It’s not too late to get something special for your DAD! There might not be enough days left to order & receive that something special you saw online, but that doesn’t stop you from making something special or dowloading a cool instant printable.
I love seeing behind the scenes of a creative business, finding out more about their creative process, how they actually create their products, what tools they use, how they come up with their ideas and where and what their studio looks like. It’s not being a snoop, I promise, it’s just fascinating to see how all their creative processes come together to become the amazing handmade creations I see everyday on my mission to share and promote creative businesses.!
This week we have the pleasure of poking behind the scenes of four businesses who are all members of the Handmade Cooperative (there are over 70 members currently).
Bringing together a select group of 70 businesses that create handmade clothes and gifts for kids, at Handmade Cooperative we work together to support our dynamic community and to help spread the word for Australia’s truly inspirational handcraft marketplace. Our community has a two fold purpose: (1) to celebrate and promote the best in Australian handmade kids clothes and gifts, and (2) to provide a safe and supportive network for like-minded businesses.
Gift Ideas for Tweens and Teens. What to buy for a tweenager and teenager is not always easy- don’t you agree?
Here’s a section of handmade creations from Australian crafters that we thought might make great gift ideas for that hard to buy for age.
Have you ever wondered what to get someone – a kind neighbour, a work friend or a relative you rarely see – when their birthday swings round? You might not be the kind of friends, relatives or acquaintances to really splash the cash on one another, but you still want to mark their birthday in a way other than simply sending a card.
One of the best ways to show you care is with a handmade card, something a little different and unique that they are sure to love. The handmade cards at Decorque Cards are a great example. In addition to the card we say simply slip a little token in as well; it doesn’t have to be much, just something worth a few pounds/dollars. Often, the real gift is in the thought and not in the present itself. To help you, we’ve put together a handful of inexpensive small gifts you can send with a card. And because they’re small gifts, they won’t bump up your postage costs too much, either – result!
The options are endless with embroidery hoop art, let your creativity flow and see where it takes you. Experiment with the fabric you use, the colour theme, machine or hand embroidery, decorative sewing stitches, adding embellishments, painting your hoop or covering it in fabric, create a matching set or a large stand alone feature piece.
Framed Embroidery Hoops make a great little present idea, (perfect for a baby shower or new baby gift), a present for a friend or relative who appreciates a ‘handcrafted gift’ or just something to brighten up your little one’s bedroom.
Pinterest is full of inspiration for this very popular craft at the moment – have a look see here.