Welcome to Love Australian Handmade!
Australian Handmade Lovers - we want to make it EASY for you to browse for quality handmade products, sales, giveaways and new releases!
Now stop reading and get your shop on!
Every second month we will be bringing you a themed handmade market! Wander around the market from the comfort of your own home...bliss!
Do you want to join us in the Australian Handmade Movement?
But wait...there's more!
Life, the day to day events involved with our working lives, our social lives and a little downtime. Well.. If you are like Susan and I and have children it’s working lives, family lives with a sprinkle of a social life and very little downtime! While it often feels like ground hog day we have so much to be thankful for. Especially living in Australia, where so much opportunity is out there if you have the motivation and persistence to work for it.
Like many Aussie parents unfortunately Susan and I both have to work day jobs to make ends meet, mortgages, bills and all those delightful modern society expenses.
We are unashamedly passionate about everything Australian Handmade and want to do everything we can to grow the Australian Handmade movement. This includes encouraging the next generation of makers...the mini makers! We believe it is so important to foster kids creativity and passions. We are going to feature regularly on our blog, some amazingly talented kids and their creative work.
Introducing our next talented Mini Maker, wet felter extraordinaire - Juliette!
Hi, I'm Holly, former hairstylist (although I seem to continue to dabble in that!) turned entrepreneur + chief topknot maker at TopKnot Girl!
I'm wife to Nathan + cool mama to William (6) and Poppy (3).
I started TopKnot Girl in 2014 after discovering a market for functional, comfortable and on-trend headwear in a range of sizes and styles.
Who is a fan of house cleaning? Anyone? Anyone??! Not many hands going up (mine certainly isn’t) are there?
I’ll tell you one of the reasons why I don’t like cleaning (other than the obvious fact that I’d rather be on the couch watching Girls or something). It’s the harsh chemicals. Chemicals and ingredients in traditional cleaning products can impact on the environment in numerous ways, such as the rate in which they break down (assuming they are biodegradable), how they impact our waterways and wildlife, and if they have any potential effects on the people that use them. And it’s not only the effects that chemicals may on the environment, but the chemicals in commercial cleaning products often gave me really bad headaches and made my dermatitis flare up.
We are so so excited to be able to bring you our very first featured Mini Maker! We are unashamedly passionate about everything Australian Handmade and want to do everything we can to grow the Australian Handmade movement. This includes encouraging the next generation of makers...the mini makers! We believe it is so important to foster kids creativity and passions. We are going to feature regularly on our blog, some amazingly talented kids and their creative work.
Now onto our very first mini maker...we are proud to introduce you to Aleera!
When I started this journey almost 5 years ago, I didn’t know where it would lead me.
I have always loved handmade or artisan made items. I loved that I held something that was often made by one person, it had that person’s imprint on it, it was unique and made in small batches. I had something special in my hands and that made me feel special!
How did your handmade journey begin? Can you remember or has it all disappeared in a haze of parcels, gorgeous fabrics and a now empty bank account (or is that just me)? I have always loved browsing handmade markets and loved a good craftanoon (but who doesn’t right?!). About 3.5 years ago,