful concept is certainly well on the way to meeting its’ aims. Fittingly, the auction occurs during the weekend of 30 July; the day nominated by the UN as International Friendship Day.

Some of the charities set to benefit from this auction include large charities like SIDS and Kids, The Leukaemia Foundation, Royal Flying Doctors Service, Starlight Children's Foundation and The McGrath Foundation; and smaller charities such as Mummy’s Wish, Victorian Rescue Dogs, Mums Like Me, and Backpacks for Aussie Kids; and many, many more.

The concept has been put together and run by Jen of Ainslee FOX Handmade. Jen has a high hopes for her project; tapping into the already well known general ‘niceness’ and compassion of the Aussie handmade community, for the benefit of deserving charities.

The auction is being hosted on Facebook, with payment arrangements to be made with the donating businesses who have "Authority to Fundraise" letters from their chosen charities.

Please visit and join the Collaborate for a Cause Facebook page now. Have a look through the Auction Album and get ready place your bids tomorrow.

Show your support for handmade and give to charity and gain yourself some quality and unique handmade items, the likes of which won’t be available again. A WIN/WIN for all.


Here is just a taste of what you will find…

Collaborate for a Cause 3 500X

Collaborate for a Cause 6 500X

Collaborate for a Cause 5 500 X

Collaborate for a Cause 2 500X

Collaborate for a Cause 4

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Discount @ Robin Street Market

Robin Street Market JulyThis week our feature category is our hand-crafted cushion covers.

We are offering 25% off our range of gorgeous, unique cushion covers this week.
Just enter the word "cushions" in the promo code box at checkout by midnight 31st July to receive your discount.

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Store Spotlight @ Bootielicious handmade

bootielicious JulyOur handmade collection of baby shoes and accessories is the perfect choice when you’re looking for something stylish for babies.

Made from natural fibres and hand crafted, all Bootielicious items are functional and of high quality.

To view our full collection please like our page on Facebook.


Market Night @ King Billy

King Billy July 2

The King Billy & MarkArt market night is finally here!

Rush over now and check out the Market Night album to grab some great products; from funky tie dye goods to unique home wears and gorgeous hand printed wall art - there really is something for everyone! Spoil yourself or find that perfect gift.

MarkArt has added excitement by offering a huge 25% discount on MarkArt for Market Night, for all people who make an order of $25 or more before Market Night!


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Review @ 2PM at The Button Factory

2PM AT THE BUTTON FACTORY picSomething ever evolving for me, is my style in earrings. I love to change them daily and will change them from a simple diamond stud, to an eclectic mix of styles on the same day! This is sometimes dictated by my wardrobe; but more often than not, by my mood!

It is hard to find reasonably priced earrings made with quality materials (to protect my sensitive ears) that also have a unique style. I have looked high and low for a one-stop-shop, and I am extremely happy to say that I have found it. And even better it is local to Tasmania.

Now I knew this business was going to be impressive before I even laid eyes on it’s stock; with a name as out of the box as this, and an eye catching logo as it does… the designer had to have style all stitched up! I was right, she does!

If you are not already an admirer, then I take great pride in introducing you to 2pm at the Button Factory and its creator Amanda. Now if you, like me, have a passion for unique, handcrafted, beautiful goodness, then this is the business for you. Not only can you get lost in the catalogue of wonderful earring designs BUT you can also enjoy the hair accessories that are also made with a loving, talented hand.

Amanda was extremely accommodating with my order, allowing me to mix and match some of the earrings and producing them in a very short time. The only thing I’ve had issues with since purchasing my collection of 2pm earrings… sharing them with my daughter! To compromise I have promised that she can choose her own collection for Christmas!

With their current Sale Album all stocked up and selling beautiful earring designs at just $8 per pair, I think I will be stocking for Christmas NOW!


Review written by: Angela of Yes, Dear

SALE Spotlight @ Nicole Herrick Limited Edition Childrens Wear

Nicole-herrick July3 Day CLEARANCE SALE now on.

