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gift wrap ideas - creative finds
April 9, 2019

It’s a wrap!

By now it’s probably clear that I love to gift wrap all gifts going out the Creative Finds door.  It’s one of my favourite things to do. The wrapping in my mind, is just as important as the gift inside. You’ve taken the time to choose the perfect present for someone, so add to the […]

Complimentary Gift Wrap - Creative Finds
April 1, 2019

Easter gifts without the calories

I love a chocolate egg hunt just as much as the next person – those Mini, solid Red Tulip eggs are my downfall. Every. Year. However should you wish to give an Easter gift that is unique, hand-crafted and has no sign of sugar – then look no further. Some complete with Bunny themes!:   […]

Brass Hoop Earrings -Creative Finds
March 23, 2019

give Raw Brass back it’s shine

Have your Raw Brass pieces lost their lustre? The beautiful sheen will be revived with a bit of a polish using Autosol. It’s a product you can buy from Bunnings  for approx $13 and it will not only bring back the shine, it also protects the surface and keeps it looking good for at least […]

Creative Finds on Etsy
March 7, 2019

Etsy Shop Open!

So…I’ve opened a little shop on Etsy for all of my exclusive Creative Finds designs! As a champion of all things hand-made, my online store has a beautiful selection of handcrafted gift ideas that I’ve both sourced and had made for me.  The Etsy Shop however will showcase only the products that are my own. […]

Bondi Markets - Creative Finds
February 27, 2019

Bondi – here we come!

*** LATE AMMENDMENT…..Creative Finds WILL NOT BE AT Bondi Markets THIS WEEKEND 3/3/19 ***** My debut at Bondi Market was postponed last weekend, thanks to the far reaching effects of Cyclone Oma. Beaches were closed across NSW, and with beach wear to sell, I decided to wait for a sunnier day to peddle my wares! […]

Life Instyle - Creative Finds
February 23, 2019

Best in Show – Life Instyle

Last Thursday I zipped over the bridge to the annual Retail Trade event that is Life Instyle. I have a pretty specific set of criteria when sourcing new products – hand-crafted, light weight so as easy to post, unbreakable, non-perishable, small for postage and storage and it has to be something I would happily give […]

Impossible Pie - Creative Finds
February 1, 2019

I’ve been baking…

An Impossible Pie! If, like me, you’re not a baker, but find from time to time that it is unavoidable…then I am here to tell you that this recipe is your new Go To! It’s basically a coconut flavoured custard tart. The pic is from Donna Hay, and her recipe is a lemon/coconut impossible pie, […]

Creative Finds Blog Post
January 21, 2019

Slide Night

If you’re as old as me, you might remember your parents inviting friends over for a slide night? I’m talking pre, pre, pre, Facebook days. Like 30 years pre-Facebook. For those of you Gen Ys and younger,  it was where hors d’oeuvre were served (think “pigs in a blanket”), cask wine was poured, and recent […]

Secret Santa Gift Ideas - Creative Finds
December 7, 2018

5 Kris Kringle Gifts under $30

Office Kris Kringle? Secret Santa with your friends? Creative Finds has you sorted. Gifts under $30  (having asked around that’s the average spend price)  are my speciality at Creative Finds. Here are my Top 5 Suggestions: Bamboo Straws (set of 10). Embrace and encourage the “say no to plastic” movement with these environmentally friendly, all […]

Sending Gifts North - Creative Finds
November 27, 2018

Sending Christmas Gifts North this year?

Know someone spending Christmas in the Northern Hemisphere this year?  These 3 Gift Ideas are ideal for a White or Wintery Xmas.  Not only keeping your recipient toasty,  but warming the cockles of their hearts too. 1) Hand-warmers / Mini Heat Packs. $18 for a set of two. Made using Lupins rather than wheat, these […]