An event not to miss – where creative enthusiasm meets business sense


Less than 2 weeks to go till the Artful Business Conference is on again. This year the conference is hosted in the cosmopolitan city of Melbourne. Oh, I wish Handmade Kids could be there to be part of the whole Live conference this year; but lucky for me & loads of other creatives around Australia the conference is also available virtually! And to put the final icing on the cake the recordings will be available for a full 6 months after the conference has finished too!



Elle from the Artful Business Conference writes – ” The Artful Business Conference is not your average business conference, it is designed specifically to meet the needs of the small (or micro) business owner, to speak in a language artists and creatives can resonate with and to provide you, not just with inspiration, but also clear action steps to take in your business. We want to help you be successful on your own terms.

It is two days of information, inspiration and building connections but it is so much more than that. With our private Facebook group our community supports each other year round, we learn and grow together and we each understand what it means to be a creative, a business owner and an entrepreneur.

Come and join this amazing community!

Nine inspiring speakers over 2 days, all with the aim to transform your business and share their wisdom with you. You can find more details about these  entrepreneurs here.

If you can’t attend the live event in Melbourne, or are worried that your internet connection is not up to the task at home, why not join in at one of the 2 Satellite Events in Canberra or Brisbane where you can watch the a live stream of the event in a room full of other creatives. Sounds like a great way to spend 2 days don’t you think?

Fabulous Friday Finds

Blue Sparrow Designs  ~  Little Deer baby Gift Set

RBJohnson Designs  ~  Personalised little Bird Necklace

Babes & Tots Designs  ~  Boys Camo Fabric Dummy Strap

Raw Neon Homewares  ~  Neon handpainted Ply Bunting



Fabulous Friday Finds – all Australian Handmade 

This week’s Fabulous Friday Finds at Handmade Kids – our weekly feature. Australian handmade goodies perfect for a special gift.

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Meet some Feathery Friends from the Handmade Cooperative

A beautiful collection of Handmade Cooperative creations collated by the lovely Lis of Ernie & Bird.

Handmade Feathery Friends Meet some Feathery Friends from the Handmade Cooperative


Babee & Me ~ Flamingo Handprinted Tag Cuddly

C3N2KIDS ~ Quirky, Afrocentric cuddly stuffed owl

Twinkle Star ~ Birds ~ Appliqué dress “Feathered Friends” 

 Monkeys Over the Moon ~ Little Indian Girl Teepee tshirt

Games to Go by Mollydag Made ~ Wooden Memory Matching Game -Woodland Friends 

One Busy Sloth ~ Red and Blue Bird Make-up Zipper Pouch/ Stationery Pencil Case

Ben & Jess ~ Birthday Party Lolly Bags – Tweet Tweet Birdy

Ernie & Bird ~ Boo Boo Bump Bag Ouch Pack 


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Brown Handmade Discoveries

July the Month of Brown Brown Handmade Discoveries

July was all about the colour Brown at Handmade Kids.  A perfect neutral colour for a cold winter season.

Here are a few of the brown handmade goodies we discovered this month!

Geometric print Brown Handmade Discoveries

 Geometric Lion Print 


Woodland Personalised Cushi Brown Handmade Discoveries

Woodland Personalised Cushion


Secret Forest Teepee Brown Handmade Discoveries

 Brown Secret Forest Teepee

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Fabulous Friday Finds

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 Kite Dress  ~  Handmade By 3 Little B’s

 Personalised Stainless Steel Cufflinks  ~  Max & Me Designs

 Burp Cloth & Dribble Bibs Set  ~  Babes & Tots Designs

Dancing Ribbon Rings  ~  Ernie & Bird


Fabulous Friday Finds – all Australian Handmade 

This week’s Fabulous Friday Finds at Handmade Kids – our weekly feature. Australian handmade goodies perfect for a special gift.

Like to be involved? Contact us for a copy of our Media Kit.

Personalised stainless cuff 300x300 Fabulous Friday Finds

Personalised Stainless Steel Cufflinks ~ Max & Me Designs  Exclusive 15% discount on all cufflinks for HMK fans: enter the discount code HMK15 upon checkout.  Valid until  August 15th, 2014.

WIN: with Galoomp!

WIN WIN WIN 2 WIN: with Galoomp!

 This month we are very excited to be giving away a ‘Galoomp Spot Pack’ valued at $54.90 from the lovely Galoomp.


Win a Galoomp Spot Pack 500x714 WIN: with Galoomp!


Win a Galoomp ‘Spot Pack’! Each spot pack features a handmade Splat Mat & matching Highchair Cushion and is valued at $54.90.

A perfect prize for a family with little ones using a highchair for meal times!



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T’s & C’s:

Giveaway is open from 7 August 2014 and will end 31 August 2014.

Winner will be notified within three days of the draw.

Competition is open to Australian residents only.

Winner will be notified via email; and have 3 days to respond before prize is redrawn.

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Galoomp create stylish highchair cushions and splat mats in designs that are sure to complement your home.

Using quality fabrics, sourced from around the globe, a Galoomp cushion and splat mat will keep your bub comfortable and clean in style. Their laminated cottons are easy to clean, simply shake and wipe down after use.  More importantly they are FREE from nasties such as BPA, lead and phthalates!

The Galoomp highchair cushion is designed specifically with the popular Ikea Antilop highchair in mind, however the simple design also works well in similar shaped highchairs. Custom cushions can also be made on request.

The Galoomp splat mat is 1m x 1m and fits perfectly under highchairs, kids dinner tables or craft desks. Meaning no more mess on your floor. Simply take outside, shake and wipe down when you have a spare minute!!

Designed and handmade in Melbourne with $1 from each highchair cushion donated to Miracle Babies, a charity that supports sick and premature babies and is close to their heart.

Win: a Highchair Cushion & Splat Mat from the lovely Galoomp. Handmade and custom designed products to fit the ever popular Ikea Antilop highchair. 

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