Save up to 50% on girls handmade dresses and fur stoles.

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Store Spotlight @ Indigo Elephant

IndigoElephant JulyIndigoElephant designs and creates a range of gorgeous gifts and accessories for babies and kids.

From the ever popular Dribble and Feeding Bibs to Dummy Clips, blankets, burp cloths, softies, hair accessories and a limited range of clothing.

With a focus on items for boys - but plenty of goodies for girls as well - you'll always find something special at IndigoElephant for the little people you love. Come and visit us soon or follow the Handmade Cooperative to keep up with our market dates!

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Store Spotlight @ Wigglewogs

Wigglewogs July 2Hi, I am Lou I am a Mother, wife and now a small business owner of Wigglewogs.

Early this year I turned a hobby and passion into something I can now share with you. I love to make babies accessories. For those looking for a unique gift lovingly hand made for a new bub, Mum or Dad, I would love you to stop by and take a look. I take your idea's to create someone you love something unique to them.

Baby's accessories should be an accessory not just a necessity.

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Monday, July 25, 2011

Product Spotlight @ Moo Woo Handmade

MooWoo JulyA Card made with LOVE from the Kimberley!

Finding memorable and meaningful greeting cards can be difficult. Kimberley Red has designed an array of unique and delicate cards for every special occasion.

Made in the Kimberley region with love and care, these cards will carry your special wishes for birthdays, thank you’s, weddings, christenings and many any other occasions. Most cards feature three dimensional images including birds, geckos, butterflies, tractors and teddy bears.

Make your next gift memorable with a card from Kimberley Red available exclusively at Moo Woo.

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Stock Release @ Chicken Ink. Creative

A5 Promo shot 150Releasing her first round of stock since having her 2nd baby, Tania is tonight making available 20 notebooks featuring an array of styles, fabrics and sizes.

You will see designer fabrics throughout these notebook cover designs; including Amy Butler, Michael Miller, Anna Maria Horner and Tanya Wheelan to name just a few.

Indulge your own fabric obsession and record all your inspired thoughts at the same time. Or perhaps a gift for a cherished, fabric-loving-note-taking friend?

Get in fast to avoid disappointment.

STARTS NOW (9PM EST) via the Facebook page.


Store Spotlight @ Little Adelaide Kate

Little Adelaide KateHi, my name is Little Adelaide Kate. I am a store full of photographic and print art.

I am unique. I am handmade. I am uplifting. I am playful. I’m creative. I am inspired. I am ink and paper. I am digital images. I am memories and I am baked at home. I am easily bought (via PayPal). I am gift wrapped upon request.

I long for the simple life. Home cooking, vegetable gardens and stone pathways. I belong to buyers who will sit down with me, tea in hand, and watch the world go by.

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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Store Spotlight @ King Billy

King Billy July 3Only 4 days til King Billy and MarkArt have their first ever Market Night! We are very excited and would love your support.

There will be an amazing range of home decoration products, unique gift packs and plenty more. The Market Night has some items to check out already, so pop over and see if anything tickles your fancy.


Friday, July 22, 2011

Product Spotlight @ Bella Stationery Studio

Bella Stationery Studio July 4Our invitation packs are perfect for small gatherings; a table shared by friends, a candle-light anniversary dinner, an afternoon of wine tasting or a twilight garden party. Ready for you to fill in your details and post to your guests, each invitation has room for you to handwrite your details for a personal touch.

Make yourself at home within the pages of our online boutique, and gather inspiration for your next special event. Whether you are planning a birthday party, bridal shower, kitchen tea, baby shower, christening or naming ceremony; we hope you enjoy our offering of hand crafted paper delights!

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Store Spotlight @ Chicken Ink. Creative

Chicken Ink July 1Tania of Chicken Ink. Creative is excited to be back at the sewing machine after taking time off to have her 2nd baby.

