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Gift Wrapping - Creative Finds
June 18, 2018

How I choose which products to stock

Many people ask me how I choose which products to stock in the Creative Finds online gift store. It’s simple really. Obviously the product has to be hand-crafted. But most importantly, I have to LOVE it. I have to love the story behind the product, the branding and packaging of the product, the person making […]

Alexandra - Meet the Maker - Creative Finds
May 29, 2018

Meet the Maker – Alexandra Pengly

In my third instalment of Meet the Maker, I am introducing you to designer and seamstress, Alexandra Pengly. Alex is the talent behind such beautifully hand-stitched creations as the Cosmetic Bags, Leather purses, Hot Water Bottle Covers, Pom-pom Sport Socks, Dog Leads and the Liberty Print Hankies – and many more – all are available […]

The Rocks Market - Creative Finds
May 13, 2018

Market Finds…Part 2

With so much success these past few weekends on my market trail, I’ve broken down my finds into 2 x blog posts. Here’s the second instalment – handcrafted gift ideas galore: With a tag line of “why should tea get all the glory?” are this range of eco friendly, hand-painted tea towels. Except they’re called […]

May 7, 2018

And the Winner is…

I’ve so enjoyed putting together this collection of handcrafted goodness from the gifts on offer in the Creative Finds online store. And I was thrilled to be able to offer the loot as a Give-away and a thank-you to my subscribers for all the support over the past 6 x months since the launch of […]

May 7, 2018

Market Finds… part 1

This past couple of weekends are traditionally busy ones in the artisan market game. Pre Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity for makers to promote their beautiful creations and for gift shoppers to pick up something unique and something with a story. While I’ve frequented my local Organic Farmers Market, who also has a range […]

Mothers Day Gift Idea Spiced Nuts - Creative Finds
April 30, 2018

You’re nuts!

A little recipe in time for Mother’s Day. I’m not one for baking, so trust me when I say this is a cinch. Why not give Mum something you’ve rustled up yourself. Fill an old jar with some spiced nuts, pour her a glass of rosè, and everyone will be happy. Even Dad. Just don’t […]

Huge Mother's Day Gift Give-away - Creative Finds
April 17, 2018

Huge Mother’s Day Giveaway

If you are currently subscribed to the Creative Finds monthly newsletter, you are automatically in the draw to win this huge selection of beautifully handcrafted gift products. There’s over $500 worth of gifts to be won! If you’re not already subscribed – click here to do so. The beauty of being a new-ish business, is […]

Meet the Maker - Kirby from More Sleep
April 9, 2018

Meet the Maker – Kirby from More Sleep

In my second instalment of Meet the Maker, I’m talking with Kirby from More Sleep. Kirby Vann is the founder and director of the business with a mission to “help busy women sleep well”. Having expertly crafted the ‘sensory sleep collection’ these products are created in order to calm your nervous system and promote sleep using […]

February 26, 2018

Best in Show…my top 3 ‘finds”

Last week I visited the Life Instyle Trade Show at Sydney’s Hordern Pavillion. While many of the exhibitors at these shows are well established brands, who have large minimum order quantities and they already supply to many stores and businesses all over Australia; there is always the “first in show” section that I gravitate towards. […]

Meet the Maker Lauren from Ayana - Creative Finds
February 21, 2018

Meet the Maker – Lauren from Ayana

In the first of what will be a regular post, I want to introduce you to the talented creatives behind some of the handcrafted gifts discovered and offered within the Creative Finds store. Let’s call it a Meet the Maker interview. First up – and let’s be honest, my guinea pig –  is Lauren from […]