Do you know that feeling when you discover a new creative person – so many gorgeous colours, textures and loveliness! This always makes me feel happy and warm on the inside, and I love that they’re a real person just like me.
To celebrate Australia Day I’ve put together some of my favourite Aussie Creatives in one place – they’re designers, makers and curators and their products are 100% Australian made. Each one is different and unique and you really most explore them all.
I hope you find a couple of new favourite Aussie Creatives!
Soona – fashion accessories
You know when you first discover an Instagram account and you immediately fall in love with everything you see? This is what happened when came across @soona.store – instant love! Betsy is a Mexican girl living in Sydney and she creates super stylish bags, necklaces, keychains and other goodies – this is one brand to watch!
Nunnaba – yarn
I’ve got a confession of make – I’ve got lots of gorgeous Nunnaba yarn in my stash! It’s just waiting for the perfect project of course! Jenna lives in Glen Innes, NSW and hand dyes the most beautiful yarns, all on a base of White Gum Wool (it’s beautifully soft Aussie merino wool).
All about the grellow! Some of the goodies ready for the next ready to ship update. Aiming for 10am tomorrow morning. Shall I see you then? 🙂 . . . #nunnaba #nunnabayarns #knitting #yarn #whitegumwool #wgw #ethical #sustainable #australian #australianwool #wool #tricot #strikke #yarnlove #indiedyer #handdyed #handmade #knittersofinstagram #instaknit #knit #knitlove #merino #crochet #gradient #indiedyersofinstagram #knitspiration #weareknitters
Mocha Brown Design – homewares and gifts
The people that support Aussie Creatives are important too, especially when they have curated a lovely range like Anita from Mocha Brown Design. Based in Sydney, Anita has amazing taste and her range of locally designed and made products make the perfect gift – for you or someone else.
Do you know how lovely people seem to come into your life by chance? I had the pleasure of meeting Kira from Blooms and Butterflies while I was living in Glen Innes. I instantly fell in love with her beautiful, handmade dolls, and Kira herself is just as lovely as her creations. Make sure you follow her Instagram account!
~ goodbye 2017 ~ And so another year begins. I have so many goals this year, all of which I hope will mean for a happier and healthier life for my little fam bam all round. Bring on the adventures. ✌?For now, I won't be taking on any new bespoke orders. I need to take a little break from Blooms to refresh and come back better than ever. Also I think a little digital detox is in order, so you may not hear a lot from me for a little while. Before I pop off, I just want to say a massive, massive THANK YOU to you all for your continued support. To everyone that has commented, liked, interacted, reached out to me and purchased my dolls and creations this year – you are all amazing and I am ever so grateful ? Kira
Little Crow Design – cushions
Georgie from Little Crow Design lovingly creates unique (and gorgeous) cushions in Sydney. Inspired by nature, each one is special.
Texas, Kansas, Ohio… you never quite know where a design will end up! I made this a while ago and excitedly took it to my local markets (& the gorgeous West Elm Bondi pop-up shop ?) but Sydney-siders weren't into it, so I put it to one side for a while. Before Christmas, I finally put it in my #etsy shop, and was thrilled to see it selling straight away to the USofA! Every design connects with its own special customers – you just gotta find them #thankfulthursday
Twirl Girl Boutique – gorgeous bags
Susie is a talented bag creator and bespoke leather and fabric lover – it shows in each of her gorgeous designs! Each bag is lovingly handmade in Melbourne.
The perks of having a mum that creates with leather…. She chose this stunning Bespoke Tan from my stash… . Story behind today:… my big girl graduates from Gr 6 tonight…. we are so proud of everything she has achieved… ❤ she has big dreams.. and she will grow into them… ❤ . #twirlgirlboutique #family #graduationnight #bespokeleather
Dream A Little – girl’s dresses
Jackie from Dream A Little creates the most gorgeous pinnie dresses for little girls. Each one is made reclaimed fabric making them super special and I wish they came in my size! If you’ve got a moment pop over to Jackie’s website and read her “about” page – you’ll discover why she weaves her magic into every dress.
May all your wishes come true today ?? . I created a gorgeous little rainbow yesterday. What I adore is digging through my scrap pile for those perfect pieces. Using every last piece of these gorgeous vintage sheeting fabrics! They don’t make them like they used to! ? . ?thank you @zylee.chasing.dreams #yourlittledreamers Bows @joni_imahliadesigns . . . . . #ontrendfeaturesau #tinystylefeatures #mumswithhustle #skf_au #handmadeconnect #fashionlifefeatures #makersgottomake #kidsfashion #buyhandmade #handmadewithlove #handmadeaustralia #yourlittledreamers #therealreppers #handmadehqaus #handmadeandsmallbusinessau #thefreespiritedchild #vintagechildstyle #girlbossesau #handmadecurator #magicofchildhood #sustainablehandmadecollective #handmadeau #slafeatures #handmade #brightbeautifulbabes #iloveaustralianhandmade #girlsdress #girlsclothing #upcycle #stylishkidsallaround
Colours on Grey – art and workshops
Marianne is another lovely lady I had the pleasure of meeting during my time in Glen Innes, and she has become a close friend. She is an inspiring artist and supportive teacher, and she runs workshops in her “art space” – they’re the perfect way to expand your creativity.
Storybook Alpacas – yarn
Based in the Southern Highlands of NSW, Karen, Mick and Rubey from Storybook Alpacas grow and sell their very own alpaca yarns – all of the growing and processing happens in NSW. Their yarns feel soft and lovely and the colours are all natural – creative happiness!
Pullen Threads – homewares
Tobey is a fellow crochet lover with an eye for natural beauty – her creations really do brighten the home! Each design is lovingly made in Warwick, Queensland.
Fox&Raven – textiles
Gorgeous colours and textiles define Leila’s creations and each one is special and beautiful. Lovingly created in her studio in North Queensland, these designs blend tactile beauty, simplicity & comfort.
Cute As A Button Jewellery – jewellery
Jill creates the most amazing jewellery! Based in Launceston, Tasmania, her unique style creates designs that feel stylish, fresh and modern. The Cute As A Button online store will be open again in early February.
Mutating Creatures – lighting
Michel and Caroline are the power duo behind the gorgeous timber lights from Mutating Creatures. Their designs are handcrafted in Brisbane using hoop pinewood which is sustainably grown in Queensland). These really are lights with soul.
Do you have a favourite Aussie Creative that’s not on my radar? Tell me all about them (or yourself) in the comments below, and don’t forget to enter my giveaway and check out my chunky yarn special – you’ll save over $110!
With love, Lynda.