Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Craftsie Finds @ Kids Style Hub

Want to know where you can shop for Craftsie finds? If you are in Melbourne or plan to visit in the near future, make sure you take some time out and head down to see Nicole at the Kids Style Hub in Hawthorn. Not only does Nicole organise fun and craftsie things for kids to do, but she also sells craftsie items made by creative and talented Australian and New Zealanders. I also happen to be one of the creative Australians, selling my 'A Little Bit Craftsie?' line of hair accessories. You can also hire rooms for birthdays, mothers' groups, craft classes, dance classes etc, etc. If you want to hire for mother's group or play group the hiring of the room is FREE. There is a picnic room where you can bring your own food to sit down and take in the atmosphere. There are tea and coffee fascilities for the parents.  Mums and kids are taken care of with different activities and events throughout the year. All details of events can be found on the website or blog. If you are a budding photographer, you can hire out the studio for photograhic portraits.  Lots to do and lots of fun to be had down at KSH.

Now, if you aren't living in Melbourne and you don't think can visit any time soon, don't worry that's  covered too! You can head on over to the website and purchase some craftsie items, my items are there too!! The range includes:


To name but a few. The best thing of course is that the items come directly from the artists and only a small commission is paid to Nicole with no rental fees for having the items in the shop. It's kind of like a market open 7 days a week! Be sure to take a look at the website and blog to keep up with all that is happening down at the Kid Style Hub and  support your local crafters and designers.

Kids Style Hub
436 Burwood Rd
Hawthorn VIC
E nicoleh@kidsstylehub.com.au
T 0410 525 051
Hours: Weekdays 9am - 5:30pm
           Weekends 9am - 4pm

Thursday, 19 January 2012

We're Talkin' about Stuff for the Kiddies

Kasia Bear (website)- cute as handcrafted clothing
Madeit Shop

Mida Mida - clothing for little aussie blokes!
Facebook  Page

Hannah Banannas - cute and affordable children's clothing, and hats.
Facebook Page

Mumma's Hugs - adorable shorts for boys, hats, t-shirts, and swim bags.

Ruby and Sam - clothing and the most gorgeous shoes for little ones!
Facebook Page

Li'l Birdie Shop -  bright hair accessories and clothing for little kiddies!
Facebook Page

Once on Never Off - quality hats, costumes, and clothing.
Facebook page - 'Like' for FREE postage withing Australia

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Craftsie Handmade Picks

All things handmade is what makes my world go round. I love creativity and purchase whatever makes me feel amazed that people are so talented! Here is my list of crafters who make me happy and who I have purchased from recently. Want to be part of the list? No worries, you can be located anywhere in the world, just shoot me an e-mail and don't forget to follow me and like my FB page, the link is to the right.

Kathy Panton  - amazingly bright and cheery prints.

Oh Deer Me - cute as retro inspired tees for little kids!

MishMashDesigns -divine handbags, pillow cases,  and wallets

An Element of Style - Cushions and lamp shades. gorgeous fabrics and free postage for cushions!
Little Muse - artwork, clothing for kiddies, stationery, and cute as mushroom pencils!!

Friday, 17 June 2011

Ribbon Button Youtube Tutorial

Came across this cute tutorial and want to share, how cute are these and so straight forward to make:)

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Welcome to my new Adventure

Hi, my name is Courtney and I write two other blogs, http://www.foodmuster.com/ which is my creative space for all my food adventures and also some mummy adventures too. I love posting recipes and news about food products,shows, and other types of reviews. I also have a mummy blog, http://www.mummyrants.blogspot.com/. Here I share my mum experiences and other interesting things that upset or make me happy. I seperated my blogs because I didn't want to over crowd the one space. I have 4 children and I have been married to my BFF for over 12 years now. I work part time as a primary school teacher at a special needs school in Western Sydney.  I am a very busy person, but I love all the things I do and feel that living off 6-7 hours sleep is a true artform in itself!!

My other love is craft. I love handmade anything, and make or purchase when and where I can. I love, love, love, ETSY.com and Madeit.com.au and I have come across a lot more creative spaces over the past couple of months. I know this cliche gets used a lot, but I do feel like a child in a candy store when I look at creative arts. I always get some kind of inspiration for my own work when I am surrounded by creative people and their work. When I find something truly amazing, I always want to share it with my friends, family, and anyone who will listen, which is why I love the blogging community!

 I decided I would start this blog to review and share good creative crafters, both Australian and all over the world.  I also have a lot of friends who are creative in their own right but have no idea about how to get their name and their work out in the big artistic community and world.  Here are Craftise, I will do reviews on crafters whether they have an established buisness or just starting. When I write a review I hope to also talk the crafter into offering a giveaway, so you guys can see why I think they are awesome!  If you are a crafter, then e-mail me your details and I will be in touch with you. I already have a few reviews to get the ball rolling, but these will start in June.

If you want to keep updated with reviews and giveaways, then you can subcribe to be informed by e-mail on the right hand side of the screen, or you can become a follower.  Any other questions, please e-mail me, craftsie(at)hotmail(dot)com. I am working on a website and hope to have that up and moving in the next couple of months - fingers crossed.