Specialising in fabric covered books, each cover is unique; with an eclectic mix of patch working, appliqué, buttons, doilies and more. Fabric is her obsession, which is demonstrated in her extensive fabric selection from which she creates her covers.

Stock is released in batches of a limited number only and you have to be quick to secure your piece of Chicken Ink. goodness.

The next release date is Monday 25th July at 9PM EST. Don’t miss out. A4, A5 and A6 notebooks will be available. Stock available for purchase via Facebook only, so click and follow now so you don’t miss out.


Competition @ Monkeys Over The Moon

Monkeys Over The Moon July 2

Monkeys Over The Moon Fridge Art Hunt


A fun and creative activity for school holidays!

2-12 year olds grab your easels, paper, paints, pens, glue...whatever! and create! ANYTHING GOES.

There will be 4 Winners; 1 peoples choice and 3 applique designs (or fabric if they choose).

A beautiful Keepsake and wonderful creative activity... our last one was totally INSPIRATIONAL!

Submission deadline is 9am 25th July 2011.

All entrants receive 10% off a Monkeys order between September 1st 2011 and December 12th 2011.

Full details on the blog.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Review @ m2matiz

m2MatizIsn’t the name Mariana just beautiful. It rolls off the tongue and has me visualising European landscapes and theatrical people using their hands to punctuate their sentences.

Mariana is the woman behind a fantastic business called m2matiz. I don’t know her and nor can I claim her heritage to be European like my fantasy world above would dictate…. BUT I can tell you she has old fashioned manners stitched up as beautifully as she does the high standard of product that she creates. The way she welcomes every fan individually to her Facebook fan page is testament to such.

m2matiz is, by their own description, a graphic art and design studio. The beautiful imagery that is created by these artistic minds is then presented in stunning notebooks, cards, tags and a range of unique lighting products that have me finding myself lost in their beauty.

I was unbelievably honoured to be gifted a t.lighthaus© by the designer herself. This is a beautiful original product that takes ambience to the very next level. A beautiful image on a translucent textile, brought to life by the flicker of a tea light candle. The result is breathtaking.

Here is someone taking their art to the next level. Incorporating light to breathe brilliance into décor, design and service delivery. Taking imagery and making it tangible and accessible to everyone.

I love everything about m2matiz; the service… the product… the vision… the passion… the commitment to quality, as well as a commitment to reducing their carbon footprint.

This is a truly beautiful business; one I am very happy to have discovered.

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Review written by: Angela of Yes, Dear

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Opportunity Spotlight @ Buy Hand

Buy Hand JulyBuy hand is a brand new store in Townsville, QLD. We stock all handmade and independent products. I will be back here another day soon to share all the yummy stock we have but today I am on the hunt for even more!

If you have a handmade product you would like to see in a retail shop, and in our online shop, we would love to hear from you!

Send me an email at You can check out our online store and please drop by and say hello on Facebook or Twitter.

Look forward to chatting to you! Elle.

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Store Spotlight @ Little Lou Lou

Little Lou Lou JulyLittle Lou Lou offers boutique, handmade baby bloomers & accessories created with the touch of love and a sprinkle of shabby sweetness.

Made in Queensland, Australia by a WAHM with an eye for detail, Little Lou Lou delights in adding special touches that make our designs individual & fun.

We stock one of a kind pieces for girls in sizes 000-3. Little Lou Lou values and supports integrity, originality and creativity in the Australian Handmade Community and is a proud member of the Handmade Cooperative-AH4K.

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SALE @ Little Wise Owl

Little Wise Owl JulyThe little wise owl bag sale is on!

I’m clearing out some stock to make way for a new batch of goodies.

All items are handmade by me from vintage and reclaimed fabrics and trims, and are all 'one of a kind'.

Everything is greatly reduced from original prices, why not pick up some early Christmas presents, or a treat for yourself.

I can combine postage on multiple items, and registered post is available upon request.

