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January 26, 2018, no comments

My Favourite Aussie Creatives

Categories: Creative Happy Life

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’ve also got an Aussie Day giveaway happening on Instagram here, and a fabulous Chunky Creative Kit that’s only available this weekend!

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).

 

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.

 

Blooms and Butterflies Doll Studio – dolls

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!

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~ 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

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Little Crow Design – cushions

Georgie from Little Crow Design lovingly creates unique (and gorgeous) cushions in Sydney. Inspired by nature, each one is special.

 

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.

 

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.

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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

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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.

 

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