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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 […]

January 31, 2018

summer snaps…

So here we are – 2018 is well underway –  in fact there’s  only 11 months until the festive season is here again! After a crazy, busy lead up to Christmas, I submitted a leave form to myself and had January off the business hamster wheel, to re-group, re-charge and re-assess whilst soaking up the […]

December 11, 2017

Fave finds….

Perusing the various artisan and design markets is one of my favourite weekend and holiday pursuits. Always on the hunt for original and stylish products, I love to chat to the makers and – in all the name of research – make a few purchases! Below are just 3 of my favourite recent finds to […]

November 14, 2017

Christmas Market Wrap

While handmade is the new black, artisan markets are the new shopping mall. Often held outside and the ability to meet the makers is certainly preferable in my mind, to tackling those super centre car parks and the homogeneous store offerings. So here are a few up & coming one off Christmas Markets or Fairs […]

October 25, 2017

Drumroll please….

…and we are live!! Cue the bubbles and clink the glasses – it’s time to celebrate. And to shop! I’ve devoted the best part of 2017 to creating the Creative Finds online gift store, in order to showcase my favourite hand-crafted finds. I really hope you like what you see. With any new venture there […]

Creative Finds Lifestyle
October 23, 2017

Paparazzi

I had the lovely Laura Saler photograph all the website stock as well as some “what-they-call-in-the-trade” Lifestyle shots. She followed me about on some of my market hunting and gathering expeditions, and caught me on film; sourcing and discovering new creatives and unique gift ideas. The new website is just about ready to launch. Just […]

September 13, 2017

Melbourne Mini Break

I’ve just spent the weekend in Melbourne with a posse of local ladies from my ‘hood. While there was plenty of eating and drinking, (we were assigned the task of researching the perfect cocktail for an upcoming school event – but didn’t really need the excuse!) there was lots of time for creativity too. My […]