Please email me at with any questions.

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Special Event & Offer @ Bella Stationery Studio

Bella Stationery Studio July 3Join Belinda as she celebrates Bella Stationery Studio’s third birthday this Thursday!

To spread some birthday cheer, Belinda is offering free postage Australia wide on all purchases this week! Receive a brown paper package delivered to your mail box by placing an order through the online boutique.

With oodles of paper goods on offer; browse through the assortment of invitation packs, writing sets, greeting cards and wedding stationery.

This special offer also includes free postage on wedding and event stationery orders. Simply contact the studio to receive a quotation tailored to your requirements. Offer ends Monday 25th July at 12pm.

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Product Spotlight @ Moo Woo Handmade

Moo Woo July 3Monkey Business at Moo Woo

Soft toys make fabulous playmates for little ones; easily complying with any imaginative scene conjured up by the wild and free imagination of a child.

Our gorgeous and unique sock monkeys are no exception. These delightful play mates are the perfect jungle friend, ready to hang out and play.

These are handmade in Kununurra, WA by a busy and talented WHAM. They are filled with an natural fill, and have been made from new squeaky clean socks! Keep an eye on our store if you wish to own one of these funky friends – they are made in limited quantities and sell very quickly.

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Friday, July 15, 2011

Product Spotlight @ Bella Stationery Studio

Bella Stationery Studio July 2From birthday celebrations to baby showers; we love them all, but weddings have to be at the top of the list! There is nothing we enjoy more than sharing a couples story, personality and style on paper.

Our ready-to-wed collection gives you the freedom to customise design details and colours; creating the ultimate statement of your personal style. Looking for one-of-a-kind wedding stationery? We are delighted to offer the services of bespoke design.

Every piece is crafted using beautiful design, carefully selected papers and quality printing methods. Wander through our online boutique as a source of inspiration for paper styling.

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Discount @ Here We Go Loopy Lou

Here We Go Loopy Lou July 2Here We Go Loopy Lou now has a new online store!

All of the favourite Here We Go Loopy Lou products are available in our new store. It is simple and easy to use, no sign up required.

To celebrate, we are offering 20% off store wide for Shop Contemporary Handmade readers. Code: SHOPHANDMADE valid to Sunday July 17 midnight EST.

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WIN @ C Percy Designs

c Percy Designs JulyWould you like to win your own custom made beanie, made in Australia using 100% pure Australian wool?

In July/August Handmade Cooperative Member
C Percy Designs is holding a DESIGN YOUR OWN BEANIE COMPETITION, where they are asking their supporters to design their own unique beanie.

The winner of the competition will receive their very own custom made beanie!

Design submissions are to be unique and clearly describe the construction/style of the beanie including colours, name, your contact information and preferred size. See CPD's blog for further details.

Competition is open to Australian residents only.

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Store Spotlight @ Here We Go Loopy Lou

Here We Go Loopy Lou JulyHere We Go Loopy Lou is stationery label specialising in fabric greeting cards.

The cards just feel amazing in your hands.

Fabrics used in the range are sourced from around the world and are chosen for their high quality, their uniqueness and their ability to transform the simple greeting card into something worthy of being a keepsake.

I make cards for adults and children alike. All of the cards are designed and made at my home in Melbourne, Australia.

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Store Spotlight @ Baby Cheye Creations

baby cheye creationsBaby Cheye Creations is very excited to be preparing and creating their Spring/Summer Collection with its release anticipated mid August!

This collection will follow on from their apron pinni style dresses in May and consist of plain pure linens and linen blends, and plain cottons all dressed up with beautiful lace and doilies.

Dress styles will include the stunning Eva (pictured), the Giselle, the Audrey, the Charlize and a new gorgeous, yet simple pinni style dress!

Designs and sizing will be strictly limited. For more information please visit our Facebook page.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Store Spotlight @ by Connie

My name is Connie. I'm the creator behind loopty loop, a modern range of crochet accessories predominantly for girls, some for women. It was born out of my love for hand crafts while making presents for friends.

