Showcase! (My first!)

So things have been a little crazy around here recently, especially seeing as Mothers Day creeping up on us rather quickly!

And what do I do when things get crazy?? Well the answer is simple – I add to the crazi-ness by joining in my first Facebook Showcase!

So I joined a lovely group of ladies from the Collective Artisans. And I made a beautiful pink owl for the Sugar And Spice Showcase.

Owl Doorstop featured in the Collective Artisan Showcase via Facebook.

The showcase opened this morning – and it has sold already! I’m so excited!

I definitely recommend you pop over and have a little look at what else is on offer – as there is some amazing handmade items there. And tomorrow morning their second showcase will open. That one is themed – Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails!

I didn’t enter into the second one as I wasn’t sure how I’d go. Now I wish I did!

Thanks for stopping by!

Nic x

Getting Aussie – Handmade Love

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie! Oi, Oi, Oi!!!!!

Australia Day is a day we should be proud of our wonderful country, and all the amazing things that this country is made of.
Now this may sound terrible – but you know what I hate? I hate all the cheapy-made-overseas-tacky-Aussie-stuff.

Sure it’s fun (and cheap) but I’ve just had a quick look on Etsy, and found some handmade Australian Aussie Day awesomeness (and it’s still fun!) And, the best bit about supporting handmade – is that you won’t be wearing / decorating / eating the same as everyone else!

So if your heading out to celebrate our awesome country – please consider buying from Aussie makers!

Here’s my picks to share with you for this Australia Day’s edition of Handmade Love!

Owl doorstop – by House of Nicnax (that’s me!)

Edible cake toppers – by Zahari by Dina

Party Invites – by Sassaby Parties

Kids Button-Up Shirt – by Miss Hanna Designs

Bandana Bib – by Sleepy Hedgehog 4 Baby

Hair Bow – By Pixie Bluebell Designs

Bunting – by The Bunting Shoppe

Shoe Bows – by Bouquet By Rosa Loren

I hope these great products have inspired you to support our great makers!

If you have been busy making Australia Day items – please leave me a link in the comments!

Thanks for stopping by!

Nic xx

 

Handmade Love – Zindi Pots

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Concrete pots are HUGE at the moment! And I am a massive fan!

These little cuties are from Zindi Pots. I first discovered Zindi Pots at the Perth Upmarket and I have been in love ever since! My collection started with a little round bottomed pot – and now I have these ones!!

I took advantage of the lovely spring weather we had the other day to pot these lovelies up with some succulent cuttings.

I don’t have the greenest of thumbs – even though I try really had! So I’m hoping these little babies grow!

What do you think? Have you been bitten by the concrete pot bug? Do you love them as much as me?

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Market Buys! – The best plant EVER!

Last week I wrote a post about attending the Perth Upmarket.

I didn’t tell you what I bought! I must say, of all the markets I’ve been too, and all the purchases I’ve made – This is one of my absolute favourites!

cactus bThis amazing crochet cactus is by ZoZo and Fro.

She is one clever lady! I actually discovered Zoe’s work about a year ago – I think just from randomly scrolling through Instagram. I immediately fell in love – and knew that I had to own one!

I purchased one straight away as a gift for my mum. I bought her a grass tree.

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Every time I visit mum’s house, I see the grass tree and I always tell myself that I need to get one!

So when I saw ZoZo and Fro was at the Perth Upmarket – I was super excited! This one stood out to me pretty much straight away. I think it looks so happy, and like it’s doing a funky cactus dance.

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How awesome is it!! I’m so glad I spoilt myself with this purchase!

When was the last time you spoilt yourself? What did you buy?

 

Handmade Love – Awesome Etsy Finds

Do you ever find yourself getting lost in the land of Etsy? Just clicking here and clicking there on all the amazing handmade goodness?
I do all the time. My wishlist is longer than a 4yr old’s Christmas list!
So I thought I’d share some of my most favourite Woodland themed items with you as part of my Handmade Love series! ( you can read the first Handmade Love here)
Here they are in no particular order:

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