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The Ultimate Australiana Gift Guide

If you have friends and family overseas and are looking for a uniquely Australian gift to send them this Christmas, I have the perfect selection for you from some wonderfully talented local Etsy makers. Is a loved one far away and a teensy bit homesick? Send them a little handmade taste of home. I love how these designers, artists and…

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vintage egg cups

Easter Decor & Homewares you can enjoy All Year Round

Do you decorate your home for seasonally? I’d love to do it more, but the reality is that some years my Christmas decorations are still up as late as February! With Easter coming up, I think I’ve found the perfect solution – Easter decor that you can enjoy all year round. I’ve scoured Etsy for gorgeous handmade and vintage home…

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flamingo party ideas

Eva’s Pink Flamingo Birthday Party

It’s official, fairies are on the way out, the hottest new trend in girls party decor and themes is the Flamingo! How do I know this? Because my 5 year old niece Eva has her finger on the pulse of what’s cool and decided on a Pink Flamingo Birthday Party this year. Pink, kitschy, feathery and fun, flamingos tick all…

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Valentine's Day Etsy gift guide

9 Quirky Etsy finds that will make you Smile this Valentine’s

It’s been years since I’ve been on the receiving end of any grand romantic Valentine’s Day gestures, but a girl can always live in hope. I don’t much go for the typical generic bunch of flowers or box of chocolates, I’d much prefer something handmade and quirky that I can enjoy all year round. (Who am I kidding, I’ll happily…

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Cacti lovers etsy gift guide

Indie Shopping Guide: The Perfect gifts for Cacti Lovers

Cactus motifs are popping up all over home decor items this season, turns out these prickly plants have a softer side when they are used as print designs on art and soft furnishings. I’ve scoured Etsy for colourful cacti that would make ideal Christmas gifts with the added bonus that they are even lower maintenance than the real thing –…

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Etsy at the cullen

Etsy at the Cullen

I was recently invited to preview a unique collaboration between Etsy.com and The Cullen Hotel in Melbourne. Creative duo M​arsha Golemac and B​rooke Holm were tasked with a world­ first, to takeover and transform a hotel room and create Etsy at the Cullen. With hand­picked homewares from Australia’s burgeoning Etsy community of makers, and some savvy non-permanent interior design solutions…

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