I love seeing how stitch by stitch, an original, wearable piece slowly comes to life. Luxuriously soft 100% cotton is used. Each piece may take me 20 minutes to an hour to create. Custom requests welcomed.

All orders arrive to you beautifully packed ready for you to gift. Please keep me in mind next time you're looking for a unique and pretty present.

By Connie is a member of the Handmade Cooperative – Australian Handmade 4 Kids.

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Store Spotlight @ Little Luv

Little Luv JulyLittle Luv specialises in one-off designed goodies for little luvs.

Most of our creations are handmade using vintage/found fabric, buttons and cotton, which make them totally unique. No two creations are the same.

Our flagship product is the 'tweet tweet birdy mobile' made up of three birds which can be hung from the ceiling or in a window.

We love creating commissions for people in their choice of colours/style - the end result is always a surprise - to both the purchaser and little luv! Luv!

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Review @ Little Miss Vintage

Little Miss VintageI love to see a designer breathe life into something that has been deemed redundant. To take a piece of fabric that is old and has seen a lifetime of use for one purpose, and reinvent it into another, is a real talent.

There are couple of designers that I love that do this extremely well but Little Miss Vintage really has a passion for her art. For me, she took a design she had originally created for a two year old and recreated it for my seven year old daughter. The vintage floral tiers on the dress are to die for! The versatility of this particular piece is genius! With the ability to layer through the colder seasons my little girl has a piece that will see her through both warm and cold days and it evolving into a shorter design as she grows. To have an item of clothing that will last for years is absolute brilliance when our children are growing faster than our wallets can keep up with.

To invest in a handmade piece that is made with love, created with a talented seamstress hand and in fabrics that have a history that can not be recreated with modern textiles... priceless! When buying from Little Miss Vintage it is an investment in all of the above. Sue is an absolute pleasure to deal with. Her friendly demeanour, engaging personality and a caring about her customer are all attributes that will be difficult for many to rival at the level that she takes them to.

If you are looking to invest in quality up-cycled fabrics in beautiful designs don’t look past this business. Sue is an untapped talent that is destined for very big things!


Review written by: Angela of Yes, Dear

Product Spotlight @ Moo Woo Handmade

Moo Woo July 2Special Albums for Special Occasions Unique to Moo Woo

Genuine gift giving should be an experience with brings pleasure not only the receiver but also to those giving. These keepsake gifts fulfil this experience!

Paper Bag Albums are designed and created, by hand, in Kununurra WA by Kimberley Red. Each album is a one off designs making them a very special gift for loved ones. They are also a beautiful way to display your own treasured memories.

Albums are designed to display photos, document memories and store memorabilia. They also contain tags perfect for journaling.

Give a beautiful gift that will be treasured forever.

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Store Spotlight @ Anika

Anika JulyWith a fine arts major, my creative journey began as a hobby almost a decade ago and it has now become my passion.

I have been a member of the Handmade Cooperative for almost one year and I have enjoyed showcasing my work alongside other talented businesses.

My work ranges from hand-stitched felt shoes and stunning European-style winter jackets, to striking pinafores and flirty ‘minibags’, my ever-expanding kids wear collections are sell-out favourites among style-savvy mums. Please stop by my website and stay up to date with new collections and sales by becoming a fan of my page on Facebook.

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Competition @ SCH

WIN Free Blog Sponsorship in August 2011

You can connect your business with people who love to buy handmade with SCH. Think of us as an extension to your online store, market stand, blog, Twitter account and Facebook page; helping you increase your reach to potential buyers.

Purchase a $5 Spotlight to promote your Aussie handmade business, and go into the draw to win blog sponsorship for the month of August 2011!

You can use a Spotlight to communicate key information about your business via the SCH News Feed, reaching over 1,000 likers who love to buy handmade. Promote a sale, special discount, new range, feature a product and more.

