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Garden Party -Hostess Gifts - Creative Finds
November 14, 2018

3 Hostess Gifts that do not include a candle!

I love a beautiful smelling candle as much as the next gal, but I am starting to feel that giving a candle to your hostess these days is lacking in imagination and thought. Why not show your appreciation with a little something they may not have seen before. Something hand-made and unique – just like […]

Creative Finds Pop Up Shop - Creative Finds
November 5, 2018

Pop Up Shop!

Creative Finds is about to Pop Up in amongst some very stylish company on Pittwater Road, Manly. Fri Nov 9th – Sun Nov 18th, the Creative Finds Pop Up Shop will be open for all your festive season, gift giving requirements. Within the walls of the super stylish and delightfully colourful We Can See – […]

Feature on me - Creative Finds
September 15, 2018

Meet the….me!

Meet me! No doubt you’ve heard me banging on about The Owners Collective and the business education & personal growth they continue to give? Well, they’ve kindly featured me this month as their Featured Hustler and it was my turn to be asked the questions! For a bit of the “businessey background” to me and […]

Signs on the floor at One Teaspoon
September 7, 2018

Byron Bay – best of

I thank my lucky stars that I stumbled onto the Owners Collective. Pru, Nicky and the team do Business Education differently. I’ve learned so much since joining their crew 18months ago, and have met the most incredibly inspiring and motivating bunch of legends – all creative entrepreneurs doing business their way. And killing it. Recently […]

Creative Finds Lifestyle
September 1, 2018

Market to Market…

In the next couple of months, there are oodles of markets, showcasing handcrafted products, coming up. Early in the year, it can be quiet on the market trail, but rest assured, artisan markets are well and truly underway. Big cities and smaller towns all play host to creative makers, and a market is the best […]

Father's Day Gift Idea - Pocket Square - Creative Finds
August 23, 2018

Father’s Day – show him the love!

It’s almost here, the day Dad can hang in his daggy tracksuit pants, tell his corny jokes,  and get away with it;  yes it’s Father’s Day. Sunday September 2nd in Australia is Father’s Day. So along with breakfast and the paper in bed, and some unique gifts to unwrap, here are some ideas to make […]

Sylvia & Avey - Oria Studio - Creative Finds
August 20, 2018

Meet the Maker – Sylvia – Oria Studio

Meet the Maker. I first met Sylvia from Oria Studio and swooned over her stunning jewellery creations at an Etsy Local Market in Chippendale, Sydney. Not long after Sylvia went into what I thought was hibernation, but in reality it was Motherhood! Fast forward a year or so, and Sylvia’s beautiful little bubba Avey (who […]

Creative finds in real life - market day
August 17, 2018

creative finds – IRL!

Pop the following dates in your diaries to come and see creative finds up close and personal – IRL!  – in real life 😉 I’ll be bringing all your favourite gift products to these upcoming, local markets, so you can touch and feel them, and just as important, chat to me! There’ll be a few […]

Product Sourcing - Creative Finds Lifestyle
August 12, 2018

“Where do you ‘find’ your Creative Finds?”

People often ask me where do I find all the lovely, hand-crafted gift products. This is what I tell them… Firstly, I love nothing more than a rummage through market stalls and I can scan those gazebos pretty quickly to determine if the items on offer are something that I’ll pursue. These days the calibre of […]

Meet the Maker Maria - Tinta Crayons - Creative Finds
July 23, 2018

Meet the Maker – Tinta Crayons

In my fourth instalment of Meet the Maker, I’ve interviewed one of the Maria’s behind Tinta Crayons. You see, Tinta is the product of two friends – both Marias –  who split the roles and responsibilities in their business in order to ensure it hums. Tinta Crayons are hand made, and all natural. They are […]