It’s quick, easy, affordable and delivers your message direct to the right audience.

The winner receives blog sponsorship on our blog for all of August; which includes a button to their external website of choice, Facebook welcome and 4 Spotlights to provide ongoing exposure during the month. Valued at $20.

Entry is automatic for anyone who applies and pays for any Spotlight via our ONLINE FORM between now and 8pm (EST) Sunday 31 July 2011. Purchase multiple Spotlights in July and receive multiple entries.

Good luck!

Discount @ King Billy

King Billy July15% discount to SCH likers

King Billy is busy creating some fab new products for our first ever market night on the 20th July!

As a bonus for all the wonderful SCH followers we are offering an exclusive 15% off all King Billy items 'in stock' (no custom orders) until 19th June. Be sure to mention that you found us through SCH!


Friday, July 8, 2011

NEWS @ Pikelet Workshop

Pikelet workshop July 2Pikelet Workshop is moving to Toronto, Canada!

The Etsy store will re-open as soon as we've settled in.

There will be a few custom slots available as well as lots of your favourite poppet friends.

Follow our Facebook page and blog to keep up to date.

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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Competition Spotlight @ Mellebug

Mellebug JulyMellebug is spreading some warmth this dreary cold winter, by giving three lucky people a voucher each to spend on any of the Mellebug range. This could be a super snugly Lupin Boo Bear, a dinosaur costume or a very cute hat.

First prize $30
Second prize $20
Third prize $10

Head on over to Mellebug’s blog for all the details.

Competition is open until 12th July 2011 8pm WST/10pm EST.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Product Spotlight @ Fresh Designs

Fresh Designs JulyThe Mermaid Skirt

Fresh Designs are very excited to announce the release the first of our spring designs... the brand new Mermaid Skirt!

With its slim line top and gorgeous flared double ruffle bottom, this skirt is both playful and stylish.

This wonderful addition to your little girl’s spring wardrobe is available now – with only a limited amount of this fabric available you will need to get in quick! For more information please visit our Facebook page.

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Monday, July 4, 2011

Store Spotlight @ Bella Stationery Studio

Bella Stationery Studio JulyEvery day is an occasion to celebrate; an opportunity to say thank you or I love you.

Indulge in the joy of sending handwritten messages, with a collection of social stationery created by artist Belinda Weeks. Featuring original designs to make your heart flutter, and inspire you to communicate in a meaningful way.

Here you will find an offering of greeting cards to fill with kind wishes; writing sets for gathering thoughts and invitations to inspire your unique style. From vintage tea sets to freshly picked blooms, browse through the collection of paper delights at Bella Stationery Studio’s online boutique.

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Review @ The Beanie Bunch

The Beanie BunchI have made plenty of noise about wanting to discover more designers from here in Tasmania and slowly I am beginning to discover more and more local talent. A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to stumble across The Beanie Bunch. Two amazing Mums crocheting some very stylish beanies!

When making purchases for my children, style is always at the forefront of my mind, quality runs a very very close second and chasing up the rear is price. This business has all three of my major buying influences stitched up... literally.

My recent purchase was made up of a very cute owl beanie and a plain charcoal dimple look beanie for my two year old son. They are gorgeous, of beautiful quality and are now his favourite hats (of which he has a rather large personal collection). There is nothing wrong with wanting a wardrobe necessity to also be timeless in its style! In the case of The Beanie Bunch you can definitely have your cake and eat it too... and when it comes to handmade I am gluttonous!

Cat and Min (sisters) are relatively new to the handmade community and already have a strong allegiance of followers. I was most impressed with their turnaround time (all hats are made to order) and the ongoing updates that I received throughout the process.

As the winter months envelope us I can not think of a more appropriate business to review and celebrate. Two Mum's working together to create quality products that they love and delivering on a service that they should be extremely proud of... a dream combination I believe.


Review written by: Angela of Yes, Dear

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